The future of cyber security relies on people like you who are able to think quickly, find innovative solutions, and work to keep the data of companies and nations secure, as well as protect our individual privacy.
Western's Bachelor of Cyber Security and Behaviour is the only cyber security degree in Australia that analyses both the technical and human side, and places you at the forefront of a dynamic digital world.
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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 150 in the world for Psychology and Top 100 in the world for Sociology in this year's QS World University Rankings.
HSC True Reward
At Western, we recognise that this year has been difficult for Year 12 students. Our Early Offer Program – HSC True Reward provides school leavers with much-needed peace of mind about their university entry for next year.
True Reward focuses on the scores that reflect your strongest skills and lead you to excel at university, rather than your scaled ATAR or results impacted by COVID-19.
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In your final year, you can choose to complete either a specialised industry placement or a research project.
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.
Pursue a career in cyber security and intelligence, the government and private sectors, technology, criminology, finance and governance.
Go on to great roles including:
- Cyber safety officer
- Data security analyst
- Security analyst
- Risk analyst
- Cyber policing
- Cyber intelligence
ICT Security Specialists plan, develop, maintain, manage and administer organisations' database management systems, operating systems and security policies and procedures to ensure optimal database and system integrity, security, backup, reliability and performance.
Network Professionals research, analyse and recommend strategies for network architecture and development, implement, manage, maintain and configure network hardware and software, and monitor and optimise performance.
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Study a double degree
A double-degree gives you the ultimate edge. Be at the forefront of your field.
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Other study options
*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (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 course 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 course past the normal finish date of the course 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 courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.