Why study cybersecurity at La Trobe?

Top-rated globally

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

Times Higher Education (THE), 2021, World University Rankings 2022; Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), 2021, 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.

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Didn't meet the entry requirements? There are other ways in.

No matter your ATAR, La Trobe has other options to help you reach your career goals. By undertaking a Diploma of Arts or a Bachelor of Arts, you could enter directly into the second year of our Bachelor of Criminology with Advanced Standing for subjects completed.

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Bachelor of Arts

Pursue your interest in criminology through our Bachelor of Arts, one of our most flexible courses that will help you reach your goal of studying a Bachelor of Criminology.

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Diploma of Arts

With our Diploma of Arts, get straight into your passions when you choose the criminology stream and start studying the subjects to support your Bachelor of Criminology.

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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 student

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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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