Master of Applied Cyber Security

Federation University Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00103D

This course will provide you with the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of relevant topics and technology pertaining to threats detection, risk analytics, data security, incident response, privacy protection, security audit and compliance, using innovative technologies from leading vendors like Amazon Web Services (AWS) and IBM. Core and elective units will allow you to develop the knowledge and skills to analyse, inspect and prevent cyber risks by adopting new practices and policies, in various sectors including e-commerce, banking, digital health, education, food and agriculture. Capstone projects in privacy, security, trust, analytics and/or data management, incorporate elements of management and leadership to further develop your understanding of technical and business principles.


240 credit points over 2 years.


  • Networking and security
  • Foundations of programming
  • Introduction to cyber securty fundamentals and practices
  • Network operating systems and AWS cloud
  • Cloud and mobile security
  • Professional research and communication
  • Leadership in IT project management
  • Data analytics for cyber threat intelligence
  • Information security
  • Electronic commerce security
  • Cyber risk and incident management
  • Privacy and trust
  • Masters project.

Standard entry requirements

Entry requirements (year 12) N/A Entry requirements (non year 12) The entry requirement is successful completion of a degree that is the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree, not necessarily in an IT-related discipline. The applicant's entire academic record and industry job experience can be taken into consideration when assessing eligibility for the course.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Berwick International: $56,480 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat) International: $56,480 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
Online International: $56,480 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 2 years

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