Cybersecurity

Why study Cybersecurity?

According to Deloitte, digital technologies will comprise seven per cent of Australia’s GDP by 2020. Organisations and governments are recognising that cybersecurity experts are vital to protect these assets. Highly skilled cybersecurity specialists are currently in short supply.

We’ve collaborated with our leading industry partners (including Optus, Australia Post, Australian Signals Directorate (ASD), Cisco, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Symantec, Atlassian and Cloudera) to design a suite of three distinct Master's degrees that meet the needs of real-world organisations. As a cybersecurity graduate, you’ll be a sought-after specialist in this rapidly growing field.

With digital technology penetrating almost every facet of our lives, cybercrime is no longer just a computer problem and must be understood from multiple perspectives. That insight is at the heart of La Trobe’s multidisciplinary postgraduate cybersecurity degrees.

You’ll learn from cybersecurity experts who draw from their own experiences and use real-world case studies to bridge the gap between theory and practice.

As a La Trobe graduate you may be eligible for our 10% Alumni Advantage when you apply for a full-fee postgraduate coursework program.

Career opportunities

A report from La Trobe’s industry partner Cisco states there are currently an estimated one million cybersecurity job openings globally. This demand is projected to increase to six million by 2019, with an expected shortfall of 1.5 million trained staff.

The far-reaching impacts of cyber threats mean you could work in areas such as:

  • National security
  • Banking and finance
  • Telecommunications
  • Health care
  • Retail
  • Law

Graduates from within our business operations and law degrees will also be prepared for roles in senior management and strategy, and can specialise in cybersecurity within their field.

Courses

Local students

NB: The ATARs published here are Clearly In ATAR Rank as a quick guide, based on the most recent intake, and can change from year to year. Additional information on the 2017 intake is now available at the ATAR Wizard.

2018

Master of Cybersecurity (Business Operations)
Duration :
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent. Applicants with relevant experience and/or a cognate degree may be granted advanced standing, allowing them to accelerate their studies.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus:
City
Year
2018
About this course
Designed in collaboration with our industry partners, our Master of Cybersecurity (Business Operations) is geared to keep pace with the information security demands of business, government, defence and law enforcement.

Information security has been identified as a top priority for executives of Australian companies. You'll learn to use analytics and risk management processes to inform key business practices. When you graduate, you'll be indispensable as the bridge between technical and managerial aspects of cybercrime prevention.

You'll undertake a set of foundation subjects to develop industry-relevant multidisciplinary skills before specialising in business operations. These subjects will cover fundamentals of cybersecurity, core knowledge about communication networks, crisis communication, the mindset and motives of hackers, auditing and risk mitigation, as well as legal and ethical frameworks.

The business operations stream will prepare you for the modern business environment which requires more complex data analysis than ever before. You'll learn predictive techniques and how to use analytics to gain knowledge and skills to align business needs and deliver meaningful outcomes.

This degree provides a pathway for existing business and information technology professionals seeking to start or progress their careers in the cybersecurity domain.
Fee amount
$28,400 based on 120 credit points.

You may be eligible for FEE-HELP, an Australian Government no-interest loan for university fees.
Selection
The minimum entry requirement is 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.
Additional information
Some of the cybersecurity law subjects available within this degree are currently only available during the Summer Semester.
How to apply
Apply now to start in Semester 1, 2018.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- book a one-on-one consultation
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.

Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your postgraduate course fees.

See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:
Master of Cybersecurity (Computer Science)
Duration :
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent. Applicants with relevant experience and/or a cognate degree may be granted advanced standing, allowing them to accelerate their studies.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus:
City
Online
Year
2018
About this course
Designed in collaboration with our industry partners, our Master of Cybersecurity (Computer Science) is geared to keep pace with the information security demands of business, government, defence and law enforcement.

Combatting cybercrime demands innovation from skilled professionals. You'll develop advanced skills in cryptography, network security and digital forensics. You'll learn not only to respond to a threat, but to think like a hacker to manage and avert crises.

You'll do a set of foundation subjects to develop industry-relevant multidisciplinary skills before specialising in Computer Science. These subjects will cover fundamentals of cybersecurity, core knowledge in communication networks, crisis communication, the mindset and motives of hackers, auditing and risk mitigation, as well as legal and ethical frameworks.

