What will I learn?

Safeguard organisations from cyber threats

USQ’s Master of Cyber Security (Business Application) enables you to appropriately and effectively respond to cyber threats to limit the impact on business activities and performance. Discover what motivates cyber criminals, and delve into digital forensic investigations after a security breach and learn how to manage these in an organisational context.

Graduates will be able to make ethical decisions in regards to privacy and security in big data visualisation projects as well as analyse the strengths and challenges of data mining techniques to detect cyber security incidents in business environments.

The hands-on capstone research project will harness your skills to work with industry and apply theory to practice in a collaborative, laboratory environment at USQ or in your own workplace.

Professional accreditation

USQ is seeking accreditation for this degree with the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Career outcomes

You will graduate ready to apply your knowledge to a range of contexts and scenarios in government, law enforcement and industry. Implement your skills as a cyber security professional and begin your career as an ethical hacker, digital forensic analyst, security auditor, security software developer, cryptographer, cryptanalyst, security consultant or IT Manager.

Other majors

Other specialisations in the Master of Cyber Security include Governance Risk and Compliance, and Technical.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts

CRICOS

0100380

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$29,680.00 (15,88,865) per year
Start date

15 November 2021

Venue

USQ Springfield Campus

37 Sinnathamby Boulevard,

SPRINGFIELD CENTRAL,

Queensland,

4300, BRISBANE, Australia

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$29,680.00 (15,88,865) per year
Start date

15 November 2021

Venue

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

Toowoomba Campus,

487-535 West Street,

TOOWOOMBA,

Queensland,

4350, TOOWOOMBA, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have Australian university three or four-year Bachelor degree in an approved discipline, or equivalent. English language requirements: IELTS (Academic only) score of 6.5 (or better)(no component lower than 6.0); TOEFL (paper based) score of 570 (with a minimum Test of Written English score TWE 5); TOEFL (electronic or computer based) score of 230 (with an essay rating of at least 5); TOEFL (internet based) score of 90 (or better) (with 20 minimum in all bands); Pearson (PTE Academic) score of 58 (or better) (with no communicative score less than 58); Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)/ C1 Advanced or Proficiency (CPE)/C2 Proficiency with a score of 176 or above. No less than 169 in each skill.

For international students

Pre-requisite: 3-year bachelor degree, or equivalent, from a recognised university

IELTS (Academic only) - 6.0 (or better) (no component lower than 5.5); TOEFL (paper based) - 550 (or better) (with a minimum Test of Written English Score of TWE 4.5); TOEFL (electronic or computer based) - 213 (or better) (with essay rating of at least 4.5); TOEFL (internet based) - 80 (or better) (with 19 minimum in all bands); Pearson (PTE Academic) - 50 (or better) (with no communicative score less than 50); Cambridge English Scale Scores for FCE, CAE and CPE3 - Cambridge English: First (FCE) with a score of 169 or above. No less than 162 in each skill.

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

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