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Field of Study

Cryptography

Graduate Diploma in Cyber Security

Work in cutting-edge areas such as quantum algorithms and quantum computing.

Driven and taught by some of the brightest researchers in the industry, you’ll apply theory to real-world systems, as well as undertake internships or research projects with leading Australian companies and government agencies.

You'll learn how to:

  • Conceptualise, design, and build secure IT systems
  • Expertly review and evaluate cyber security information

Highlights

1 in Queensland for computer science and information systems

QS World University Rankings 2020

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Cryptographic systems engineer
  • Intelligence officer
  • Malware researcher
  • Cryptographer
  • Signals intelligence officer
  • Malware analyst
  • Financial systems engineer
  • Payment systems engineer
  • Applied cryptographer

Early-career salary

Systems Engineer

$61K–$79K

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Mid-career salary

Senior Systems Engineer (Computer Networking)

$65K–$139K

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How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Laboratory work
  • Seminars

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Linear & Abstract Algebra & Number Theory
  • Discrete Mathematics II
  • Calculus & Linear Algebra I
  • Applied Probability & Statistics
  • Coding and Cryptography
  • Applied Cryptography
  • Quantum Algorithms & Quantum Computing

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Read program rules (PDF)

In Semester 1, 2021, we'll be teaching courses on campus and online. Delivery modes vary for each course and may change in future semesters.

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