Bachelor of Cyber Security

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Computer And Network Security
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Online Study






Shortest full-time duration

3 years

Lowest ATAR


Lowest Selection Rank



available campuses:

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Cyber Security is one of the most exciting and important areas of study in the discipline of Information Technology, with industry demand for graduates on the increase globally. The course provides a solid foundation of the cyber security literacy and the technical and professional skills required by industry. The course offers students unique experience in learning and practicing cyber security skills in specialised laboratories and learning spaces. Students are introduced to the fundamentals of cyber security such as programming skills using script languages and extended to a deeper learning experience of advanced topics including cyber risk assessment, computer crime and digital forensics, cyber security analytics, cyber security operations, penetration testing and ethical hacking practiced in industry. In addition, students will also learn about the regulatory and ethical contexts that cyber security relates to.
Professional accreditation

The Bachelor of Cyber Security is professionally accredited with the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Graduate career opportunities

The type of careers this qualification leads to may include Security analyst, Project manager, Security system manager, Cryptographer, Business analyst, Consultant, Security system developer, Security system programmer, Information security auditor, Law enforcement personnel and Cyber security engineer.

Work-based learning available as part of the course

Students will be involved in real-world industry projects through capstone projects and various extracurricular programs including hackathon events. An additional six to twelve months of paid, relevant industry experience may be available through the Faculty Work Integrated Learning Program. Find out more

Work-based placements available as part of the course

You will undertake an IT work placement as part of your course, where you will undertake a minimum of 100 hours in industry, providing professional work experience with an approved host organisation.

Post graduate study pathways

High performing graduates can continue on to an Honours year of study, which can be completed in two full time trimesters, or equivalent part-time study. Graduates who gain high outcomes in the Honours year can then continue on to a higher degree by research or alternatively progress to postgraduate coursework programs offered at Deakin.

Scholarships available

IGNITED Scholarship
The IGNITED Scholarship has been created to ignite women's interest in industry areas traditionally dominated by men. Each Scholarship is valued at $5000 per year over the normal duration of the course and recipients are also assigned an academic mentor. This scholarship is open to female students entering an approved undergraduate course offered by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment. Find out more at: