Bachelor of Counter Terrorism Security and Intelligence

Edith Cowan University ECU

This program brings together the key aspects of national and international security with an emphasis on contemporary security issues. By studying the core elements of terrorism, security and intelligence in the foundation year, students are able to undertake specialised study in how to counter the terrorist threat, apply intelligence gathering techniques, think critically, analyse and understand criminal motivation. Students will learn to utilise suitable technology to secure assets, protect critical and national infrastructure and employ security management techniques to achieve desired security outcomes.

Entry Requirements:

University admission requirements apply


24 units; 360 credit points.

Subjects you can Study:

Cyber security; Criminology; Politics and international relations

Study Pathways:

Bachelor of Science (Security) Honours

Further information:

Careers: Security Analyst, Security Manager, Intelligence Analyst, Counter Terrorism Consultant, Security Consultant, Security and Risk Manager, Intelligence Officer, Strategic Risk Analyst, Security Profiler, Intelligence Profiler

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00279B

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Joondalup 70 Yes Online
Joondalup 70 Yes Full time 3 years
Joondalup 70 Yes Part time 6 years

ECU courses

Edith Cowan University is an innovative university that prides itself on being relevant to the real world. The university offers the right balance of academic study and practical work as part of its programs. With more than 320 different courses, including a diverse range of majors, minors and electives, you’ll have no problem finding just the right course for you. We offer a range of unique courses , including aviation, international hotel and resort management, maritime engineering and motorsports, as well as performing arts through the famous Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

ECU prides itself on being relevant to the real world and our degrees have a large practical component. This may take the form of practicum/work placements or industry-based assignments, offering you the opportunity to work in real-world laboratories or teaching facilities, or engage in discussion of real-life case studies.

Campus and locations

Joondalup campus

Our Joondalup campus is set within beautiful surrounds and its spacious grounds provide a great place for students to study and relax in. ECU Joondalup has world-class facilities for teaching and research, and offers courses in business, biomedical science, engineering, health sciences, law, natural sciences, nursing, sports science, psychology, social science and teacher education. An extensive range of facilities, services and support are available, including a modern library with 24-hour access to the e-Lab, a medical centre, a gym, cafés and a tavern.

Mount Lawley campus

Located in the trendy suburb of Mount Lawley and close to Perth CBD, you can’t help but be inspired by the artistic vibe at our Mount Lawley campus. Courses are offered in arts, business, communications, computing and security, creative industries and teacher education. Campus life is always buzzing, with cafés, a sport and fitness centre and a new Student Village. Our Mount Lawley campus is home to the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), giving you the perfect opportunity to enjoy the hundreds of performances and events that they host each year.

South West campus (Bunbury)

Located two hours south of Perth, our South West campus in Bunbury is the largest university campus in regional Western Australia, offering small, personalised class sizes and on-campus accommodation. Courses are offered in arts, business, nursing, science, social work and teacher education.

Why 'Reach Your Potential' at ECU

  • We were awarded five-star ratings for ‘Teaching Quality’ and ‘Overall Satisfaction’ in The Good Universities Guide 2014.
  • With more than 320 courses, including a diverse range of majors, minors and electives, you’ll have no problem finding the one for you.
  • We have a variety of entry options available, including preparation courses and a portfolio pathway, which enable people from all backgrounds to enrich their lives and their communities through education.
  • Many of our courses offer direct links with industry and organisations, by providing practical work placements and real work projects.
  • We are known for our award-winning facilities and are at the forefront of providing innovative education and training solutions.
  • Part-time and online study options are available for most courses, allowing you to fit study in with your work and family life.
  • ECU’s communications and education programs have been named in the top 200 worldwide, according to a global university rankings list. In the QS World University Rankings by Subject for 2013, ECU was listed for education and training, as well as communications and media.

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