As the Internet of Things continues to grow exponentially, cybercrime is growing with it. In Australia, an average of one cybercrime report is made every ten minutes.* To keep our communities safe, it's critical to understand cybercriminals' psychology, craft effective defences and stay one step ahead.
In La Trobe's Bachelor of Cybersecurity/Bachelor of Psychological Science, you'll build a career at the nexus of two rapidly evolving sciences and learn how to combat the constantly evolving threat of cybercrime.
In this distinctive combination of study areas, you can pursue a career as a professional psychologist (after further postgraduate study) or build a career within the growing field of cybersecurity.
Learn from experts in world-class facilities, including our Cyber Security Research Hub - one of the largest cybersecurity research hubs in Victoria.
The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 7 - Bachelor Degree.
Please note, the following course structure is indicative and subject to change depending on your course location, offer year or how you tailor your course with specialisations, majors, minors and electives. Structures for the following year are not normally finalised until October, so the sample provided is based on the most recently approved structure. For more information, please refer to the La Trobe University Handbook.
To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Cybersecurity/Bachelor of Psychological Science, students must complete a total of 480 credit points across 4 years.
Year 1 requires the completion of 120 credit points including:
Year 2 requires the completion of 120 credit points including:
Year 3 requires the completion of 120 credit points including:
Year 4 requires the completion of 120 credit points including:
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Core subjects are required subjects in your course. You need to complete these subjects to attain your degree.Subject name Subject code Year Credit points ACADEMIC INTEGRITY MODULE LTU0AIM 1 0 WOMINJEKA LA TROBE: INDIGENOUS CULTURAL LITERACY FOR HIGHER EDUCATION ABS0WOM 1 0 APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY PSY1APP 1 15 CYBERSECURITY IN PRACTICE CSE1CPR 1 15 DATA-BASED CRITICAL THINKING STA1DCT 1 15 INSIDE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CSE1IIT 1 15 INTRODUCTION TO CYBERSECURITY CSE1ICB 1 15 INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY: BRAIN AND MIND PSY1BAM 1 15 INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY: PEOPLE AND CULTURE PSY1PAC 1 15 SCIENTIFIC FOUNDATIONS OF PSYCHOLOGY PSY1SFP 1 15 CYBER LAW AND POLICY LAW2CLP 2 15 DATA SECURITY AND INFORMATION ASSURANCE CSE2SIA 2 15 NETWORK ENGINEERING FUNDAMENTALS CSE2NEF 2 15 PROGRAMMING ENVIRONMENT CSE1PE 2 15 PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH METHODS PSY2PRM 2 15 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY PSY2SOC 2 15 WIRELESS NETWORK AND SECURITY CSE2WIN 2 15 COGNITION PSY2COG 3 15 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY PSY2DEV 3 15 HUMAN FACTORS IN CYBERSECURITY CSE2HUM 3 15 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER FORENSICS CSE3CFN 3 15 NETWORKS SYSTEMS AND WEB SECURITY CSE3NSW 3 15 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CSE3PPE 3 15 PROJECT MANAGEMENT CSE3PM 4 15 PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT PSY3PAS 4 15 PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH AND ILLNESS PSY3PHI 4 15 PSYCHOLOGICAL INTERVENTIONS PSY3PIN 4 15 STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION ISSUES AND CRISIS MANAGEMENT STC3ICM 4 15
A range of standalone elective subjects is available in this course. Some electives are recommended for your course, but you may also be able to choose from a range of University-wide electives or electives from other interest areas or disciplines. Note these electives may have their own prerequisites and other requirements. Please refer to the La Trobe University Handbook for the subjects available.
Capstone subjects are required subjects in your course or major that help you integrate and apply the knowledge and skills you gain to solve real world problems. Capstone subjects are often taken towards the end of your course.Subject name Subject code Year Credit points CAPSTONE PROJECT CSE3CAP 4 15 PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH IN PRACTICE PSY3PRP 4 15
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After graduation, you could work across a range of industries, including technology, healthcare, communications, education, government, defence, energy and resources. You could apply to a range of roles in human resources, risk management, forensics, cyber intelligence and security policy.
Possible roles include:
The Bachelor of Psychological Science is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). Professional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia will require an APAC-accredited fourth year and additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree as well as an application to the professional body. The Bachelor of Cybersecurity is awaiting the outcome of re-accredition by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). Contact the relevant professional body for details.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Psychological Science may apply for membership with the Australian Psychological Society (APS). Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.