single degree

Master of Applied Cybernetics (Advanced)

A single 1.5 year graduate award offered by the ANU College of Engineering Computing & Cybernetics

VACYB
  • Length 1.5 year full-time
  • Minimum 72 Units
  • Academic plan VACYB
  • Post Nominal MAppCybAdv
  • CRICOS code 103369K
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Engineering and Related Techno
  • STEM Program
  • Academic contact
  • Length 1.5 year full-time
  • Minimum 72 Units
  • Academic plan VACYB
  • Post Nominal MAppCybAdv
  • CRICOS code 103369K
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Engineering and Related Techno
  • STEM Program
  • Academic contact

Program Requirements

The Masters of Applied Cybernetics (Advanced) requires completion of 72 units which must consist of:

48 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

CYBN6001 Framing Questions about Cybernetic Systems

CYBN6002 Cybernetics Practice

CYBN8001 Building Cyber-Physical Systems

CYBN8005 Applied Cybernetics Professional Experience


24 units from completion of CYBN8002 - Projects in Applied Cybernetics

Master Research

This degree will be accredited at AQF Level 9 with a significant component of Research.

Master Research Training

This degree will be accredited at AQF Level 9 with a significant component of Research.

Capstone Courses

[CECS8002]

Admission Requirements

  • A Bachelor degree with honours or international equivalent, or higher qualification, in a cognate discipline and GPA of 6/7; or
  • A Bachelor degree or international equivalent in a cognate discipline with a minimum GPA of 6/7 and a minimum of 3 years full-time, relevant work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1; or
  • A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with GPA 6/7 and a Graduate Certificate or international equivalent in a cognate discipline with a GPA of 6/7; or
  • 48 units of postgraduate courses in a cognate discipline with a GPA of 6/7;


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).

Credit Granted

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

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
$39,925.00

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

Annual indicative fee for international students
$53,370.00

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 (Advanced) is a 1.5 year full-time (or equivalent part-time) degree that provides students with:

  • Advanced skills in managing cybernetic 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.
  • The opportunity to develop advanced research skills through development of an original thesis in applied cybernetics

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.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Select, adapt, apply, and communicate advanced methods and applied cybernetics techniques for analysing cybernetic systems;
  2. Apply knowledge and analysis of cybernetic systems to decision-making in a broad range of contexts, including: policy, business, community organisations, academia and service delivery;
  3. Examine current issues in cybernetic 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 cybernetic systems;
  5. Communicate complex outcomes of cybernetic systems research and practice to diverse audiences;
  6. Produce a substantial theoretically and empirically informed written project based on original independent research.

Research Strengths

This degree will be accredited at AQF Level 9 with a significant component of Research.

Inherent Requirements

Information on inherent requirements for this program is currently not available.

Other Requirements

Information on inherent requirements for this program is currently not available.

Further Information

For further enquiries, please contact cybernetics@anu.edu.au.

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