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Field of Study

Cyber Defence

Master of Cyber Security

Study advanced topics such as blockchain technologies, internet of things security, cloud computing and artificial intelligence.

Learn what it takes to protect systems, data, organisations and people against a variety of cyber-attacks.

A number of our courses are taught by world-renowned AusCERT experts. And as many of our staff have research connections all around the world – from Singapore, Japan and Taiwan, to NZ, Switzerland, Germany and the USA – we can set you up with opportunities to collaborate with leading minds.

You'll learn how to:

  • Conceptualise, design, and build secure IT systems.
  • Identify, analyse, and prevent cyber threats to an organisation.


1 in Queensland for computer science and information systems

QS World University Rankings 2021

Career possibilities

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

  • Cyber security consultant
  • Penetration tester
  • Cyber security analyst
  • Information security architect
  • Information security specialist
  • Security systems administrator

Graduate salary

Computing & information systems (postgraduate)


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:

  • Vulnerability Assessment & Penetration Testing
  • Artificial Intelligence for Cyber Security
  • Cyber Incident Response
  • Operating Systems

See all courses

Read program rules (PDF)

In Semester 2, 2021, we'll be teaching on campus, with online options for students who can't attend in person. Course delivery modes may change in future semesters.

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