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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. One of our academic staff is a member 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

    ECU’s 5-star rating for undergraduate teaching quality has been achieved for 15 straight years! Five-star ratings were also achieved for undergraduate skills development, learner engagement, learning resources, student support and overall experience. All ratings are the best for a public university in Western Australia.

    Read more.

  • 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 2022 Times Higher Education (THE) Young Universities Rankings. View 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.

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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

  • 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.

  • Paige Chapman

    Paige Chapman

    ECU Information Technology graduate

    All the tutorials are really hands-on which is very useful

    I knew that ECU had an excellent reputation in the field of cyber security and technology studies, and so coming here for my Information Technology degree was a really easy decision to make.

    I love everything about ECU: the campus, the knowledgeable and approachable lecturers, and the friends that I've made here. During my last semester, I completed a 12-week work placement at a highly reputable company. This was highly beneficial and a great learning experience.

  • Samuel Bettison

    Samuel Bettison

    ECU Counter Terrorism Security and Intelligence student

    The lecturers at ECU are lifelong professionals who have extensive experience in the subjects they are teaching

    During my study I've found that the lecturers at ECU are lifelong professionals who have extensive experience in the subjects they are teaching, rather than just an academic background. This makes the lectures very interesting, as we get to learn about real world issues and solutions. There are many opportunities for developing important contacts within the industry. Representing the university at two major industry conferences allowed me to develop critical networks in Federal and State law enforcement, and private industry.

The Important Things

Things you should know about if you're thinking about studying here.

Course Entry

There's more than one admission pathway into an ECU course. It depends on what you've studied already, or your work or life experience.

Fees & Scholarships

Course tuition fees can change, but we can give you an estimate of your costs. If you’re eligible, a scholarship or student loan can help too.

Applying

Applying for a course is a fairly simple process, especially if you have scanned copies of qualifications, your resume or other paperwork, ready to upload.

ECU Experience

Starting a course is an exciting and sometimes daunting time, so we make a massive effort to ensure you get all the support you need to have a positive experience.