• Application Deadline
  • 24 months


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 included:

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    160 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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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

    36490 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36490 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    26945 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26945 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Newcastle

  • 1333 - 2400 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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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