Master of Cyber Security and Forensics

Master of Cyber Security and Forensics

Fight crimes using cyber forensics. In the 100% online Master of Cyber Security and Forensics at University of the Sunshine Coast (UniSC), you'll analyse case studies and real-world data while you gain insider knowledge from our lecturers. They have extensive knowledge to share with you from incredible roles working with the FBI and the U.S. Department of Defense.

By graduation, you'll have firm working knowledge and experience in cyber security, network security, cryptocurrency, cryptography, Blockchain, cyber laws, programming and digital and network forensics. You'll also understand how to run projects, manage data and make evidence-based decisions.

The course will teach you to understand the social environment technology operates within, you will be guided through digital investigator methods and frameworks, you will gain expertise in digital forensic examinations, receive mentoring from experts and innovators in the field, conduct your own cyber research project, learn to undertake cyber forensics on current and emerging technologies, understand ethical and legal issues associated with cybersecurity and develop decision-making tools to assess, evaluate and analyse digital data as well as advance your leadership and critical problem-solving skills

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  • Qualification:
    Master's Degree
  • Study mode:
    Online
  • Payment options:
    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    2.25 years part-time (recommended)
  • Start date:
    3 intakes per year, enquire to learn more about your study options.
  • Awarded by:
    University of the Sunshine Coast
  • Location:
    Online
  • Career Outcomes:
    Cyber Security Officer | Head of Cyber Security | Data and Cyber Security lead | Cyber Intelligence Expert | Computer Forensics Specialist | View All

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Fight crimes using cyber forensics. In the 100% online Master of Cyber Security and Forensics at University of the Sunshine Coast (UniSC), you’ll analyse case studies and real-world data while you gain insider knowledge from our lecturers. They have extensive knowledge to share with you from incredible roles working with the FBI and the U.S. Department of Defense.

By graduation, you’ll have firm working knowledge and experience in cyber security, network security, cryptocurrency, cryptography, Blockchain, cyber laws, programming and digital and network forensics. You’ll also understand how to run projects, manage data and make evidence-based decisions.

The course will teach you to understand the social environment technology operates within, you will be guided through digital investigator methods and frameworks, you will gain expertise in digital forensic examinations, receive mentoring from experts and innovators in the field, conduct your own cyber research project, learn to undertake cyber forensics on current and emerging technologies, understand ethical and legal issues associated with cybersecurity and develop decision-making tools to assess, evaluate and analyse digital data as well as advance your leadership and critical problem-solving skills

Eligibility

An undergraduate degree in any discipline OR 5 years of relevant work experience.

While completing the Master of Cyber Security and Forensics qualification from University of the Sunshine Coast (UniSC), you will study the following units:

Core Subjects (168 Units):

  • SEC601 - Introduction to Cybersecurity
  • SEC602 - Ethics in Digital Investigation and Cyber Security
  • SEC603 - Introduction to Device & Network Security
  • SEC604 - Cryptography, Blockchain and Security
  • SEC701 - Cyber Laws and the Rules of Evidence
  • SEC705 - Digital Forensics 1
  • SEC706 - Network Forensics
  • SEC707 - Digital Forensics 2: Advanced Concepts in Digital Forensics
  • ICT703 -  Programming
  • PRM701 - Project Management Principles
  • ICT701 - Managing Data
  • BUS703 - Evidenced Based Decision Making
  • SCI700 - Research/Industry Dissertation (24 Units)
  • SCI701 - Research/Industry Dissertation 2 (24 Units)

The University of the Sunshine Coast (UniSC) is young, fresh and driven by an unwavering belief that community and culture is just as important as a world-class education, given by world-class educators.

They’re not the biggest university, but are committed to doing big things. They believe in preparing now for tomorrow's challenges, and their programs support teaching grads how to thrive and lead in ever-changing marketplaces. They've produced ground-breaking research and award-winning alumni while championing sustainability and maintaining diversity.

1st in Queensland in Global Impact Rankings -Times Higher Education Impact Ratings 2022.
Top 3% globally for Climate Action -Times Higher Education Impact Ratings 2022.
26 research fields ranked at world standard or above -Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)

UniSC's 100% online programs in Information Communications Technology and Cyber Security and Forensics reflect their forward-thinking nature as they help professionals prepare for these fast-paced industries with roles that are in high demand throughout Australia and growing every day.

To ensure you're always learning up-to-the-minute content, UniSC business partners with the Sunshine Coast Technology Industry Alliance and work with an industry advisory board with the likes of IT companies such as Cisco, Dell, Oracle, Next DC, and Sunshine Coast Council.

To demonstrate your level of knowledge and ability, UniSC has embedded the prep and exams of 3rd-party industry certifications into our programs. This means you'll complete your academic program with globally-recognised industry certifications that advance your career faster and earn you more money while saving thousands in exam fees.

  • Microsoft (Security, Compliance, Identity Fundamentals)
  • ITS Python
  • ITS Databases

No experience in IT or cyber security? No Problem. UniSC welcomes all academic backgrounds to our programs. Their experienced, valued teachers will teach you what you need to know to succeed in the program you choose.

As a student, you'll learn from powerful industry leaders such as those at the FBI, the U.S. Department of Defence, and major corporations.

Class sizes are kept purposefully small, so you'll have plenty of time to build relationships with these teachers and get detailed answers to all of your questions.

Where Will It Lead Me?

On completion of this course, you will graduate with the industry recognised Master of Cyber Security and Forensics qualification from University of the Sunshine Coast (UniSC).

As part of the program, you will also gain globally recognised industry certifications including:

  • Microsoft (Security, Compliance, Identity Fundamentals)
  • ITS Python

These credentials will position you well ahead of peers from other universities, who will spend additional time and thousands of dollars earning them.

Curious about where a career in cyber security could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) available from February 2023.

You may be eligible for government loans and assistance such as FEE-HELP, plus there are even scholarships and bursaries which you can explore.

Fees are $16,228 for CSP and $41,874 for full fee paying students.

Enquire now to find out more about your payment options.

FEE-HELPYou may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $48,361 (2022-23 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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