The Master of Technology Governance is a transdisciplinary training experience that accommodates interests in various technology sectors and emphasises a stimulating curriculum of master classes with distinguished practitioners, global networks and multiple career pathways in Australia and overseas.
The Master of Technology Governance is designed for working professionals and recent graduates seeking to advance their careers in data governance, digital transformation and technological change. It provides skills that are transferable to legislative and regulatory affairs, policy design and analysis, industry, civil society and advocacy. Relevant employers include Commonwealth and State Digital Transformation Departments; Federal and State-level policy units, including Better Regulation units; Compliance and Enforcement offices; and organisations supporting cybersecurity and privacy, data protection and governance, digital economic activities and health and consumer safety.
Relevant employers include (but are not limited to):
- Commonwealth and State Digital Transformation Departments;
- Federal and State-level regulatory units, including Better Regulation units;
- Compliance and Enforcement offices;
- Organisations supporting cybersecurity and privacy, data protection and governance, digital economic activities and health and consumer safety.
The learning experience
The program comprises 72 units: 36 units of compulsory courses covering theory, research skills and applied master classes, and a maximum of 36 units of electives.
Core courses provide students with a foundational understanding of the concepts, processes, institutions and practice of regulating and governing technology.
Applied master classes provide case-studies, simulations and clinics which focus on topics such as climate, crime, environment, the economy, health, Indigenous Australia, justice, safety, technology and urban design.
All the courses are interactive and analyse how regulation is created, including by whom and for what purpose, with an emphasis on how to better anticipate new governance challenges and to deliver fair and equitable social outcomes.
The Australian National University (ANU) offers a wide range of scholarships to students to Assist with the cost of their studies
Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are. Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.
Whether you are looking for financial support to start your studies at ANU or help to move away from home for the first time, we have scholarship opportunities for you and your situation.
Graduate Certificate of Technology Governance
For those unable to commit to the full 1.5 year (full-time) program, the Graduate Certificate of Technology Governance (CTEGO) is a pathway option for this degree. This 24-unit (12 months, part-time) certificate provides an introduction to the immersive Master's experience, as well as an option for an early exit.
The CTEGO is designed for students seeking to start or advance their careers in data governance, digital transformation and technological change. It provides skills that are transferable to legislative and regulatory affairs, policy design and analysis, industry, civil society and advocacy.
The program equips students with tools to engage with complexity, uncertainty, and innovation and address real-world problems across various technology and industrial sectors. Students learn to combine evidence-informed insights on regulatory systems with cutting-edge research to tackle pressing and upcoming issues in technology governance across domains and at the national, international, or local levels. By integrating different disciplines and perspectives, graduates are uniquely positioned to assess and respond to current and upcoming issues in technology governance and be resilient to new challenges as they arise.
Our teaching team includes an unparalleled group of researchers and governance practitioners with specialist knowledge on technology, climate, security, health, labour, and urban design.