Deakin University

Bachelor of Cyber Security

Deakin University

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

Cyber security threats are a rapidly growing global challenge for individuals and businesses alike. Secure technology is not only pivotal to business, 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 cybercrime and cyber terrorism. You will have the expertise to tackle one of the fastest growing criminal threats to modern-day society.Gain 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 will be well prepared for an exciting career in one of the most in-demand global industries.


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.


  • Minors: Network security
  • Security management

Standard entry requirements

VCE 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.This course uses the ATAR and your entire academic record as part of its selection considerations. Selection is competitive, meeting these minimum requirements or their equivalents does not guarantee selection into this course. All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please refer to this course entry on the Deakin University website to read about ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement. Refer to the Deakin University website for more detailed information about additional course requirements for all applicant groups, or equivalent minimum requirements for applicants with a higher education study, VET study or work and life experience.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.


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

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Cloud(online) Yes
  • Online/Off-campus : 3 years
Geelong Waurn Ponds Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
Melbourne Burwood Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

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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