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About this major

Cybersecurity is a fast-growing area with significant national importance. It is also an area where there is a global shortage of highly skilled graduates. The Cybersecurity major will equip you with theoretical and technical knowledge and skillsets to become leaders in various cybersecurity job roles. Also, the major offers an opportunity for you to become politically and socially minded leaders in the cybersecurity space. Leveraging the University of Sydney's research strengths and leadership in cybersecurity, you will learn about state-of-the-art attack and defence techniques, assess networked systems' security, and apply cybersecurity strategies at the organizational level.

In the major's capstone project, you will have the opportunity to apply the skills you acquired during the units to solve a real-world security problem.

Graduate opportunities

Cybersecurity Analyst

Cybersecurity Architect

Cybersecurity Engineer

Cybersecurity Consultant

Career pathways
Courses that offer this major

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