Bachelor of Cybersecurity/Bachelor of Commerce

La Trobe University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 100860

Level of study: Undergraduate


In an increasingly interconnected world, businesses are searching for qualified cybersecurity professionals who can protect the confidential data and reputations of domestic and multinational organisations. And with a job growth rate that’s more than three times the national average*, there’s never been a better time to join this in-demand field.

Learn how to shield businesses from cybercrime and malicious online threats with La Trobe's Bachelor of Cybersecurity and Bachelor of Commerce.

Build your career in cybersecurity, business analysis and strategic communications, while you benefit from industry-based projects and mentoring opportunities with major corporations.

Strengthen your double degree with a choice of commerce majors, including accounting, economics, finance, management or marketing.

You'll learn from globally recognised teaching staff in world-class facilities. Our Cyber Security Research Hub was developed in collaboration with Optus Business and is proudly one of the largest cybersecurity research hubs in Victoria.

You'll learn:

Cybersecurity fundamentals

Learn the basic principles and best practices of cybersecurity.

Financial management

Grow your financial literacy as you learn the fundamentals of effective financial management.

Strategic and crisis communications

Develop your confidence in handling communications during a crisis, such as cybercrime or online terrorism.

Programming and cyber algorithms

Become an expert in Python and learn how algorithms are used to solve cybersecurity challenges.

Business analysis and innovation

Learn to analyse business problems and develop innovative solutions.

Business analysis and innovation

Learn the frameworks for cybersecurity governance and risk mitigation.

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

Bypass system and network infrastructure to safely expose weaknesses that could be exploited by a malicious hacker.

Security architect

Plan, implement and supervise computer and network security systems to protect against cybercriminals.

Business analyst

Help organisations identify their strengths and weaknesses.
Develop data-driven solutions and ensure operational excellence.

Cybersecurity policy adviser

Understand and articulate business needs to develop and implement tailored cybersecurity policies.

Project manager

Take charge of projects across a range of industries.
Connect teams and stakeholders to deliver results on time and on budget.

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
38,200 Per Year 27 Feb 2023 4 years
Full time
La Trobe University
Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus
Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive
Melbourne Victoria 3086

Entry criteria

Equivalent to an Australian Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate.

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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