12 months
29280 AUD/year
27600 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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If you're an IT or computing professional, the Master of Cyber Security from Charles Sturt University will give you advanced cyber security skills and knowledge, allowing you to move into specialised cyber security roles.  


Available online and accredited by the Australian Computer Society, this cyber security course has a strong technical focus, and you'll cover contemporary topics in cyber security, such as digital forensics, dark web and cyberwarfare and terrorism.

Our Master of Cyber Security allows you to focus entirely on building your cyber security skills. All core subjects and most electives are focused on cyber security, allowing for a specialised course of study that is entirely relevant to building your career in this field. The course will also prepare you for the industry’s most popular cyber-security certifications.  

Delivered online, this cyber security course enables you to apply your learning and insight in real-time, having an immediate impact on your organisation. Learn in an interactive digital environment that offers flexible scheduling, close communication with your academics and peers, and video learning technologies.

Charles Sturt University is a leading provider in information technology and computer science, with strong expertise in cyber security research and a number of academics with research and industry background in this area. Our industry experts will equip you with the capabilities to address the issues and needs of the rapidly growing cyber security sector.

Focus research areas in cyber security include digital forensics, network security, intrusion detection, content integrity verification and authentication and trust management. Learn from academics with cutting-edge research experience and industry qualifications.

Career opportunities

Cyber security jobs are incredibly varied. Work in law enforcement to investigate and analyse key evidence to address and reduce crimes associated with cyber security. Alternatively, design and deliver cyber security management systems while building mobility and accessibility through secure cloud-based technology for your organisation.

Use emerging technologies and information to enhance network security and secure the operations of your business. Or work as a pivotal team member in countering cyber warfare and terrorism. Your skills across hacking countermeasures, incident response and forensic investigation will support broader national and international efforts to improve community safety.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dark Web
  • Digital Forensics
  • Information Security
  • Network Security and Cryptography
  • IT Risk Management
  • Cloud Privacy and Security 
  • Cloud Computing 
  • Topics in IT Ethics
  • Cyber Security Fundamentals
  • Cyberwarfare and Terrorism
  • Cyber Security Management
  • Hacking Countermeasures
  • Professional Systems Security
  • Incident Response

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


96 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS 00005F 

  • Bachelor degree in a related area from a recognised tertiary institution OR
  • Graduate Certificate in a related area.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29280 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29280 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    27600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27600 AUD per year during 12 months.


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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