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Cyber Security

ECU has Australia's largest cyber security research and education program and is one of the leading groups in the world. Two of our academic staff are also members of Interpol's Cyber Crime Experts Group. Think you can hack it?

Why ECU?

  • QILT logo

    Developing the best computing skills

    In the latest QILT survey, ECU was ranked Australia’s top university for undergraduate skills development, learning resources and student support in the Computing and Information Systems discipline. QILT is an annual independent Australian government survey.

  • The Good Universities Guide 2021

    Good Universities Guide

    In the 2021 Good Universities Guide, ECU graduates have given us a 5-star rating for teaching quality, skills development, student support, learning resources, learner engagement and overall student experience.

    The 5-star rating for undergraduate teaching quality has now been achieved for 14 straight years.

    Read more about the Good Universities Guide.

  • THE World University Rankings 2020 Top 100 Young

    THE Young University Rankings

    ECU has been ranked in the world's top 100 universities under 50 years old in the 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) Young Universities Rankings, THE World University Rankings.

Courses

Study world ready

Cyber Security is a booming industry. Research predicts that the growing gap between available qualified cyber security professionals and unfulfilled positions will reach 1.8 million globally by 2022. So our cyber security courses are a great career choice!

Need some help deciding what to study?

Our future student events include a mix of on-campus and online sessions designed to help you decide what to study at ECU.

Download a guide

If you prefer paper over pixels, please download one of our guides.

Domestic Students

International Students

Become World Ready

Experience Cyber Security at ECU.

Scholarship opportunities to reduce your expenses

Scholarships recognise those whose life journey may have been challenging, as well as students who've shown outstanding academic excellence and endeavour.

A scholarship can help you realise your ambitions by paying for fees, text books and living expenses.

Realise your dream with our scholarships

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  • ECU is one of the leading cyber security research groups in the world.

  • "Thanks to the practical elements of my degree, I was able to enter my career with a strong understanding of cyber security and was able to apply my knowledge to my job straightaway."

  • Cyber security and digital forensics lecturer Dr Patryk Szewczyk says personal information should not be stored on devices you're disposing of.

Student stories

  • Mayank Mehra

    Mayank Mehra

    ECU Master of Cyber Security postgraduate and currently employed at the Department of the Premier and Cabinet of WA

    "I chose ECU because of the excellent reputation it enjoyed in the field of Cyber Security"

    I've always had a keen interest in the field of computer sciences and I found cyber security to be a highly dynamic and challenging discipline. Having decided to study Cyber Security, I chose ECU because of the excellent reputation it enjoyed in this field. My study experience here has been great and has presented me with a number of opportunities to build my career. The annual ECU Science Careers Fair was a great opportunity to meet and network with representatives from leading organisations such as Deloitte, KPMG and PWC and government agencies. I found the lecturers at ECU to be very helpful and supportive and they helped us gain the skills required to make a successful transition from study to the workplace.

  • Calan Williams

    Calan Williams

    ECU Bachelor of Computer Science (Cyber Security)

    "The experience studying online at ECU has been incredible"

    The content of the units and the way it’s presented is incredibly professional and I’ve really enjoyed the course so far. I look forward to giving it my all while also working on my racing career.

  • Joseph Dowden

    Joseph Dowden

    ECU Bachelor of Computer Science (Cyber Security major) graduate

    "I came to realise that ECU had a really good reputation when it came to collaboration with industry."

    During high school while researching courses and universities in my area of interest i.e. Computer Science, I came to realise that ECU offers a great combination of theoretical and applied coursework and had a really good reputation when it came to their collaboration with industry. During my final year of study I undertook the WIL (Work Integrated Learning) program and was able to participate in a government placement, an experience that completed my studies perfectly. I began this course with an interest in becoming a software developer, however the course has shaped my interests and I have graduated with a promising future in cyber security.