University of South Australia (UniSA)

Master of Engineering (Cyber Engineering and Telecommunications) (LMEL)

University of South Australia (UniSA)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00121B

The only master’s degree of its type in Australia, this program will prepare you to perform design, cybersecurity, research and development, and analytics roles with government agencies, defence contractors or IoT companies. It may also lead to a career in research, with a PhD in space, telecommunications, software, systems or satellite engineering, or the engineering of secure emerging technologies.In your first year you’ll study specialist courses covering topics such as big data concepts, systems engineering, critical infrastructure and control system security, cryptography and data protection, and digital communications.In second year you’ll take further specialist cyber engineering and telecommunications courses including telecommunications and device security, statistical programming for data science, information theory and coding and mobile communications and wireless access.Also key to this degree is the development and application of research methods and skills. These will be invaluable when you begin work on your minor thesis.Our UniSA STEM Professional Practice Program allows you to apply the skills and knowledge you've acquired throughout your degree in real-world settings.


FIRST YEARFirst Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)Research Data AnalysisCIVE 50154.5Big Data ConceptsINFS 40204.5Security PrinciplesINFS 51154.5Fundamentals of Telecommunication SystemsEEET 51524.5Rule(s): 3ORElective4.5Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5, and 6)Digital CommunicationsEEET 30284.5Principles of Systems EngineeringENGG 50314.5Cryptography and Data ProtectionCOMP 50744.5Critical Infrastructure and Control System SecurityCOMP 50624.5SECOND YEARFirst Semester (Study Period 1, 2, and 3)Engineering Masters Industrial ExperienceENGG 50300Rule(s): 1,2Telecommunication NetworksEEET 51474.5Telecommunications and Device SecurityCOMP 50754.5Statistical Programming for Data ScienceCOMP 50704.5Masters Research Theory and PracticeENGG 50204.5Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5, and 6)Modern Communication SystemsEEET 40364.5Mobile Communications and Wireless AccessEEET 51024.5ORInformation Theory and CodingEEET 51014.5Masters Research ProjectCIVE 50929

Standard entry requirements

Applicants would normally have completed a Bachelor degree in electrical engineering or other relevant discipline.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Mawson Lakes International: $82,400 Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 2 years

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