Master of Cybersecurity (Advanced)

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Master of Cybersecurity (Advanced) | Torrens University

What is a Master of Cybersecurity (Advanced)?

A Master of Cybersecurity (Advanced) meets the growing need for professionals equipped to protect the digital fortress from rising cybersecurity threats. Develop extensive knowledge and skills in software and network security, human-centric cybersecurity solutions and enterprise computing systems.

Designed with Industry 4.0 at the forefront, this course will also give you a thorough understanding of the significance of ethical use of technology in designing and implementing innovative cybersecurity solutions. In preparation for launching or advancing a successful career, you'll complete work-integrated learning subjects, allowing you to put your learnings into practice.

This course has been co-developed with industry-leading ICT practitioners and academics, and is structured to meet the Australian Computer Society’s Core Body of Knowledge (CBOK) and Cybersecurity Body of Knowledge (CyBOK).


Learning outcomes

  • Critically analyse and explain cybersecurity operations and their impact on society.
  • Assess human and technology requirements, using agile approaches to protect human and digital infrastructures.
  • Learn how to evaluate and leverage emerging cybersecurity tools and methodologies for preventative action.
  • Develop innovative and agile solutions to defend against cybersecurity breaches and attacks.
  • Understand how to research and evaluate emerging cybersecurity threats, risks and solutions.
  • Learn to demonstrate ethical and professional leadership in implementing cybersecurity solutions.
Study mode
Online, On campus, Blended
Campus locations*
Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Online
Course duration
2 years full time, 4 years part time
Start date
18 Sep 2023
19 Feb 2024
3 June 2024
16 Sep 2024

This is an AQF Level 9 course delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd.

*For more details on international student study options.

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Career opportunities

The skills you gain in the Master of Cybersecurity will enable you to enter a growing and crucial range of senior cybersecurity roles. The focus of human-centric practice will ensure you are well positioned to develop innovative, ethical and agile solutions to defend against cybersecurity breaches and attacks.

Potential career paths

  • Cybersecurity Engineer
    Average salary: $138,153 - $200,000
  • Chief Security Officer
    Average salary: $147,407 - $218,729
Tony Jan
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Tony Jan
Associate Professor, Program Director - Technology

Subjects and units

This course comprises of twelve core subjects and one elective subject. Each subject involves 10 hours of study per week, comprising three hours of facilitated study and seven hours self-directed study.

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Electives


Complete eight core subjects.

Core subjects

  • Network Design and Security | NDS441
  • Principles of Programming | MIS501
  • Cybersecurity Principles and Organisational Practice | CPO442
  • Software Fortress and Web Protection | SWF541
  • IoT Cloud and Digital Infrastructure Protection | ICD542
  • Intelligent Systems | ISY503
  • Research Methodologies | REM502
  • Machine Learning | MLN601


Complete four core subjects. Additionally, you're required to select one elective from the electives tab.

Core subjects

  • Cybersecurity for Sustainable Enterprises | CSE641
  • Human-Centric Cybersecurity in a Smart Society | HCC642
  • Information Technology Work Integrated Learning | ITW601
  • Advanced Information Technology Work Integrated Learning | ITA602


Complete one elective.

Elective subjects

  • Big Data and Analytics | BDA601
  • Agile Project Management | MIS608
  • User Experience Design | DID602A
  • Management, People and Teams | MGT600
  • Distributed Development | DDE602
  • Deep Learning | DLE602


Learn with industry standard technologies

International students must not enrol in more than one-third (33%) of online subjects over their course, and must study at least one face-to-face subject each study period. For more information, visit Study in Australia.

International students on a student visa are required to study full time (i.e. must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year). For the latest information on study locations, please check the entry requirements flyer.

Industry partners and work placements

When you study with Torrens University Australia, you will benefit from our extensive network of industry partners. You’ll learn from industry professionals, gain invaluable insights and build key industry relationships.
Complete an industry brief or internship

Engage with industry throughout your course as you complete an industry brief or internship, providing experience in the field you're pursuing your dream career in.

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Entry details

  • Domestic
  • International


Check the domestic course fee schedule for the cost of your course.


Eligible Australian students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.

Learn more about fees and FEE-HELP


If you are truly passionate about Design and Creative Technology, we want to hear from you. We have a variety of Design and Creative Technology scholarships on offer to assist you in becoming a key part of the Design and Creative Technology industry:

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as a domestic student, check that you meet the requirements listed below.

Completion of a qualification at AQF Level 7 (Bachelor degree) or above in Information Technology, Business Information Systems or relevant disciplines


Work life experience demonstrating the ability to undertake study at the required level.

View full course admission information

Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification or gained skills through life or work experience, you may be able to credit this against your degree with us. Check information about Recognition of Prior Learning and Course Credit transfer. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways


Check the international course fee schedule for the cost of your course. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended options.

Fee payment

Course fees can be paid across three study periods. Each instalment to be paid before the beginning of the academic stage census date.


We want you to have the best possible chance to succeed, which is why we offer a range of financial scholarships to support our international students during their study journey.

Admission criteria

Before you begin your course application to study as an international student, check that you meet the requirements below.

AQF Level 7 (Bachelor degree) or above from an Australian University (or at an equivalent overseas higher education) in Information Technology, Business Information Systems or relevant disciplines
Academic IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0) or equivalent.
OR alternative entry requirement may be available. Contact the International Admissions team for more information.

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How to apply

Frequently asked questions

  • Can I get course credit for previous experience?
  • What are Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)? How do I apply?
  • How do I apply for a scholarship?
  • What if I don’t meet the entry criteria for a degree?
  • Am I eligible for FEE-HELP?

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