cybersecurity Programs
by Macquarie University


Macquarie University degree programs are developed in consultation with cybersecurity experts from both government and industry. As the most up-to-date degree programs in cybersecurity in Australia, we will prepare you to be an in-demand cybersecurity professional.

You’ll gain the skills needed to harden organisations against cyber threats by building your awareness of the motivations, mindsets, capabilities and skills of cyber criminals; and by developing your expertise in information security and data privacy, offensive security, digital forensics, applied cryptography, secure coding, artificial intelligence and security studies in general.

Overview

Cybercrime is one of the fastest-growing forms of crime. And it knows no borders. Every day across the globe, cyber criminals exploit the speed, convenience and anonymity of the internet to commit a diverse range of criminal activities, including phishing scams, password cracking and ransomware deployment. But while cybercrime is on the rise, more than three million jobs will go unfilled over the next couple of years because of a lack of skilled graduates in cybersecurity.
This degree has been developed in consultation with cybersecurity experts from government and industry. As the most up-to-date degree in cybersecurity in Australia, it will prepare you to be an in-demand cybersecurity professional. You’ll gain the skills needed to harden organisations against cyber threats by building your awareness of the motivations, mindsets, capabilities and skills of cyber criminals; and by developing your expertise in information security and data privacy, offensive security, digital forensics, applied cryptography, secure coding and artificial intelligence

Key Features

  • This forward-looking degree focuses on fast-growing developments in areas such as privacy, blockchain and artificial intelligence.
  • You’ll concentrate on the technical aspects of cyber security, examining topics from applied cryptography, ethical hacking, digital forensics, secure application development, data privacy and information security, and security management.
  • You’ll develop your foundational skills in areas such as programming, databases, web technologies, networking and security studies from a socio-political perspective.
  • This degree takes a multidisciplinary approach, so you’ll develop a combination of technical, policy and business skills.
  • You’ll have access to leading cyber security experts from the Optus Macquarie University Cyber Security Hub.
  • In your final year, you’ll undertake an industry-based project to solve a real-world problem with a focus on security.
  • Macquarie has close links with public and private sector organisations, leading to internships and graduate opportunities.
  • Your learning will be enhanced by our location in Australia’s leading high-tech precinct, which is brimming with collaborative, internship and employment opportunities.
  • Macquarie is ranked number one in Sydney for overall graduate employment in information technology (QILT, 2017).

Available Majors:

  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science
  • Game Development
  • Information Systems and Business Analysis
  • Software Technology
  • Web and Mobile App Development

This degree is one of the most flexible in Australia – you can choose to study two majors to diversify your knowledge and skills

Overview

The world is undergoing an information explosion at the same time business is becoming more competitive. People with the skills to help businesses and society innovate are in demand.

In this degree, you’ll acquire foundational skills in programming, data storage and modelling, networking and cyber security. You’ll develop broad and coherent knowledge and skills from an area of information technology – such as software design and construction, applied data modelling and analysis, or security problem detection and mitigation – and learn how to apply that knowledge to solve real-world problems. And you’ll learn how to relate your knowledge and skills in information technology to a broader societal context and make sound decisions regarding ethical and security concerns.

Key Features

  • This degree is one of the most flexible in Australia – you can choose to study two majors to diversify your knowledge and skills.
  • The mix of theoretical and technical components – with an emphasis on concepts, insights and skills – will enable you to use current technologies and adapt to and create new technologies.
  • This degree has been designed in consultation with industry to offer a choice of study areas that are relevant for the cutting-edge IT careers of today and tomorrow.
  • In your final year, you’ll undertake a work-integrated learning activity with a partner organisation to help prepare you for real workplace scenarios.
  • Your learning experience will be enhanced by our location in Australia’s largest high-tech precinct, which is brimming with collaborative, internship and employment opportunities.
  • Macquarie is ranked number one in Sydney for overall graduate employment in information technology (QILT, 2017)

Overview

At no other point in history has our world experienced a set of security challenges to the extent to which it does today. Because of this, governments and businesses need security analysts with the knowledge, skills and creativity to respond to such dynamic and complex challenges.

