La Trobe University

Bachelor of Cybersecurity/Bachelor of Psychological Science

La Trobe University

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

Think like a hacker. As the Internet of Things continues to grow exponentially, cybercrime is growing with it. In Australia, an average of one cybercrime report is made every ten minutes. To keep our communities safe, it's critical to understand cybercriminals' psychology, craft effective defences and stay one step ahead. In La Trobe's Bachelor of Cybersecurity/Bachelor of Psychological Science, you'll build a career at the nexus of two rapidly evolving sciences and learn how to combat the constantly evolving threat of cybercrime. In this distinctive combination of study areas, you can pursue a career as a professional psychologist (after further postgraduate study) or build a career within the growing field of cybersecurity. Learn from experts in world-class facilities, including our Cyber Security Research Hub - one of the largest cybersecurity research hubs in Victoria.

Structure

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Cybersecurity/Bachelor of Psychological Science, students must complete 480 credit points consisting of: 240 credit points of Cybersecurity coded subjects, of which: 240 core credit-points 240 credit points of Psychology coded subjects, of which: 180 core credit-points 60 elective credit points

Subjects

  • First Year Subjects: Academic Integrity Module
  • Applied Psychology
  • Cybersecurity in Practice
  • Data-based Critical Thinking
  • Inside Information Technology
  • Introduction to Cybersecurity
  • Introductory Psychology: Brain and Mind
  • Introductory Psychology: People and Culture
  • Scientific Foundations of Psychology
  • Wominjeka La Trobe: Indigenous Cultural Literacy for Higher Education

Standard entry requirements

Secondary education. VCE: Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.

Recognition

The Bachelor of Psychological Science is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). Professional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia will require an APAC-accredited fourth year and additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree as well as an application to the professional body. The Bachelor of Cybersecurity is awaiting the outcome of re-accreditation by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). Contact the relevant professional body for details. Graduates of the Bachelor of Psychological Science may apply for membership with the Australian Psychological Society (APS). Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne (Bundoora) International: $150,400 No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Melbourne (Bundoora).

Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning. Fees correct Friday, Dec 8 2023

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 www.latrobe.edu.au/scholarships.

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