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Bachelor of Information Technology (Cyber Security)

Bachelor of Information Technology (Cyber Security)

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The ICMS Bachelor of Information Technology (Cyber Security) is an innovative undergraduate degree meeting the industry’s growing demand for guardians of the digital realm.

The accelerating digitisation of business is reshaping every sector of the economy. With globalisation, automation, artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) on the rise, organisations worldwide are bracing for a surge in opportunities alongside inevitable threats. A nimble, adept workforce is needed to confront these emerging challenges.

These rapid transformations present an abundance of new challenges and opportunities for graduates skilled in cybercrime prevention and digital security, highly sought-after capabilities both in Australia and globally.

Organisations are seeking graduates who can safeguard digital infrastructures by analysing cyber threats, implementing security measures, conducting forensic investigations, and fortifying systems against potential breaches, ensuring the resilience and integrity of information networks.

There has never been a better time to begin a career in the exciting and dynamic field of Cyber Security. 

The ICMS Bachelor of Information Technology (Cyber Security) offers:

  • 26-subjects in total
  • 12 core IT subjects
  • 8 specialisation elective subjects
  • 4 elective subjects
  • 2 Work Integrated Learning (WIL) subjects.

Designed to equip students with essential skills, graduates specialise in cybercrime and behaviour analysis, network security implementation, database and cloud security protocols, SecOps management strategies, cyber security governance frameworks, digital forensics investigation techniques, and penetration testing methodologies.

Additionally, the degree emphasises professional development through project management studies and real-world experience gained via professional placements, ensuring graduates are well-equipped to become skilled in the important Cyber Security sector.

Browse the Course Structure tab above to see a full list of subjects offered.

ICMS have an impressive network of Industry Partners in technology and business. This means that our ICMS graduates gain more than just a degree during their time studying with us.

Built into the Bachelor of Information Technology (Cyber Security) qualification are two Work Integrated Learning (WIL) subjects, completed over two trimesters, in which students undertake a Professional Placement. This is also sometimes called an ‘Internship’.

In the study period prior to the first WIL subject, our team of consultants work to secure a suitable placement that is the best fit for our student’s unique skills, interests and professional goals.

That means that ICMS graduates have work experience on their CV; a network of contacts; and the confidence to jump straight into their chosen career.

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Information Technology (Cyber Security) graduates will able to:

  • Demonstrate broad and coherent knowledge of the IT discipline in the cyber security domain and its associated people, process, and technology aspects. 
  • Apply in-depth knowledge and capabilities in the field of cyber security to design and implement secure IT solutions by exercising industry standards, best practices, tools, and techniques. 
  • Work collaboratively and productively with others from diverse backgrounds in a range of cyber security contexts exhibiting adaptability and autonomy and employing emotional and social intelligence. 
  • Critically analyse business needs, identify and evaluate requirements for secure solution design, and apply specialist knowledge to propose contemporary and innovative cyber security solutions for real-world problems. 
  • Develop and demonstrate cyber literacy and competence in the contemporary information security landscape in accordance with best practices. 
  • Engage ethically with specialist and non-specialist stakeholders exhibiting professionalism, integrity, and cultural competence in practice in line with broader social responsibilities and civic issues pertaining to the cyber security field of operations. 
  • Exert the principles and practices of self-management exhibiting accountability for own learning and development within broad parameters of the cyber security workforce. 
  • Reflect upon own learning experiences and apply lifelong learning skills in planning for ongoing professional development as a cyber security practitioner and learner. 

Quick facts

  • CRICOS Course Code: 115069A
  • UAC Course Code: TBA
  • Accreditation Status: Active
  • AQF Level: 7
  • Campuses: Northern Beaches Campus, Manly* | City Campus, Sydney*
  • Duration: 3 years (or part-time equivalent)
  • Accelerated Duration: 2.3 years
  • Industry Training: Minimum 600 hours
  • FEE-Help: Yes, available to Domestic students
  • Study Mode: On-campus
  • Start: February, May, August | Mid-Term Intakes: March, June, October & December (when offered)
  • Indicative Student Enrolments: N/A, new course

*Subject to Availability

** In accordance with the Australian Government ESOS National Code international students on a student visa can only undertake 33% of their total enrolment load online and must be enrolled in at least one (1) on-campus subject in each compulsory study period. Learn more

Career Options

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Information Technology (Cyber Security) qualification, students will have an opportunity to pursue a wide range of career options. 

The demand for qualified Cyber Security professionals is reflected in the various skilled migration occupations and pathways that are currently available in Australia.

The Bachelor of Information Technology (Cyber Security)  could open up a range of career opportunities for graduates within the systems, networks and database sectors that are currently identified as ‘strategic skills’ by the Australian Government.

  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Penetration Tester
  • Incident Responder
  • Cyber Threat Analyst
  • Networking and Security Officer
  • Forensic Computer Analyst
  • Cyber Security and Vulnerability Assessor
  • Malware Analyst

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The course information on this website is indicative of a typical study pattern only and is subject to change. Enrolled students will be made aware of changes to their course structure or subjects. Not all subjects are offered every trimester. The Academic Consulting Office can assist you with subject selection and structuring your course. A typical full-time study load is between 6 and 8 subjects per year (an equivalent to 24 credit points).

Bachelor of Information Technology (Cyber Security)
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