18 months
49330 AUD/year
37710 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Applied Cybernetics (Advanced) at the Australian National University is a full-time degree that provides students with advanced skills in managing cyber-physical systems from critical thinking and questioning, to an understanding of how the technology relates to the regulatory environment. 


With this Master of Applied Cybernetics (Advanced) at the Australian National University you will obtain:

  • A solid understanding of the machine and human components of a cyber-physical system, including their historical context. 
  • The intellectual framework for the management of complex, integrated systems within a social and environmental context. 
  • The opportunity to undertake cybernetics-related research and work experience of professional relevance.

Learning Outcomes

  • Select, adapt, apply, and communicate advanced methods and applied cybernetics techniques for analysing cyber-physical systems;
  • Apply knowledge and analysis of cyber-physical systems to decision-making in a broad range of contexts, including: policy, business, community organisations, academia and service delivery;
  • Examine current issues in cyber-physical systems from design to decommissioning using leading-edge research and design practices;
  • Demonstrate advanced cognitive, technical, and communication skills to work independently and collaboratively to collect, process, interpret and communicate the outcomes of challenges and opportunities associated with cyber-physical systems; and
  • Communicate complex systems outcomes of cyber-physical research and practice to diverse audiences.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Framing Questions about Cyber-physical Systems
  • Cybernetics Practice for Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Building Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Applied Cybernetics Experience

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


72 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

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  • Accidents
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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 103369K

Stage one is based on evaluation of:

  • cover letter addressing the program selection criteria;
  • portfolio piece;
  • a full curriculum vitae clearly identifying periods of full-time and part-time professional experience;
  • either a statement from the current employer confirming relevant experience; or both a statement as at why this cannot be provided and the contact details of two professional referees who can verify the experience.

Stage two is based on an interview with the selection panel.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    49330 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 49330 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    37710 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37710 AUD per year during 18 months.

Living costs for Canberra

1425 - 2504 AUD /month
Living costs

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


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