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Bachelor of Cyber Security

Deakin University
Program overview
3 years
Full time/part time
Bachelor's degree
Start dates
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Melbourne (Australia)
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Melbourne (Australia)
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Program description

Understand how to investigate and combat cyber crime and cyber terrorism with a degree that will lead you into an in-demand industry and a career in managing security in cyberspace.  

Deakin’s Bachelor of Cyber Security equips you with the skills and experience you need to address what’s quickly becoming the number one criminal threat to society.

Are you ready to join the fight against cyber crime?

Cyber security is a growing issue for individuals and businesses alike. As a cyber security graduate, you’ll have the skills demanded by a diverse range of industry and government sectors. Gain strong practical and theoretical knowledge, with an emphasis on understanding and assessing cyber security in a working environment, knowledge of security solutions and an understanding of the business, ethical and legal implications of risk management.You’ll learn how to identify, diagnose, analyse and manage the challenges of cyber security. You’ll cover areas such as:

  • computer crime and digital forensics
  • evaluating software for security vulnerabilities
  • designing secure databases
  • securing operating systems
  • assessing and reinforcing the security of websites
  • integrating security requirements into new developments
  • designing secure network architectures
  • performing risk assessments and responding to cyber security incidents.

You will have access to our brand-new specialised capstone project and co-working space, which offers you an inspiring space to collaborate with your teammates on your capstone project. As a cyber security student you will undertake two capstone units, allowing you to develop solutions to real-world problems from industry and learn agile project management methods – widely used across industry.Our past students have collaborated on capstone projects such as:

  • Is my smart home secure enough?
  • Virtual penetration testing lab
  • One-time pad (OTP) VPN
  • Voice activated password security
  • Secure Australian online voting system

This course also includes a core IT placement unit where you’ll undertake a minimum of 100 hours of professional work experience with an approved host organisation. You can access 50 guaranteed employment placements with banks, including partnerships with NAB, ANZ and Dimension Data. You’ll work on industry projects and gain experience in entrepreneurship and business skills.

This experience ensures you’ll be well-armed to apply your learning in the workplace and deal with imminent threats and challenges emerging from the digital space.

About this institute

Deakin University is an institution of educational excellence. At Deakin, one of Australia's largest universities, students experience a blend of innovative education courses, outstanding support, and exciting locations in the state of Victoria in southeastern Australia. From the campuses in...

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