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What will I learn?

This Masters by Coursework degree is designed to meet the demand for cyber security professionals within government, law enforcement and industry.

The course engages with, and provides a pathway for, information technology professionals seeking to commence or further progress their careers in the cyber security domain. It is also relevant to those seeking to enter the IT profession who have no previous experience in the cyber discipline.

Course Learning Outcomes

Reflect critically on a complex body of cyber security focused knowledge, research principles and methods to demonstrate mastery of professional practice.

Apply advanced technical strategies to investigate and synthesise complex concepts within authentic ICT tasks and assessments.

Apply communication skills to demonstrate innovative methods, solutions and contributions in addressing cyber security focused issues.

Use high level self-management skills to initiate, plan and execute a complex cyber security research paper or professional project.

Career Opportunities

This course prepares students for careers in the field of cyber security, including areas such as network security, computer forensics, network forensics, security assessment, information warfare and cyber security management. Graduates of the program will be qualified to work as cyber security professionals including roles as designers, architects, analysts or security system engineers.

Possible future job titles

Cyber Security Analyst, Cyber Security Officer, Technical IT Security Officer, Network Security Engineer, Digital Forensic Practitioner (Acquisition and Analysis), Information Security Auditor, Information Security Analyst, Security Consultant, Software Auditor, Systems Administrator (Security), Information Security Officer, Penetration Tester, Computer Forensics Investigator, Computer Forensic examiner, Computer Forensic Analyst, Network Security Investigator

Which department am I in?

School of Science



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$37,150.00 (20,43,454) per year
Estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $37,150; Overseas students who can adequately demonstrate they are unable to undertake international travel to Perth due to COVID-19 related border closures. The scholarship offers up to 30% reduction in tuition fees each semester until travel to Perth.

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

Start date

18 July 2022


Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Joondalup Campus,

270 Joondalup Drive,


Western Australia,

6027, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

All applicants are required to have a four year Bachelor degree in engineering with a minimum course average of 65%, with equivalents considered, Academic admission requirements (Band 8) may be satisfied through completion of one of the following: Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline; Where accepted, equivalent prior learning, including at least five years relevant professional experience.

For international students

Academic admission requirements (Band 6) may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • Bachelor degree; or
  • Equivalent prior learning including at least five years relevant professional experience.

English competency requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • Academic IELTS: An overall band score of 6.5, with no individual band less than 6.0;
  • Pearson English Test (PTE) Academic - PTE Academic 58, with no score less than 50 for postgraduate standard entry courses.
  • TOEFL iBT - Minimum score of 573, including Test of Written English of 5.0 or better.
  • TOEFL - Minimum score of 84, with no individual score less than 17.

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


About Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Edith Cowan University is in the top 2.5 percent of world universities in the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

  • Among world’s top 100 best young universities (THE 2021)
  • Offers a range of industry-relevant programmes
  • World-class research profile
  • Enjoys broad industry connections

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