What will I learn?

Overview

Our Bachelor of Cybersecurity opens doors to one of the most rapidly expanding global industries.

Cybercrime is now a widespread threat and a mainstream concern that can only be combated by highly-skilled specialists - not IT professionals alone. La Trobe's Bachelor of Cybersecurity is a brand new degree that addresses the global shortage of cybersecurity professionals and prepares you with skills across IT, business, law, policy and strategic communication.

You'll cover the history of hacking and explore the various methods used to defend and protect against malicious cyber-threats. As cybersecurity is as much about people as it is about technology, you'll also learn about the sophisticated techniques that cyber-criminals use to manipulate individuals to access confidential information online.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognized in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 7.

Career outcomes

You'll graduate with knowledge, skills, and experience that could apply to a range of roles in the evolving area of cybersecurity including national security, IT, Risk Management, Forensics, Cyber intelligence, banking and finance, telecommunications, health care and law.

Which department am I in?

Department of IT, Cybersecurity and Engineering

CRICOS

096351E

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$34,400.00 (US$ 23,664) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

29 July 2019, 2 March 2020

Venue

La Trobe University

Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus,

Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive,

LA TROBE UNIVERSITY,

Victoria,

3086, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants require completion of Australian Year 12 (or international equivalent) with a certain grade. International Baccalaureate (IB): Minimum of 4 in English A1 or A2 (Higher and Standard Levels); or Minimum of 5 in English B (Higher Level), Over six subjects. English Language Requirements: IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0; TOEFL Paper-based Test - Overall score of 550 with 5 or better in TWE (Test of Written English); TOEFL Internet based (iBT): Overall 64 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing, Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): Overall score of 50 with no communicative skill score less than 50, Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 169 with no less than 169 in any component, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 169 with no less than 169 in any component.

For international students

Entry into a Bachelor Degree program at La Trobe University requires completion of Australian Year 12 (or international equivalent) with certain grade. Students from other countries should have country specific requirements equivalent to Australia.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic) - Overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0; TOEFL Paper based - Overall score of 550 with 5 or better in TWE (Test of Written English); TOEFL Internet based (iBT) - Overall 64 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing; Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE) - Overall score of 50 with no communicative skill score less than 50; Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) - 169 with no less than 169 in any component; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - 169 with no less than 169 in any component.

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Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • La Trobe Melbourne
  • Chisholm Institute
  • Sunraysia Institute of TAFE
  • Box Hill Institute
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About this uni

At La Trobe, students gain industry experience and start building professional networks while studying IT, Cybersecurity and Engineering.

  • Active and vibrant teaching areas and research centre
  • 6 months of real-world engineering experience
  • Strong industry linkages and research expertise
  • Courses developed in close consultation with industry leaders