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.
Professional recognition
The Master of Cybersecurity (Compter 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.
Fee amount
$28,400 based on 120 credit points.
Selection
The minimum entry requirement is 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.
Additional information
Some of the cybersecurity law subjects available within this degree, are currently only available during the Summer Semester.
How to apply
Apply now to start in Semester 1, 2018.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- book a one-on-one consultation
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.

Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your postgraduate course fees.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:
Master of Cybersecurity (Law)
Duration :
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent. Applicants with relevant experience and/or a cognate degree may be granted advanced standing, allowing them to accelerate their studies.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus:
City
Year
2018
About this course
Designed in collaboration with our industry partners, our Master of Cybersecurity (Law) is geared to keep pace with the information security demands of business, government, defence, law enforcement and law firms.

Organisations are not only faced with increased security risks, but the need for cybersecurity legal specialists and an understanding of privacy and regulations is becoming increasingly important.

The governance of the digital space calls for professionals with knowledge of legal and ethical contexts and technical expertise. You'll get a grounding in practical skills, and learn to apply them in policy formation, policing and international relations.

You'll do a set of foundation subjects to develop industry-relevant multidisciplinary skills before specialising in law. These subjects will cover fundamentals of cybersecurity, core knowledge about communication networks, crisis communication, the mindset and motives of hackers, auditing and risk mitigation, as well as legal and ethical frameworks.

Within the law specialisation, you will learn the importance of surveillance and privacy in the digital age as well as the threat of cyber terrorism and international warfare. This course also offers flexibility with a number of elective subjects available, allowing you to tailor the degree to your interests.

This degree provides a pathway for existing business and legal professionals seeking to commence or further progress their careers in the cybersecurity domain.
Fee amount
$28,400 based on 120 credit points.

You may be eligible for FEE-HELP, an Australian Government no-interest loan for university fees.
Selection
The minimum entry requirement is 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.
Additional information
The cybersecurity law subjects within this degree are currently only available during the Summer Semester.
How to apply
Apply now to start in Semester 1, 2018.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- book a one-on-one consultation
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.

Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your postgraduate course fees.

See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

How to apply?

Methods of application vary from course to course. Please see the course entry above for details of how to apply for the course you are interested in.

Fees and scholarships

Some postgraduate courses are fee-paying which means that you pay the full cost of the course (FEE-HELP is available). Others offer Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) – where the Commonwealth Government subsidises the cost of your course and you pay a contribution (HECS-HELP is available).

Students enrolled for certain postgraduate coursework programs may be eligible for student income support.

International students

2018

Master of Cybersecurity (Business Operations) (093079G)

Duration :
2 years full-time Applicants with relevant experience and/or a cognate degree may be granted advanced standing, allowing them to accelerate their studies.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
34 200
Campus
City
Year
2018
About this course
Designed in collaboration with our industry partners, our Master of Cybersecurity (Business Operations) is geared to keep pace with the information security demands of business, government, defence and law enforcement.

Information security has been identified as a top priority for executives of Australian companies. You'll learn to use analytics and risk management processes to inform key business practices. When you graduate, you'll be indispensable as the bridge between technical and managerial aspects of cybercrime prevention.

You'll undertake a set of foundation subjects to develop industry-relevant multidisciplinary skills before specialising in business operations. These subjects will cover fundamentals of cybersecurity, core knowledge about communication networks, crisis communication, the mindset and motives of hackers, auditing and risk mitigation, as well as legal and ethical frameworks.

The business operations stream will prepare you for the modern business environment which requires more complex data analysis than ever before. You'll learn predictive techniques and how to use analytics to gain knowledge and skills to align business needs and deliver meaningful outcomes.

This degree provides a pathway for existing business and information technology professionals seeking to start or progress their careers in the cybersecurity domain.
English Language Requirements
UG and PG (incl HDR) Option 1 - Academic 6.5, no band less than 6.0

International students need a minimum overall academic IELTS (or equivalent) score of 6.5.
Academic entry requirements
Students must have completed an Australian Bachelor's degree in any discipline, or approved international equivalent.

