University of Technology Sydney

C09166v1 Bachelor of Cybersecurity Bachelor of International Studies (Honours)

Award(s): Bachelor of Cybersecurity (BCybersecurity)
Bachelor of International Studies (Honours) (BIntSt(Hons))

CRICOS code: 110752M
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 240
Course EFTSL: 5
Location: City campus


This is an exit-only course. There is no direct admission to it. Current UTS students may be able to submit an Internal Course Transfer (Graduating) application to exit with this course. See the Course transfer page for further details.

Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Inherent requirements
Assumed knowledge
External articulation
Recognition of prior learning
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Levels of award
Professional recognition
Other information


This is an exit-point for students who have completed the International Honours pathway within the Bachelor of Cybersecurity Bachelor of International Studies (C10473).

In the fourth year of the combined degree, International Honours students spend an academic year studying in the local language at a university in the country of their major and also complete an honours level research project under the supervision of a relevant UTS academic.

Entry to the International Honours pathway is dependent on students maintaining a credit average (or higher) in both their International Studies and professional degree in their first three years of study, and on the availability of placements in particular majors.

Students in the course engage in practical, hands-on learning using technologies to create and manage secure networks, systems and devices. The course covers a broad range of current and emerging areas of cybersecurity, including system security, information security, network security, cloud security, mobile platform security, IoT security and privacy preservation. Learning is underpinned by a solid foundation in computing and information technology, preparing graduates to work in a variety of IT roles that draw on both their broad IT knowledge and cybersecurity specialist skillset.

The Bachelor of Cybersecurity Bachelor of International Studies (Honours) combines a professional degree with language and culture studies, enhancing professional training and career options by providing students with the opportunity to undertake studies at an overseas University.

Course aims

This course will educate and prepare graduates with knowledge and skills in cybersecurity and its digital, physical and social impact. There is strong industry demand for cybersecurity professionals with sound technical capabilities, awareness of the broader context surrounding cybersecurity, and who can respond to emerging risks and opportunities in this expanding field.

The Bachelor of International Studies aims to:

  • provide an opportunity to acquire knowledge and understanding of another language and culture, intercultural awareness and engagement, resilience and adaptability, and stronger communication skills, and
  • encourage understanding and appreciation of, and sensitivity towards, diverse cultural perspectives, practices, needs and values, in international and local contexts.

Career options

Career options include Security Analyst, Security Architect, IT Security Engineer, Cyber Security Officer, Incident Responder, Security System Developer, Information Security Auditor or Network Administrator. Options are enhanced by international experience, making students more marketable to prospective employers, including multinational companies.

Course intended learning outcomes

FEIT A.1 Graduates have knowledge of Indigenous Australian contexts to inform their work as a cybersecurity professional, and the capability to work effectively for and with Indigenous Australians.
FEIT B.1 Graduates are socially responsible professionals, able to engage with a broad range of cybersecurity stakeholders in diverse contexts.
FEIT C.1 Graduates apply problem solving, design and research methodologies to develop components, systems and processes to meet cybersecurity requirements.
FEIT D.1 Graduates are technically proficient in applying cybersecurity fundamentals, methods, tools, and techniques to design, implement, operate, and evaluate systems.
FEIT E.1 Graduates work as an effective member or leader of diverse teams, communicating effectively and operating within cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural contexts.
FEIT F.1 Graduates critically self-review their performance to improve themselves and their teams. They take responsibility and accountability for their own lifelong learning.
INT1.1 Understand and employ effective strategies to operate within professional and everyday settings across diverse cultures in Australia and internationally.
INT2.1 Conduct a major independent applied research project using advanced theoretical and specialised knowledge into international aspects of contemporary societies and cultures.
INT2.2 Evaluate critically research findings and creatively use applied research methods to understand complex problems.
INT3.1 Understand and engage with cultural diversities in Australia and internationally.
INT4.1 Apply knowledge of Indigenous peoples, cultures, languages and histories to practice in Australian and internationally.
INT5.1 Engage critically with current issues to act in socially responsible ways in Australian and international settings.
INT6.1 Communicate clearly and effectively in written and spoken language using diverse digital technologies.

