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Victoria University

Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

Bachelor of Cyber Security

Our cyber-security degree opens many career possibilities. You will study information technology, preparing you for a career in software development or the networking industry. Then you will focus on specialised units in cyber security – gaining the expertise needed to apply for specialised roles. 

Learn essential skills in cyber-threat detection and risk management, including:

  • cyber security technologies (such as digital signature, public key infrastructure, virtual private networks, firewalls, intrusion detection and data encryption)
  • ethical hacking and digital forensic data collection
  • vulnerability analysis and control
  • enterprise security
  • cyber security regulation, policies and laws
  • software development
  • network design.

Campus Information

Footscray Nicholson

Footscray Nicholson Campus is a few minutes' walk from the Footscray train station. This relaxed and friendly campus has an emphasis on TAFE courses, run through VU Polytechnic. It's easy to find your way around – there is a brand new learning commons with a library and study spaces. We also have childcare facilities and a recreation centre.

Victoria Sydney(VU Sydney)

Victoria University (VU) is a world-class university, ranking in the top 2% of universities worldwide (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020). It's also the first Australian university to deliver the award-winning way of learning – The VU Block Model. VU Sydney is an international-only campus. Students come from over 45 different countries around the world to study at our modern, accessible campus, situated in the heart of one of the world’s most liveable cities.

Intakes

  • Feb
  • Aug
  • Oct

Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Application Process

More Information Required
10 Days
Possible Interview Call
10 Days
Provisional/Unconditional Offer
20 Days
Visa Process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

PSW Opportunity

  • 2 years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

FOR INDIA

Indian School Certificate (issued by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations

  • Completed with an overall average of at least 65% average of a minimum of 4 core academic subjects (excluding local language).

All India Senior School (issued by the Central Board of Secondary Education)

  • Completed with an overall average of at least 65% average of a minimum of 4 core academic subjects (excluding local language). 

Higher Secondary Certificate/ Intermediate Certificate from State Board

  • Completed with an overall average of at least 70% Average of a minimum of 4 core academic subjects (excluding local language). Qualifications are assessed on an individual basis.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

You will need to provide evidence that you have achieved one of the following levels of English language proficiency:

  • IELTS (Academic module): Overall score of 6.0 (no band less than 6.0)
  • TOEFL Internet: Overall score of 67. Section score no less than:
    > Listening: 12
    > Speaking: 18
    > Reading: 15
    > Writing: 21
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 50-57 (no section score less than 50)
  • University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 169. No individual band less than 169.
  • VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 5): achieved.

IELTS, TOEFL, PTE and CAE: These tests must be taken no more than two years prior to commencing your course.

In some cases we will accept test results from other methods of examination not listed above.