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Master of Applied Cybernetics

A single one year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science

MACYB
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
  • Academic plan MACYB
  • Post Nominal
  • CRICOS code 103368M
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Engineering and Related Techno
  • Academic contact
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
  • Academic plan MACYB
  • Post Nominal
  • CRICOS code 103368M
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Engineering and Related Techno
  • Academic contact

Program Requirements

The Masters of Applied Cybernetics requires completion of 48 units which must consist of:

48 units from the following compulsory courses:

CECS6001 Framing Questions about Cyber-physical Systems (12u)

CECS6002 Cybernetics Practice for Cyber-Physical Systems (12u)

CECS8001 Building Cyber-Physical Systems (24u)

CECS8005 Applied Cybernetics Experience (0u)

Admission Requirements

  • A Bachelor degree with honours or international equivalent, or higher qualification, in a cognate discipline and GPA of 5/7; or
  • A Bachelor degree or international equivalent in a cognate discipline with a minimum GPA of 5/7 and a minimum of 3 years full-time, relevant work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1; or
  • A Bachelor degree or international equivalent in a cognate discipline with a minimum GPA of 4/7 and a minimum of 5 years full-time, relevant work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1; or
  • A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with GPA 5/7 and a Graduate Certificate or international equivalent in a cognate discipline with a GPA of 5/7; or
  • 48 units of postgraduate courses in a cognate discipline with a GPA of 5/7;
  • GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test), completed no more than 5 years before the time of application, with a minimum score of 600 (minimum 5.0 in Analytical Writing) and a minimum of 8 years full-time, relevant work experience; or
  • GRE General test, completed no more than 5 years before the time of application, with a minimum score of 155 for Verbal Reasoning, 155 for Quantitative Reasoning and 4.0 in Analytical Writing and a minimum of 8 years full-time, relevant work experience; OR
  • A minimum of 15 years of full time, relevant work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 - http://www.ausstats.abs.gov.au/ausstats/subscriber.nsf/0/DF6EC104F9730D3ECA2575DF001CB71D/$File/12200_first%20edition%20revision%201.pdf


Applicants meeting the above minimum admission requirements will submit a portfolio, and participate in an interview process as detailed on the 3A Institute website (www.3ainstitute.org).

Cognate Disciplines

Information and computing sciences; engineering; technology; studies in human society; psychology and cognitive sciences; law and legal studies; studies in creative arts and writing; education; economics; mathematical sciences; physical sciences; chemical sciences; earth science; environmental sciences; biological sciences; agricultural and veterinary sciences; medical and health sciences; built environment and design; commerce, management, tourism and services; language, communication and culture; history and archaeology; philosophy and religious studies.

Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$35,180.00

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$46,910.00

For further information on International Tuition Fees see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments/international-tuition-fees

Fee Information

All students are required to pay the Services and amenities fee (SA Fee)

The annual indicative fee provides an estimate of the program tuition fees for international students and domestic students (where applicable). The annual indicative fee for a program is based on the standard full-time enrolment load of 48 units per year (unless the program duration is less than 48 units). Fees for courses vary by discipline meaning that the fees for a program can vary depending on the courses selected. Course fees are reviewed on an annual basis and typically will increase from year to year. The tuition fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and the courses selected and are subject to increase during the period of study.

For further information on Fees and Payment please see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

The Master of Applied Cybernetics is a 1 year full-time (or equivalent part-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. 
  • 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.

Career Options

ANU ranks among the world's very finest universities. Our nearly 100,000 alumni include political, business, government, and academic leaders around the world.

We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.

This program is available for applications to commence from First Semester, 2021

Learning Outcomes

  1. Select, adapt, apply, and communicate advanced methods and applied cybernetics techniques for analysing cyber-physical systems;

  2. 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;

  3. Examine current issues in cyber-physical systems from design to decommissioning using leading-edge research and design practices;

  4. 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

  5. Communicate complex systems outcomes of cyber-physical research and practice to diverse audiences.

Inherent Requirements

Information on inherent requirements for this program are currently not available

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