Bachelor of Science - Cyber Security and Forensics

Murdoch University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00125J

In this course, previously called Cyber Forensics and Information Security, you'll learn how to identify, mitigate and prevent cyber security threats and respond to security incidents for government agencies and corporate organisations. You'll also develop strong analytical and critical thinking skills and learn how to forensically examine digital evidence to solve computer crimes. The course will provide you a solid foundation of the theoretical and practical aspects of the different dimensions of cyber security, such as network security, software security, system security measures and models, information security, computer forensics, penetration testing and vulnerability assessment, risk and project management and knowledge of relevant standards and regulatory requirements. As part of your studies, you'll gain practical experience through research and professional projects and optional industry work placements. You'll also have the opportunity to engage with industry and the community on current issues.


To expand your expertise even further you can combine Cyber Security and Forensics with another major, such as Computer Science, Business Information Systems or Internetworking and Network Security.


  • Building Blocks for Science Students
  • What is Science?
  • Introduction to Server Environments and Architectures
  • Foundations of Programming
  • Foundations of Data Communications
  • Foundations of Discrete Mathematics
  • plus more

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Selection via ATAR
  • Or mature age entry via STAT
  • Or TAFE Certificate IV or higher
  • English language competency


This course is accredited at the Professional level with the Australian Computer Society (ACS). When you graduate, you could pursue a career as a cyber security architect or analyst, security auditor, security engineer, security software developer, cyber forensic investigator or auditor, security consultant, systems administrator or even work as an ethical hacker / penetration tester.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Murdoch International: $87,404 No information available Yes No information available

Further information

All students are required to have internet access.

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