Course details

CRICOS course code: 096351E

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

La Trobe's Bachelor of Cybersecurity offers you the opportunity to step into the rapidly evolving digital world of cybersecurity.

You'll build a highly specialised technical skillset as you learn about the history of hacking, build your coding expertise, and access industry-based projects and mentoring opportunities with major corporations.

You'll also have the opportunity to complement your industry-focused learning with a choice of advanced electives in IT, business, law, policy and strategic communication.

You'll learn:

Cybersecurity fundamentals

Learn the basic principles and best practices of cybersecurity. Understand how it mitigates cyber vulnerabilities and protects confidential information.

Ethical hacking and defence

Gain evaluation techniques to assess the security of network configuration and apply these skills to defend against network-based threats.

Programming and cyber algorithms

Explore the widely used Python programming language and learn how algorithms are used to solve cybersecurity challenges.

Network engineering

Study the architecture of computer networks and the internet, and examine protocols and services used in the defence of online information.

Cyber governance and risk management

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

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 7 - Bachelor Degree.

Career outcomes

After graduation, you could work across a range of industries, including technology, communications, education, finance, government, defence, healthcare, and energy and resources.

Possible roles include: Ethical hacker, Cryptographer/cryptanalyst, Security architect, Cybersecurity policy adviser, Software developer.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Cybersecurity is provisionally accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). Graduates of the Bachelor of Cybersecurity may apply for membership with the ACS. Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

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

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
36,200 Per Year 14 Nov 2022
27 Feb 2023
3 years
Full time
La Trobe University
Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus
Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive
Melbourne Victoria 3086
Australia
36,200 Per Year 14 Nov 2022
27 Feb 2023
3 years
Self study / online (with attendance)
La Trobe University
Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus
Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive
Melbourne Victoria 3086
Australia

Entry criteria

Equivalent to an Australian Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate.

English language requirements

IELTS Academic: Overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0

TOEFL iBT: Overall 64 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing

PTE Academic: Overall score of 50 with no communicative skill score less than 50

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

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

Address

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