Cyber Security (PrDoc) - 1748
The DCybSec degree provides an opportunity to combine a doctoral thesis with the coursework component of a Master of Cyber Security (8628), or Cyber Security (Operations) (8629) or Cyber Security, Strategy and Diplomacy (8631).
The degree consists of one-third coursework (equivalent to one-year full-time study) and two-thirds research (equivalent to two-years full-time study) which may be in an area encountered by the student while undertaking coursework.
The program is intended to prepare candidates for the highest level of professional practice, in which they can contribute significantly to the development of the multi-disciplinary study of cyber security.
The degree consists of one third coursework (equivalent to two semesters full-time study) and two thirds research (equivalent to a minimum of four semesters full-time study) which may be taken in an area encountered by the student while undertaking coursework.
All coursework must be completed before the commencement of the dissertation. Assessment of the research component is as for other final higher research degrees, i.e. award / not award / re-submit.
(1) A candidate for the degree shall have been awarded an undergraduate degree from the University of New South Wales or a qualification considered equivalent from another university or tertiary institution at a level acceptable to the Committee, and shall have completed the qualifying program to an approved standard.
The UNSW qualifying programs are one of the following degrees or their equivalent:
- Master of Cyber Security (8628),
- Master of Cyber Security (Operations) (8629)
- Master of Cyber Security, Strategy and Diplomacy (8631)
The standard required is an average of 75 or better in the candidate's qualifying program. In addition, a research proposal must be submitted as soon as feasible after completion of the qualifying program. Admission to the program will be conditional on the viability of the research proposal.
(2) In exceptional cases an applicant who submits evidence of such other academic and professional qualifications as may be approved by the Committee may be permitted to enrol for the degree.
(3) If the Committee is not satisfied with the qualifications submitted by an applicant, the Committee may require the applicant to undergo such assessment or carry out such work as the Committee may prescribe before permitting enrolment.