Cyber criminals are becoming increasingly sophisticated. This is hitting businesses where it hurts. It also drives more demand for cyber security professionals who can protect
Cyber career readyStand out as a cyber security expert, with advanced technical skills and comprehensive knowledge of best practice approaches to cyber security designed to fit current and future industry needs.
PioneersWe have been the pioneers in this field of teaching, with over 15 years' experience offering cyber courses, from undergraduate to postgraduate and postdoctoral. We’re also a lead partner of the Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre (CRC), along with the WA State Government and 23 other industry, research and government partners.
Centre of excellenceECU has one of the best cyber security research and education teams in Australia. The ECU Master of Cyber Security is the only online Master of Cyber Security in Australia delivered by an Academic Centre of Cyber Security Excellence as recognised by the Federal Government.
Industry connectedOur academics have strong industry connections and regularly consult with private and public institutions including Bankwest, Commonwealth Bank, WA Police and DFAT. Two of the team are also members of Interpol’s Cyber Crime Experts Group.
Accelerated 100% onlineGraduate sooner to take advantage of this in-demand cyber security field. Delivered 100% online, you could complete the Master of Cyber Security in as little as two years whilst continuing to work full-time, meaning you can take advantage of the growing employment opportunities sooner.
Academic Centre of Cyber Security Excellence
- Cyber Security research leader
- Government-recognised Excellence Center
- Top-tier expertise
Strong industry connections
Our academics have strong industry ties, consulting with Bank West, Commonwealth Bank, WA Police, DFAT, and two are Interpol Cyber Crime Experts.
Students will use a wide variety of software across the units in the Master of Cyber Security, this software is regularly reviewed in response to industry demands. Example software includes Wireshark, Packet Tracer, Autopsy, FTK, SELKS and the use of specialised operating systems including Kali Linux and Metasploitable. We make extensive use of Microsoft Azure Labs to deliver a common software environment to all students regardless of their own computing resources.
You are not required to have any specific IT knowledge to gain entry to our Master of Cyber Security. However, you are expected to have computer literacy and be able to download, install and setup software. In addition, familiarity with IT and experience in programming and mathematics can be beneficial, but is not essential.
You are not required to have any specific coding or programming skills to gain entry to the Master of Cyber Security, however they are helpful. Knowledge of SQL, Bash and Python is beneficial.
No, our Master of Cyber Security does not include an internship. However, you will have the opportunity to apply your new skills by initiating, planning and executing your own investigation project.
According to the government’s Job Outlook, ICT Security Specialists earn an median of $100K per year. Of course, this varies depending on the position and more senior roles can attract a higher salary.
You can find more information about Cyber Security jobs and salaries on our blog.
Studying a postgraduate degree will not automatically grant you a pay rise. However, a Master of Cyber Security can empower you to move into a specialised role or be a good candidate for a promotion or pay rise.