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Security & Intelligence

We live in a world where threats to our way of life, to our businesses or to government agencies are becoming more frequent and more sophisticated. We need people skilled in protecting critical and national infrastructure and able to employ contemporary security management techniques whatever the threat level.

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 Impact Rankings

    THE Impact Rankings

    ECU has been ranked in the top 50 for Gender Equality (24th), Good Health and Wellbeing (24th) and Quality Education (41st) in the 2021 Times Higher Education Impact rankings, showing how universities are working towards the achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

    Read more about the THE Impact Rankings

  • 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

In the first year, you'll study the core elements of terrorism, security and intelligence. This will prepare you for specialised studies in how to counter the terrorist threat, apply intelligence gathering techniques, think critically, analyse and understand criminal motivation.

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 Security & Intelligence at ECU.

World Ready facilities

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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  • "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.

  • Associate Professor Paul Haskell-Dowland introduces ECU's impressive computing and cyber security training facilities.

Student stories

  • 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.

  • Claudia Muller

    ECU 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 ECU's Bachelor of Counter Terrorism Security and Intelligence course. I chose ECU because its offering was unique. The lecturers for the Bachelor of Counterterrorism, Security and Intelligence are also world-class. They have each had successful careers in intelligence and/or security, and are truly passionate about their subject areas.