Bachelor of Computing & Cyber Security (CDF)

Your Career in Computing & Cyber Security

The Bachelor of Computing and Cyber Security program develops creativity, problem-solving ability, critical thinking and communication skills.

It 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.

Chief of the Defence Force Programs

The Chief of the Defence Force (CDF) programs offer the opportunity for students entering UNSW Canberra with a high Entrance Rank, and who maintain a high level of performance in their studies, to undertake research in a range of disciplines that will develop their critical thinking and independent research skills beyond that available in the standard bachelor degree programs. 

The range of CDF programs are characterised by the inclusion of specialist courses in critical analysis and/or research methods appropriate to the area of study. All programs also include discipline-specific research projects. The research projects will be supervised by academic staff from the relevant discipline. With the approval of the Head of School, multi- or cross-disciplinary projects may be undertaken. Students in the research courses may work independently or as part of a team, depending on the nature of the project undertaken, though all students will submit individual assessment. Final assessment will be based on a written paper or report and oral presentations.  

Throughout the program, students will be engaged with cohort activities so as to develop and maintain their interest and continuing involvement in the program via invited lectures, seminars, general reading and social events. 

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 government worldwide. We’re home to several custom-made 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. 

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