Bachelor's Degree + Undergraduate Unit
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The Bachelor of Cyber Security from Deakin University provides the strong basis of technical skills and knowledge needed for a career in professional cyber security.
Throughout this comprehensive course, you'll learn how to identify, diagnose, analyse and manage the challenges of cyber security in an increasingly digital world. Topics you'll cover include: computer crime and digital forensics; evaluating software for security vulnerabilities; designing secure databases; securing operating systems; assessing and reinforcing the security of websites; integrating security requirements into new developments; designing secure network architectures; performing risk assessments; and responding to cyber security incidents.
With a focus on technical elements, the course allows students to use specialised software in order to apply critical thinking and problem solving skills to real-world threats and challenges within the digital space.
To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
In this security course, the subjects you may study include:
As a student of Deakin, you’ll get support every step of the way along your learning journey!
They’ve got a range of on-campus facilities and online features to help ease the pressure of study, including on-campus childcare services, a medical centre with qualified nurses and doctors, free and confidential counselling (face-to-face or via phone) and more.
Deakin also offer advisers and resources to help develop your academic skills. Advisers are available on campus and online to help guide you in your research, assignment and study practices.
This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:
You can also choose to study this course entirely online.
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Bachelor of Cyber Security from Deakin University.
Graduates receive professional accreditation with the Australian Computer Society and are prepared to seek careers as cyber security professionals, including roles involving the investigation and combating of cyber crime and cyber terrorism.
Wondering where a career in security could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's HECS-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.
Deakin University also offers scholarships to successful applicants.
Students can also pay fees upfront.
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $55,874 (2017-18 income year).
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