Our practice-oriented degree will prepare you to meet the needs of this rapidly changing sector by teaching you about security from a range of perspectives, including risk management, emergency response, national resilience, business continuity planning, law enforcement and the use of military force.

Key Features

  • This course combines academic study of security theories and issues with practical, analytical and technical skills.
  • You’ll develop the practical skills in critical thinking, structured intelligence analysis and policy evaluation needed for effective security analysis in government and business.
  • You’ll use real-world analytical techniques to examine contemporary security challenges.
  • You’ll gain experience in operational planning, innovation and policy evaluation by using scenario exercises and dynamic simulations.

Available Majors:

  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science
  • Game Development
  • Information Systems and Business Analysis
  • Software Technology
  • Web and Mobile App Development

This degree is one of the most flexible in Australia – you can choose to study two majors to diversify your knowledge and skills

Overview

Steve Jobs. Elon Musk. Mark Zuckerberg. Bill Gates. Radia Perlman. Tech pioneers who have revolutionised the way we live, work and play. If you’re interested in working at the forefront of cutting-edge technology, launching the next tech innovation or even emulating the triumphs of those tech geniuses, this prestigious degree will propel you into the big league.

This advanced degree is designed for high-achieving students looking to gain skills in a range of modern and innovative information technology fields. The technical competencies you’ll gain, as well as those in idea generation and entrepreneurship, will prepare you not only for the workforce but also for a range of research opportunities.

Key Features

  • You’ll study a mix of theoretical and technical components with an emphasis on concepts, insights and skills that will enable you to use current technologies and adapt to and create new technologies.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to collaborate on research projects from your first year, which will develop your technical, communication, project management and teamwork skills.
  • In your final year, you’ll undertake an industry-based project to solve a real-world problem, as well as a research project under the guidance of a mentor.
  • Your learning will be enhanced by our location in Australia’s leading high-tech precinct, which is brimming with collaborative, internship and employment opportunities.
  • Macquarie is ranked number one in Sydney for overall graduate employment in information technology (QILT, 2017).

Overview

Cybersecurity governance involves developing, applying and maintaining a framework of standards, processes and activities that together secure an organisation against cyber risk.

This major brings together studies in information technology and systems, business processes, cybercrime, ethics, management, blockchain, accounting and finance, law and governance, giving you a skill set that maximises your ability to plan for all manner of security challenges and to lead effective responses. You’ll examine key cybersecurity governance concepts and principles from a business perspective. You’ll acquire the know-how to evaluate and develop frameworks to manage cybersecurity risk and compliance.

Key Features

  • This major brings together studies in accounting, computing, information systems, and security studies and criminology.
  • You’ll examine relevant and current issues through real-world case studies and contemporary examples.
  • You’ll acquire an understanding of governance frameworks, privacy and risk to help organisations protect themselves against cybersecurity attacks, and you’ll learn how to develop frameworks to manage cybersecurity risk and compliance.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to attend guest lectures by cybersecurity practitioners and industry partners.
  • You’ll benefit from our collaboration with major companies in the Macquarie Park Innovation District (MPID), which promotes a uniquely interdisciplinary approach to tackle real-world challenges in cybersecurity.
  • Macquarie has close ties with public, private and not-for-profit organisations, which offer innovative work experience through internships, shadowing and graduate opportunities.
  • Macquarie is ranked number one in Sydney for teaching quality and student support in business and management, and number one in Sydney for overall graduate employment in information technology (QILT, 2017)

Overview

Cybersecurity analysis focuses on the policy dimension of cyber security. It identifies the information vulnerabilities of an organisation (for example, a government department, a business or a non-government organisation) and then provides strategies to counter and mitigate the potential cyber threats to these vulnerabilities. The Australian government has determined that cybersecurity analysis is an area of strategic priority for the nation. Graduates with expert knowledge of cybersecurity analysis are now in high demand across a range of sectors.

