Cyber Security

University of Newcastle

24 months
38315 AUD/year
28295 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master in Cyber Security program at University of Newcastle has been designed to provide you with quality training which will enable you to become a cyber security professional. 


Cyberspace has profoundly transformed the way we live and do business. 

We are increasingly relying upon networked applications for assessing information and making critical business decisions, so it is critical for individuals, enterprises and governments to be able to secure cyberspace from attacks to allow them to effectively conduct their business.

You will gain extensive knowledge in the areas of cyber systems and infrastructures, and their applications, thereby helping to address the severe skill shortages globally in these areas.

Upon graduating the  Master in Cyber Security program at University of Newcastle, this professional qualification will allow you to harness your expertise to safeguard cyber security across a variety of industry sectors.

Career opportunities 

Career options may include:

  • security system manager
  • security consultant
  • cryptographer
  • IT security engineer
  • security system developer
  • security analyst
  • project manager

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Data Security
  • Engineering Complexity
  • Software Engineering Masters Project
  • System and Network Security
  • Systems & Network Administration
  • Project Management
  • Business Research Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

It is recommended you submit your application a minimum of 12 weeks before your intended semester or trimester start date.




160 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 0100135

Applicants with a recognised qualification may be eligible for up to 80 units of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) as outlined below. Admission into and RPL towards the Master of Cyber Security will be based on a completed:

  • 3 year Bachelor Degree in a related field of study, with no relevant work experience (160 units) OR
  • 3 year Bachelor Degree in a non-related field of study, with one year relevant work experience (160 units) 

Students from other universities with a related field of study will have the option of choosing Special Topic courses and a Final Year Project at a minimum.

Upon admission, students will be provided with further advice regarding their program plan and pathway of study. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    38315 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 38315 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    28295 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28295 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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