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Master of Cyber Security (Accelerated Online)

24 months
51450 AUD/year
51450 AUD/year
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Accelerated and 100% online, the Master of Cyber Security (Accelerated Online) from Edith Cowan University is designed for tech experts and cyber professionals who want to establish themselves as professional experts and trusted leaders at the forefront of the cyber security field.  


Informed by global best practice and cutting-edge research, the Master of Cyber Security (Accelerated Online) from Edith Cowan University course will provide you with the tools and techniques to predict, identify, and mitigate cyber risk, and the knowledge and strategies to defend and respond to threats and attacks, protecting organisations, people, their data and rights.

You will gain highly technical and hands-on skills that are immediately applicable to industry needs, placing you in high demand in the global and growing cyber security job market.

What you will study 

The course has 12 units of study made up as follows:

  • Seven core units
  • Three specialisation units
  • One capstone project (equivalent to three units) focused on your area of interest.

You can hone your expertise in your area of interest with one of two specialisations:

  • Master of Cyber Security (Technical Analysis) - further advancing your technical cyber security skills.
  • Master of Cyber Security (Governance) - broadening your knowledge of cyber policy, governance, ethics and law.

You also have the option of studying the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma of Cyber Security.


Stand out as a cyber security expert, with advanced technical skills and comprehensive knowledge of best practice approaches to cyber security.


We have been the pioneers in this field of teaching, with over 10 years’ experience offering cyber courses, from undergraduate, postgraduate and postdoctoral. 

We’re also a lead partner of the Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre (CRC), along with the WA State Government and 23 other industry, research and government partners.

Centre of excellence

ECU has one of the best cyber security research and education teams in Australia, and is the only university with an Australian Federal Government recognised Academic Centre of Cyber Security Excellence currently offering cyber security degrees1.

Industry connected

Our academics have strong industry connections and regularly consult with private and public institutions including Bank West, Commonwealth Bank, WA Police, and DFAT. Two of the team are also members of Interpol’s Cyber Crime Experts Group.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Project Management
  • Cyber Security Incident Detection and Response
  • Data Analysis and Visualisation
  • Cyber Security Ethics and Principles
  • Cyberspace Law, Policy and Governance 
  • Digital Forensics

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • We recommend you apply as soon as you can. It's best to receive an offer as early as possible so you can prepare for orientation and semester start.


12 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To gain entry to the Master of Cyber Security, you require a Bachelor degree in any discipline and must satisfy English competency standards. Alternatively, if you don’t have a Bachelors degree, but can demonstrate a minimum of five years’ relevant professional experience, this may be considered for entry to the Masters degree or for entry to the Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security via our nested qualification pathway.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    51450 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 51450 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    51450 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 51450 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • $51,450 (Governance)/ 51,870 (Technical Analysis); FEE-HELP available

Living costs for Joondalup

1400 - 2500 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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