Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
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.
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
- Computer and network security, Computer programming, Computing, Crime, Crime prevention, Criminal justice, Criminology, Criminology research methods, Criminology theory, Cryptography, Database management, Database programming, E-security, Electronic systems, Forensic computing, Information and communication technology, Information technology, Internet and World Wide Web, Internet technology, Media and crime, Mobile computing, Network management and network systems, Networking (CISCO curriculum), Organised crime, Policing, Psychology, Punishment, Risk, Security, Software applications, Surveillance, Terrorism, Transnational crime, Victimology, Violence, Wireless network security
Standard entry requirements
"Current or recent Year 12 If you are currently studying Year 12 in 2020 or completed Year 12 in 2018 or 2019 and have not attempted higher education or VET study since, your selection is based on the following: Prerequisite subjects Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 20 in English other than EAL. ATAR This course uses the ATAR as part of its selection considerations. Higher education experience If you have undertaken at least one unit of higher education after secondary schooling, your selection is based on the criteria below.* VET education experience If you have undertaken at least one unit of Vocational Education and Training (VET) study after secondary school, your selection is based on the criteria below.* Work and life experience If you finished Year 12 more than three years ago or did not finish Year 12, your selection is based on the criteria below.* * Selection criteria This course uses your entire academic record as part of its selection considerations. Senior secondary prerequisite subjects Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 20 in English other than EAL or equivalent (https://policy.deakin.edu.au/document/view-current.php?id=161&_ga=2.4330550.441989856.1607289176-2070146848.1571014102), or Certificate IV: or higher, or concurrent Bachelor study. All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please read about other ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement (https://policy.deakin.edu.au/document/view-current.php?id=161&_ga=2.4330550.441989856.1607289176-2070146848.1571014102). Personal statement Applicants who wish their work and volunteer/other experience to be considered as part of their application for entry are required to submit a personal statement with details of their work and volunteer/other experience, motivation to study and any other factors relevant to their application for the course. Learn more about the personal statement (https://www.deakin.edu.au/courses/how-to-apply/preparing-your-application/how-to-write-a-personal-statement). STAT Multiple Choice Applicants who wish to use a general aptitude test for consideration for entry must complete the STAT (Multiple Choice). Learn more about the STAT Multiple Choice test (https://stat.acer.org/au). Selection is competitive and meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee selection. Our Admission Criteria and Selection Policy (https://policy.deakin.edu.au/document/view-current.php?id=34&_ga=2.68433684.441989856.1607289176-2070146848.1571014102) outlines the principles of selection."
The Bachelor of Cyber Security part of this double-degree is professionally accredited with the Australian Computer Society (ACS).
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.
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