We are training new practitioners who will guide us towards safe, sustainable and responsible futures through and with technology.
As people invent, commercialise and operationalise new technologies, new practitioners emerge to manage them. Just as the invention of programmable computers led to the professionalisation of software engineers, building and implementing large-scale, data-driven systems that can sense and act within the world will lead to a new type of practitioner. How else can we navigate this data-driven, digital world, and make it into a place that reflects all our humanity, and ensures that we are responsible custodians of the environment?
Education programs at the ANU School of Cybernetics are building capability in safe, sustainable and responsible practices to design, deploy, decommission and regulate systems. Our programs extend existing core strengths in computer science and engineering, by drawing on design ethnography, critical studies of science and technology, philosophy, history, business strategy, and a whole lot more.
We offer a Master of Applied Cybernetics, a PhD program, and microlearnings for organisations.
Our flagship program, creating a new generation of practitioners with the skills and knowledge we need to help ensure future technology systems are safe, sustainable and responsible.
PhD candidates are drawn from our pool of Masters graduates and work closely with the School of Cybernetics to generate novel research in applied cybernetics.
Encounters with cybernetics to help individuals and organisations navigate major societal transformations as emerging technologies go to scale.
The School of Cybernetics is located in the College of Engineering, Computing and Cybernetics at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. Send us an email or give us a call on +61 2 6125 8121.
Latest education news#
Welcome the 2023 Master of Applied Cybernetics cohort
6 Mar 2023
Our 16 students come from diverse and impressive backgrounds such as software engineering, arts and design, philosophy, archaeology, finance, gender studies, and more.
The ethics of automated classification: a case study using a dignity lens
1 Jun 2022
This blog was originally published on Lorenn Ruster’s website.
Master of Applied Cybernetics Virtual Demo Day - 2021 Cohort
17 Nov 2021
The third cohort in our Masters program