This highly practical degree is tailored to directly address the cybersecurity skills gap in Australia and overseas by training the next generation of policy and strategic thinkers in cybersecurity.

Key Features

  • This degree will teach you to critically analyse real-world cybersecurity issues and use advanced disciplinary techniques and methods to develop solutions to them.
  • You can take elective units from sociology, accounting and risk management, politics and international relations to increase your knowledge and your employability.
  • Internship opportunities with government and industry partners are available – on a competitive basis – during your studies.
  • Graduate career opportunities are widely available due to the global shortage of skilled cybersecurity professionals.
  • You’ll have opportunities to participate in dynamic simulations and wargames with postgraduate students undertaking security and intelligence degrees. These activities replicate the multidisciplinary groups that tackle security issues in the real world and will improve your practical skills.
  • You’ll benefit from our collaboration with major companies in the Macquarie Park Innovation District and with Optus in the Optus Macquarie University Cyber Security Hub – a $10 million joint investment that promotes a uniquely interdisciplinary approach to tackle real-world challenges in cyber security.
  • Your learning will be enhanced by our location in Australia’s leading high-tech precincts, which is brimming with collaborative, internship and employment opportunities.

Overview

As the potential for financial and cybercrime increases, organisations need to assess and mitigate risk, develop frameworks of standards and processes to ensure regulatory compliance, and manage investigative processes if breaches occur.

This degree examines the business and corporate dimensions of cybersecurity. It will provide you with the theoretical and practical knowledge to manage corporate compliance, synthesise and apply governance frameworks to protect an organisation against cybersecurity risks, detect fraud and conduct effective investigations. It covers risk assessment, financial crime, information systems and audit, ethics, governance frameworks, blockchain for competitive advantage and security policies.

Key Features

  • This degree is currently the only cyber security masters that focuses on cyber governance and management.
  • You’ll learn from our highly regarded experts across multiple disciplines, each of whom has complementary experience in cyber security.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to participate in simulated learning, which reproduces the multidisciplinary expert panels that are employed by government and industry in response to cyber security threats. This will allow you to develop your ability to assess cyber security risks and identify appropriate risk mitigation strategies.
  • You’ll take a multidisciplinary approach to learning, with units in areas such as security studies and criminology, information systems and accounting.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to apply theory to real-world situations so that you’re not only learning from a book but also developing your understanding of how it can be used in a business sense.
  • This degree has been designed in consultation with industry so that you graduate work ready with the skills and business acumen employers are looking for – you’ll have the opportunity to attend guest lectures by cyber security practitioners and industry partners.
  • You’ll learn how to develop frameworks to manage cyber security risk and compliance and become skilled in the use of tools to investigate cyber security breaches.
  • You’ll benefit from our collaboration with major companies in the Macquarie Park Innovation District (MPID), including Optus through the Optus Macquarie University Cyber Security Hub – a $10 million joint investment that promotes a uniquely interdisciplinary approach to tackle real-world challenges in cyber security.
  • Macquarie Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), so you’ll be studying with a globally recognised institution. AACSB recognises the School wide focus on excellence in teaching, research, curriculum development and student learning.
  • Macquarie is ranked number one in Sydney for graduate median salary and student experience (postgraduate coursework) in business and management (QILT, 2017).

Overview

Cyber security is always in the spotlight, whether it’s a story about data breaches, election hacking or phishing scams that cost people more than they can afford to lose. And with increasing levels of cybercrime, governments and businesses everywhere are competing for experts with the right mix of technical and applied skills to secure their organisation against the growing threat cybercrime poses.

This technical degree provides up-to-date knowledge and practical training for a successful career in the burgeoning field of cyber security. Completing this degree will arm you with technical skills in cryptography, networks, artificial intelligence and mobile data communications.

