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Master of Cybersecurity
Master of Cybersecurity

Master of Cybersecurity

  • ID:LTU610012
  • Level:Master's Degree
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$37,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$21,730.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$530.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$37,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$21,730.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$530.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).

English requirements

  • IELTS (Academic): overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0.

  • TOEFL Paper based: overall score of 550 with 5 or better in TWE (Test of Written English).

  • TOEFL Internet based (iBT): overall score of 79 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing.

  • La Trobe College Australia ELICOS (LTCA): completion of EFS level 5B with minimum 60% overall and 60% in final exam.

  • La Trobe College Australia Foundation Studies (LTCA): completion of Foundation studies with 60% in English (Academic Communication).

  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

Course Information

Hacking, cybercrime and defence strategies; welcome to the world of cybersecurity. Now and in the years to come, cybersecurity experts will be in high demand.

La Trobe's Master of Cybersecurity prepares you for a successful career in this fast-growing field, whether you have an IT background or not.

The degree has been carefully designed by industry leaders to first give you a strong foundation in cybersecurity, then invite you to specialise in either computer science, business operations or artificial intelligence.

Build fundamental skills in system design, implementation, testing and documentation. Develop technical expertise in pen testing, blockchain and cyber forensics, and get hands-on experience applying your knowledge in our state-of-the-art Internet of Things (IoT) and wireless labs. You'll also get to hone your networking skills in our CISCO networking and security labs.

Cybersecurity is about so much more than just technology. This degree explores the psychology of hacking and cybercrime, the legal and ethical frameworks you'll be working within, and approaches to governance and risk management.

Begin building your career while you study. Industry-based learning opportunities embedded throughout this degree give you the change to not only build practical experience, but also start developing your professional network. You'll work on a real industry project alongside our industry partners, undertake a professional placement, or, if you're working towards a research career, complete a thesis on emerging topics in cybersecurity.

Early exit points mean that every part of your degree contributes to your future career. Exit after six months with a Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Fundamentals, or after one year with a Graduate Diploma in Cybersecurity.

You'll learn:

  • Cybersecurity fundamentals

    • Explore the aims, methods and outcomes of cybersecurity practice.

  • Ethical hacking and defence

    • Learn techniques for evaluating the security of network configurations and defending against network-based threats.

  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning

    • Learn artificial intelligence-based cyber resilience and attack detection as well as deep learning-based cyber analytics.

  • Cyber governance and risk management

    • Learn the frameworks for cybersecurity governance based on an understanding of business strategy and risk appetite.

  • Secure programming

    • Learn a procedural language. Identify and analyse common coding practices that can avoid security vulnerabilities.

CRICOS code:  104801B

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Study options

Core subjects

Core subjects are required subjects in your course. You need to complete these subjects to attain your degree.

Year 1

  • Academic integrity module

  • Cyber security principles

  • Database fundamentals

  • Information technology fundamentals

  • Inside the mind of a hacker

  • Introduction to programming

  • Network engineering fundamentals

  • Secure programming

Year 2

  • professional practices and entrepreneurship in information technology

  • Project management

Elective subjects

A range of standalone elective subjects is available in this course. Some electives are recommended for your course, but you may also be able to choose from a range of University-wide electives or electives from other interest areas or disciplines. Note these electives may have their own prerequisites and other requirements. Please refer to the La Trobe University Handbook for the subjects available.

Core choice

Core choice subjects are one or more subject groups you need to select in your course. Core choice subjects may be specific to your course, major, minor, specialisation or other learning requirements.

Students to select one learning pathway from the list below.


  • Project

  • Industry based learning

  • Thesis

For more information on these please refer to the La Trobe University Handbook.


A specialisation is a sequence of related subjects studied in your course. In some courses, you need to complete at least one specialisation to attain your degree.

Students to select one specialisation


  • Computer science

  • Business operations

  • Artificial intelligence

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Combining cybersecurity with artificial intelligence, business operations or computer science puts you at the front line of defence against cybercrime. Graduate ready for your career as a:

  • Security architect

    • Plan, implement and supervise computer and network security systems.

  • Cyber intelligence analyst

    • Use your knowledge in areas like network administration or network engineering to help counter the activities of cybercriminals such as hackers and developers of malicious software.

  • Compliance assurance manager

    • Support cybersecurity and privacy assurance and develop and manage security and risk for communications and technology.

  • Cybersecurity consultant

    • Play both the attacker and the defender to optimise computer systems, networks and software programs.

  • Cybersecurity polity adviser

    • Work independently on different aspects of the advisory model. Understand, assess and articulate complex business, markets and cyber policy, and implement cyber policies.

  • Cyber risk manager

    • Manage risk across operating systems, network infrastructure, software applications, web servers and databases. Provide actionable recommendations to mitigate risk.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530 ($) AUD per year

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