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IT security

Gain practical and theoretical knowledge in this critical aspect of IT with an emphasis on understanding and assessing the need for IT security in a working environment, knowledge of the security solutions available and an understanding of the business, ethical and legal implications of risk management.

Undergraduate (Bachelor) degrees
Bachelor of IT SecurityCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of IT SecurityCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Postgraduate degrees
Master of Science (Research)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students

Why study at Deakin?

Secure your digital future

Gain practical and theoretical knowledge in this critical aspect of IT with an emphasis on understanding and assessing the need for IT security in the working environment; knowledge of the security solutions available; and the business, ethical and legal implications of risk management. With broad skills and specialist knowledge of IT security, you will be equipped with the skills to secure your digital future in this growing field.

Broad focus

Deakin's Bachelor of IT Security will provide you with a thorough knowledge and understanding of general issues, concepts and practices in IT security. There is an emphasis on analysis, investigation, problem-solving, development and technical skills related to IT security in addition to hands-on experiential learning.

Interactive learning environments

Experiential learning and hands-on exposure to current and emerging technology is a key feature of Deakin's IT courses. You will also have access to top software in fully-equipped, specialised computer laboratories right from the beginning of your course.

Flexible study options

Deakin's Bachelor of IT Security can be studied on or off campus, providing you with the flexibility to study anywhere, at anytime and to fit your studies around your lifestyle, work and other commitments.

Industry relevant

We maintain strong industry links with leading organisations including IBM, Telstra, Microsoft, ANZ and Computershare to ensure our students have the opportunity to be involved in industry projects and work experience. You will address real-life IT security problems and have the opportunity provide solutions for problems posed for external organisations.

Targeting cyber-crime

Over the last decade cyber issues have attracted enormous attention, both in terms of every day issues such as internet banking and internet 'scams' through to cyber-terrorism and cyber-warfare. If you're interested in tackling cyber-crime and cyber-security head-on, then Deakin's new Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of IT Security is a great place to start.

Work-Integrated Learning

The Work-Integrated Learning Program gives you the opportunity to put theory into practice by completing an internship or paid industry-based learning placement while gaining credit towards your degree. Many students take up industry placements with leading information technology companies to gain experience in the workplace and generate contacts in the industry.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of IT Security is professionally accredited with the Australian Computer Society (ACS). The course also assist students in completing the material required to become a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

Career opportunities

Career options include work as a security analyst, project manager, security system manager, cryptographer, consultant, security system developer or programmer, information security auditor, business continuity or IT security engineer.

Want to study overseas as part of your degree?

Maybe you should apply for the Global Science and Technology Program. The program enables students to achieve their dreams of a truly global education and includes a $3000 scholarship. Click here to find out more about the program, how it works and where our students are studying overseas. You will also find information about how to apply for this amazing opportunity.

Scholarships

Scholarships in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment for IT students include the IGNITED Scholarship.

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