CL98 - Master of Cyber Analytics (Advanced)


Course Overview

This course will provide you, an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) professional, the opportunity to gain specialist knowledge to address a key problem in industry: how to use the wealth of data in current IT systems (i.e. data analytics) to prevent, identify and respond to attacks on critical infrastructure and business operations (i.e. cyber security). Graduates will be prepared for roles in cyber security teams: developing information management strategies, appraising new technologies for vulnerabilities, and proposing deterrents using data analytics. 

Career Information

On completing a Master of Cyber Analytics (Advanced), you can choose a career in a wide variety of roles including:

  • Cyber security analyst
  • Cyber policy and strategy planner
  • Data scientist/engineer
  • ICT security specialist
  • Information systems security manager
  • R&D specialist
  • Security architect
  • Threat analyst
  • Vulnerability assessment analyst
  • Communications security manager

Course Details
Duration 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 72
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in postgraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).
Expected Hours of Study One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
Course Type Postgraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) MCybAn(Adv)
AQF Level Level 9: Masters Degree (Coursework)

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
Not Applicable
Where and when can I start?

Domestic Availability

Hyperflexible Annual Term - 2021


Overseas Availabilities

Hyperflexible Annual Term - 2021

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Entry Scores
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Entry Requirements

To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must have completed an Australian Computer Society (ACS) accredited Bachelor level (or higher) qualification, and demonstrate a minimum of two years' work experience within the Information Technology industry.

Experience can be demonstrated in the form of a letter of employment, presented on a company lettterhead and signed and dated by a delegated authority. Please ensure the letter contains your position title, a brief position description and your length of service.

English Language Proficiency Requirements

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.

Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:

  • a secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent),
  • an Australian Computer Society (ACS) accredited Bachelor level (or higher) qualification with a minimum overall GPA 4.0 completed within the last 5 years.

If you do not satisfy any of the above you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve one of the following scores as below.

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall and minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Required an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
  • Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components; or
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) - Score of 180 or above; or
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English - Score of 200 or above; or
  • Combined Universities Language Test (CULT) - 70% with no individual component score of less than 15.

English test results remain valid for no more than two years between the final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

Each student will be assessed individually.

Security Requirements


Health Requirements


Assumed Knowledge

This is a self-paced study course for students with 1200 hours duration. This is a hyper-flexible course that is available 24/7 and 365 days a year to support study. 

Fees and Charges
Higher Education
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards CM04 - Graduate Certificate in Cyber Analytics (Advanced) CM02 - Graduate Diploma of Cyber Analytics (Advanced)
Professional Accreditation

After there are graduates, accreditation will be sought from Australian Computer Society and potentially Institute of Analytics Professional Australia (APA).

Learned Society Accreditation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Predicted Enrolments

Year Number of Students
First Year 150
Second year 175
Third Year 200
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Analyse cyber security trends and communicate risk to multiple levels in an organisational context
  • 2. Identify and use appropriate analytic tools, data sets and frameworks to assess, communicate and manage business value in context of cyber analytics
  • 3. Apply cyber security mechanisms and data analytics to analyse ICT infrastructure, and adapt organisational reaction for information security purposes
  • 4. Develop self-awareness of socio-political issues, ethics, and law as applicable to cyber analytics practice
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a body of knowledge that includes the understanding of recent developments in a discipline and/or area of professional practice
2. KNOWLEDGE Have an understanding of research principles and methods applicable to a field of work and/or learning
3. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on theory and professional practice or scholarship
4. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply established theories to different bodies of knowledge or practice
5. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at an abstract level
6. SKILLS Have communication and technical research skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences
7. SKILLS Have technical and communication skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse and theorise about developments that contribute to professional practice or scholarship
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to use creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to use high level personal autonomy and accountability
10 APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to plan and execute a substantial research-based project, capstone experience and/or piece of scholarship.
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
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