Key Features

  • This comprehensive degree will enable you to understand cybersecurity from a technical computing perspective.
  • You may have the opportunity to undertake work experience during your studies.
  • You’ll benefit from additional activities, such as hackathons, that will help you to consolidate and apply your knowledge to real-world issues.
  • You’ll benefit from our collaboration with major companies in the Macquarie Park Innovation District (MPID), including with Optus through the Optus Macquarie University Cyber Security Hub – a $10 million joint investment, which promotes a uniquely interdisciplinary approach to tackle real-world challenges in cyber security.
  • Graduate career opportunities are widely available due to the global shortage of cybersecurity professionals.
  • Your learning will be enhanced by our location in Australia’s leading high-tech precincts, which is brimming with collaborative, internship and employment opportunities.
  • Macquarie is ranked among the world’s top 250 institutions for computer science and information systems (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2018).

Overview

In today’s uncertain world, it can be argued that intelligence has never been more important than it is now. Good intelligence can alleviate security concerns and can even save lives. Specialists in intelligence studies are, therefore, in demand by the Australian Government and private sector market, including in corporate intelligence.

This degree will equip you with a practical skill set, enabling you to analyse real-world intelligence challenges. You’ll also develop a deep understanding of the evolution of Australia’s intelligence community, as well as the emerging domestic, regional and international challenges that surround intelligence.

Key Features

  • You’ll have access to experts from around the world – each with practical experience in the intelligence sector, highly respected in their fields and sought after by media.
  • Our Department of Security Studies and Criminology has established strong ties with government and non-government partners in the field of intelligence, ensuring this degree is not only theoretically grounded but also highly practical.
  • Simulated learning, which reproduces the multidisciplinary expert panels that are employed by government and industry in response to intelligence and security issues, will enable you to develop your technical skills.
  • Electives allow you to focus on other aspects of security, including counterterrorism, security and strategic studies, cybersecurity and criminology.
  • You’ll benefit from our collaboration with major companies in the Macquarie Park Innovation District (MPID), including Optus through the Optus Macquarie University Cyber Security Hub – a $10 million joint investment that promotes a uniquely interdisciplinary approach to tackle real-world challenges in cybersecurity.
  • Your learning will be enhanced by our location in Australia’s leading high-tech precinct, which is brimming with collaborative, internship and employment opportunities.

Overview

Macquarie has always considered our students to be co-creators in their learning. One of the most exciting developments in our new curriculum is around your ability to study two degrees at once.

In this double degree, you will be able to combine:

  • Master of Business Analytics: This comprehensive, flexible degree has a strong focus on the real-world application of business analytics tools and techniques. You’ll develop your knowledge and understanding of computer programming, databases, applied statistics and machine learning techniques applied to big data. You’ll become adept at recognising the importance of ethical reasoning in the solution of analytic-related problems. And you’ll learn how to collaborate and communicate effectively with diverse teams to achieve a range of purposes in different contexts.
  • Master of Information Technology in Cyber Security: This technical degree provides up-to-date knowledge and practical training for a successful career in the burgeoning field of cyber security. Completing this degree will arm you with technical skills in cryptography, networks, artificial intelligence and mobile data communications.

Key Features

  • Double degrees fast-track your study – you usually complete double degrees one or even two years faster than you would undertaking both degrees on their own. This not only saves you time but money as well.
  • This comprehensive degree will enable you to understand cybersecurity from a technical computing perspective.
  • Macquarie is ranked among the world’s top 250 institutions for computer science and information systems (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2018).
  • You’ll benefit from additional activities, such as hackathons, that will help you to consolidate and apply your knowledge to real-world issues.
  • You’ll benefit from our collaboration with major companies in the Macquarie Park Innovation District (MPID), including with Optus through the Optus Macquarie University Cyber Security Hub – a $10 million joint investment, which promotes a uniquely interdisciplinary approach to tackle real-world challenges in cyber security.
  • Macquarie Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), so you’ll be studying with a globally recognised institution. AACSB recognises the School wide focus on excellence in teaching, research, curriculum development and student learning

Overview

Macquarie has always considered our students to be co-creators in their learning. One of the most exciting developments in our new curriculum is around your ability to study two degrees at once.

