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

2025 Applications open in June#

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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 2025.
Indicative Fees*
*Fee for 1 Year full-time course. Pro rata per annum for 1.5 years (advanced) course. Commonwealth supported places available.
Domestic: $37,710
International: $53,370
Application time 03 June–23 August, 12pm
Information sessions
25 June, 5-6pm
06 August, 5-6pm
Applicants contacted Early September, 2024
Applicant interviews 09-13 September, 2024
Offers made Early October, 2024
Acceptance of offers by applicants Late October, 2024
Contact us | +61 2 6125 8121

*Fee information

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.

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.​

At a minimum, all applicants must meet:#


Scholarships are available to remove barriers to entry and encourage diversity through recognition of individual background, education, and industry experience. Recipients will be notified upon successful admission by the ANU into the Master of Applied Cybernetics. Please note, scholarship recipients may only receive one of the scholarships attached to the Master of Applied Cybernetics.

Full details about scholarships and eligibility criteria are listed on the ANU Scholarships page and on the links below.

All applicants will be automatically considered for a School of Cybernetics scholarship to help with the cost of their studies.


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