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Undergraduate

International Cybersecurity

This course prepares you for specialist cybersecurity roles with a global perspective.
92
ATAR
4
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.

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

This course prepares you for specialist cybersecurity roles with a global perspective. You’ll gain the practical skills and knowledge to lead creation, implementation and management of secure computer systems across a range of exciting career paths. You’ll be able to protect people and their data from cyber attacks as you draw on your studies across international relations, ethics and law.  

About the course

With industry integrated learning, you’ll gain the practical skills and knowledge to lead creation, implementation and management of secure computer systems across a range of exciting career paths, protecting people and their data from cyber-attacks as you draw on your studies across international relations, ethics and law.  
International Cybersecurity

Quick Details

STATUS
  • Available 2021
LOCATIONS
  • Perth (Crawley Campus)
ATTENDANCE
  • Full-time, part-time
DELIVERY
  • On-campus
STARTING DATES
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
WEEKLY CONTACT TIME
  • 16-25' teaching time, plus your own study time
LEVEL OF STUDY
  • Undergraduate
FULL-TIME /PART-TIME DURATION
  • 4 years (BACS[Hons]), 4 years (BPhil[Hons])
DEGREES COURSE IS AVAILABLE IN
  • Bachelor of Advanced Computer Science, BPhil
FACULTY
  • 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*
  • Studying contemporary international politics in the context of cybersecurity will give you the breadth of understanding and technical knowledge employers are looking for
  • You can apply your skills to make a real difference, by keeping nations, communities, organisations and individuals safe from cyber crime

You'll learn to

  • create, operate, analyse and test secure systems
  • detect, analyse and confront cybersecurity challenges
  • use mathematical, technical and business tools to secure information systems across a range of industries
  • work effectively as a team member and as a team leader
  • extend knowledge in cybersecurity through research, experimentation and analysis

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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 course has been structured to give you a comprehensive understanding of International Cybersecurity
Level 1
  • CITS1001 Software Engineering with Java
  • CITS1003 Introduction to Cybersecurity
  • CITS1402 Relational Database Management Systems
  • CITS2211 Discrete Structures
  • PHIL1001 Justice and Contemporary Ethics
  • POLS1102 The Contemporary International System

 

Level 2
  • CITS2002 Systems Programming
  • CITS2003 Open Source Tools and Scripting
  • CITS2200 Data Structures and Algorithms
  • CITS3001 Algorithms, Agents and Artificial Intelligence
  • POLS2214 Strategy, Diplomacy and Conflict

 

Level 3
  • CITS3002 Computer Networks
  • CITS3006 Penetration Testing
  • CITS3007 Secure Coding
  • CITS3200 Professional Computing
  • CITS3403 Agile Web Development
  • CITS4401 Software Requirements and Design

 

Level 4 (Honours)
  • CITS4010 Computer Science Honours Research Project Part 1
  • CITS4011 Computer Science Honours Research Project Part 2
  • CITS4403 Computational Modelling
  • CITS4419 Mobile and Wireless Computing

Take one of the below:

  • CITS5501 Software Testing and Quality Assurance
  • POLS5641 International Security

Take one of the below:

  • CITS5016 CISSP Certification
  • CITS5503 Cloud Computing
  • PHYS4021 Frontiers in Quantum Computation

Your degree options

This major is offered as a degree-specific, or first, major for this degree.

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ADMISSION TO UWA

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 our Admission entry pathways for one that suits you.

 

ADMISSION TO UWA

School of Physics, Mathematics and Computing

Bringing together the greatest minds in the world of physics, mathematics and computing