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What will I learn?

Cybersecurity analysis focuses on the policy dimension of cyber security. It identifies the information vulnerabilities of an organisation (for example, a government department, a business or a non-government organisation) and then provides strategies to counter and mitigate the potential cyber threats to these vulnerabilities. The Australian government has determined that cybersecurity analysis is an area of strategic priority for the nation. Graduates with expert knowledge of cybersecurity analysis are now in high demand across a range of sectors.

This highly practical degree is tailored to directly address the cybersecurity skills gap in Australia and overseas by training the next generation of policy and strategic thinkers in cybersecurity.

Course Requirements

A course may be comprised of up to three zones: Foundation, Core, and Flexible.

Foundation zone: this zone provides the foundational knowledge needed to succeed in the course if you are coming from a different disciplinary background.

Core zone: this zone is compulsory and covers the specific disciplinary or professional requirements of the course.

Flexible zone: this zone provides breadth to the course and is comprised of elective units.

Career Opportunities


  • Cybersecurity analyst
  • Network consultant
  • Network security consultant
  • Policy officer
  • Risk analyst
  • Security specialist
  • Solutions architect


  • Airlines
  • Australian Border Force
  • Banks and other financial institutions
  • Cybersecurity department of national and transnational corporations/organisations
  • Cybersecurity-related business and industry
  • Department of Defence
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • International NGOs
  • International/regional organisations
  • Law enforcement and police
  • Public relations
  • Telecommunication companies
  • Think tanks and policy research institutes

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts



Study options

Full Time (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$36,000.00 (19,27,195) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

25 July 2022


Macquarie University

Balaclava Road,

North Ryde,


New South Wales,

2109, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Student must have: Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent; GPA of (5.00 out of 7.00) or (3.00 out of 4.00) or overseas equivalents; Recent successful completion of specified prerequisite units at tertiary level.

For international students

With either of the following:

AQF 7 degree in related field

AQF 7 with approved informal / formal learning

Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Macquarie University

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  • Located in Sydney’s fastest-growing business region
  • More than 30,000 practical work placements available
  • One of Australia’s most generous scholarship programmes