Bachelor of Cybersecurity
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
Minimum ATAR 60 for local students or equivalent for international 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
UG Standard - Academic 6.0, no band less than 6.0
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$)
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
See Student Handbook for more details
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