We bring together students from technology, business, mathematics, social science and law to offer an integrated learning experience, unique to UQ.
This is a new degree for a new kind of professional, aligned to the National Institute of Standards and Technology's internationally-recognised Cyber Security Education framework, taught by leading academics and industry professionals, with a truly inter-disciplinary approach to the field.
You will develop an understanding of the global cyber security landscape, informed by industry and government experts, to find better ways to defend, adapt and lead for a resilient, more productive digital world. Wherever you're positioned in your career, you'll look at the field from a different angle, ask bigger questions, and find new and exciting ways to meet the security challenges of the future.
An inter-disciplinary approach
It's estimated that Australia will need an additional 18,000 cyber security professionals by 2026, so in partnership with industry experts, UQ has developed the first program to genuinely address the interdisciplinary nature of this field, while meeting the need for deep technical specialisation in core areas.
Research or industry based capstone
Research and industry capstone allows students to tackle a significant topic in their discipline of choice, improving their workforce readiness. With flexibility to undertake a research activity within the university or a research-based project as part of an optional work placement, diverse post-program career pathways are opened as industry or research-based professionals.
Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Depending on which field you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to: