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The Master of Cyber Security Operations is a postgraduate award offered by the School of Engineering and Information Technology. It is designed for postgraduate scholars and professional managers with appropriate undergraduate qualifications in management or a related discipline and/or extensive relevant professional experience who wish to gain a more detailed understanding of the managerial and technical skills and expertise relevant to planning, operation and acquisition of the cyber security function.

This coursework masters degree is designed to meet the demand for executives and managers who oversee the cyber security function in government, industry, law enforcement and Defence. It provides principles gathered from information systems, cyber security, risk, management and governance for managers seeking to enhance their career in cyber security operations.



Study Level


Typical duration

1 Years

Delivery Mode


Intake Period

Semester 1, Semester 2

Academic Calendar

UNSW Canberra Calendar

Minimum Units of Credit


Award type

Masters (Coursework)


Master of Cyber Security Operations - MCyberSecOps

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Program Structure

Students must complete 48 UOC as a standalone program.

1. Core courses - 24 UOC
2. Prescribed elective courses - 24 UOC

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Entry Requirements
Progression Requirements

Recognition of Achievement

Award with Excellence

Additional Information

PLuS Alliance

This program is part of the PLuS Alliance, a new international university partnership between UNSW, Arizona State University (ASU) and King's College London (KCL).

Students enrolled in this program will be able to complete the elective identified above, online from Arizona State University. Further information will be added to the School of Engineering and Information Technology website.

Program Fees

At UNSW fees are generally charged at course level and therefore dependent upon individual enrolment and other factors such as student's residency status. For generic information on fees and additional expenses of UNSW programs, click on one of the following:

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