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RMIT University

  • 45% international / 55% domestic

Master of Cyber Security

  • Masters (Coursework)

We live in a connected world. Gain the tools necessary to secure an organisation's information systems.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Course Code
MC159, 055526D
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
International Fees
$35,520 per year / $71,040 total

About this course

The Master of Cyber Security will provide you with the range of skills required for an increasingly connected world, where security of information is critical.

This degree aims to equip you with the mathematical, technical and business tools to secure an organisation's information systems.

Secure systems and networks are a vital responsibility for organisations of all sizes and in our increasingly connected world, it is more important than ever. From the latest internet worm to identity theft, danger is no more than a click away.

You will learn about local area network (LAN) security, cryptography, the Advanced Encryption Standard, RSA, smartcards, biometrics, ethical hacking and information systems risk management.

This course includes opportunities for cyber security internships with industry organisations, both large and small.

Entry requirements

  • An Australian bachelor degree in computing, or IT, or software, or electrical, or electronics, or communications, or mathematics, or physics with a GPA of at least 2.0 out of 4.0, or equivalent
  • An Australian bachelor degree in a scientific/engineering/technical field with a GPA of at least 1.5 out of 4.0 or equivalent, with evidence of at least three years' current, relevant work experience in the field of IT/ information security.
If you wish to have industry or employment experience assessed as part of meeting the entry requirements you will need to provide a detailed CV/resume listing previous positions, dates of employment and position responsibilities; a statement from your employer confirming these details (or contact details of employer so RMIT can seek confirmation); and evidence of any relevant professional development undertaken.
International qualifications are assessed for comparability to Australian qualifications according to the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
Exemptions Some applicants might be eligible for exemptions that might change the duration of their program. Please refer to the Articulation and Pathways section for more detail.

Study locations

Melbourne City

Career pathways

Some of the cyber security roles undertaken by RMIT graduates, in both government and private organisations, include:

  • penetration testers
  • IT risk analysts
  • security managers
  • forensic analysts
  • security auditors
  • network security engineers