Bachelor of Criminology and Bachelor of Cyber Security online

Bachelor of Cyber Security

  • Australian Accredited Qualification
  • 100% online | Equivalent to on-campus qualifications
  • Overseas students eligible, no visa required

About the Course

Deakin’s Bachelor of Cyber Security provides a solid foundation of the cyber security literacy and technical skills required by industry for a cyber security professional including those allowing you to be able to investigate and combat cyber-crime and cyber terrorism.

The digital world is central to the way we live, work, communicate and conduct business. Now more than ever, it’s vital that the data and systems providing these services be safeguarded by ethical professionals with strong cyber security literacy and technical skills.

Whether it’s keeping in touch with friends on social networks, paying bills online, or using water or electricity, we depend on secure networked systems to keep our confidential information safe and rely on the assurance provided by custodians of this information to carry out activities in our day-to-day lives. Governments, military, financial institutions, hospitals and other businesses are all facing an unprecedented sophistication of cyber-attacks and there is a shortage of people with the skills and capability needed to ensure security in cyberspace.

This course will teach you 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.

Classes use specialised software to enable practice of real world cyber-attack and response scenarios. You’ll consequently get the chance to reflect on the need for cyber security in a working environment, and the various solutions that might apply.

The degree focuses on technical elements and sets you up with strong skills in critical thinking and problem solving. You’ll be able to apply your learning in the workplace, and capably deal with imminent threats and challenges from the digital space where interconnected vehicles, drones, smart home gadgets, mobile and wearable devices, and health-kits prosper.

The course will help you develop strong interpersonal skills and a capacity for team-work. You’ll also build your written and oral communications skills, which means that you’ll graduate as a qualified and highly employable IT professional.

Career options include work as a security analyst, project manager, security system manager, cryptographer, business analyst, consultant, security system developer or programmer, information security auditor, law enforcement personnel or IT security engineer. An honours year is available for high-achieving students upon completion of this degree.

As a graduate of this degree you’ll be eligible for professional recognition with the Australian Computer Society (ACS) – Australia’s leading professional association for the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. As a member, you’ll receive international recognition for your skills as well as professional development opportunities, networking and information resources.

Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

* Price for the online Bachelor of Cyber Security is based on Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS).

The Bachelor of Cyber Security is provided by Deakin University which has no affiliation with EDNA. This is a resource provided for students that are interested in studying online in Australia.

Units

Year One

Unit Code Unit Name Unit Type
SIT124 Exploring I.T. Core
SIT105 Thinking Technology and Design Core
SIT182 Real World Practices for Cyber Security Core
STP050 (0 credit points) Academic Integrity Core
SIT010 (0 credit points) Safety Induction Program Core
SIT103 Data and Information Management Core
SIT102 Introduction to Programming Core

Year Two

Unit Code Unit Name Unit Type
SIT223 Professional Practice in a Digital World Core
SIT192 Discrete Mathematics Core
STP010 (0 credit points) Introduction to Work Placements Core
SIT202 Networks and Communications Core
SIT281 Cryptography Core
SIT284 Cyber Security Management Core
SIT282 Computer Crime and Digital Forensics Core

Year Three

Unit Code Unit Name Unit Type
SIT374 Project Design Core
SIT384 Data Analytics for Cyber Security Core
SIT379 Ethical Hacking Core
STP301 Industry Based Learning Core
SIT302 Project Delivery Core
SIT382 System Security Core

Entry Requirements

ATAR SCORE: 61.30
School leavers will be based on  the following

  • Results in the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent.
  •  Pre-requisite units 3 and 4.
  • A study score of at least 25 in English as an additional language or 20 in English other than EAL.

Requirements for non-school leavers:

  • Certificate IV in a related study field OR
  • Nationally accredited  Diploma in any field  OR
  • Degree from another institution or  least two Deakin University units OR
  • other evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent for example relevant work or life experience