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Careers and further study
This major opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.
Almost every Information and Communications Technology career path encompasses some aspect of security, including and beyond the job roles of cybersecurity specialist, information technology specialist, software engineer or information specialist.
Master of Information Technology
Fees and scholarships
Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this major. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or your desired course.
The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers, mature-age applicants and those with previous tertiary study. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.
Minimum entry requirements
This major requires a certain level of Mathematics. If you do not meet this level, you may be able to take additional Mathematics units in your first year to satisfy this requirement.
WACE prerequisite: Mathematics Methods ATAR
How to apply
Ready to apply for this major? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.
About the course
With industry-integrated learning, this major will provide you with the knowledge, techniques, tools and practical skills to lead creation, implementation and management of secure computer systems to protect people and their data from cyber-attacks.
- Available 2021
- Perth (Crawley Campus)
- Full-time, part-time
- Semester 1, Semester 2
- 16-25' teaching time, plus your own study time
- 3 years (BSc), 4 years (BSc[Hons]), 4 years (BPhil[Hons])
- Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
- Faculty of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences
Why study this course
- As a cybersecurity expert, you’ll be in high demand. According to LinkedIn Professional Jobseeker data, cybersecurity specialists are in the top five emerging careers. And the Federal Government estimates a need for 18,000 more cybersecurity employees by 2023*
- The Cybersecurity major will provide you with the deep technical understanding employers are looking for
- You can apply your tech skills and passion for computer science to make a real difference, keeping organisations and individuals safe from cyber crime
You'll learn to
- create, operate, analyse and test secure computer systems
- detect, analyse and confront cybersecurity challenges
- use mathematical, technical and business tools to secure information systems across a range of industries and real-world settings
- work effectively as a team member and as a team leader for real-world cybersecurity projects
- communicate cybersecurity and encryption processes and results clearly in oral and written formats
Your degree options
This major is offered as a degree-specific, or first, major for these degrees. It is also offered as a second major in our other bachelor's degrees.