Bachelor of Cybersecurity/Bachelor of Criminology

La Trobe University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 100861

Level of study: Undergraduate


Behind every cybercrime is a human story. With technology and social networks rapidly evolving, we need highly trained cybersecurity professionals who can understand the roots of crime, stay ahead of crime trends and create innovative solutions to keep our communities safe.

Build a career at the forefront of technological advances with La Trobe's Bachelor of Cybersecurity/Bachelor of Criminology. You'll gain the knowledge and skills to combat the constantly evolving threat of cybercrime in our increasingly digital world.

In this highly complementary double degree, you'll investigate crime as a societal phenomenon and learn how to manage and protect online information and networks.

Learn from experts in world-class facilities, including our Cyber Security Research Hub – one of the largest cybersecurity research hubs in Victoria.

You'll learn: Cybersecurity fundamentals, Criminology and criminal law, Programming and cyber algorithms, Cyber law and policy, Forensic science and the law, Australian and international justice systems.

Career outcomes

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

Possible roles include:

Ethical hacker

Get inside the mind of a hacker. Expose weaknesses in systems and infrastructure, and suggest ways to strengthen them.

Crime analyst

Analyse trends in criminal behaviour and develop intelligence-led responses.

Security architect

Create computer and network security systems to protect against cybercriminals.

Cybersecurity policy adviser

Understand businesses' cybersecurity needs and implement tailored cybersecurity policies.

Intelligence officer

Plan, develop and manage intelligence operations in Australia and overseas.

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
36,600 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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