Undergraduate

Cyber Security and Forensics

The global economy is increasingly dependent on a secure digital environment that protects its users. Are you interested in using your analytical, technical and creative problem solving skills to fight against cybercrime and help secure our digital age?

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Murdoch code

MJ-CYBR

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Part Time or Full Time

Selection rank

70

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World standard research

Our research in artificial intelligence is ranked as world standard by Excellence in Research Australia (ERA). 1

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Discover our IT Innovation Hub with mixed and augmented reality equipment, operational data centre and high performance computing capabilities.

#1 in WA for world standard

Study at the only university in WA ranked as world standard by the ERA in the field of Networking and Mobile Technologies. 2

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Kaplan Higher Education Institute and Kaplan Higher Education Academy, Singapore Trimester 1 Trimester 1
Trimester 2 Trimester 2
Trimester 3 Trimester 3
Murdoch University Dubai, UAE Trimester 1 Trimester 1
Trimester 2 Trimester 2
Trimester 3 Trimester 3
Murdoch Semester 1 Semester 1
Semester 2 Semester 2
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Overview

Cybercrime has quickly risen to become a top-level national security priority across the globe. Increasing the security of data, as well as reducing the impact of a network or database security breach are the key challenges for IT security specialists.

In this degree, you’ll gain a solid foundation of the theoretical and practical aspects of different dimensions of cyber security, such as network security, software security, system security measures and models, information security, computer forensics, penetration testing and vulnerability assessment.

You’ll learn how to forensically examine digital evidence, identify and respond to threats and information security incidents, and develop the digital forensic and critical thinking skills to solve computer crime.

In the final year of your degree, you’ll take part in a professional practice project unit. This will include working in a team with other students and consulting with real clients to recommend, develop and implement new technologies to solve cyber security problems.

5 reasons to study Cyber Security and Forensics at Murdoch

  • Murdoch is the only university in Western Australia ranked as world standard by the Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) in the field of Networking and Mobile Technologies*.
    *Source: ERA 2018.
  • Make use of our brand new IT Innovation Hub, fitted out with the latest mixed and augmented reality equipment, operational data centre and high performance computing capabilities.
  • Take on real-world clients with project based units.
  • Access great scholarships like the Westpac Young Technologists Scholarship Program.
  • Choose between seven specifically designed IT majors that you can combine into double majors to broaden your skills and career opportunities.

What you’ll learn

Build the knowledge and skills you need to meet your career or study goals. Here are some of the things you’ll learn:

  • systems analysis, design and development
  • server environments and architectures
  • security architectures and systems administration
  • information security policy and governance
  • cyber forensics and information technology
  • database management.

Your future career

Graduating with a major in Cyber Security and Forensics will equip you with the skills you need for professional IT roles aimed at securing our digital future.

Career options include:

  • Ethical Hacker
  • Network and Security Specialist
  • IT Security and Risk Analyst/Consultant
  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Cyber Forensic Investigator.

Professional recognition

This course is accredited at the professional level with the Australian Computer Society (ACS)

For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.

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Study areas

Apply to start

You can apply to start studying at the following times.
Available Not Available
Internal External
Kaplan Higher Education Institute and Kaplan Higher Education Academy, Singapore Trimester 1 Trimester 1
Trimester 2 Trimester 2
Trimester 3 Trimester 3
Murdoch University Dubai, UAE Trimester 1 Trimester 1
Trimester 2 Trimester 2
Trimester 3 Trimester 3
Murdoch Semester 1 Semester 1
Semester 2 Semester 2
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Entry requirements

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English Requirements

You must be able to meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which may include the successful completion of a variety of English proficiency tests.

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Minimum English Language Requirements - Postgraduate (pdf) 216 KB

 

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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Adjustment for Murdoch RISE

Murdoch RISE is a selection rank adjustment, as part of our commitment to helping students from regional, Indigenous and low socio-economic backgrounds gain university entry.

If you achieve an ATAR of 60.00 - 89.95, a Murdoch RISE adjustment factor of up to 10.00 points may help you get into your preferred course. Murdoch RISE can increase your selection rank up to a maximum of 90.00.

There’s no application or need to register. If you are eligible, the adjustment factor is automatically added to your raw ATAR score when you apply.

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

Find out more

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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