Applicants must also be proficient in the English language with strong verbal and written communication skills.
Additional information
Some of the cybersecurity law subjects available as electives within this degree are currently only available during the Summer Semester.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your postgraduate course fees.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Master of Cybersecurity (Computer Science) (093078G)

Duration :
2 years full-time
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
34 200
Campus
City
Year
2018
About this course
Designed in collaboration with our industry partners, our Master of Cybersecurity (Computer Science) is geared to keep pace with the information security demands of business, government, defence and law enforcement.

Combatting cybercrime demands innovation from skilled professionals. You'll develop advanced skills in cryptography, network security and digital forensics. You'll learn not only to respond to a threat, but to think like a hacker to manage and avert crises.

You'll do a set of foundation subjects to develop industry-relevant multidisciplinary skills before specialising in Computer Science. These subjects will cover fundamentals of cybersecurity, core knowledge in communication networks, crisis communication, the mindset and motives of hackers, auditing and risk mitigation, as well as legal and ethical frameworks.

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.
English Language Requirements
UG and PG (incl HDR) Option 1 - Academic 6.5, no band less than 6.0

International students need a minimum overall academic IELTS (or equivalent) score of 6.5.
Academic entry requirements
Students must have completed an Australian Bachelor's degree in any discipline, or approved international equivalent.

Applicants must also be proficient in the English language with strong verbal and written communication skills.
Additional information
Some of the cybersecurity law subjects available as electives within this degree, are currently only available during the Summer Semester.
Professional recognition
The Master of Cybersecurity (Compter 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.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your postgraduate course fees.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Master of Cybersecurity (Law) (093080C)

Duration :
2 years full-time. Applicants with relevant experience and/or a cognate degree may be granted advanced standing, allowing them to accelerate their studies.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
34 200
Campus
City
Year
2018
About this course
Designed in collaboration with our industry partners, our Master of Cybersecurity (Law) is geared to keep pace with the information security demands of business, government, defence, law enforcement and law firms.

Organisations are not only faced with increased security risks, but the need for cybersecurity legal specialists and an understanding of privacy and regulations is becoming increasingly important.

The governance of the digital space calls for professionals with knowledge of legal and ethical contexts and technical expertise. You'll get a grounding in practical skills, and learn to apply them in policy formation, policing and international relations.

You'll do a set of foundation subjects to develop industry-relevant multidisciplinary skills before specialising in law. These subjects will cover fundamentals of cybersecurity, core knowledge about communication networks, crisis communication, the mindset and motives of hackers, auditing and risk mitigation, as well as legal and ethical frameworks.

Within the law specialisation, you will learn the importance of surveillance and privacy in the digital age as well as the threat of cyber terrorism and international warfare. This course also offers flexibility with a number of elective subjects available, allowing you to tailor the degree to your interests.

This degree provides a pathway for existing business and legal professionals seeking to commence or further progress their careers in the cybersecurity domain.
English Language Requirements
UG and PG (incl HDR) Option 1 - Academic 6.5, no band less than 6.0

International students need a minimum overall academic IELTS (or equivalent) score of 6.5.
Academic entry requirements
Students must have completed an Australian Bachelor's degree in any discipline, or approved international equivalent.

Applicants must also be proficient in the English language with strong verbal and written communication skills.
Additional information
The cybersecurity law subjects within this degree are currently only available during the Summer Semester.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your postgraduate course fees.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

How to apply?

Enquire now about any course for international students or find out how to apply.

Fees and scholarships

Estimated fees for international students are indicated for each course above. Fees are indicative only and set at 120 credit points per course, unless otherwise stated, and may vary depending on the number of credit points in which students enrol. Some courses may vary in credit point load and fees will be adjusted accordingly.

There is also a range of scholarships available for international students to assist students.

Your study experience

Overseas study opportunities

As a La Trobe student, you can broaden your horizons by studying overseas with one of our global exchange partners. We have partnerships with more than 100 universities in over 30 countries throughout Asia, Europe and North and South America.

About the academic staff

You'll get to meet a large number of staff during your studies, from tutors through to lecturers and supervisors. View all staff in the College of Science, Health and Engineering.