Bachelor of Cybersecurity

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

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.


  • Accounting and Business Information Technology Law.

Standard entry requirements

Minimum ATAR 60 for local students or equivalent for international students. 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.


The Bachelor of Cybersecurity is provisionally accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). Graduates of the Bachelor of Cybersecurity may apply for membership with the ACS. Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Melbourne Yes
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

Further information

Optus Business has backed La Trobe University's Bachelor of Cybersecurity with three A$5,000 per year scholarships for students taking on the course. More detail on the Optus Business cybersecurity scholarship, including how to apply, can be found at

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