Course details

CRICOS course code: 104801B

Level of study: Postgraduate


Hacking, cybercrime and defence strategies; welcome to the world of cybersecurity. Now and in the years to come, cybersecurity experts will be in high demand.

La Trobe's Master of Cybersecurity prepares you for a successful career in this fast-growing field, whether you have an IT background or not.

The degree has been carefully designed by industry leaders to first give you a strong foundation in cybersecurity, then invite you to specialise in either computer science, business operations or artificial intelligence.

Build fundamental skills in system design, implementation, testing and documentation. Develop technical expertise in pen testing, blockchain and cyber forensics, and get hands-on experience applying your knowledge in our state-of-the-art Internet of Things (IoT) and wireless labs. You'll also get to hone your networking skills in our CISCO networking and security labs.

Cybersecurity is about so much more than just technology. This degree explores the psychology of hacking and cybercrime, the legal and ethical frameworks you'll be working within, and approaches to governance and risk management.

Begin building your career while you study. Industry-based learning opportunities embedded throughout this degree give you the change to not only build practical experience, but also start developing your professional network. You'll work on a real industry project alongside our industry partners, undertake a professional placement, or, if you're working towards a research career, complete a thesis on emerging topics in cybersecurity.

Early exit points mean that every part of your degree contributes to your future career. Exit after six months with a Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Fundamentals, or after one year with a Graduate Diploma in Cybersecurity.

You'll learn:

Cybersecurity fundamentals

Explore the aims, methods and outcomes of cybersecurity practice.

Ethical hacking and defence

Learn techniques for evaluating the security of network configurations and defending against network-based threats.

Artificial intelligence and machine learning

Learn artificial intelligence-based cyber resilience and attack detection as well as deep learning-based cyber analytics.

Cyber governance and risk management

Learn the frameworks for cybersecurity governance based on an understanding of business strategy and risk appetite.

Secure programming

Learn a procedural language. Identify and analyse common coding practices that can avoid security vulnerabilities.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9 - Masters Degree.

Career Outcomes

Combining cybersecurity with artificial intelligence, business operations or computer science puts you at the front line of defence against cybercrime. Graduate ready for your career as a:

  • Security architect
  • Cyber intelligence analyst
  • Compliance assurance manager
  • Cybersecurity consultant
  • Cybersecurity polity adviser
  • Cyber risk manager

Accreditation, registration and/or membership details for this course may be found on the La Trobe University website.

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  • Computer Science
  • Business Operations
  • Artificial Intelligence
Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
37,000 Per Year 14 Nov 2022
27 Feb 2023
2 years
Full time
La Trobe University
Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus
Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive
Melbourne Victoria 3086

Entry criteria

Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0

TOEFL Internet based (iBT): overall score of 79 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

C1 Advanced: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

C2 Proficiency: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.


La Trobe University
Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus
Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive
Melbourne Victoria 3086
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