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Earn your Master of Cybersecurity online
The University of Sydney’s Master of Cybersecurity (Online) is designed for experienced professionals who want to discover emerging technologies in cybersecurity and lead initiatives at the organisational level.
As you study toward earning your Master of Cybersecurity online, you will learn from leading researchers in the field and join a university that is ranked =19th in the world.1
About our online cybersecurity course
Cybersecurity is a fast-growing field that is projected to nearly triple in size over the next decade.2
The online Master of Cybersecurity reflects the latest in cybersecurity research – and it will challenge you to go beyond technical mastery. You will assess current and potential cybersecurity threats; focus on the future of privacy and security regulations; and hone your ability to effectively communicate findings to key stakeholders within any organisation.
Upon completing this course, you’ll become a cybersecurity leader who has the latest industry knowledge needed to create products and solutions, influence policy, and manage teams through strategy and collaboration.
You can complete the course in as little as 18 months full time or 36 months part time.
The online Master of Cybersecurity is a 72-credit point course. The curriculum covers every major area of cybersecurity, and incorporates IT professionalism units to help you become an expert and a leader in this industry.
Units of study include topics such as cybersecurity engineering, information security management, machine learning and data privacy. You can also choose one of the following specialisations as part of this degree:
Cryptography and blockchains: Design and implement cryptographic systems in cloud, blockchain and general information technology.
Data and information security: Collect, process, and manage data in both regulatory and technical perspectives.
Cloud security: Design, deploy and maintain highly secure cloud infrastructure.
Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma available
The University of Sydney also offers a Graduate Certificate (24 credit points) and a Graduate Diploma (48 credit points) in Cybersecurity for students who want to explore the field without the full degree or who do not have the necessary background for this degree.
The online learning environment
The online Master of Cybersecurity translates seamlessly to an online setting with interactive classes, challenging coursework and collaborative group exercises. Lecturers will lead you through discussion-based tutorials on how to design, develop, assess, and maintain cybersecurity products and solutions.
You’ll have access to:
dedicated technical support and student services teams
1:1 guidance from expert academics
exclusive on-campus resources and events
a powerful network of aspiring and experienced cybersecurity leaders
You will also complete a capstone project to apply your learnings to a problem in your current workplace or to further explore a research topic.
have earned a major or minor in information technologies (IT) or computer science, or equivalent in volume of learning as determined by the program directors is required for this discipline.
The final application deadline for the upcoming February 2024 cohort is 15 December, 2023.
To learn more about admissions requirements, please visit our admissions page.
Cybersecurity is here to stay. Digital attacks continue to threaten the safety of data, networks and computer systems. This means specialised and up-to-date skills will always be in high demand, and they can be utilised in a diverse range of professional roles.
Some career pathways you will be able to explore include:
Application security engineer
Chief information security officer
Cloud security engineer
Computer forensics analyst
Data privacy specialist
Information security analyst
Security software developer
Security systems analyst
Earn your online Master Degree in Cybersecurity from The University of Sydney
If you’re ready to drive policy and solutions for a more secure world, apply to our online Master of Cybersecurity.