Inherent requirements

Inherent requirements are academic and non-academic requirements that are essential to the successful completion of a course. For more information about inherent requirements and where prospective and current students can get assistance and advice regarding these, see the UTS Inherent requirements page.

Prospective and current students should carefully read the Inherent Requirements Statement below and consider whether they might experience challenges in successfully completing this course.

UTS will make reasonable adjustments to teaching and learning, assessment, professional experiences, course related work experience and other course activities to facilitate maximum participation by students with disabilities, carer responsibilities, and religious or cultural obligations in their courses.

For course specific information see the Faculty of Engineering & Information Technology Inherent (Essential) Requirements Statement.

For course specific information see the Bachelor of International Studies Diploma in Languages Inherent (Essential) Requirements Statement.

Assumed knowledge

HSC Mathematics Advanced and any two units of English. Mathematics Extension 1 and English Advanced are recommended.

There are no prior language requirements for the International Studies program. During their first year of study students complete a language survey to ensure they commence their language and culture study at the appropriate level.

External articulation

Students admitted through the UTS College pathway are eligible for up to 48 credit points of recognition of prior learning.

Students who have completed a relevant diploma at TAFE NSW may be eligible for at least 24 credit points of recognition of prior learning.

Recognition of prior learning

Students who have completed equivalent subjects at a recognised tertiary education institution may be eligible for recognition of prior learning (RPL) if the subjects completed are deemed by the Faculty to be equivalent to subjects in the course. Established agreements for RPL with external tertiary institutions are outlined in the Recognition of prior learning tool.

To be considered for recognition of prior learning, subjects must normally have been completed no more than ten years prior to the commencement of this course. Limits apply to the number of credit points of RPL that can be granted.

Course duration and attendance

This course is offered on a five-year, full-time basis. Students spend two sessions of study at a university or other higher education institution in the country of their major.

Course structure

Students are required to complete 240 credit points, comprising:

Information Technology core (48 credit points)

Cybersecurity (96 credit points)

  • Cybersecurity core (42 credit points)
  • Cybersecurity choice of (30 credit points)
  • Electives or a sub-major choice of (24 credit points)

International Studies (96 credit points)

  • Intercultural Communication (8 credit points)
  • International Research Methods (8 credit points)
  • Contemporary Society subject (8 credit points)
  • Language and Culture subjects (32 credit points)
  • International Honours (40 credit points)

The Bachelor of International Studies (Honours) is completed over a minimum of three years and is not offered as a separate degree; it is completed only in combination with the professional degree program.

Overseas study

International Honours students spend a full year at a relevant partner university where they complete an honours level research project.

Industrial training/professional practice

Industrial training is available as an additional year by concurrently enrolling in the Diploma in Information Technology Professional Practice (C20056). The diploma comprises a minimum of nine months' full-time paid work experience and supporting subjects at UTS.

Course completion requirements

STM90651 Core subjects (Information Technology) 48cp
STM91737 Cybersecurity core 42cp
CBK92165 Cybersecurity options 30cp
CBK92058 Country and Language choice (Honours) 96cp
CBK90783 Electives/Sub-major 24cp
Total 240cp

Course program

The sample program below shows a suggested sequence of subjects for the German major. Students in other country majors follow a similar sequence. The program is intended as a guide only and does not take into account such factors as recognition of prior learning, changes in attendance mode and subject availability, or satisfactory academic progress. Students should consult the Timetable Planner to confirm the availability of subjects in the current academic year.

Levels of award

The Bachelor of Cybersecurity may be awarded with distinction, credit or pass.

The Bachelor of International Studies (Honours) may be awarded with first class honours, second class honours division 1, second class honours division 2, and Pass level.

The calculation of the Honours level will be based upon the 48 credit points of study completed in the UTS subjects 999781 International Research Methods, In-country Study and Fieldwork Project 1 and In-country Study and Fieldwork Project 2. These subjects are completed while students are overseas on In-country Study.


Students interested in research and who excel in their studies are eligible to undertake one additional full-time year of study in the Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours) (C09019). The honours year is also available on a part-time basis over two years.

Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible to apply for Cybersecurity professional-level membership of the Australian Computer Society.

Other information

Further information is available from:

UTS Student Centre
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887) or +61 2 9514 1222