Why study cybersecurity at La Trobe?

Top-rated globally

La Trobe is in the top 1% of universities worldwide.

Times Higher Education (THE), 2023, World University Rankings 2023; Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), 2023, Ranking Web of Universities

Industry-focused cybersecurity research

Our multidisciplinary research hub contributes to Australia’s cybersecurity ecosystem.

Explore the Optus La Trobe Security Research Hub

Advanced facilities

Work in high-tech labs for engineering, computer science and cybersecurity with 24/7 access, including a new, purpose-built engineering and technology facility at Bendigo with state-of-the-art materials fabrication and characterisation capabilities.

Find out more about our facilities.

Career opportunities in cybersecurity

Career pathways

Studies in cybersecurity prepare you for a range of careers, including:

  • Cyber intelligence analyst
  • Information security specialist
  • Security architect
  • Cybersecurity engineer
  • Cybersecurity consultant

Future employers

Potential employers of cybersecurity graduates include  :

  • Optus
  • Commonwealth Bank
  • Deloitte
  • DataCom Group
  • Government departments

Meet our graduates

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We have a cybersecurity lab with tools you'd usually pay thousands of dollars to access. We're taught by industry people as well as academics – one of my professors is currently at Microsoft – and you hear about opportunities you wouldn't otherwise. There are lots of opportunities because there's a huge demand for people with these kinds of skills.

Maha Afaneh
Cybersecurity (Computer Science)

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I moved to Melbourne in 2020 during a very challenging time, and I decided to pursue a Master of Cybersecurity at La Trobe University. Two and half years later, I have successfully completed the degree with an overall High Distinction score, which included two full time internships with consulting and cybersecurity firms.

I am presently working as a Cyber-Security Analyst with one of the leading banks in Australia. I would like to thank all of my professors and tutors for their valuable support. Choosing La Trobe was one of the best decisions of my life.

Sahil Sharma
Master of Cybersecurity

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