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Careers in Cyber Security and Forensics

Fast-track your cyber security career

Learn from the experts

Graduate with cyber certifications

Learn how to use cyber forensics to fight crimes from the people who made a career from it. Our lecturers have powerful experiences to share with you from high-stakes roles like those at the FBI and the U.S. Department of Defense. You graduate from the Masters in Cyber Security and Forensics program with key skills in digital and network forensics, programming, cyber laws, cryptocurrency, and research, as well as the industry certifications that prove you have value as a cyber security expert.

What makes us unique?

As part of the program, you’ll graduate with the globally recognised industry certifications employers want beyond your degree and peers from other universities will spend time and thousands of dollars earning. These credentials place you well ahead of your peers, offering third-party proof that you’re ready to take on challenging roles.

  • Microsoft (Security, Compliance, Identity Fundamentals)
  • ITS Python

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Take on leadership roles in cyber security and forensics

Cyber security manager1 AU $140,300

Cyber security engineer2 AU $131,250

Forensic computer analyst3 AU $82,424

Information security manager4 AU $144,527

Can you keep up with the blisteringly fast pace of cyber?

The increase of cyber-attacks, loss of privacy, money and sensitive data have businesses and governments on edge as they work to solve the challenges attacks cause and prevent them in the first place. You’ll learn from the best in UniSC’s Master of Cyber Security and Forensics program to graduate with insider knowledge of digital and network forensics, programming, cyber laws, cryptocurrency, research and more.

Additionally, you’ll gain direct experience and earn third-party certifications that prove to future employers you’re ready to jump in and lead.

Program outcomes

What you’ll learn

To make sure our graduates are ready for the real-world challenges of cyber security and forensics, UniSC has partnered with the Sunshine Coast Technology Industry Alliance and has an advisory panel made up of leading IT companies such as Cisco, Dell, Oracle, Next DC and the Sunshine Coast Council.

You’ll graduate from this program able to:

  • Microsoft (Security, Compliance, Identity Fundamentals)
  • ITS Python

Career support

Résumé and interview assistance

Workshops, articles and one-on-one assistance are all available to help you develop and check your cover letter, résumé and other job application documents and perfect your interviewing skills.

Career counselling and guidance

Get help choosing a career path, setting goals and deciding on an academic or professional change. Sign up for a mentor to gain industry insights, work toward goals and expand your professional network.

Online resources and templates

UniSC’s Student Hub gives you a quick way to access and book appointments, workshops and events, access career resources and support, and be supported in your education and well-being.


Attend workshops virtually or in person that help you develop employability skills, job search boot camps, how to network and much, much more.