La Trobe University

Master of Cybersecurity

La Trobe University

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

Become a cybersecurity expert. Hacking, cybercrime and defence strategies; welcome to the world of cybersecurity. Now and in the years to come, cybersecurity experts will be in high demand. La Trobe's Master of Cybersecurity prepares you for a successful career in this fast-growing field, whether you have an IT background or not. The degree has been carefully designed by industry leaders to first give you a strong foundation in cybersecurity, then invite you to specialise in either computer science, business operations or artificial intelligence. Build fundamental skills in system design, implementation, testing and documentation. Develop technical expertise in pen testing, blockchain and cyber forensics, and get hands-on experience applying your knowledge in our state-of-the-art Internet of Things (IoT) and wireless labs.


To qualify for the award of Master of Cybersecurity, students must complete 240 credit points consisting of: 135 core credit-points 60 specialisation credit points 30 learning pathway credit points 15 elective credit points


  • First Year Subjects: Academic Integrity Module
  • Cyber Risk Management and Compliance
  • Cyber Security Principles
  • Database Fundamentals
  • Information Technology Fundamentals
  • Inside the Mind of a Hacker
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Network Engineering Fundamentals

Standard entry requirements

  • Postgraduate: Prerequisites - Undergraduate requirements - Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).
  • International: IELTS - 6.5 < 6.0 (PG minimum) - 6.5 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 6.0.
  • Note: This course may be subject to alternative or extra entry requirements depending on your life circumstances and/or work experience. For the complete entry requirements, please search for your course on the La Trobe website:


The Computer Science specialisation within the Master of Cybersecurity is seeking accreditation from the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Study pathways

Exit after six months with a Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Fundamentals, or after one year with a Graduate Diploma in Cybersecurity.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne (Bundoora) International: $76,400 Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 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, Sep 30 2022

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