Bachelor of Computer Science/Master of Cyber Security
The University of Queensland - St Lucia

Course outline

Combining a Bachelor of Computer Science and a Master of Cyber Security in a dual program offers students a unique opportunity for extended study into a field within computer science that significantly impacts today’s world: cyber security. You’ll graduate with a combination of high-level technical skills and a global perspective on cyber security and information security fundamentals – skills that are in high demand from some of the world’s biggest technology corporations. With the Bachelor of Computer Science you’ll combine theory with hands-on experience and gain a deeper understanding of all aspects of computer technology. Then, with the Master of Cyber Security, you will develop an understanding of the global cyber security landscape, informed by industry and government experts, to find better ways to defend, adapt and lead for a resilient, more productive digital world. For more information, visit
Bachelor of Computer Science/Master of Cyber Security at UQ.


Specialist Mathematics is recommended for this program. Students without Specialist Mathematics or equivalent may be required to undertake preparatory courses which may not enable the program to be completed in the minimum time frame without overloading or undertaking summer study.


One major in B Computer Science: Cyber Security, Data Science, Machine Learning, Programming Languages, Scientific Computing
One field of study in M Cyber Security: Cyber Defence, Cryptography

Fee notes

All places in the bachelor degree are commonwealth supported, and the master degree has a mix of CSP and full fee places. Students progressing to the master’s year will be allocated a CSP place based on merit. Students who do not receive a CSP place may study on a full fee basis.

Other requirements

Students must pass all courses in order to progress into the Master of Cyber Security component of this dual degree.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for UQ and for this course, refer to UQ’s website.


English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); Mathematical Methods (Units 3 and 4, C)

Recommended study
Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 and 4, C).
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Higher education study

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Career opportunities

Policy adviser, cyber insurance advise and provider, IT auditor, high tech crime unit police officer, digital forensics specialist, cyber security analyst, cyber criminologist.


Australian Computer Society

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Offer rounds
CSP/$7330 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Masters degree by coursework
Study Area
Information technology
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

4 years Full time or 8 years Part time