La Trobe University

Bachelor of Cybersecurity


Semester starts
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
3 years full-time
Annual tuition fee (A$)
32 000

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.

*Cyber Security Sector Competitiveness Plan, Australian Cyber Security Growth Network, April 2017

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

Entry requirements

Subject prerequisites

For domestic students, VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

English language requirement

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

Please refer to our English Language Requirements page for details of other Accepted English Proficiency tests and additional recognised English Language Proficiency Measures, such as English as the language of instruction.

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.

Fees and costs

Annual tuition fee (A$)

32 000


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 course fees.

You may be eligible for the Optus sponsored scholarships valued at $15,000 over 3 years to assist students studying the Bachelor of Cybersecurity in 2018. Apply now through the La Trobe Scholarships page . Applications close on 12 January, 2018.

Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.

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.

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:

CRICOS code: 096351E