Bachelor of Computing & Cyber Security

Build Yourself a Secure Network

Cyberspace is transforming the way we live. As new technologies emerge and cyber attacks become more sophisticated, keeping up with the evolving nature of security risks can be challenging. The future of cybersecurity relies on people who can think deeply, find innovative solutions, and work to keep individuals, organisations, and our nation secure.    

The Bachelor of Computing and Cyber Security at UNSW Canberra at ADFA is designed to build the attributes and skills for market-ready graduates seeking a career in software and cyber security engineering, industry, innovation, management, operations and research. We introduce you to the latest social and political issues in this dynamic sector with computer science and mathematics fundamentals, whilst building skills and understanding of information systems, networks and computer programming within cybersecurity.  

Study at UNSW Canberra at ADFA

This degree will develop your creativity, problem-solving ability, critical thinking and communication skills which are important in any career within or outside of the defence force. These skills will prepare you to deal with technical issues in a computing environment, and help you develop intellectual and practical problem-solving skills through studies across a range of computing specialisations.  

In this program, you’ll apply your skills and knowledge across gaming, hardware, systems, networking and the Internet, and learn how to secure these environments.  

Topics you can explore in-depth include: 

  • Application development 
  • Cyber-physical systems 
  • Digital forensics 
  • Algorithms and data representation  
  • Network design and operation.

In your final year, you will complete a capstone team project with real-world application within the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and civilian domains to demonstrate your abilities in computing and cybersecurity.  

The Bachelor of Computing and Cyber Security is a three-year program at pass level. Students who complete the pass degree at an appropriate level may be admitted to an additional one-year Honours program – Computing and Cyber Security (Honours). 

World-Class Educators & Cutting-Edge Facilities

When you study with us, you’ll benefit from the best university teacher-to-student ratio in Australia. Learning from leading academics and industry experts, your qualifications and computing skills will be highly sought after by industry and governments around the world. We’re home to several cutting-edge cyber training facilities dedicated to finding solutions to the world’s most complex problems within cyberspace. As a cybersecurity and computing student, you will have access to our unique state-of-the-art infrastructure for software design, networking, simulation and testing. 

What Our Students Say

“The best thing about studying at UNSW Canberra is access to tools and software used in industry. We have a cyber lab on campus – it is open to all students and regularly used for tutorials and labs.” 

Jade Boreta, Computing and Cyber Security Student. 

Your Career in Computing & Cyber Security

The Bachelor of Computing and Cyber Security program prepares students to deal with technical issues in a computing, cyber security and cyber war environments.

As a graduate with a degree in Computing and Cyber Security, you will possess an excellent combination of technical knowledge and practical expertise. Leveraging your skills and knowledge across computing and cybersecurity you will be ready to pursue a range of career opportunities in the Australian Defence Force including:  


  • Helicopter Pilot 
  • Intelligence Officer 
  • Maritime Aviation Warfare Officer 
  • Maritime Logistics Officer 
  • Maritime Warfare Officer 
  • Maritime Warfare Officer Submariner 

Army (General Service Officer) 

  • Aviation Corps 
  • Electrical and Mechanical Engineering 
  • Intelligence Corps 
  • Ordnance Corps 
  • Signals Corps 

Air Force 

  • Mission Aircrew 
  • Air Traffic Controller 
  • Pilot 


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