Bachelor of Cyber Security and Behaviour

Because it’s more than time to combine computer skills with people skills.

The times of cyber security being a standalone issue are long gone. In today’s world you need to understand the mind using the machine in order to minimise the impacts of cybercrime.

Our online Bachelor of Cyber Security and Behaviour will give you the skills necessary to protect yourself - and your future employer - from cyber-related security issues. For us, it’s not only about the basics of computer security, but also about being able to predict cybercrime behaviours in order to reduce the impact of data breaches.

Join forces with Western and make the digital space a safer place by becoming an expert in cyber security and the decision processes around cybercrime.

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Feb, Jun, Sep




3 years full time or part time equivalent 



Fees (estimated)



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Entry Criteria


There are many ways you can gain entry into a degree through Western Sydney University Online. We accept any one of the following, provided you meet the minimum requirements relating to that criteria:

  • Cert III or Cert IV, in any field
  • Completion or partial completion of tertiary study
  • Work experience, in any industry (assessed on a case by case basis)
  • Completion of Year 12 HSC (or equivalent), with a minimum required ATAR
  • Tertiary Preparation Certificate (TPC)
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

Western Sydney University’s Inherent Requirements


Contact a Course Consultant for more information about your specific qualifications or experience.

Call us on 1300 050 928.

Or you can contact us online and make an enquiry today.

Course Units

You can study full time, part time, or at an accelerated pace and adjust your study load every teaching period, depending what is happening in your life at the time. Choose between one and four units every teaching period, factoring in approximately ten hours of study per week and unit.

Some units in this course assume a knowledge of HSC mathematics (Mathematics 2 Unit is desirable) and familiarity with computer software programs such as Excel.

Core units.

Psychology: Human Behaviour

Living, Learning and Working on the Web

Information Systems in Context

Programming Fundamentals

Psychology: Behavioural Science

Analytics Programming

Core units.

Experimental Design and Analysis

Cybercrime and Cyber Safety

Psychology and the Online World

Computer Security

Policing and Terror Informatics

Social Web Analytics

Choose eight electives, consisting of majors, sub-majors and single elective units.
Do some real cyber security work in a real workplace. Test your knowledge and apply the skills you have learned over the course of your degree. The placement covers about 480 hours over two teaching periods.
About the placement pathway.
Conduct a specialised piece of individual research in an area of interest in cyber security. Use your knowledge to complete a major cyber security project. Your aim is to produce a 3,000 word literature review or pre-registration proposal.
About the research pathway.


We are here to support you when you need it. Our dedicated support team are available over the phone or online seven days a week to answer all your questions. From technical support through to academic questions, we have the tools and people to make your study journey achievable and enjoyable.

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Career Opportunities

Cyber Security Officer

Develop ingenious approaches to solve cyber security risks and manage cyber security threats and incidents.

Cyber Security Operations Analyst

Be the frontline operator for analysis of contemporary cyber security threats and activities, ensuring the timely prevention, detection, response and remediation of operational cyber security threats.

Data Security Analyst

Conduct day to day activities and reduce overall IT systems risk through proactive identification and resolution of security issues.

Cybercrime and Fraud Investigator

Carry out both internal and external fraud investigations of cybercrime by detecting and proving fraudulent behaviour across departments and organisations.

Learning at Western Sydney University Online

A highly ranked degree

Our Bachelor of Cyber Security and Behaviour is a degree from a university ranked among the top 2% in the world. This is the first step to professional success.

Your online community

At Western Sydney University Online, you will join an online community of social science enthusiasts. Taught by specially trained online coaches, this degree has been designed to help you take the next step in your career.

Learning that suits you

Our flexible approach to learning means you can log on and learn any time that suits you. When you study cyber security and behaviour online with us, you will be the master of your own schedule in an innovative online classroom.

Start your study journey.

Apply online by filling out our application form or speak to a Consultant on 1300 050 928.