Bachelor of Cyber Security - VU Brisbane

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ATAR: not required
Course code: NBCS
CRICOS code: 105067H
Duration: 3 years (6 semesters of study)
Fees (2024): A$16,700 per semester (scholarship available
Intakes: 19 February, 29 April, 29 July, 30 September, 28 October


Gain in-demand skills to protect data and information systems from hackers, with a Bachelor of Cyber Security at Victoria University.

Our cyber-security degree opens many career possibilities. You will study information technology, preparing you for a career in software development or the networking industry. Then you will focus on specialised units in cyber security – gaining the expertise needed to apply for specialised roles.

Learn essential skills in cyber-threat detection and risk management, including:

  • cyber security technologies (such as digital signature, public key infrastructure, virtual private networks, firewalls, intrusion detection and data encryption)
  • ethical hacking and digital forensic data collection
  • vulnerability analysis and control
  • enterprise security
  • cyber security regulation, policies and laws
  • software development
  • network design.

You will graduate with an internationally recognised degree, giving you the opportunity to launch your career within or outside Australia.


To attain the Bachelor of Cyber Security, students will be required to complete 288 credit points (equivalent to 24 units), consisting of the following units.

View the course structure (PDF, 258 KB) for detailed information.


On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Integrate and apply a broad and coherent body of knowledge of cybersecurity with depth in selected areas of study from the following areas: network security, digital forensics, ethical hacking, cybersecurity professionals, enterprise network management, cloud security, data analytics for cybersecurity, ICT management for cybersecurity
  2. Analyse and adapt the latest cybersecurity technologies with intellectual independence, self- learning capabilities and creativity to identify and solve real-world problems with sound decisions and judgement in a broad range of sectors including ICT, government, banking and finance, retail, education, health, media and manufacturing
  3. Exhibit a range of technical, analytical, managerial, leadership and interpersonal skills; in depth understanding to the codes of ethics and conducts of cybersecurity professions
  4. Exhibit a capacity to undertake IT design and development practice in an independent or collaborative environment with a strong industry focus; and the responsibility and accountability as a lifelong learner for their own learning and professional practice.



If you've completed one or more of the following courses at VU, you'll be guaranteed a place in this degree. In some cases you may receive credit for your previous study, reducing the time it takes to complete your course.

If you have completed study with another university or institution and believe you are eligible to receive credit for skills and past study, you can apply for Advanced Standing.

Applications for Advanced Standing can be made after a discussion with your course coordinator.


Completion of this course will prepare you for variety of cyber security or IT careers, such as:

  • cyber security specialist
  • cyber security consultant
  • cloud security engineer
  • network security engineer
  • mobile and web applications developer.


Globally, cyber security is expected to have an annual growth of over 20% in the next five years and competitive salaries (Labour Market Insights).


1. Talk to us – Call  +61 7 3210 7402

A conversation with one of our Student Enrolment Advisors will reassure you that you meet all the application requirements of the online course.


2. Prepare your documents

To complete your application, you will need to submit:

  • certified copies of your academic transcript/s or certificate/s of completion
  • a copy of your current CV that includes your current Position Description (PD)
  • supporting letter from your employer outlining your duties, responsibilities and duration of your employment/volunteer work.

3. Submit your application.

Apply online directly via our Admissions Centre.

You will receive an email to confirm your application and advise whether you need to provide any additional information.