Bachelor of Cyber Security and Behaviour

HSC True Reward Early Offer Program

The HSC True Reward early offer program gives school leavers much needed peace of mind, providing an early offer into most programs at Western Sydney University based on Year 11 or Year 12 subject results.

Applications are now open to receive an early offer to begin in 2022.

Digital Defender

With a focus on hands on learning led by industry experts, you'll use cutting edge technology to develop skills in programming and hacking and build your understanding of usable security and privacy by design – two skills that are highly sought after worldwide.

You'll be introduced to cyber risk management frameworks and how to think dynamically to respond to cyber threats. Learn the behavioural science behind online fraud and advance hacking, and use this knowledge to protect data against cyber attacks.

We've partnered with leading Australian and global organisations to offer industry based training, and your final year will include specialised industry placement or a research project where you will work towards industry certifications. Graduate ready for a thriving career in cyber security and intelligence, including Data and Security Analyst, Ethical Hacker or Cyber Policy Maker.

Learn from the best

Western is ranked in the Top 200 in the world for Psychology and Top 100 in the world for Sociology in this year's QS World University Rankings.

Be at the forefront of a dynamic digital world.

Program structure

The program structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the subjects you will be studying.

Fees and delivery

Fees: Varies depending on subjects selected. View available subjects in our handbook.

For further information on University fees, please visit Fees and University Costs.

Delivery: On campus, online

Fees: $26,240*

Delivery: On campus

 

 

Apply now and start your unlimited journey.

"Western’s Cyber Security program has provided me with the skills to critically analyse online user behaviour and to pursue a career in the field of digital security."

— Michael McInerney, Bachelor of Cyber Security and Behaviour

Real-world experience

In your final year, you can choose to complete either a specialised industry placement or a research project.


Industry endorsement

This degree is endorsed by our industry partners; DXC Technology, Macquarie Telecom, Aruba and Telstra. Key cyber-security personnel from each of these organisations are on hand to offer you placements, work-integrated learning, guest lectures, and training advice.


International research partners

Western’s international research partners include Mitre Corporation, Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (Spain), University of South Africa, University of Hong Kong, and University of Oxford. Get greater insight into global security policy, safety awareness, the psychology of cyber criminals, the list goes on.

Apply now and start your unlimited journey.

Online Short Programs Information Session

Looking to upskill, pursue a new career or challenge yourself by learning something new? Our online short programs will give you the skills and knowledge to take the next step in your career – or give you the academic credit to pursure futher study in a relevant area. 

To find out more about Online Short Programs offered at Western, please attend our Online Short Programs Information Session on Wednesday 22 September at 5pm.

Study a double degree

A double-degree gives you the ultimate edge. Be at the forefront of your field.
Achieve your unlimited potential.

 

*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.