Technology

Bachelor of Cybersecurity

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Bachelor of Cybersecurity | Torrens University

What is a Bachelor of Cybersecurity?

The Bachelor of Cybersecurity will prepare you for a career fighting cybercrime in some of the world's most in-demand roles. Designed and delivered by industry, this course will help you understand the ethical use of emerging and smart technologies, and how to defend them within a cybersecurity context.

The course will cover an extensive range of theoretical and technical skills across subjects including cybersecurity principles; ethical hacking and penetration testing; human-centric cybersecurity in a smart society; enterprise cybersecurity governance and applications; as well as work-integrated learning to allow you to put your knowledge into practice. On completion, you'll be able to analyse and recommend innovative cybersecurity solutions, utilising your design thinking and problem-solving skills to protect the digital fortress.

Note: Brisbane classes will commence February 2023.

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Learning outcomes

  • Learn the fundamentals of preventative cybersecurity principles, programs and practices.
  • Understand complex cybersecurity requirements in designing innovative ICT solutions, using critical and analytical thinking to secure digital infrastructures.
  • Learn to detect vulnerabilities and assess their potential impact on digital infrastructures using next generation technologies and security solutions.
  • Learn ethical hacking and penetration testing practices used for proactive and offensive security strategies.
  • Develop and construct innovative cybersecurity solutions to protect infrastructures against breaches and attacks.
  • Identify emerging cybersecurity threats, risks and solutions.
  • Learn to consider professional obligations, ethics and social responsibilities in line with ICT industry standards.

Curriculum aligned to ACS guidelines

Designed to meet the Australian Computer Society’s Core Body of Knowledge (CBOK) and Cybersecurity Body of Knowledge (CyBOK).

Study mode
Online, On campus, Blended
Campus locations*
Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Online
Student
Domestic
International
Course duration
3 years full time, 6 years part time
Start date
12 Sep 2022
20 Feb 2023
05 Jun 2023
18 Sep 2023
Fees

This is an AQF Level 7 course delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd.

*For more details on international student study options.

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Guaranteed pathway entry
Successful completion will guarantee entry into our Master of Cybersecurity.

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Career opportunities

You will be well-positioned to satisfy Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA) skills requirements in security administration, information security, incident management, and digital forensics, leading either to graduate-level employment in relevant cybersecurity sectors, or to pursue further study at postgraduate level. The Bachelor of Cybersecurity provides an alternative entry path for further study into the Graduate Certificate of Cybersecurity and Master of Cybersecurity courses.

Potential career paths

  • ICT Security Analyst
    Average salary: $70,000 - $105,000
  • Cybersecurity Analyst
    Average salary: $92,000 - $140,000
  • Cybersecurity Engineer
    Average salary: $107,000 - $180,000
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Subjects and units

This course comprises eighteen core subjects (at Level 100, Level 200 and Level 300) and two elective subjects. Each subject involves 10 hours of study per week, comprising three hours of facilitated study and seven hours self-directed study.

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Electives

Requirements

Complete eight core subjects.

Core subjects

  • Computer Architecture and Operating Systems | CAO107
  • Foundations of Information Systems | MIS100
  • Introduction to Programming | ITP122
  • Data and Networking | MIS102
  • Cybersecurity Principles | CBS131
  • Introduction to Software Engineering | ISE102
  • Introduction to Cloud Computing | ICC104
  • User Experience Design | UED100

Requirements

Complete seven core subjects, and additionally, you're required to select one elective, Level 200, from the electives tab.

Core subjects

  • Network Security and Infrastructure Protection | NIS244
  • User and Software and Data Security | USD241
  • Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing | EPT232
  • IT Professional Practices | IPP221
  • Introduction to Data Science | IDS201
  • Project Based Learning Studio Technology | PBT205
  • Machine Learning Principles | MLP301

Requirements

Complete five core subjects, and additionally, you're required to select one elective, Level 300, from the electives tab.

Core subjects

  • Cloud Architecture | CLA321
  • Human-Centric Cybersecurity in a Smart Society | HCC341
  • Enterprise Cybersecurity Governance and Applications | ECG334
  • Digital Forensics | DFT333
  • Advanced Tech Work Integrated Learning | ATW306

Requirements

Complete two electives.

Elective subjects

  • Business Information Systems | COMR2002
  • Classification and Regression | CLR204
  • Applications of Artificial Intelligence | AAI202
  • UX Fundamentals | UXF200
  • Organisational Creativity and Innovation | BIZ301
  • Data Mining and Visualisation | DMV302
  • Deep Learning | DLE305
  • Social Enterprise | SEN301
  • Advanced UX Applications | AUX300

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Learn with industry standard technologies

International students must not enrol in more than one-third (33%) of online subjects over their course, and must study at least one face-to-face subject each study period. Please note that due to COVID-19, authorities have provided exceptions to the usual face-to-face learning requirements. For more information, visit Study in Australia.

International students on a student visa are required to study full time (i.e. must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year). For the latest information on study locations, please check the entry requirements flyer.

Industry partners and work placements

When you study with Torrens University Australia, you will benefit from our extensive network of industry partners. You’ll learn from industry professionals, gain invaluable insights and build key industry relationships.

Complete an industry brief or internship

Engage with industry throughout your course as you complete an industry brief or internship, providing experience in the field you're pursuing your dream career in.

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Entry details

  • Domestic
  • International

Fees

Check the domestic course fee schedule for the cost of your course.

FEE-HELP

Eligible Australian students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.

Learn more about fees and FEE-HELP

Scholarships

If you are truly passionate about Design and Creative Technology, we want to hear from you. We have a variety of Design and Creative Technology scholarships on offer to assist you in becoming a key part of the Design and Creative Technology industry:

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as a domestic student, check that you meet at least one of the requirements listed below.

Australian Year 12 or equivalent

OR

Successful completion of a Vocational qualification (AQF Level 4), or above

OR

Successful completion of a Higher Education qualification

OR

Work life experience demonstrating the ability to undertake study at the required level.

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Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

Fees

Check the international course fee schedule for the cost of your course. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended options.

Fee payment

Course fees can be paid across three study periods. Each instalment to be paid before the beginning of the academic stage census date.

Scholarships

We want you to have the best possible chance to succeed, which is why we offer a range of financial scholarships to support our international students during their study journey.

Admission criteria

Before you begin your course application to study as an international student, check that you meet the requirements below.

Australian Year 12 or equivalent
Academic IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.5) or equivalent.
OR alternative entry requirement may be available. Contact the International Admissions team for more information.

View full course admission information

Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

How to apply

Frequently asked questions

  • How do I apply for a course?
  • Can I get course credit for previous experience?
  • What are Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)? How do I apply?
  • How do I apply for a scholarship?
  • What are Torrens University Australia’s ATAR requirements for domestic students?
  • What if  I don’t meet the entry criteria for a degree?
  • Am I eligible for FEE-HELP?

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