Master of Cybersecurity - Computer Science

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

Designed in collaboration with industry partners, the Master of Cybersecurity (Computer Science) aims to keep pace with the information security demands of business, government, defence and law enforcement. Combatting cybercrime demands innovation from skilled professionals. Students will develop advanced skills in cryptography, network security and digital forensics. Students will learn not only to respond to threats, but also to think like hackers to manage and avert crises. Students will do foundation subjects covering the fundamentals of cybersecurity, communication networks, crisis communication, auditing and risk mitigation, and legal and ethical frameworks. The Computer Science specialisation will prepare students for the modern business environment. This degree provides a pathway for existing information technology professionals seeking to start or progress their careers in the cybersecurity domain. It is also relevant to those looking to enter the IT profession who have no previous experience in cybersecurity.


Students must complete 240 credit points.


  • Cybersecurity
  • Computer science

Standard entry requirements

  • Successful completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or its equivalent)
  • Prior learning developed through relevant work experience or professional accreditation, where it is deemed to be at least equivalent to that obtained through a Bachelor degree, may be considered. In making an offer to an applicant, the University will give consideration to a range of factors to determine whether an applicant has demonstrated the capacity to work at a Masters level, including academic record, English proficiency, and/or employment experience. NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place
  • Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.


The Master of Cybersecurity (Computer Science) on the City campus has conditional and provisional accreditation from the Australian Computer Society (ACS). Membership may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
City Domestic: $56,800
International: $68,400
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City Domestic: $56,800
International: $68,400
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Further information

Some of the cybersecurity law subjects available within this degree, are currently only available during the Summer Semester.

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