Bachelor of Computer Science (Cyber Security) - Cyber Academy

Course summary

Cyber security has been identified as one of the strategic priorities in Australia to meet the demands of law enforcement, national and state governments, defence, security, and finance industries. Jobs of the future will be in all these areas, ensuring there is a national capability to maintain and build our essential services and stop them from being disrupted, destroyed, or threatened, and that our personal information is not shared or utilised without our permission.

The Bachelor of Computer Science (Cyber Security) - Cyber Academy offers you the unique opportunity to join the Cyber Academy, a collaboration between the University of Wollongong, TAFE NSW and Deloitte to develop the sharpest, job-ready graduates in Cyber Security with an earn-as-you-learn diploma and degree program.

You will study technical and political concepts in cyber security, such as blockchain, cryptocurrency, multimedia security, Internet of Things (IoT) security, obfuscation, and reverse engineering. You will learn penetration testing skills for defensive purposes and be prepared for ethical hacking certification.

Cyber Academy students concurrently enrol in both the ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security at TAFE NSW and the Bachelor of Computer Science (Cyber Security) at the University of Wollongong (UOW). As part of the Cyber Academy, students will be placed with an employer and paid a salary throughout your degree, helping you fast-track your cyber security career. You will have access to ongoing mentoring and coaching, as well as access to Deloitte’s graduate programs and bootcamps.

Additional application procedures are required for admission to the Cyber Academy, please see here for more information.

Course information

Study area

Computer Science & Information Technology

Campus

Liverpool

Course Code

3203

ATAR-SR

75

IB Score

26

Duration

3 years full-time

Delivery

Flexible

Cricos

UAC Code

754130

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions Policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

Recent Secondary Education Admission Criteria These criteria may be used to gain admission to this course for students who are currently in year 12 or have recently completed their secondary education.

Recent secondary education students can gain admission to this course via non-ATAR or ATAR-based options.

NON-ATAR ADMISSION OPTIONS With these options students may be admitted on the basis of criteria other than ATAR.

Non-ATAR admissions at UOW take an individual approach to understanding potential for academic success. Each student is assessed based on key qualities across academic readiness, motivation & passion, planning & persistence, and communication & collaboration.

Early Admission

Students may be admitted to this course via Early Admission.

ATAR-BASED ADMISSION OPTIONS With these options, students may be admitted on the basis of ATAR or ATAR plus additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

Guaranteed entry selection ranks

The minimum score for guaranteed entry (or for consideration if this course has limited places) is an ATAR-Selection Rank of 75 or an IB of 26. This includes the effect of adjustment factors.

Adjustment factors

Adjustment factors, such as the subjects you are studying, the area in which you live or equity and access schemes, are taken into consideration and these will be combined with your ATAR to adjust your selection rank and make it higher than your ATAR. Find out more about UOW's adjustment factors.

Other Admission Criteria

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

HIGHER EDUCATION STUDY Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

WORK & LIFE EXPERIENCE Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

If you can demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for our subjects through prior learning, such as previous tertiary or TAFE qualifications, you may be eligible for credit for prior learning towards your degree. Where relevant to the UOW degree, specified credit may be given for specific subject(s); where not relevant to the degree, unspecified credit may be awarded.

Click here for more information on UOW's credit transfer arrangements.

FEES

Commonwealth supported students are required to pay a student contribution amount towards the cost of their course. The amounts are calculated based on the subject cluster and the Equivalent Full-time Study Load (EFTSL) value of the subject. For information regarding student contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

This course is not available to international students due to its online delivery.

International students should consider the Bachelor of Computer Science (Cyber Security) which is offered at the Wollongong and Liverpool campuses.


CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

If you can demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for our subjects through prior learning, such as previous tertiary or TAFE qualifications, you may be eligible for credit for prior learning towards your degree. Where relevant to the UOW degree, specified credit may be given for specific subject(s); where not relevant to the degree, unspecified credit may be awarded.

Click here for more information on UOW's credit transfer arrangements.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2023.

Applicant background

2023 intake

2023 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2023

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2024 Autumn

Liverpool

Orientation: Check your details here
Session: 26 February – 20 June 2024

No mid-year intakes available for this course

Applications

  • School Leavers (currently completing HSC or equivalent): Applications must be submitted via an Early Admission application. Applications are open between 19 June – 11 August 2023.
  • Non-School Leavers (all other applicants): Applications must be submitted via the University Admissions Centre (UAC): Applications close 30 September 2023.

    Shortlisted applicants will be prompted to complete additional online skills assessments and to submit a recorded video interview.

  • Background check: Students working in a Cyber Security role may be required to satisfy background and security clearance checks to commence with their employer. Background checks will depend on the specific employer, but may include such things as a National Criminal Record Check, NSW Health employment-related checks, Working With Children Check, etc. Students will be guided through this background checking process as part of their application to the Cyber Academy

Course Structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Handbook

Why choose this course

The Cyber Academy offers a unique earn-as-you-learn approach to study, ensuring that you are putting theory into practice and fast-track your career in cyber security. This collaborative program will ensure you are equipped to meet the evolving needs of Australia’s cyber security demands.

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