In this double degree, you will be able to combine:

  • Master of Counter Terrorism:  This practice-oriented course will prepare you to analyse real-world counter terrorism challenges. You’ll learn about the theory and practice of counter terrorism studies; the emerging domestic, regional and international challenges related to terrorism and their implications for counter terrorism approaches and policies; and the evolution of Australia’s counter terrorism strategies and policies. It will also equip you with a practical skill set.
  • Master of Cyber Security Analysis: This highly practical degree is tailored to directly address the cybersecurity skills gap in Australia and overseas by training the next generation of policy and strategic thinkers in cybersecurity.

Key Features

  • Double degrees fast-track your study – you usually complete double degrees one or even two years faster than you would be undertaking both degrees on their own. This not only saves you time but money as well.
  • Graduate career opportunities are widely available due to the global shortage of skilled cybersecurity professionals.
  • You’ll benefit from our collaboration with major companies in the Macquarie Park Innovation District and with Optus in the Optus Macquarie University Cyber Security Hub – a $10 million joint investment that promotes a uniquely interdisciplinary approach to tackle real-world challenges in cyber security.
  • You’ll have access to experts from around the world with practical experience at all levels of security.
  • You’ll study the latest developments and analyse the terrorism challenges, threats and opportunities confronting Australia, Indo-Pacific region and the globe.

Overview

Macquarie has always considered our students to be co-creators in their learning. One of the most exciting developments in our new curriculum is around your ability to study two degrees at once.

In this double degree, you will be able to combine:

  • Master of Criminology : This course will develop your skills in advanced criminology theory, applied criminological research and criminal justice policy analysis. As a graduate you’ll use your knowledge drawn from fields including sociology, psychology, psychiatry and social anthropology to better understand, measure and evaluate crime.
  • Master of Cyber Security Analysis : This highly practical degree is tailored to directly address the cybersecurity skills gap in Australia and overseas by training the next generation of policy and strategic thinkers in cybersecurity.

Key Features

  • Double degrees fast-track your study – you usually complete double degrees one or even two years faster than you would undertaking both degrees on their own. This not only saves you time but money as well.
  • You’ll study core units that focus on synthesising the latest developments in criminology theory with critical thinking skills in the context of domestic and international policing, as well as in the operation of Australian criminal courts and corrective services.
  • You’ll evaluate and critique aspects of criminal justice policy in the areas of domestic and international policing, Australian courts and corrective services.
  • This degree will teach you to critically analyse real-world cybersecurity issues and use advanced disciplinary techniques and methods to develop solutions to them.
  • You’ll have opportunities to participate in dynamic simulations and wargames with postgraduate students undertaking security and intelligence degrees. These activities replicate the multidisciplinary groups that tackle security issues in the real world and will improve your practical skills.
  • Internship opportunities with government and industry partners are available – on a competitive basis – during your studies

Overview

Macquarie has always considered our students to be co-creators in their learning. One of the most exciting developments in our new curriculum is around your ability to study two degrees at once.

In this double degree, you will be able to combine:

  • Master of Cyber Security Analysis :  The Australian government has determined that cybersecurity analysis is an area of strategic priority for the nation. Graduates with expert knowledge of cybersecurity analysis are now in high demand across a range of sectors. This highly practical degree is tailored to directly address the cybersecurity skills gap in Australia and overseas by training the next generation of policy and strategic thinkers in cybersecurity.
  • Master of Intelligence : This course will equip you with a practical skill set, enabling you to analyse real-world intelligence challenges. You’ll also develop a deep understanding of the evolution of Australia’s intelligence community, as well as the emerging domestic, regional and international challenges that surround intelligence.

