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Master (Cybersecurity)

 2 years
 full time
 on campus

$ 22,775 

1st Year

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Program Description

  • The Master of Cyber Security at Monash University is a 2-year program.
  • The students can choose any one of the entry pathways:
    • Duration: 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time (96 points to complete)
    • Duration: 1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time (72 points to complete)
  • As a network and security professional, students specialized skills will always be in high demand, as well as highly rewarded.
  • The MNS expands student knowledge of how to design, deploy, and maintain networks and application services, by combining theory with practice. students explore issues faced both by users and application providers and devise possible solutions.
  • The MNS caters to students from a variety of backgrounds by including preparatory IT units. However, if the student already has a degree in IT or engineering, the student may accelerate students to study with an exemption from these preparatory units, or perhaps choose to take further networks and security electives.
  • The Female to Male ratio in this program is 57: 43.
  • 39% of the students in this program are international students which makes this program more diverse.
  • The Student to Faculty ratio in this program is 1:33 which helps faculty to collaborate with students.
  • The Jobs available for this program graduates are:
    • Security architect.
    • Penetration tester (or ethical hacker)
    • Cryptography.
    • Incident responder.
    • Vulnerability assessor.., etc
  • The average salary of graduates is $110,745 AUD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration2 years
Fees$ 45,550 for 2 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Semester1 (Deadline - Oct 15)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS
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Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

Entry-level 1(2 years full-time, 4 years part-time):

  • An Australian undergraduate degree not necessarily in IT, with at least a 60% average, or qualification deemed by the faculty to be a satisfactory equivalent.
  • Applicants will be ranked and selected based on their entire academic record during admission.

Entry-level 2(1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time):

  • An Australian undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline including computing, computer science, software engineering, computer systems, electrical, electronic or communication engineering with at least a 60% average, or qualification deemed by the faculty to be a satisfactory equivalent.

Language Requirments:

  • The students whose official language is not English are required to submit the TOEFL or IELTS exam scores.

Language Requirments Exemption:

  • If the student is from an English-speaking background, or
  • if the student has completed their final four years of secondary schooling at an institution that teaches entirely in English.
  • An equivalent result in an equivalent English subject in an English medium senior secondary qualification.

Required Document List

The Documents required are:

  • Higher Secondary School Certificate - The certificate provided by the education board after completion of the Higher secondary education.
  • Statement of marks - The marks statement provided by the education board.
  • Financial Documentation - The Proof that shows the financial background of the student.
  • Letter of Recommendation - This shows who recommended the student to pursue the degree.
  • Statement of Purpose - This is an essay or any written statement written by the student while applying.
  • Resume/CV - This provides a summary of your experience and skills.

Application Deadline

Oct 15

Jan 31

Scores Required

58 / 120

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Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2
Tuition fees$22775$22775

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Hosing$ 8,160
Food$ 14,592
Transportation$ 1,689


QS World University 2020

Ranked #51/ 600

Computer Science and Engineering [ International ]

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Monash International Merit Scholarship $6,561 Yes 15 Mar, 2020
Monash International Leadership Scholarship Variable Yes N/A
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Destination Australia Scholarship $11,070 Yes 07 Jul, 2021
Australia Awards Scholarship Variable Yes N/A
Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship $20,000 Yes N/A
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
Australian Government Research Training Program Variable Yes N/A
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
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VISA & Work Study


  • The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) is responsible for issuing visas for entry to Australia.
  • Students who are planning to study a registered course are required to obtain a student visa.
  • With this visa the student can :
    • Participate in an eligible course of study in Australia
    • Travel in and out of Australia
    • Work up to 40 hours every 2-week period once the course starts
  • This is a temporary visa to study for up to 5 years. The type of course and its length will determine the length of stay.
  • Primary school children enrolled in years 1-4 can only be granted a student visa for a maximum of 2 years. 
  • If the student visa will expire before the graduation the student might be eligible for a Visitor visa (subclass 600). The student will need a letter from the education provider with the date of the graduation.
  • The visa costs from AUD620 for the main applicant, unless they are exempt.
  • The visa application can take longer to process if the student :
    • Do not fill it incorrectly.
    • Do not include all the documents that need more information.
    • It takes time to verify the information.
  • The Eligibility to apply for a visa is:
    • Age – less than 20 years old when you begin Year 12.
    • Evidence of enrolment
    • The student must have taken the English language test in the 2 years before the student applies to for a student visa.
    • English language evidence exemptions:

    • The student is a citizen and holds a passport from the UK, USA, Canada, NZ or Republic of Ireland 
    • The student is an applicant who is a Foreign Affairs or, Defence sponsored student or a Secondary Exchange student (AASES)
    • 2 years before applying for the student visa, you completed, in Australia and in the English language, either the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or a substantial component of a course leading to a qualification from the Australian Qualifications Framework at the Certificate IV or higher level, while you held a student visa.

Work Study

  • Casual or part-time work is a great way to support the student while studying.
  • It's also a way to gain real-world work experience that looks great on the resume.
  • Employers look favorably on students who can balance study and work commitments because it shows good time-management skills and a willingness to work. 
  • As a guide, the student should avoid working more than 15 hours per week during the semester if the student is a full-time student, otherwise, it might affect the studies.
  • Typical student jobs include retail, hospitality and customer service roles. These provide good opportunities to develop important employability skills.
  • All the students in this university will have access to career gateway which is an online job searching within the university premises
  • If a student has a student visa then they can work for a maximum of 40 hours per week.

Career and Placement after Course

  • The Jobs available for this program graduates are:
    • Security architect.
    • Penetration tester (or ethical hacker)
    • Cryptography.
    • Chief Infosec Officer.
    • Security engineer.
    • Security auditor (or forensic expert)
    • Incident responder.
    • Vulnerability assessor.., etc
  • The average salary of graduates is $110,745 AUD.

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