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Undergraduate

Cybersecurity

With a major in Cybersecurity from UWA, you’ll be ready for a range of specialist cybersecurity roles.
80
ATAR
3
Years Full Time

Careers and further study

This major opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.

Career opportunities

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.

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.

Cybersecurity career opportunities continue to grow across all industries including energy and resources engineering, bioinformatics and biochemistry, computational physics and astronomy, transportation, health, finance, marketing, geophysics, geographic information systems and biomechanics.

This course could lead to these

Career Opportunities

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.

Admission requirements

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

Below you’ll find a list of admission equivalencies for this course's Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).

Admission requirements

For applicants with recent secondary education, information on admission criteria is available on our entry standards page.

Mathematics requirement

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

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this major? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

With a major in Cybersecurity from UWA, you’ll be ready for a range of specialist cybersecurity roles. With industryintegrated learning, you’ll gain the knowledge, techniques, tools and practical skills to lead creation, implementation and management of secure computer systems, protecting people and their data from cyber attacks.

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. 

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

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Student Clubs

UWA has a range of clubs for you to join and take part in. 

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Course Structure

Our undergraduate degrees offer you a broad range of options allowing you to combine subjects in a way that matches your career goals and personal interests.
Level 1
  • CITS1001 Software Engineering with Java
  • CITS1003 Introduction to Cybersecurity
  • MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods
  • PHIL1001 Justice and Contemporary Ethics

 

Level 2
  • CITS2002 Systems Programming
  • CITS2003 Open Source Tools and Scripting
  • CITS2200 Data Structures and Algorithms

 

Level 3
  • CITS3002 Computer Networks
  • CITS3006 Penetration Testing
  • CITS3007 Secure Coding
  • CITS3200 Professional Computing

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.

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Admission entry pathways

UWA offers a number of admission entry pathways for domestic and international students to be able to study with us. If your results do not qualify you for standard entry into the University, check out our Admission entry pathways for one that suits you. 
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