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Bachelor of Information Technology with a Major in Cyber Security
Bachelor of Information Technology with a Major in Cyber Security

Bachelor of Information Technology with a Major in Cyber Security

  • ID:MU610026
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • Application Fee:$100.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$39,800.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$20,290.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$530.00
  • Application Fee:$100.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$39,800.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$20,290.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$530.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirement

For international students, Macquarie uses a selection rank to determine the minimum eligibility requirement for each undergraduate course. This rank has been converted into equivalent scores for various recognised international high school qualifications and university entrance examinations, including global qualifications like the International Baccalaureate (IB) and GCE A-Levels.

English requirement

The required standard of English for this program is:

  • Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent.

All applicants for undergraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
You may also satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:

  • senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
  • one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

Other requirement

To apply for an undergraduate program, international students will need to have completed one or more of the following academic qualifications:

  • A recognised senior secondary school qualification or university entrance examination, such as the New South Wales Higher School Certificate (NSW HSC) or other equivalent Australian or overseas high school qualification

  • A recognised university Foundation course

  • A recognised 2 or 3-year Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree

  • At least one year of a university degree from a recognised institution

Course Information

With one third of Australian businesses having already been the victims of cybercrime and the cost of cyber attacks estimated to exceed $1 billion per year, cybersecurity experts are in strong demand to deal with threats to or vulnerabilities in computers, data, networks and programs.

This major will provide you with the foundational knowledge you’ll need to create and manage an effective cybersecurity environment for commercial, private and industrial applications. It emphasises concepts, insights and skills that will enable you to increase data security, provide data assurance and protect privacy.

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Course Requirements

  • Essential units

  • Introduction to Computer Programming

  • Introduction to Cyber Security

  • Introduction to Database Design and Management

  • Data Communications

  • Elective units

  • Fundamentals of Computer Science

  • Introduction to Video Games

  • Introduction to Business Information Systems

  • IT & Society

  • Computing Research I

  • Discrete Mathematics I

  • Mathematical Modelling IA

  • Mathematical Modelling IA (Advanced)

  • Introductory Statistics

  • Statistical Data Analysis

  • Coding and Communication in Statistics

  • Object-Oriented Programming Practices

  • Algorithms and Data Structures

  • Software Engineering

  • Systems Programming

  • Web Technology

  • Game Design

  • Game Development

  • Data Science

  • Applied Cryptography

  • Digital Forensics

  • Offensive Security

  • Database Systems

  • Applications Modelling and Development

  • IT and the Future of Society

  • Computing Research II

  • Mathematical Modelling IIA

  • Discrete Mathematics II

  • Design of Surveys and Experiments

  • Applied Statistics

  • Introduction to Probability

  • Computer Simulation

  • Statistics

  • Probability

  • Operations Research I

  • Programming Languages

  • Algorithm Theory and Design

  • Distributed Systems

  • Advanced Web Development

  • Mobile Application Development

  • Artificial Intelligence

  • Computer Graphics

  • Big Data

  • Document Processing and the Semantic Web

  • Computer Networks

  • Data Privacy and Information Security

  • Secure Applications Development

  • Cyber Security Management in Practice

  • Enterprise Systems Integration

  • Management of IT Systems and Projects

  • Technology Management

  • Special Topics in Computing and Information Systems

  • Computing Research III

  • Capstone unit

  • Computing Industry Project


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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • IT/security consultant

  • IT/security manager

  • Privacy officer

  • Risk analyst

  • Banking and financial institutions

  • Consultancies, eg, Deloitte, KPMG, PwC

  • Defence organisations

  • Energy and supply companies

  • Government agencies

  • Information technology companies, eg, Google, IBM, Microsoft

  • Media and entertainment companies

  • Retail and e-business companies

  • Telecommunications companies, eg, Optus, Telstra

  • Transport companies

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530 ($) AUD per year

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