School of
Information Technology and Electrical Engineering


Our researchers and experts have a strong track record of partnering with the INTERPOL, APNIC, and Pacific Island nations’ CERTS and governments in enhancing cyber incident response capability, cyber crime prevention, and best practice use of technology to support economic growth and sustainable development in the Indo-Pacific region.

  • We have conducted workshops on cyber leadership, threat hunting and incident response for a large spectrum of professionals.
  • UQ Cyber Security researchers and professional staff have a strong track record providing table-top cyber security exercises, mission simulations and engineering cyber ranges and IoT cyber security scenarios for regional ministerial meetings, educational and outreach purposes.
  • UQ Cyber Security’s AusCERT also provides services to members not just from all Australia sectors, but also members from the government, banking and educational sectors across Papua New Guinea, New Zealand and Vanuatu.


Undergraduate Program

With the the Australian cyber security market predicted to triple in size by 2026, the demand for cyber security graduates will continue to grow exponentially. 

Students can undertake a dedicated cyber security major within the Bachelor of Computer Science where they will learn the fundamental processes and practices required to protect computing systems from attack, damage or unauthorised access.  This program focuses on secure programming techniques and ethical hacking to safeguard individuals, business and governments against cybercrime.

Master of Cyber Security

Commencing in Semester 2, 2020, UQ is offering a multi-disciplinary Master of Cyber Security designed to empower a new generation of cyber security leaders.

The program is aligned to the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s internationally-recognised Cyber Security Education (NICE) framework, taught by leading academics and industry professionals, with a truly inter-disciplinary approach to the field. It brings together students from technology, business, mathematics, law and social science to offer an integrated learning experience.

You will develop an understanding of the global cyber security landscape, informed by industry and government experts, to find better ways to defend, adapt and lead for a resilient, more productive digital world. Wherever you’re positioned in your career, you’ll look at the field from a different angle, ask bigger questions, and find new and exciting ways to meet the security challenges of the future.

Master of Cyber Security Flyer 2019

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The program has been designed with a universal foundation group of courses taken by all students in the first semester. Here you will gain a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of cyber security and a global perspective of the Cyber Security sector. You’ll understand how different disciplines interact and have opportunities to collaborate with future colleagues from these diverse areas before specialising in one of four fields of study:

  1. Cyber Defence - focuses on the technical side of cyber security
  2. Leadership - focuses on strategic cyber security management
  3. Cyber Criminology - focuses on the motivations, methodologies and response to cyber crime
  4. Cryptography - focuses on the design, implementation and research in cryptography

The program may be studied full time or part time. Depending on your background and chosen field of study it may be completed in 2 years (32 units) full time or 1.5 years (24 units) full time or part time equivalent.

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