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, Cisco, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Symantec) to design a suite of undergraduate and postgraduate 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 suite of 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.