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Macquarie University (MQU)

Sydney , New South Wales ,Australia

Bachelor of Cyber Security

Cybercrime is one of the fastest-growing forms of crime. And it knows no borders. Every day across the globe, cyber criminals exploit the speed, convenience and anonymity of the internet to commit a diverse range of criminal activities, including phishing scams, password cracking and ransomware deployment. But while cybercrime is on the rise, more than three million jobs will go unfilled over the next couple of years because of a lack of skilled graduates in cybersecurity.

This degree has been developed in consultation with cybersecurity experts from government and industry. As the most up-to-date degree in cybersecurity in Australia, it will prepare you to be an in-demand cybersecurity professional. You’ll gain the skills needed to harden organisations against cyber threats by building your awareness of the motivations, mindsets, capabilities and skills of cyber criminals; and by developing your expertise in information security and data privacy, offensive security, digital forensics, applied cryptography, secure coding and artificial intelligence.

KEY FEATURES

  • This forward-looking degree focuses on fast-growing developments in areas such as privacy, blockchain and artificial intelligence.
  • You’ll concentrate on the technical aspects of cyber security, examining topics from applied cryptography, ethical hacking, digital forensics, secure application development, data privacy and information security, and security management.
  • You’ll develop your foundational skills in areas such as programming, databases, web technologies, networking and security studies from a socio-political perspective.
  • This degree takes a multidisciplinary approach, so you’ll develop a combination of technical, policy and business skills.
  • You’ll have access to leading cyber security experts from the Optus Macquarie University Cyber Security Hub.
  • In your final year, you’ll undertake an industry-based project to solve a real-world problem with a focus on security.
  • Macquarie has close links with public and private sector organisations, leading to internships and graduate opportunities.
  • Your learning will be enhanced by our location in Australia’s leading high-tech precinct, which is brimming with collaborative, internship and employment opportunities.
  • Macquarie is ranked number one in Sydney for overall graduate employment in information technology (QILT, 2017).

Campus Information

North Ryde

Sydney New South Wales 2109 Australia

Intakes

  • Feb Deadline: Dec
  • July Deadline: May

Application Processing Time in Days: 7

Application Process

More Information Required
4 Days
Possible Interview Call from Institution
0 Days
Provisional/Unconditional Offer
7 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

Job Opportunity Potential

Career Opportunities
A Macquarie course can set your dream career in motion.

PROFESSIONS

  • Chief information security officer
  • Chief privacy officer
  • Ethical hacker
  • Risk analyst
  • Security architect
  • Security consultant
  • Security director
  • SOC manager
  • Source code auditor
  • Vulnerability assessor

EMPLOYERS

  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Consultancies, eg, EY, KPMG, PwC, Deloitte
  • Defence organisations
  • Energy and supply companies
  • Government agencies
  • Information technology companies, eg, Google, IBM, Microsoft
  • Media and entertainment companies
  • Retail and e-business companies
  • Telecommunications companies, eg, Optus, Telstra
  • Transport companies

PSW Opportunity

After completion of Bachelor's degree student is eligible for 2 years PSW.

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

For international students, Macquarie uses a selection rank to determine the minimum eligibility requirement for each undergraduate course. This rank has been converted into equivalent scores for various recognised international high school qualifications and university entrance examinations, including global qualifications like the International Baccalaureate (IB) and GCE A-Levels.

ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE

RECOMMENDED STUDIES: HSC Mathematics Extension 1 or HSC Mathematics Extension 2 or equivalent plus Information Process and Technology and/or Software Design and Development.

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