Key Features

  • Double degrees fast-track your study – you usually complete double degrees one or even two years faster than you would be undertaking both degrees on their own. This not only saves you time but money as well.
  • Internship opportunities with government and industry partners are available – on a competitive basis – during your studies.
  • This degree will teach you to critically analyse real-world cybersecurity issues and use advanced disciplinary techniques and methods to develop solutions to them.
  • Simulated learning which reproduces the multidisciplinary expert panels that are employed by government and industry in response to intelligence and security issues will enable you to develop your technical skills.
  • Electives allow you to focus on other aspects of security, including counter terrorism, security and strategic studies, cyber security and criminology.

Overview

Macquarie has always considered our students to be co-creators in their learning. One of the most exciting developments in our new curriculum is around your ability to study two degrees at once.

In this double degree, you will be able to combine:

  • Master of Cyber Security Analysis:  This highly practical degree is tailored to directly address the cybersecurity skills gap in Australia and overseas by training the next generation of policy and strategic thinkers in cybersecurity.
  • Master of International Relations: Through engagement with innovative approaches and thinking, this course will empower you to comprehend and evaluate contemporary regional and global developments and will equip you for an international career in diplomacy, journalism, the NGO sector, international business or academia.

Key Features

  • Double degrees fast-track your study – you usually complete double degrees one or even two years faster than you would be undertaking both degrees on their own. This not only saves you time but money as well.
  • You can take elective units from sociology, accounting and risk management, politics and international relations to increase your knowledge and your employability.
  • Internship opportunities with government and industry partners are available – on a competitive basis – during your studies.
  • You may be eligible to undertake an internship in an approved institution. You’ll undertake a research component under specialised individual supervision.
  • You’ll develop key skills in critical thinking, problem-solving, research and writing, and oral communication.

Overview

Macquarie has always considered our students to be co-creators in their learning. One of the most exciting developments in our new curriculum is around your ability to study two degrees at once.

In this double degree, you will be able to combine:

  • Master of Cyber Security Analysis: This highly practical degree is tailored to directly address the cybersecurity skills gap in Australia and overseas by training the next generation of policy and strategic thinkers in cybersecurity.
  • Master of International Trade and Commerce Law: In this course, you’ll extend your knowledge of the legal, governance and policy issues relevant to international and domestic trade and commerce so that you develop a broad and well-rounded understanding of the area, as well as skills to advance your career.

Key Features

  • Double degrees fast-track your study – you usually complete double degrees one or even two years faster than you would undertaking both degrees on their own. This not only saves you time but money as well.
  • This degree will teach you to critically analyse real-world cybersecurity issues and use advanced disciplinary techniques and methods to develop solutions to them.
  • You’ll develop an understanding of the specialised context to which law and legal principles apply in the area of international trade and commerce from interdisciplinary, international and comparative perspectives.
  • You’ll apply sophisticated legal research skills to the resolution of specific legal problems and to the formulation and articulation of international law and policy reform and corresponding application in domestic law.
  • Internship opportunities with government and industry partners are available – on a competitive basis – during your studies. Graduate career opportunities are widely available due to the global shortage of skilled cybersecurity professionals.

Overview

Macquarie has always considered our students to be co-creators in their learning. One of the most exciting developments in our new curriculum is around your ability to study two degrees at once.

In this double degree, you will be able to combine:

  • Master of Cyber Security Analysis: This highly practical degree is tailored to directly address the cybersecurity skills gap in Australia and overseas by training the next generation of policy and strategic thinkers in cybersecurity.
  • Master of Laws: This degree will simultaneously extend your legal research, and your practical legal skills and knowledge to an advanced level. You’ll gain the skills to think critically and respond flexibly by applying your research and practical skills to the wide range of potential issues you may confront in your career. In this course, you’ll extend your knowledge of the legal, governance and policy issues relevant to international and domestic trade and commerce so that you develop a broad and well-rounded understanding of the area, as well as skills to advance your career.

