Master of Defence Systems Integration

University of South Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00121B

The Master of Defence Systems Integration is an ideal career step for a range of engineers and defence industry professionals. Students draw on their foundation of engineering knowledge to develop further skills in systems engineering, tailored to the defence sector. Courses taught in the program align with the University's research strengths including: engineering and systems integration, autonomous and unmanned systems, information technology, System of Systems (SoS) integration, project management, and the execution of large scale projects. Students focus on a systems engineering approach to full life cycle development, from systems design and implementation, to test and evaluation and integration. The program also develops skills in engineering management and integrated logistics support.


54 units.


  • Defence Systems Integration

Standard entry requirements

  • Bachelor degree, Graduate Certificate, or a Graduate Diploma in a relevant discipline from a recognised higher education institution
  • Relevant disciplines include engineering (aeronautics, astronautics, biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, industrial, mechanical, nuclear, software, systems), chemistry, physics, computer science, or mathematics
  • Applicants with qualifications in other disciplines are encouraged to apply and will be assessed on a case by case basis.

Study pathways

This postgraduate degree is offered as part of a suite of three programs (graduate certificate, graduate diploma and master). Each qualification extends to the next, so students can easily transition to the master level qualification.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Mawson Lakes Domestic: $26,500
International: $26,500
  • Part-time years
  • Full-time : 1.5 years
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery

Further information

This program is studied intensively in a blended mode, including both on-campus and online content.

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