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Master of Cyber Security, Strategy and Risk Management

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

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  • Length 1.5 year full-time
  • Minimum 72 Units
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Security Science
  • Academic contact
  • Length 1.5 year full-time
  • Minimum 72 Units
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Security Science
  • Academic contact

The Master of Cyber Security, Strategy and Risk Management is a 1.5 year full-time (or equivalent part-time) degree that provides students with:
- Exposure to best practice in cyber security, strategy and risk management.
- Cutting edge courses in areas of relevance to cyber security, strategy and risk management.
- An opportunity to deepen knowledge in areas including computing and national security policy, among others.
- Professional development for leaders and practitioners.
- The opportunity to undertake research of professional relevance. 
The program will be taught in intensive blended mode with students expected to be enrolled part-time.
 

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. Develop and apply effective cyber security strategies, provide leadership direction for an organization to best prepare itself for operations in a contested environment.

  2. Assess the role policy plays in engineering secure systems, technology for policy implementation, and the role of policy in driving the composition of cyber security solutions.

  3. Compare and contrast the legal and ethical aspects of cyber security at the national and international level.

  4. Integrate acquired knowledge in cyber security to propose solutions for real world problems.

  5. Negotiate the legal, social, regulatory, ethical, and technical issues related to securing information systems and critical infrastructures.

  6. Monitor, direct, and enhance the protection of cyber systems through widely accepted standards, procedures and policies.

  7. Assess vulnerability of existing and proposed ICT systems.

  8. Manage for cyber security risks, focusing on decision making, trade-offs, requirements building, team building, and leading.

  9. Demonstrate awareness of and responses to a diverse range of cyber threats

Inherent Requirements

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Further Information

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor degree with Honours or international equivalent, with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0

Or a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0, with at least 3 years of relevant work experience.

English Language Requirements

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students.

Assessment of Qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met. Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework: www.aqf.edu.au

ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities: www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/admission-criteria/tertiary-qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.

Application for course credits

Applicants who have completed a degree in a cognate discipline from a recognised university may be eligible to receive coursework credit towards this degree, in line with the ANU Coursework Award Rules.

Cognate Disciplines

Engineering, Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Statistics, Finance, Actuarial Studies, Computer Science, Information Technology, Criminology, Sociology, Law, Management, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Epidemiology/Public Health, Anthropology

Domestic Tuition Fees (DTF)

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

Annual indicative fee for international students
$45,600.00

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.

Program Requirements

The Master of Cyber Security, Strategy and Risk Management requires completion of 72 units, which must consist of:

60 units from the following compulsory courses:

COMP6301 - Cyber Security Foundations

COMP6340 - Networked Information Systems

COMP6420 - Intro to Data and Security

COMP7500 - Software Security

LAWS8077 - Cyber Law

CRIM8002 - Cyber-security and Cybercrime

NSPO8006 - Nat Sec Policymaking

NSPO8021 - Statecraft in Cyberspace

MGMT7203 - Risk Analysis for Busi Mgmt

MGMT8005 - Project Risk and Issues Mgmt

12 units from completion of either:

COMP8501 - Cyber Defensive Operations

COMP8502 - Cyber Offensive Operations

Or:

NSPO8014 - Ethics and Tech of War

NSPO8017 - Malicious Networks

This Master’s program will be designed to allow students to apply their skills to solve real-world enterprise problems in public and private sectors. This will be reflected in capstone case studies and examples embedded throughout key courses in the curriculum.

List of courses at AQF9:

COMP7500 - Software Security

COMP8501 - Cyber Defensive Operations

COMP8502 - Cyber Offensive Operations

CRIM8002 - Cyber-security and Cybercrime

MGMT7203 - Risk Analysis for Busi Mgmt

MGMT8005 - Project Risk and Issues Mgmt

NSPO8006 - Nat Sec Policymaking

NSPO8021 - Statecraft in Cyberspace

NSPO8014 - Ethics and Tech of War

NSPO8017 - Malicious Networks

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