Key Features

  • Double degrees fast-track your study – you usually complete double degrees one or even two years faster than you would undertaking both degrees on their own. This not only saves you time but money as well.
  • Macquarie is ranked among the top 100 institutions in the world for law (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2018).
  • You’ll learn from academics with practical experience as legal practitioners and who are actively engaged in research on contemporary legal issues in a broad range of legal areas.
  • This degree’s focus on critical thinking, problem solving and research skills at an advanced level will enable you to apply your new knowledge to future problems.
  • This degree will teach you to critically analyse real-world cybersecurity issues and use advanced disciplinary techniques and methods to develop solutions to them.
  • Internship opportunities with government and industry partners are available – on a competitive basis – during your studies. Graduate career opportunities are widely available due to the global shortage of skilled cybersecurity professionals.

Overview

Macquarie has always considered our students to be co-creators in their learning. One of the most exciting developments in our new curriculum is around your ability to study two degrees at once.

In this double degree, you will be able to combine:

  • Master of Cyber Security Analysis: This highly practical degree is tailored to directly address the cybersecurity skills gap in Australia and overseas by training the next generation of policy and strategic thinkers in cybersecurity.
  • Master of Public and Social Policy: If you’re proficient in more than one language, this course will provide you with the skills and knowledge you’ll require to perform translation and interpreting in a range of institutional settings common to community and commercial translation and interpreting practice in Australia and overseas.

Key Features

  • Double degrees fast-track your study – you usually complete double degrees one or even two years faster than you would undertaking both degrees on their own. This not only saves you time but money as well.
  • This degree will teach you to critically analyse real-world cybersecurity issues and use advanced disciplinary techniques and methods to develop solutions to them.
  • You’ll develop the skills and confidence to utilise and interpret complex research and administrative data to independently develop and evaluate public and social policy. You’ll learn skills in both quantitative and qualitative social research, including how to engage with statistical data in an applied manner, conduct surveys and analyse survey data, run focus groups, undertake interviews and apply qualitative data in a range of policy tools.
  • Internship opportunities with government and industry partners are available – on a competitive basis – during your studies. Graduate career opportunities are widely available due to the global shortage of skilled cybersecurity professionals.

Overview

Macquarie has always considered our students to be co-creators in their learning. One of the most exciting developments in our new curriculum is around your ability to study two degrees at once.

In this double degree, you will be able to combine:

  • Master of Cyber Security Analysis:  The Australian government has determined that cybersecurity analysis is an area of strategic priority for the nation. Graduates with expert knowledge of cybersecurity analysis are now in high demand across a range of sectors. This highly practical degree is tailored to directly address the cybersecurity skills gap in Australia and overseas by training the next generation of policy and strategic thinkers in cybersecurity.•
  • Master of Security and Strategic Studies: This course will prepare you to analyse and make sense of contemporary security and strategic challenges. You will learn about dynamics behind major geopolitical and geostrategic issues and multidimensional non-traditional security challenges, analytical methods to evaluate strategic choices, and the evolution of Australia’s interests and grand strategy.

Key Features

  • Double degrees fast-track your study – you usually complete double degrees one or even two years faster than you would be undertaking both degrees on their own. This not only saves you time but money as well.
  • Internship opportunities with government and industry partners are available – on a competitive basis – during your studies.
  • This degree will teach you to critically analyse real-world cybersecurity issues and use advanced disciplinary techniques and methods to develop solutions to them.
  • You will study the latest geopolitical developments and analyse security and strategic challenges, threats and opportunities confronting Australia, Indo-Pacific region and the globe.
  • Electives will allow you to focus on other aspects of security and strategic studies, including intelligence, counter-terrorism, cyber security and criminology.

Overview

Macquarie has always considered our students to be co-creators in their learning. One of the most exciting developments in our new curriculum is around your ability to study two degrees at once.

