Course Detail

Bachelor of Cybersecurity/Bachelor of Criminology


Socialising, communication, banking, shopping and time management can all be done online. But as our digital presence grows, so does the risk of cybercrime. Government bodies, law enforcement agencies and even local businesses can be affected by fraud, hacking or identity theft, and qualified professionals are needed to help protect them.

La Trobe's Bachelor of Cybersecurity/ Bachelor of Criminology gives you a solid foundation in cybersecurity plus the knowledge and skills you need to tackle cybercrime. During this four-year course you'll discover the history of hacking and learn how to defend and protect online data from security threats.

You'll learn:

·         Cybersecurity and IT

o    Discover the technologies used to identify and moderate threats including firewalls, intrusion protection systems and online vulnerabilities. Develop technical skills in computer networking and computer forensics.

·         Law, policy and social justice

o    Learn about key issues relating to crime, criminal justice and the connection between the criminal justice system and access to human rights.

·         Cyber law and policy

o    Examine the laws and policies that regulate Cyberspace in increasingly online world. Explore concepts like information privacy and security, cyber terrorism and hacktivism.

·         Business data analysis

o    Develop statistical literacy skills and learn how to apply them to critical business problems and major social issues.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 7.



Skilled cybersecurity and criminology professionals can find employment in a variety of roles, including:

·         Security operations centre analyst

o    Detect, diagnose and respond to malicious incidents in government or private sector networks.

·         Digital forensic analyst

o    Assist law enforcement by recovering digital information from computers and storage devices.

·         Online covert operator

o    Work with the Australian Defence Force to conduct cyber operations against targets who represent threats to Australia's national security.

Course Information

  • IELTS: 6.5/6.0

  • Scholarship: Yes

  • Tuition Fee: AUD $36,000 per year

Admission Requirements

Academic entry requirement

65% and above