University of South Australia

Cybersecurity

Interested in Cybersecurity?

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 cybersecurity programs, designed with direct industry consultation, enable 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.

Key features

  • No.1 in SA for graduate careers in I.T1
  • Join a growing industry tasked with protecting critical IT infrastructure and information.
  • Designed in close collaboration with industry, blending technical competencies with professional skills relevant to the organisational context.
  • Dedicated cybersecurity laboratories used to deliver technical components of advanced courses, providing students with the opportunity to develop hands on practical skills using real-world cybersecurity toolsets.
  • Study technical topics such as web and cloud security, network security, digital forensics, identity management and access control.

1ComparED (QILT) Graduate Outcomes Survey 2019-21, Computing and Information Systems – Full-time Employment Indicator (Postgraduate). SA public universities.

Why UniSA?

The UniSA Cybersecurity programs will provide you with the knowledge and skills you will need to become a highly sought-after cybersecurity professional.

Cybersecurity is an essential component of a modern, prosperous and safe society. Like many other nations, Australia is suffering from a cybersecurity skills shortage. These particular skills are essential in our connected, technology-enabled world1.

UniSA has partnered with Optus to establish a Cyber Security Research and Collaboration Hub at Lot Fourteen to educate Australia’s next generation of cybersecurity and data science specialists. The alliance will deliver multi-disciplinary education courses for undergraduate and postgraduate students, along with the creation of a joint research and innovation fund to develop and attract innovation to South Australia. Further information is available here

1Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, A cyber-smart-nation

UniSA offers the following Cybersecurity degrees

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Why study at UniSA?

As one of the most innovative universities in Australia and Asia, there are many reasons to study with us. Here are just three:

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Accessible, helpful and flexible

We have six campuses, a 24/7 online learning environment, and we offer flexible study options like online and evening courses.

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Graduate success

UniSA is South Australia's number one university for graduate careers.*
*ComparED (QILT) Graduate Outcomes Survey 2019-21 – Full-time Employment Indicator (Undergraduate). SA public universities.

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A five star university

Five stars for research, employability, teaching, facilities, internationalisation, inclusiveness and innovation*
*2022 QS Stars Ratings