Applications closed on 9 September.#

The Master of Applied Cybernetics offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be a part of a new generation of practitioners with the skills and knowledge we need to help ensure new technological systems are safe, sustainable and responsible.

The master’s program will be a year-long full-time immersive experience on campus at the Australian National University from February 2023 to November 2023.

We welcome applications from candidates who do not have undergraduate degrees or have pursued non-traditional academic pathways but have met the professional experience levels of assumed knowledge. Entry to the program is by competitive application only, and the number of students is strictly limited to under 20.

All of the details you need are in this Application Pack and FAQ Document.

Equity of access to our education programs is important and front of mind at the School of Cybernetics. We believe diversity and inclusivity are a MUST if we are to build the future we want to see. Scholarship opportunities are outlined in the application pack. More information on the Florence Violet Mackenzie scholarships can be found here and details of the Bill Hickson & Engineers Australia scholarship here.

Please submit your application before 12pm AEST on Friday 9th September.

Application Process#

  1. Download and read the Application Pack and FAQ Document.

  2. Prepare your CV/Résumé, Cover Letter (maximum of 2 pages) and Portfolio to accompany your application. More detailed requirements can be found in the Application Pack and FAQ Document.

    When completed, name each file using the following naming convention:

    • Surname_Firstname_Resume
    • Surname_Firstname_CoverLetter
    • Surname_Firstname_Portfolio
  3. Complete and submit the Application Form here.

    We will contact you via email within 2 business days to confirm receipt of your application.

  4. Upload your CV/Résumé, Cover Letter and Portfolio here.

    Password: Cybernetics2023!

    Max submission size is 5GB per applicant. If you expect your total file size to be larger than this, email us for alternative submission instructions. Please also contact us if your submission requires non-standard software to be viewed.


Please read the Application Pack and FAQ Document.

If you have further concerns or queries, please contact us at

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