The ANU Master of Applied Cybernetics is our flagship education program. It is the first of its kind and the only master’s program in applied cybernetics in the world.

Through this program we are establishing cybernetics as an important tool for navigating major societal transformations, through capability building, policy development and safe, sustainable and responsible approaches to new systems.

Our goal is to build a new generation of practitioners who will shape a future that we want through and with technology. ​

2024 Applications are now closed!#

At a glance  
Length 1 Year for Master of Applied Cybernetics or
1.5 years for Master of Applied Cybernetics (Advanced)
Full-time on ANU Campus from Feb–Nov 2024.
Fees (indicative) Domestic: $37,710
International: $50,760
Application time 05 June–25 August, 12pm
Early September, 2023 Applicants contacted
11-15 September, 2023 Applicant interviews
Early October, 2023 Offers made
Late October, 2023 Acceptance of offers by applicants
Contact us | +61 2 6125 8121

Application Pack and FAQ Document Scholarship

Our graduated Master’s students have gone on to senior leadership roles in digital, data and AI in Federal and State governments, non-profits and industry, as well as on to PhDs at the ANU and other leading global universities.

​Entry to the program is by competitive application only, and the number of students is strictly limited to under 20.

Scholarships are available to remove barriers to entry and encourage diversity through recognition of individual background, education, and industry experience.

We welcome applications from candidates who come from diverse backgrounds and disciplines, including those who have pursued non-traditional academic pathways but have met the professional experience levels of assumed knowledge.


Please read the Application Pack and FAQ Document

If you have further concerns or queries, please contact us at
Read more about the program on the ANU programs and courses website.

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