Bachelor of Cyber Security

Deakin University

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

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.


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.


  • Application development
  • Cloud computing
  • Cyber Security
  • computer crime and digital forensics Minors: Security management
  • Network security

Standard 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


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: $102,008
  • ATAR: 62
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
Geelong Waurn Ponds International: $102,008
  • ATAR: 64
Yes No information available

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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