Bachelor of Cyber Security

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

Cyber security is a growing issue for individuals and businesses alike. Technology is not only pivotal to business in the 21st century, but to living everyday life. As a result, cyber security professionals are in high demand around the world. Deakin’s Bachelor of Cyber Security equips you with the essential skills to investigate and combat cyber crime and cyber terrorism. This vital experience is required to address what’s quickly becoming the number one criminal threat to modern-day society. Gain strong practical and theoretical knowledge with an emphasis on assessing cyber security in a working environment, and the business, ethical and legal implications of risk management. You will cover areas such as computer crime and digital forensics and gain the skills to identify, diagnose and manage the challenges of cyber security. As a graduate, you’ll be well on your way to an exciting career in an in-demand, global industry.

Structure

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

  • Application development
  • Cloud computing
  • Cyber Security
  • computer crime and digital forensics Minors: Security management
  • 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: 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. ^This course uses your secondary education and subsequent academic records 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. All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. 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. Selection is competitive and meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee selection.

Recognition

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

Study pathways

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

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Melbourne Burwood International: $106,864
  • ATAR: 63.5
No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Part-time : 6 years
  • Flexible Delivery
Geelong Waurn Ponds International: $106,864
  • ATAR: 62.35
No
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Cloud(online) International: $106,864
No
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time
  • Part-time

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.

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