Why Study with ECU Accelerated Online?

1 July, 2018

Master of Cyber Security

What you will study

The course has 12 units of study made up as follows:

  • Seven core units
  • Three specialisation units
  • One capstone project (equivalent to three units) focussed on your area of interest.

You can hone your expertise in your area of interest with one of two specialisations:

Master of Cyber Security (Analyst) - further advancing your technical cyber security skills

Master of Cyber Security (Governance) - broadening your knowledge of cyber policy, governance, ethics and law.

You also have the option of studying the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma of Cyber Security.


Core units
  • Cyber Security
  • Networking Technologies
  • Network Security
  • Ethical Hacking and Defence
  • Digital Forensics
  • Information Warfare
  • Capstone Cyber Project (worth three units)

Student Support

Not only will you be supported by the academic staff, with feedback and answers to your academic-related questions, but you will also receive dedicated one-on-one support for all non-academic queries from your Student Success Advisor. They are available via phone or email and provide motivation and guidance to support you to achieve your study goals.

Master of Cyber Security (Analyst) specialisation units
  • Scripting Languages
  • Data Analysis and Visualisation
  • Project Management


Assessments vary from unit to unit. Please check with your Course Coordinator or Student Success Advisor about each unit assessment requirements. Assessments may include case studies, reviews, reports, portfolios, applied projects and presentations. We do not hold exams for 100% online programs.

Master of Cyber Security (Governance) specialisation units
  • Cyberspace Law, Policy and Governance
  • Cyber Security Ethics and Principles
  • Project Management

Entry criteria

Course admission requirements

To gain entry to the Master of Cyber Security, you require a Bachelor degree in any discipline and to satisfy English competency standards.  Alternatively, if you don’t have a Bachelors degree, but can demonstrate a minimum of five years’ relevant professional experience, this may be considered for entry to the Masters degree or for entry to the Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security via our nested qualification pathway.

Entry via nested qualification

Generally, if you successfully complete a Graduate Certificate you can progress to the Graduate Diploma, and from there, to the Masters by coursework degree.