Bachelor of Cyber Security

Deakin University

Deakin's Bachelor of Cyber Security provides a solid foundation of the cyber security literacy and technical skills required by industry for a cyber security professional to be able to investigate and combat cyber-crime and cyber terrorism. The digital world is central to the way we live, work, communicate and conduct business. Now more than ever, it's vital that the data and systems providing these services be safeguarded by ethical professionals with strong cyber security literacy and technical skills. Whether it's keeping in touch with friends on social networks, paying bills online, or using water or electricity, we depend on secure networked systems to keep our confidential information safe and rely on the assurance provided by custodians of this information to carry out activities in our day-to-day lives. Governments, military, financial institutions, hospitals and other businesses are all facing an unprecedented sophistication of cyber-attacks and there is a shortage of people with the skills and capability needed to ensure security in cyberspace. This course will teach students how to identify, diagnose, analyse and manage the challenges of Cyber security. It will cover areas such as computer crime and digital forensics, evaluating software for security vulnerabilities, designing secure databases, securing operating systems, assessing and reinforcing the security of websites, integrating security requirements into new developments, designing secure network architectures, performing risk assessments and responding to cyber security incidents. Classes use specialised software to enable practice of real world cyber-attack and response scenarios. Students will consequently get the chance to reflect on the need for cyber security in a working environment, and the various solutions that might apply. The degree focuses on technical elements and sets you up with strong skills in critical thinking and problem solving.

Course Fee:

International: $102,008

Entry Requirements:

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


24 credit points over 3 years. This course includes an internship unit which provides professional work experience with an approved host organisation. Students may have the opportunity to work on commercial/real-world products, gaining experience in entrepreneurship, and business skills around software production and publishing.

Subjects you can Study:

Application development; Cloud computing; Cyber Security; computer crime and digital forensics

Study Pathways:

An honours year is available for high-achieving students upon completion of this degree.

Further information:

Students enrolled in this course will have the opportunity to complete the following certifications, noting that these certifications are not part of your course requirements. Cyber Security Fundamentals; Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator; Certified Ethical Hacker and Certified Security Analyst. Career options include work as a security analyst, project manager, security system manager, cryptographer, consultant, security system developer or programmer, information security auditor, business continuity or cyber security engineer.


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

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Waurn Ponds 63.75 Yes Part time 6 years
Waurn Ponds 63.75 Yes Full time 3 years
Waurn Ponds 63.75 Yes Online 3 years
Burwood 62 Yes Part time 6 years
Burwood 62 Yes Online 3 years
Burwood 62 Yes Full time 3 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

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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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