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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.

What does it take to protect systems, data, organisations and people against a wide variety of current and future cyber-attacks? How do we assess software and systems for vulnerabilities, and how do we plan for an organisation's response to a cyber attack? These and other cutting edge topics such as the application of AI to cyber security are all part of the Cyber Defence field of study.

You'll learn how to:

  • identify, analyse, prevent and respond to cyber threats and incidents, and
  • translate technical risks and threats into impactful advice to enhance organisational cyber security.


1 in Queensland for computer science and information systems

QS World University Rankings 2024

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
  • Security systems administrator
  • Cyber security analyst
  • Information security architect
  • Information security specialist

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

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