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Master of Applied Cybernetics

A single 1.5 year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science

MAPCY
  • Length 1.5 year full-time
  • Minimum 72 Units
  • Academic plan MAPCY
  • Post Nominal MAppCyber
  • CRICOS code 099472E
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Engineering and Related Techno
  • Academic contact
  • Length 1.5 year full-time
  • Minimum 72 Units
  • Academic plan MAPCY
  • Post Nominal MAppCyber
  • CRICOS code 099472E
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Engineering and Related Techno
  • Academic contact

Program Requirements

The Masters of Apllied Cybernetics requires completion of 72 units which must consist of:

CECS6001 Fundamentals of a New Applied Science I

CECS6002 Fundamentals of a New Applied Science II

CECS8001 New Applied Science: Lab

CECS8002 Projects in Applied Cybernetics

CECS8003 Cybernetics & Cyber-Physical Systems

CECS8004 Scaling Systems Safely: Assurance, Ethics and Governance

Admission Requirements

·        Applicants will be expected to submit a portfolio, and participate in an interview process as detailed on the 3A Institute website (www.3ainstitute.org); and

·        a Bachelor degree with honours or international equivalent, or higher qualification, and GPA of 5/7; or

·        A Graduate Diploma of Applied Cybernetics or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5/7; or

·        A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5/7 and a minimum of 3 years full-time, relevant work experience; or

·        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 3 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 3 years full-time, relevant work experience; or

Applicants who have completed a degree in a relevant discipline may be eligible to receive credit in line with the ANU Graduate Coursework Award Rules towards their Master of Applied Cybernetics degree.

Credit Granted

Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit.

Cognate Disciplines

All disciplines may be considered. However, granting of additional credit will require a clear case to be made by the student linked to the course units for which they are seeking credit.

Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$4,608.00

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

Annual indicative fee for international students
$24,192.00

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 1.5 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 deep understanding of the machine and human components of a cyber-physical system.

- Application of historical analysis and relevance to the modern AI-enabled context

- The intellectual framework for the management of complex, integrated systems within social context.

- The opportunity to undertake research of professional relevance.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

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 about policy, business, community organisations and service delivery;

  3. Examine current issues in cyber-physical systems using leading-edge research and design practices in the field;

  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 outcomes of cyber-physical research and intervention to diverse audiences.

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