Bachelor of Science - Cyber Security and Forensics

Murdoch University

In this course, previously called Cyber Forensics and Information Security, you'll learn how to identify, mitigate and prevent cyber security threats and respond to security incidents for government agencies and corporate organisations. You'll also develop strong analytical and critical thinking skills and learn how to forensically examine digital evidence to solve computer crimes. The course will provide you a solid foundation of the theoretical and practical aspects of the different dimensions of cyber security, such as network security, software security, system security measures and models, information security, computer forensics, penetration testing and vulnerability assessment, risk and project management and knowledge of relevant standards and regulatory requirements. As part of your studies, you'll gain practical experience through research and professional projects and optional industry work placements. You'll also have the opportunity to engage with industry and the community on current issues.

Course Fee:

International: $87,404

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; selection via ATAR; or mature age entry via STAT; or TAFE Certificate IV or higher; English language competency


To expand your expertise even further you can combine Cyber Security and Forensics with another major, such as Computer Science, Business Information Systems or Internetworking and Network Security.

Subjects you can Study:

Building Blocks for Science Students; What is Science?; Introduction to Server Environments and Architectures; Foundations of Programming; Foundations of Data Communications; Foundations of Discrete Mathematics; plus more

Further information:

All students are required to have internet access.


This course is accredited at the Professional level with the Australian Computer Society (ACS). When you graduate, you could pursue a career as a cyber security architect or analyst, security auditor, security engineer, security software developer, cyber forensic investigator or auditor, security consultant, systems administrator or even work as an ethical hacker / penetration tester.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Murdoch 60.15 Yes Part time 6 years
Murdoch 60.15 Yes Full time 3 years
Murdoch 60.15 Yes Online

Why study with us

Murdoch provides everything you would expect from a world-class university, including leading academics, world-changing research, excellent facilities and a wide range of courses.

Our strong connections with overseas partners, government departments and the wider working community gives you the perfect springboard to take part in work placements and complete real-world projects. 

One of the top 100 universities in the world under 50, our emphasis on Work Integrated Learning led Murdoch to being ranked the number one university in Australia for medium-term overall employment in 2018.


Teaching Facilities 

Our world-class teaching facilities give you access to real-world equipment and resources, helping you gain the industry knowledge and experience you need to succeed in your chosen field.

Virtual classroom - Murdoch is proud to be the first university in Australia to offer SimLabTM technology, giving students the opportunity to practice and improve their teaching techniques in a safe learning environment.

Perth's most modern Moot Court - Try cases in a real court environment and compete with other law schools around the world using video satellite technology.

Engineering plant - Our scaled Bayer Pilot Plant features real-world engineering equipment, the only one of its kind in Perth.

Media Arts Centre - Have access to our professional equipment and industry-standard facilities, including fully equipped TV and radio studios and editing suites.

The Chiropractic Clinic - Work with registered chiropractors on real clients in our clinic, which features 11 consulting rooms.

State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre - Access to our collaborative centre for research and development, with platform technologies and world-class equipment and facilities.

World-famous veterinary facilities - Our Perth campus is home to a working farm, a vet clinic, fully equipped veterinary hospital, pet emergency centre and Equine Centre.


Student Services

Health & counselling - Facilities and services to help you look after your physical and mental health.

Career services - Support your career journey, develop your professional network and benefit from student and graduate opportunities.

Child Care Centre - Run by qualified and experienced staff so you can focus on your studies.

Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre - If you’re an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Island student, we have a range of support services and options to help you during your studies.


Admission & Selection 

The path you take when you apply to Murdoch will vary depending on who you are and what you want to study. 

High school leavers:

If you’re completing high school this year, you'll need to apply through TISC. Once applications to TISC have closed, you can apply directly to Murdoch until the start of the semester.

All other applicants:

Applications can be made at any time directly to Murdoch using our online application system.

If you don’t currently meet our admission requirements, we have a range of enabling pathways, including our free enabling courses, which will qualify you to apply for any Murdoch undergraduate degree that has a minimum Selection Rank of 70.


Study options

Depending on your chosen course, we offer flexible study options including full-time or part-time and on-campus or online.

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