Bachelor of Cybersecurity

CRICOS 110736M
Bachelor of Cybersecurity

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.

This course has been co-developed with industry-leading ICT practitioners and academics, and is structured to meet the Australian Computer Society’s Core Body of Knowledge (CBOK) and Cybersecurity Body of Knowledge (CyBOK).


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.
Study mode
Online, On campus, Blended
Campus locations*
Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Online
Course duration
3 years full time, 6 years part time
Start date
19 Feb 2024
3 June 2024
16 Sep 2024
Fees & scholarships

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: 98,747 - $194,386
  • Cybersecurity Analyst
    Average salary: $90,518 - $130,950
  • Cybersecurity Engineer
    Average salary: $138,153 - $200,000
Tony Jan
The digital evolution will continue in many industry sectors, and the smart information and communications technologies, enabled by software engineering and protected by cybersecurity professionals, will be the new norm in our daily lives and business operations.
Tony Jan
Associate Professor, Program Director - Technology

Subjects and units

This course comprises twenty 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


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


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


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


Complete two electives.

Elective subjects

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


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. 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


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


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.


A Commonwealth supported place (CSP) means your course fees are partially subsidised by the Australian Government. Eligible students may be able to access a CSP in this course, as well as HECS-HELP fees support for their student contribution.

If you would like to know more or find out if you are eligible, contact us or visit our CSP and HECS-HELP page.


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


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


Successful completion of a Higher Education qualification


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

View full course admission information

Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification or gained skills through life or work experience, you may be able to credit this against your degree with us. Check information about Recognition of Prior Learning and Course Credit transfer. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways


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.


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 or gained skills through life or work experience, you may be able to credit this against your degree with us. Check information about Recognition of Prior Learning and Course Credit transfer. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

How to apply

Frequently asked questions

  • 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?
  • What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)?
  • 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 is HECS-HELP?

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