Bachelor of Science (Cyber Security)

Key Information


3 years


February, July & November


ECU Sri Lanka Campus




2024 Domestic Unit Price (LKR)




2024 International Unit Price (USD)

Course Overview

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.

The Bachelor of Science (Cyber Security) focuses on the practical and theoretical dimensions of cyber security across a range of fundamental areas, such as network security and vulnerability assessment, information security policy and governance, digital forensics, and ethical hacking.

Students will gain a solid grounding in conventional computer and network security concepts and skills. In addition, the course is designed to meet the changing landscape of secure computing, which involves not only computers, but also network enabled devices such as smartphones, tablet devices, and Internet of Things (IoT).

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Apply communication skills to demonstrate independence in design and analysis of cyber security solutions and presenting documented results.
  • Apply comprehensive knowledge of concepts, principles and techniques in the cyber security discipline to both theoretical as well as practical situations.
  • Apply creative thinking to identify and solve cyber security challenges.
  • Demonstrate creativity and initiative to generate ideas for planning and implementing independent projects in the cyber security discipline.
  • Exercise critical thinking and judgement to investigate and solve problems relating to cyber security issues in digital systems and networks.
  • Incorporate an awareness of cross-cultural issues and demonstrate cultural and indigenous competence in professional practice in the cyber security area.
  • Use digital technologies and cyber security software tools for assessing and evaluating cyber security information.
  • Work collaboratively in the application of knowledge and skills to identify issues and make decisions relevant to cyber security.

Employment Opportunities

This course prepares students for careers in the field of cyber security, including areas such as network security, digital forensics, vulnerability assessment, security risk assessment, penetration testing, threat hunting, and incident response.

Possible future job titles

  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Cyber Security Officer
  • Technical IT Security Officer
  • Network Security Engineer
  • Digital Forensic Practitioner (Acquisition and Analysis)
  • Information Security Auditor
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Security Consultant
  • Software Auditor
  • Systems Administrator (Security)
  • Information Security Officer
  • Penetration Tester

Course Structure

Core Units

  • SCI1125               Professional Science Essentials
  • CSP1150             Programming Principles
  • MAT1252            Mathematics for Computing
  • CSI1241               Systems Analysis
  • CSG1105             Applied Communications
  • CSI1101               Computer Security
  • ENS1161              Computer Fundamentals
  • CSG1207            Systems and Database Design

Core Units

  • CSG3309        IT Security Management
  • CSI2450          IoT and OT Security
  • CSI2108          Cryptographic Concepts
  • CSP2101          Scripting Languages
  • CSG2344        Project Methods and Professionalism
  • CSG2305        Computer Forensics
  • CSI2107           Software Reverse Engineering
  • CSI3207          Network Security Fundamentals

Core Units

  • CSI3350            Enterprise Security and Governance
  • CSI3351             Cyber Security Incident Detection and Response
  • CSI3208            Ethical Hacking and Defence
  • MAT3120           Machine Learning and Data Visualisation
  • CSG3101            Applied Project
  • Elective 1
  • Elective 2

^ Please note units may be subject to change.
Note: CSG3101 Applied Project is a 30-credit point unit

*Please note these units are subject to change and should be used as an overview. Unit availability may differ upon each intake.

Note: CSG3101 Applied Project is a 30 credit point unit.

Entry Requirements


Domestic students please refer to:

International students please refer to:

CRICOS Code: 077146A

Course Code: Y89