International Cybersecurity [not available in 2020] major

Almost every ICT career path encompasses some aspect of cybersecurity. The Bachelor of Advanced Computer Science (International Cybersecurity) will prepare you for a range of specialist cybersecurity roles with a global perspective. With industry integrated learning, you'll gain the practical skills and knowledge to lead design, implementation and management of secure computer systems across a range of exciting career paths, protecting people and their data from cyber-attacks. The major provides you with strong computing and cybersecurity skills and includes advanced units. You also study contemporary international politics in the context of cybersecurity, providing you with the breadth of understanding that local and global employers are looking for alongside technical knowledge.


Students are able to (1) use mathematical, technical and business tools to secure information systems across a range of industries and real world settings; (2) design prevention and mitigation strategies to address specific cyber security challenges; (3) create secure computer systems; (4) work effectively as a team member and as a team leader for real-world cybersecurity projects; (5) communicate cybersecurity concepts and techniques and results clearly in oral and written formats; and (6) extend knowledge in cybersecurity through research, experimentation and analysis.

Degree-specific major

International Cybersecurity [not available in 2020] can only be taken as a degree-specific major in the following degree courses:

BP004 Bachelor of Science
BH005 Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

Overview of unit sequence

International Cybersecurity [not available in 2020] is a degree-specific double major comprising:

  • six Level 1 units
  • five Level 2 units
  • 10 Level 4 complementary units
  • two Level 5 complementary units
Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2020;
NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period; * = to be advised

Choosing your degree-specific major

You must satisfy the requirements of a degree-specific major before you complete your course. The flexible structure of an undergraduate course allows you to try out a number of different subjects to see what interests you before nominating your degree-specific major. You have the choice to either nominate your degree-specific major when you first enrol in the course or delay nominating it until your second year.

To plan the first year of your study without nominating a degree-specific major, you are advised to choose units that will pave the way to two or more degree-specific majors that are of interest to you. For examples of the choice of units available in first year, search the first-year study plans .

To fully understand the structure of an undergraduate course, read the course structure information and the Undergraduate Degree Course Rules.

The following example illustrates how the International Cybersecurity [not available in 2020] degree-specific major can be included in the Bachelor of Science course .

There are more choices open to you. For more examples, search the study plans .