Cybercrime is on the rise, with Australians reporting cyber security incidents every 10 minutes, and costing businesses $29 billion each year. Consequently, there's an increased demand for cyber security specialists to develop systems that offer safety and security for businesses and everyday Australians who are reliant on digital platforms. The industry is expected to almost triple in size by 2026 and requires an estimated 16,600 additional professionals in both technical and non-technical cyber security positions.
The Cyber Security program is designed for ambitious professionals who want to become technical experts or leaders and leverage lucrative career opportunities within the field of cyber. The skills you develop in this program will help you provide safe and secure online experiences, often to some of the most vulnerable online users. Select from either the Management and Leadership specialisation or Security Engineering specialisation within this program to further develop your expertise and diversify your career options.
Defence and Engineering focus
UNSW Canberra is the only national academic institution with an integrated defence focus. This program has been developed in collaboration with industry experts from UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) and built to remain contemporary and relevant in an ever-evolving sector.
UNSW Engineering is Australia's leading engineering faculty and a powerhouse of innovation. It's home to more than 800 researchers and educators, including expertise across 36 research centres and three institutes, translating research into real-world solutions with businesses, government, and community organisations.