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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 - public or private - for undergraduate skills development 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 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!

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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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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.

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  • ECU has Australia's largest cyber security research and education program

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Student stories

  • Mayank Mehra

    Mayank Mehra

    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 have 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.

  • 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"

    I had heard about ECU's great reputation for offering industry recognised courses and job-ready graduates, and this was a key factor in my decision to undertake study here.

    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.

    The facilities at ECU are very impressive. They have the latest high-end technology, and all of it is accessible to students, which prepares you for the real world. There also are many opportunities for developing important contacts within the industry. I got the opportunity to represent the university at two major industry conferences. This allowed me to develop critical networks in Federal and State law enforcement, as well as private industry.

  • Claudia Muller

    Counter Terrorism Security and Intelligence graduate

    "I consciously chose ECU because its offering was unique"

    I've always been interested in Intelligence and was delighted when I found the ECU Bachelor of Counter Terrorism Security and Intelligence. I consciously chose ECU because its offering was unique in that it was the only one for which all units were niche and specific to this area of study. I honestly believe that the lecturers for the Bachelor of Counterterrorism, Security and Intelligence are world-class. They have each had successful careers in intelligence and/or security, and are truly passionate about their subject areas.

    During the final year of my course, I undertook a work placement at Western Power as part of their Security team. I had many opportunities to assist unique projects and present written and audio/visual work to a variety of audiences. I also completed a formal presentation on global and national threat contexts facing the industry. I am really glad I undertook this degree at ECU.

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