In a nutshell
Work on the frontlines of hacking, cybercrime and defence strategies. Launch your career and join a fast-growing industry with La Trobe’s 100% online, ACS-accredited Master of Cybersecurity, whether you have an IT background or not.
You’ll study cyber law and risk management, ethical hacking and defence, artificial intelligence and machine learning, secure programming, project and database management and more.
You can study anywhere, anytime, completely online.
Choose an industry-focused specialisation in Artificial Intelligence, Business Operations or Computer Science and graduate ready to advance your career in 14 months.
Once you graduate, you’ll get a discount on the EC Council Cybersecurity Certification exam and access to training materials. If you choose a Computer Science specialisation, you can also become a certified cybersecurity professional through the Australian Computer Society (ACS).
According to the AustCyber’s Digital Census 2020, revenue in this sector has grown $800 million since 2017 and the demand for cyber professionals is expected to grow about 8 per cent yearly until 2024.
By graduation, you’ll be prepared to jump into this fast-paced field in roles such as a cybersecurity consultant, penetration tester, digital forensic investigator, secure system architect, cybercrime analyst and more.
A graduate diploma and a graduate certificate are also available to build on previous industry experience to gain cyber skills and work towards these roles.
What you’ll need
To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
- Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).
In this cybersecurity course, the subjects you may study include:
- Cyber Risk Management and Compliance
- Cyber Security Principles
- Database Fundamentals
- Inside the Mind of a Hacker
- Introduction to Programming
- Network Engineering Fundamentals
- Professionals Practices and Entrepreneurship in Information Technology
Why La Trobe University?
For over 50 years, La Trobe University has been transforming people and societies. Ranked in the top 1% of Universities worldwide by 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and ranked as one of the best 50 universities across East Asia, South-east Asia and Oceania. La Trobe has a proud history of world-class teaching and academic research.
Throughout your studies with La Trobe you’ll see firsthand how to champion local communities, tackle the big issues of our time and work to the highest standards. As you step forward in your career, you’re able to set a new standard of excellence.
The online study experience:
At La Trobe University, online courses are designed to be flexible for the working professional. Taught by experts in their field, our courses will show you how to adapt to new situations, connect with others and take the lead.
Developed for busy professionals with personal commitments, our online courses help you take your career and leadership abilities to the next level.
Online courses feature the same course structure and opportunities that our on-campus students experience, so you’re sure to enjoy a quality education and one-on-one support. You’ll have 24/7 technology assistance, so you truly can learn when and where it’s best for you.