Study Information Security at Carnegie Mellon University. Ranked No. 1 for cybersecurity.

Break into a lucrative IT career with a world-renowned educational institution leading at the forefront of cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, machine learning and data analytics. With Australia falling behind the cybersecurity arms race, seize the opportunity to be part of this new elite generation of IT leaders.

Cyberthreat is real. And why it matters

Most of the general public including IT professionals are unaware of how vulnerable our nation's critical infrastructure is - the electric grid, payment networks and water systems among many others. It is open to cyberattacks or "computer hacks". According to Cisco, approximately $17 billion is lost from the Australian economy each year due to cybercrime. Each year outweights the previous year in these number of attacks and will continue to be the the status quo.

Why Study at Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University is uniquely positioned to prepare the next generation of cybersecurity leaders. Ranked #1 in cybersecurity by Universities.com. The MSIT-ITM (Information Security Concentration) focuses on the need to adapt to the changing intruder landscape and to gain deeper understanding of risk management, information security, and data privacy.

While constantly ranking amongst the top 50 universities worldwide, Carnegie Mellon University attracts award-winning talent and is consistently recognised for its unique interdisciplinary environment. 

CMU attracts some of the best and brightest students worldwide, which is why we offer competitive scholarships that aids admirable students in reaching their degree dreams. Highly recognised as a trailblazer in the world of technology, business intelligence, and robotics, CMU’s current and past faculty members and alumni are making waves in art, science, and technology.

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"I enjoy having training from experienced professional security professors.  The classes I have attended were of high quality." - Omar Arguello Gonzalez, CMU-A Information Security graduate student
"The training you will receive in this program will help you find positions within the private and public sectors. You will transform and bring efficiency to these organisations." - Professor Riaz Esmailzadeh, CMU-A faculty

Professor Riaz Esmailzadeh, Management of Information Technology

What you will learn

The Master of Science in Information Technology (Information Security Concentration) is ranked among the world’s elite information technology and management programs*. You’ll discover Carnegie Mellon’s interdisciplinary and coherent area of study are designed to give you the skills that will set you above and beyond in the workplace. Some of the courses include:


  • E-Business Technology and Management
  • Information Security Policy and Governance
  • Information Security Risk Management
  • Internet of Things
  • Network and Internet Security
  • Privacy in the Digital Age
  • Software and Security
  • Telecommunications Management

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be well positioned to take on roles such as:


  • Security Director or Security Engineer
  • Data Security or Information Security Manager
  • IT Security or Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Network Security or Infrastructure Security Consultant
  • IT or Cybersecurity Auditor
  • Information Systems Security Manager
  • Enterprise Security Officer
  • Cybersecurity Intelligence Analyst


Scholarship opportunities

At Carnegie Mellon University in Australia, we strive to make a graduate education accessible to talented Australian students through numerous scholarship opportunities.

International Students

  • Academic Merit Scholarship
    •  Up to 40% Tuition fee waiver

Australian Students

  1. Academic Merit Scholarship
    • Up to AUD $10,000
  2. Downer-Rann Scholarship
    • 60% Tuition fee waiver

The Honourable Alexander Downer on Carnegie Mellon Scholarships

This highly competitive landscape will never stand still. And neither should you. Book now for an information session to get started. We will then contact you where you will have the opportunity to ask questions and help you decide if this program is for you. 

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