Master of Networking - Major in Cyber Security

About the course

As businesses increase their digital surface across multiple devices, the attack space for hackers increases. An increase in investment into cloud and mobile technologies only adds to the problem. In this digital age, companies require many more teams of cyber security specialists who can prevent, detect and mitigate cyber attacks to keep their digital assets safe.

Major in Cyber Security with a Master of Networking from MIT, and join the ranks of IT professionals who are securing our digital assets. The new Cyber Security major has been developed specifically in answer to the market need, and will equip you to respond to the call to action. Graduate with skills in cyber security and analytics, digital forensics and advanced network design to meet the challenge.

A global shortage of cyber security specialists requires a globally recognised qualification. The Master of Networking from MIT is accredited at the professional level by the Australian Computer Society meaning graduates can take their degree almost anywhere in the world.

Work-Integrated Learning: To ensure you can use your skills as soon as you graduate, you will be required to undertake an industry project as part of your course.


Level Higher Degree Course (Masters)
Approval Status This course is approved by TEQSA under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9



CRICOS Course Code 062229K (VIC)
072672G (NSW)
Duration 2 Years (4 Trimesters) Full-Time or Equivalent Part-Time (Domestic Students only)
Intake March, July, November
Campus Melbourne (City)
Sydney (City)
Study mode On Campus

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this course will:

  • Understand recent developments in the discipline
  • Possess Knowledge of research principles and practice
  • Possess Skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information
  • Demonstrate Skills to generate and evaluate complex concepts
  • Evaluate key network technologies with communication skills to justify theoretical propositions and conclusions
  • Be able to apply network technologies with technical skills to design, evaluate and implement
  • Mastery of theoretical knowledge and critical reflection on their practice
  • Exercise critical thinking and problem-solving ability with technical research skills
  • Possess skills to Design and implement complex networks
  • Undertake Professional work at a high level
  • Mastery in Planning and execution of projects in the discipline
  • Possess skills to adopt and adapt knowledge to new situations

Course Details

Each unit consists of 20 credit points. A full time study load is 60 credit points per trimester. MNet comprises of ten core units and two electives that may make up a specialisation such as Network Security or Systems Analysis (see below). MN404 and MN405 are available for students who need to supplement their undergraduate degree program. Students who have gaps in their undergraduate program will need to undertake these units to ensure they meet prerequisite requirements for core units.


Some remarks:

  • The program is available each intake but note that some units of study are subject to quotas and minimum enrolment requirements.
  • Not all units of study are available every Trimester, and changes in program structure occur from time to time.

Program structures and units are subject to change through the process of regular course revision. There is no guarantee that every unit will be offered in any particular trimester.


*Additional Fee

It is mandatory for awarding of the Master of Networking degree that the student undertake the final year project units: MN691 Research Methods and Project Design, and MN692 Capstone Project. If a third party is required to find a project for the student, the student will incur a fee. The industry based project is designed to provide students with real world experience, working for an industry client on a project focussed within their discipline of study.



ACS Core Body of Knowledge Mapping

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Career Opportunities

Graduates of the MNet - Major in Cyber Security may find employment in leadership roles in network management system administration and ICT services delivery and management within a wide range of public and private enterprises. Typical roles (some with additional work experience) including:

  • Cyber Security Engineer
  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Cyber Security Architect
  • Enterprise Cyber Security Manager
  • Technical Project Manager
  • Cyber Security Specialist


Professional accreditation and memberships

The Master of Networking is accredited by the Australian Computer Society in the Professional Level.

The Master of Networking is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) -


Entry Requirement

For the cognate stream: An Australian bachelor degree or equivalent in Information Technology or a related discipline such as computer science, software engineering, computer engineering or networking.

For the non-cognate stream: An Australian bachelor degree or equivalent in any other discipline.

International Students - English Language Requirement

English language Proficiency testsResults Required
IELTS (Academic)Overall score 6.0 (no band less than 5.5) or equivalent


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