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Study Cybersecurity at UniSA

There is growing international demand for qualified cybersecurity professionals with the ability to implement technical security solutions that closely align with organisational imperatives. 

Our unique Master of Cybersecurity program, designed with direct industry consultation, enables graduates to develop industry relevant security solutions and effectively communicate with all organisational stakeholders. 

Graduates will have the skills and expertise required to protect the critical information stored on an organisation’s computer systems with expertise in topics including: network security, application and web security, identity management and access control, digital forensics, infrastructure security and industrial internet security (including Internet of Things). 

Technical skills will be taught within an organisational context, with professional and communication skills embedded throughout the program in topics such as: security principles, risk assessment, security governance and policies, standards and legislation and digital forensics.

Why study at UniSA?

Designed with Industry

Designed in close collaboration with industry, this program blends
technical competencies with professional skills relevant to the organisational context.


Real-world Cybersecurity laboratories 

Dedicated cybersecurity laboratories will be used to deliver the technical components of advanced courses. This will provide students with an opportunity to develop hands on practical skills using real-world cybersecurity toolsets.


Industry Project

An industry project in the final year exposes students to the Australian cybersecurity industry, providing opportunities to apply the knowledge and skills gained throughout the program.


'The cybersecurity master degree has been built from the ground up to create cyber professionals; blended graduates, with technical and professional skills to work across any organisation. Each course builds on the other and is effectively scaffolded to support the development of increasing levels of expertise.'

Program Director - Gaye Deegan


Who Should Apply

The Master of Cybersecurity is designed for IT graduates and professionals who are looking to advance their career in the field of cybersecurity. 

As a graduate of the Master of Cybersecurity you will have the skills and expertise required to protect the critical information stored on an organisation’s computer systems.

The program has been designed to produce graduates with the practical experience necessary to make effective contributions to organisational security in the public and private sectors.


Entry Requirements

Entry to this program is competitive and will be assessed by the Program Director. Applicants will normally have completed a Bachelor Degree in Information Technology with a UniSA equivalent GPA of at least 5.0.

Applicants who have completed a Bachelor Degree or higher in any discipline may also be considered for entry based upon their IT expertise gained through formal tertiary studies and/or relevant work experience. These applicants are required to submit a detailed curriculum vitae.

Applicants may be required to attend an interview, either in person or online.


This qualification produces industry engaged professionals with the knowledge, skills, and competencies required to excel in their careers as cybersecurity professionals.

You will study technical topics including:

  • Network security
  • Application and web security
  • Identity management and access control
  • Digital forensics
  • Infrastructure security
  • Industrial internet security (including Internet of Things)

Technical skills will be taught within an organisational context, with professional and communication skills embedded throughout the program.

Topics such as; security principles; risk assessment; security governance and policies, standards and legislation, and digital forensics will enable graduates to develop industry relevant security solutions and to effectively communicate these to all organisational stakeholders.

For more detail on each of the courses, please see the content and structure tab on our program page. 

For each course you study, you will need to allocate time for the scheduled lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars and practicals (or the online / intensive mode equivalent). Plus, you will need additional hours to study in your own time to complete assignments, readings and projects and to contribute to online discussions. As a general rule, if you are studying full-time you would need to allocate a total of 10 hours per week, per course. 

For Domestic Students

Applications are submitted by the SATAC portal. Visit

Apply using the SATAC code for this degree which is 4CM207.

For International Students

Please visit our how to apply page for further details.

The Master of Cybersecurity is open for enrolment and SATAC process offers on a weekly basis. Early July is the closing date for mid-year admission to be guaranteed equal consideration.  You can still apply after this date, but your application may not be considered equally.

The degree also has a Study Period 2 intake.  The closing date for this round is mid-February.

Once you have been accepted into the program, if you need assistance with enrolling please contact Campus Central 1300 301 703 or visit the campus during enrolment (before the start of the relevant study period) and receive some help from one of our U-Buddies.

While some of the courses are available for external study, it is not possible to complete the entire program online at this time.

Yes. Usually a full-time load is 36 units. To achieve a full-time load in the Master of Cybersecurity, like many other postgraduate degrees at UniSA, you will need to successfully complete four, 4.5 unit courses per semester. If you decide to reduce your course load, and it is less than 75% of a full-time load, you will be deemed to be a part-time student. 

It is your responsibility to manage your enrolment and be aware of all critical dates.

You should not confuse the census date with the academic withdrawal date (the date set per study period as the final day that a student can withdraw from a course without incurring academic penalty - i.e. a recorded fail grade), as these dates are different.

See the Academic Year Calendar for census date, withdraw without fail (W) and withdraw fail (WF) dates.

Withdrawing on or before the census date

If you drop your course on or before the census date, you will not be charged for that course for that study period.  If you have requested a HECS-HELP, FEE-HELP or SA-HELP loan you will not incur a debt. Also, any upfront payments of your student contribution and tuition fees you have made may be refunded to you. 

Withdrawing after the census date

If you withdraw from a course after the census date you will be charged for the course.  This means you will forfeit any upfront payment of your student contribution/tuition, or if you are eligible for a HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, you will incur a HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP debt. Any charge for Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF) will also not be refunded. International students will be required to pay the tuition fees.

Students who withdraw from a course after the census date may apply for an amendment to enrolment and fees in special circumstances if they can demonstrate that special circumstances have impacted upon their ability to study. The special circumstances must be supported by documentary evidence.

Yes, this program is designed to produce graduates with specialist cybersecurity knowledge, skills and competencies. Developing cybersecurity expertise not only benefits from, but requires, a strong information technology background either gained through formal education and/or work experience. Please refer to the formal entry requirements for further details.

Students studying internally will have many opportunities to work alongside fellow students during scheduled course components such as workshops, seminars and practicals and will have opportunities to meet with teaching staff on campus.

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Contact the Program Director

For further information, make an appointment with the Program Director, Dr Ben Martini.


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