Master of Cyber Security and Forensics - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Master of Cyber Security and Forensics

Become a specialist in cyber security and digital forensics

Technology is expanding into every aspect of people’s lives – which means cyber security is a growing priority for governments, businesses and individuals. Taught by industry experts, this specialist master’s degree develops the skills and understanding you need to work at the forefront of a dynamic global field.

Study location
  • Online
USC program code
SC705
Commence
Semester 1
Duration
2 years full time or equivalent part time
Study mode
Online
Total courses
14
Total units
192
International
Not available to international students on a Student visa.

You’ll gain an understanding of the social environment technology operates within, be guided through digital investigator methods and frameworks, gain expertise in digital forensic examinations, and receive mentoring from key experts and innovators in the field while you conduct your own cyber research project.

Taught online, this program is for current computer science or ICT professionals who want to become leaders in cyber security.

In this program you will:

  • Learn how to undertake cyber forensics on current and emerging technologies.
  • Understand the ethical and legal issues associated with cybersecurity and develop decision-making tools to assess, evaluate and analyse digital data.
  • Advance your leadership and critical problem-solving skills.
Admission requirements

To be considered for admission candidates would normally be required to possess an undergraduate degree from a recognised higher education institution with a technology-related course work component or equivalent. Please note that offshore international students enrolling in this program can only study it fully online. This program is not available to onshore international students on a Student Visa.

Careers

Digital forensic examiner, information security officer, network security analyst, network security administrator, network investigator

Program structure

Required courses (13) 180 units

SEC601 Introduction to Cybersecurity
SEC602 Ethics in Digital Investigation and Cyber Security
SEC603 Introduction to Device & Network Security
SEC604 Cryptography, Blockchain and Security
ICT701 Managing Data
ICT703 Programming
PRM701 Project Management Principles
SEC701 Cyber Laws and the Rules of Evidence
SEC705 Digital Forensics 1
SEC706 Network Forensics
SEC707 Digital Forensics 2: Advanced concepts in Digital Forensics
SCI700 Research/Industry Dissertation 1(24 units)
SCI701 Research/Industry Dissertation 2(24 units)

PLUS select 1 course (12 units) from:

HLT701 Qualitative Research: Approaches and Practice
PUB708 Quantitative Research Methods

Total units: 192
Program requirements
  • Successfully complete 192 units as outlined in the program structure.

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