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Master of Intelligence with the degree of Master of Cyber Security


Faculty of Arts
Master of Intelligence with the degree of Master of Cyber Security (MIntellMCyberSec)
Admission Requirement:
• Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent in a relevant field, or Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent with two years full-time equivalent relevant work experience
• GPA of (4.00 out of 7.00) or overseas equivalent
Required Supporting Documents:
• CV, Academic Transcripts
• Reference letter from employee (if applicable)
• Statement of motivation
English Language Proficiency:
Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent
Study Mode:
Full-time, Part-time
Attendance Mode:
Internal, External
Candidature Length:
Full-time: 2.5 years
North Ryde — Session 1 (25 February 2019)
North Ryde — Session 2 (29 July 2019)
External — Session 1 (25 February 2019)
External — Session 2 (29 July 2019)
Volume of Learning:
Equivalent to 2.5 years
General requirements:
Minimum number of credit points 80
Minimum number of credit points at 800 level or above 80
Completion of other specific minimum requirements as set out below

In order to graduate students must ensure that they have satisfied all of the general requirements of the award.

Specific minimum requirements:

Credit points

800 level

Critical Thought and Research Design (4)
History of Intelligence (4)
The Intelligence Community in Australia (4)
Intelligence: Theory and Practice (4)
Simulation and Leadership in Intelligence (4)
4cp from
Contemporary Business Issues (4)
Information Technology Project (4)
Simulation in Cyber Security (4)
8cp from
Emerging Issues in Financial and Cyber Crime (4)
Fraud Examination, Investigative Techniques (4)
Security Technologies and Forensic Analysis (4)
Cyber Crime (4)
Applied Cyber Security (4)
Human Factors and New Technology (4)
Industrial and Organisational Psychology (4)
24cp from
Information Systems in Business (4)
Fraud Examination, Investigative Techniques (4)
Blockchain for Competitive Advantage (4)
Business Internship (4)
Professional Development in Business and Economics (4)
Web Data Technologies (4)
Enterprise Application Integration (4)
Information Systems Project and Risk Management (4)
Enterprise Management (4)
Strategic Project Management (4)
Security Management (4)
Data Mining and Business Intelligence (4)
Machine Learning (4)
Big Data Technologies (4)
Industry Based Internship 2 (8)
Terrorism (4)
International Policing and Counter Terrorism (4)
Geopolitics and Geostrategy (4)
Transnational Security (4)
The Crimes of the Powerful (4)
Advanced Criminology Theory (4)
Recognition for Prior Learning on admission (8cp)*
1 specialisation
*Students are assessed on admission for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL). If eligible RPL will be granted as a block of 8cp.
AQF Level Level 9 Masters by Coursework Degree
CRICOS Code 097435D
Overview and Aims of the Program This degree aims to provide students with in-depth knowledge about the theory and practice of intelligence and cyber security; the evolution of Australia’s counter intelligence and cyber security community; and the emerging domestic, regional and international challenges for intelligence and cyber security. It will also equip students with a practical skill set to analyse intelligence and cyber security challenges, based on real world examples. The core units, provided through the Department of Security Studies and Criminology, focus on synthesising the latest developments in intelligence and cyber security theory and practices. Electives allow students to focus on other aspects of security, including counter terrorism, security and strategic studies, and criminology.
Graduate Capabilities

The Graduate Capabilities Framework articulates the fundamentals that underpin all of Macquarie’s academic programs. It expresses these as follows:

Cognitive capabilities
(K) discipline specific knowledge and skills
(T) critical, analytical and integrative thinking
(P) problem solving and research capability
(I) creative and innovative

Interpersonal or social capabilities
(C) effective communication
(E) engaged and ethical local and global citizens
(A) socially and environmentally active and responsible

Personal capabilities
(J) capable of professional and personal judgement and initiative
(L) commitment to continuous learning

Recognition of Prior Learning

Macquarie University may recognise prior formal, informal and non-formal learning for the purpose of granting credit towards, or admission into, a program. The recognition of these forms of learning is enabled by the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Policy (see and its associated Procedures and Guidelines. The RPL pages contain information on how to apply, links to registers, and the approval processes for recognising prior learning for entry or credit.

Information can be found at:

Support for Learning

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Further information can be found at

Campus Wellbeing contact details:
Phone: +61 2 9850 7497

Program Standards and Quality

The program is subject to an ongoing comprehensive process of quality review in accordance with a pre-determined schedule that complies with the Higher Education Standards Framework. The review is overseen by Macquarie University's peak academic governance body, the Academic Senate and takes into account feedback received from students, staff and external stakeholders.

Graduate Destinations and Employability Graduates will be equipped to work in a range of government, non-government and private employment, including:

Department of Defence
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Law Enforcement and Police
Australian Border Force
International/Regional organisations
Think tanks and policy advising
Cyber security-related business and industry, or Cyber security department of national and transnational corporations/organisations
International Non-Government Organisations
Banks and other financial institutions
Telecommunication companies
Network Architect
Solutions Architect
Security Specialist
Network consultant
Network security consultant
Criminal justice administration
Cyber security
Assessment Regulations

This program is subject to Macquarie University regulations, including but not limited to those specified in the Assessment Policy, Academic Honesty Policy, the Final Examination Policy and relevant University Rules. For all approved University policies, procedures, guidelines and schedules visit

Accreditation This is an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) accredited qualification.

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Inherent requirements for Macquarie University programs fall under the following categories:

Physical: The physical inherent requirement is to have the physical capabilities to safely and effectively perform the activities necessary to undertake the learning activities and achieve the learning outcomes of an award.

Cognition: The inherent requirement for cognition is possessing the intellectual, conceptual, integrative and quantitative capabilities to undertake the learning activities and achieve the learning outcomes of an award.

Communication: The inherent requirement for communication is the capacity to communicate information, thoughts and ideas through a variety of mediums and with a range of audiences.

Behavioural: The behavioural inherent requirement is the capacity to sustain appropriate behaviour over the duration of units of study to engage in activities necessary to undertake the learning activities and achieve the learning outcomes of an award.

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2019 Unit Information

When offered:
S1 Day
Permission of Executive Dean of Faculty
HSC Chinese, CHN113, CHN148