Bachelor of Criminology / Bachelor of Cyber Security

Deakin University

Deakin's Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Cyber Security is the only degree of its kind in Australia. It brings together two independent degrees in Criminology and Cyber Security into an attractive four-year combined course. The course will provide you with skills in securing data and data communications, as well as investigating, analysing and providing solutions to computer crime. The course assists you to attain the knowledge required to become a Certified Information Systems Security Professional. Combining cyber security with criminology covers a wide range of topics concerning the meaning of crime; different forms, causes and consequences of crime; and the different institutions and processes developed for preventing and controlling crime. You will be provided with broad theoretical and applied knowledge and skills in relation to policy development, policing and security, and related fields. Topic areas include crime, justice, security and surveillance. You should consider this degree if you are interested in pursuing a career in criminology or cyber security, and particularly the many areas where criminology and cyber security overlap (such as in relation to cyber-crime and cyber-security). You will have the opportunity to complete the Criminology Practicum in your final year of study, a unit that brings the professions to the classroom (including online via the 'cloud') with practitioner-driven seminars, activities bridging theory and practice, and the development of an e-portfolio that can be used for employment or career development. In line with Deakin's commitment to providing flexible study options, you can choose to study the Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Cyber Security full time or part time, at Waurn Ponds (Geelong) or via Cloud (online) mode. All subjects provide considerable online activities. You will also have the opportunity to significantly fast-track your studies using Deakin's trimester system.

Course Fee:


International: $120,800

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent: Units 3 and 4, a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL); or at least 20 in any English other than EAL

Structure:

Students undertake 16 credit points in the Faculty of Arts and Education (including a minimum 12 credit points of criminology units) and 16 credit points in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment

Subjects you can Study:

Computer and network security; Computer programming; Computing; Crime; Crime prevention; Criminal justice; Criminal justice administration; Criminology; Criminology research methods; Criminology theory; Cryptography; Database management; Database programming; Electronic systems; E-security; Ethics; Forensic computing; Information and communication technology; Information technology; Internet and world wide web; Internet technology; Justice; Legal studies; Media and crime; Mobile computing; Network management and network systems; Networking; Organised crime; Policing; Psychology; Punishment; Risk; Security; Software applications; Surveillance; Terrorism; Transnational crime; Victimology; Violence; Wireless network security

Study Pathways:

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

Recognition:

The Bachelor of Cyber Security part of this double-degree is professionally accredited with the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00113B

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Waurn Ponds 50.4 Yes Full time 4 years
Waurn Ponds 50.4 Yes Online 8 years
Burwood 50.4 Yes Online 8 years
Burwood 50.4 Yes Part time 8 years
Burwood 50.4 Yes Full time 4 years
Waurn Ponds 50.4 Yes Part time 8 years

Why study with us

Deakin is the number one university in Victoria for graduate satisfaction and among the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

With industry connections, world-class facilities and a practical approach to learning, Deakin students gain more than just a qualification – they graduate confident and ready to thrive in the jobs of tomorrow.

Facilities and services

Deakin has a reputation for cutting-edge technology, innovative facilities and flexible learning environments. There are five campuses – Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront, Warrnambool and the Cloud Campus – offering students the flexibility to study in a location that suits them.

All students, regardless of their campus or mode of study, benefit from a range of valuable services including accommodation, financial assistance, health and wellbeing, and study and learning support. 

Admission and selection

If you’re thinking about applying for a course at Deakin, you can get all the information you need through the "how to apply "pages. Discover eligibility requirements and pathways for your chosen course, learn how to write and submit a successful application, and find out if you’re eligible for scholarships or recognition of prior learning.

Study options

As a Deakin student, you can choose from full-time, part-time or intensive study options across Deakin’s bachelor, postgraduate and research degrees. You’ll also have the opportunity to study abroad, explore cross-international study, gain an internship, or work in simulated environments to tailor your learning experience and get a head start in your dream career.

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