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Field of Study


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.


1 in Queensland for computer science and information systems

QS World University Rankings 2022

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


Mid-career salary

Senior Systems Engineer (Computer Networking)


How you'll learn

In 2022, we'll be teaching on campus, with online options (for most programs and plans) for students who can't attend in person. See the list of programs and plans you can't commence online.

Course delivery modes may change in future semesters.

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
  • Abstract Algebra and Number Theory

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