In this double degree, you will be able to combine:

  • Master of Management: This degree, developed specifically for recent graduates and early career professionals, will provide you with deep experiential learning within contemporary business settings, and will give you opportunities to practically apply your learning to real and current corporate challenges.
  • Master of Cybergoverance and Management: This degree examines the business and corporate dimensions of cybersecurity. It will provide you with the theoretical and practical knowledge to manage corporate compliance, synthesise and apply governance frameworks to protect an organisation against cybersecurity risks, detect fraud and conduct effective investigations. It covers risk assessment, financial crime, information systems and audit, ethics, governance frameworks, blockchain for competitive advantage and security policies.

Key Features

  • Double degrees fast-track your study – you usually complete double degrees one or even two years faster than you would undertaking both degrees on their own. This not only saves you time but money as well.
  • Macquarie is ranked number one in Sydney for median graduate salary, overall quality of educational experience, teaching experience and skills development (for postgraduate coursework) and for overall graduate satisfaction in business and management (QILT, 2017).
  • You’ll apply problem solving and decision-making skills to formulate appropriate solutions to complex economic issues.
  • Through an internship, you’ll have the opportunity to build your professional experience and networks, and apply your classroom learning by working on real business problems with local and global organisations.
  • MGSM has an international reputation for excellence in management education and is consistently ranked in the top tier of business schools worldwide.

Generous credit for Diploma to Degree students.

Students entering undergraduate programs at Macquarie University can apply to receive credit for previous studies and may be able to complete in as little as one and a half years.

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“There is a zero-percent unemployment rate in cybersecurity and the opportunities in this field are endless”
Herjavec 2019/2020 Official Annual Cybersecurity Jobs Report

The cybersecurity skills gap is growing. At a global level it is estimated there will be 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs by 2021. A 2019 AustCyber report advises worldwide spending on Cybersecurity exceeded A$162 billion (US$114 billion). For 2020 the report advises the market will grow to A$176 billion and A$124 billion in 2022 providing excellent opportunities for careers in Cyber Security for students across Singapore, ASEAN and Australia.

Singapore is not immune from a rise in cyber threats and cyberattacks. Singapore is among the top three countries most affected according to a Sept 2019 report by GovInsider. The government has meticulous planning and implemented a plan to bolster defences against the growing threat of cyberattacks. These includes the implementation of the Singapore Cyber Security Agency (CSA) and launching the National Cyber Security masterplan. A key component of the master plan is to address the shortage of skilled cyber security professionals.

It is estimated there will be a potential talent gap of up to 3,400 cyber security professionals in Singapore by 2020. The Herjavec 2019/2020 Official Annual Cybersecurity Jobs Report states “There is a zero-percent unemployment rate in cybersecurity and the opportunities in this field are endless”. The World Economic Forum (WEF) published an article that observed “nowhere is the workforce-skills gap more pronounced than in cybersecurity.” ‘

The message is clear – future proof your career with tertiary qualifications in Cyber Security.

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Open for Application We don't know what's scarier? COVID-19 or February is coming really soon?! And you haven't applied for your study in Australia yet? FYI, application deadline is in Jan 2021.

Ya right, the pandemic is still on-going but do you know the situation is actually improving, especially for Australia and New Zealand?

The Good News: Darwin and Adelaide have their pilot program approved to bring few hundred students back to campus (with proper quarantine process).

It's never too early to get ready! So, stop finding excuses and start planning for your study journey. Come seek for advice and consultation from us. You gotta prepare yourself when the opportunity arrives.

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Macquare University ASEAN Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to all students from ASEAN countries who commence their studies in 2020 & 2021.

This scholarship is valued at AUD $10,000 per year for the duration of your Bachelor or Master coursework degree.

  • Be a citizen of either Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand or Vietnam.
  • Meet the Academic and English requirements for a Macquarie University Bachelor or Postgraduate Coursework Degree.
  • Be accepted into a Macquarie University Bachelor or Postgraduate Coursework Degree commencing in 2020 or 2021.

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AECC Singapore Education Counsellor

Justin Arif
Senior Education Counsellor
+65 9642 7486
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AECC Singapore Education Counsellor

Karmen Chan
Senior Education Counsellor
+65 9642 7476
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