Course Information

Master of Cyber Security

Effective from 01-JAN-2019 : Code L33

This Masters by Coursework degree is designed to meet the demand for cyber security professionals within government, law enforcement and industry. The course engages with, and provides a pathway for, information technology professionals seeking to commence or further progress their careers in the cyber security domain. It is also relevant to those seeking to enter the IT profession who have no previous experience in the cyber discipline. Graduates of the program will be qualified to work as cyber security professionals including roles as designers, architects, analysts or security system engineers.


This course information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

Work Experience Option

Students have the opportunity to seek a semester long Work Integrated Learning placement with an industry partner relevant to the cyber discipline.

Duty of care

Students, the WIL host organisation and the school's WIL Coordinator must complete a WIL documentation pack (which includes all required OSH and Risk Assessment documents) before the placement can commence.

Attendance requirements

Students are required to complete a placement which is equivalent to one semester of full-time study. Whilst attendance is negotiated with the WIL host organisation, typically students will be expected to attend 5 days a week for 12-13 weeks.


Students are required to have successfully completed all pre-requisite units. Students must also have a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 65 per cent or higher across their course, or have a WAM of 70 per cent or higher for the semester preceding their application. Successful applicants for the work placement must enroll in and complete the requirements for the unit CSI6223 Work Experience Project (in place of CSI6224).

Application process

Students are required to apply in writing to the Work Integrated Learning Coordinator (the student's Course Coordinator can advise who is the responsible staff member) upon successful completion of 120 credit points of study. Students should seek the advice of their Course Coordinator and the WIL Coordinator as to the appropriateness of pursuing the work placement option within their course structure, and also as to their eligibility to be considered.

Enrolment process

Students require written permission from the Work Integrated Learning coordinator to enroll in CSI6223. Students are also advised not to enroll in any additional units whilst undertaking their Work Integrated Learning placement.

Implications of failing

Failure to successfully complete CSI6223 Work Experience Project will necessitate completing CSI6224 in the following semester.

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply advanced technical strategies to investigate and synthesise complex concepts within authentic ICT tasks and assessments.
  2. Apply communication skills to demonstrate innovative methods, solutions and contributions in addressing cyber security focused issues.
  3. Reflect critically on a complex body of cyber security focused knowledge, research principles and methods to demonstrate mastery of professional practice.
  4. Use high level self-management skills to initiate, plan and execute a complex cyber security research paper or professional project.

Professional Recognition

This course has been Accredited by: Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Admission requirements

Admission requirement (Band 6)

  • Bachelor degree; or
  • Equivalent prior learning including at least five years relevant professional experience.

English Language requirement (Band 4)

English competency requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • IELTS Overall band minimum score of 6.5 (no individual band less than 6.0);
  • Bachelor degree from a country specified on the English Proficiency Bands page;
  • Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at postgraduate level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
  • Where accepted, equivalent prior learning, including at least five years relevant professional experience; or
  • Other tests, courses or programs defined on the English Proficiency Bands page.

Course Duration

  • Full Time: 2 Years
  • Part Time: 4 Years

Course Delivery

Joondalup Mount Lawley South West (Bunbury) Online
Full Time, Part Time

Course Co-ordinator

Dr Patryk Sebastian SZEWCZYK

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CSI6199Cyber Security20
CSI6201Networking Technologies20
CSI6202Network Security20
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CSI6203Scripting Languages20
CSI6204Ethical Hacking and Defence20
CSI6205Digital Forensics20
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MAT6206Data Analysis and Visualisation20
CSI6219Principles of Project Management20
CSI6206Information Warfare20
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit TitleCredit Points
Students enrolled in the Work Integrated Learning program complete the following unit
CSI6223Work Experience Project60
Students NOT enrolled in the Work Integrated Learning program complete the following unit
CSI6224Applied Project60

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.