Master of Applied Cyber Security

Develop technical and business strategic skills to manage cyber security implementation.
On-line Learning
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
On-line Learning
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
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2 years
(240 credit points = 2.0 EFTSL)
Entry requirements

This program will provide you with the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of relevant topics and technology pertaining to threats detection, risk analytics, data security, incident response, privacy protection, security audit and compliance, using innovative technologies from leading vendors like Amazon Web Services (AWS) and IBM.
Core and elective subjects will allow you to develop the knowledge and skills to analyse, inspect and prevent cyber risks by adopting new practices and policies, in various sectors including e-commerce, banking, digital health, education, food and agriculture. Capstone projects in privacy, security, trust, analytics and/or data management, incorporate elements of management and leadership to further develop your understanding of technical and business principles. 

Subjects within this program are associated with the AWS cloud online virtual software platform, preparing you for AWS Certification.

The program aligns with International Cybersecurity Data Mining Competition and aligns with current industry trends through an advisory board of Australian industry leaders.

This program is also available as a graduate certificate and graduate diploma study option.

  • Cyber security analyst
  • Cyber security solution consultant
  • Cyber security inspection officer
  • Cyber security awareness manager
  • Cyber security program manager
  • Cyber risk management specialist
  • Risk assessor and analyst
  • Fraud investigator
  • Communication analyst
  • Incident response manager
  • Quality and security analyst
  • Security consultant
  • Security project manager

Sample structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen course. Please contact Federation University for further information on available options.

Please note this is a sample structure only and is not to be used for enrolment purposes. To enrol, please refer to the information provided to you by Federation University for your individual program structure or view our enrolment information page.

To view current subject information and cost, click on the individual subject name below, or click here to view current subject information and cost for ALL subjects.

Year 1

Semester 1

ITECH1102, 15 credit points
ITECH1400, 15 credit points
ITECH7624, 15 credit points

Semester 2

ITECH3100, 15 credit points
ITECH5500, 15 credit points
ITECH7401, 15 credit points

Year 2

Semester 1

ITECH3215, 15 credit points
ITECH7607, 15 credit points
ITECH7615, 15 credit points
ITECH7620, 15 credit points

Semester 2

ITECH7415, 60 credit points

Entry requirements (year 12)


Entry requirements (non year 12)

The entry requirement is successful completion of a degree that is the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree, not necessarily in an IT-related discipline. The applicant's entire academic record and industry job experience can be taken into consideration when assessing eligibility for the course.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: CQ9

CRICOS code: 102480H

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

$7,950 estimated annual tuition fee - commencing 2021

Annual tuition fees are per 120 credit points which represents 1 EFTSL or a standard full-time study load for a year.

The estimated annual fees are indicative only. The tuition fees you pay will vary depending on the subjects you choose to study as each subject has its own credit point value and cost. The total cost will vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load and the time it takes to complete your course.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth Supported Place student, you may be eligible to defer payment of your student contribution through the HECS-HELP loan scheme. Please visit our HECS-HELP webpage for further information.

Other fees

You may need to pay some other fees such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Can your studies count towards a degree with us? Use our online Credit Search to get the details on completing your studies sooner.

To help you get the most from your online learning experience, it's important that you own or have frequent access to a fast and reliable computer that's ideally not more than two years old.

You will also need frequent access to a reliable high-speed internet connection. You should expect to use approximately 5GB of data each month, per course, just for study use.

For further information, visit the Minimum IT requirements for studying online webpage.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

School department

School of Engineering, IT and Physical Sciences

Course coordinator

Shaoning Pang