Cyber Security and Software Engineering

Computers and software run many aspects of our daily lives.

Our discipline explores the frontiers of two of the hottest topics in computer science: improving and automating the security, privacy and trust of systems and software across various industries, and engineering methods for building secure-by-design software.

With a very strong focus on quality, our cutting-edge research has directly contributed to many aspects of critical infrastructure and emerging technologies, policies, influenced policies, and are regularly published in the top ranked journals and conferences around the world.

Our leading research also informs the curricula of our courses offered across UQ, including the Bachelor of Computer Science (Cyber Security), Bachelor of Software Engineering, Bachelor of Information Technology, Master of Cyber Security, and the 4-year Bachelor of Computer Science + Master of Cyber Security degrees.

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Research themes

Software and application security
System and network security
Data information privacy
Applied cryptography

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