University of Technology Sydney

C10472v1 Bachelor of Criminology Bachelor of Cybersecurity

Award(s): Bachelor of Cybersecurity (BCybersecurity)
Bachelor of Criminology (BCrim)

UAC code: 609167 (Autumn session)
CRICOS code: 110750B
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 192
Course EFTSL: 4
Location: City campus

Career options
Innovation and Transdisciplinary program
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Inherent (essential) requirements
Assumed knowledge
External articulation
Recognition of prior learning
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Transfer between UTS courses
Other information


The Bachelor of Criminology Bachelor of Cybersecurity brings together knowledge acquisition and skillset within an area of both national and international strategic priority. This double degree in Criminology and Cybersecurity develops student skills in applied criminology to better understand, measure and evaluate crime and its effects, while addressing the cybersecurity skills gap in Australia and overseas by training the next generation of industry professionals in cybersecurity.

UTS’s Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Cyber Security is the only degree of its kind in Australia due to the applied nature and industry focus of its core Criminology program. Today cyber security is a significant challenge for individuals, businesses and wider society at a national and international level. The course equips students with an understanding of the major factors associated with criminal behaviour, along with the industry-relevant skills to tackle what is a critical threat within contemporary society. Students gain expertise in securing data and data communications, as well as investigating and providing solutions to cybercrime. Developing strong theoretical and practice-based knowledge is at the core of this program, emphasis is also placed on assessing cybersecurity in a working environment, developing security solutions for a range of stakeholders, as well as understanding the ethical and legal implications of risk management.

The course combines studies in focussed areas with practical social science knowledge and skills needed for professions focused on crime prevention, detection, enforcement or the broader social implications and challenges of crime and cybersecurity and its digital, physical and social impact.

At UTS, having access to specialised cybersecurity labs with state-of-the-art tools, places students at the cutting edge of criminology and cybersecurity research, policy and practice. This UTS program is a certified undergraduate course by the ASC and provides a unique experience for future employment for graduates.

Career options

Career options include cybersecurity and network professional, security analyst, security architect, IT security engineer, cyber security officer, incident responder, security system developer, information security auditor or network administrator, police officer, law enforcement agent, corrections officer, border force officer, customs officer, crime prevention analyst, research officer, policy analyst, community justice/development worker, government worker, financial crimes analyst, evaluator, cyber security analyst, fraud prevention analyst, digital fraud prevention analyst, intelligence officer, ICT security specialist, security consultant.

Innovation and Transdisciplinary program

Transdisciplinarity and Innovation at UTS

All UTS students have the opportunity to develop distinctive capabilities around transdisciplinary thinking and innovation through the TD School. Transdisciplinary education at UTS brings together great minds from different disciplines to explore ideas that improve the way we live and work in the world. These offerings are unique to UTS and directly translate to many existing and emerging roles and careers.

Diploma in Innovation

The Diploma in Innovation (C20060) teaches innovation, supports personal transformation and provides the hard skills needed to support the inventors and inventions of the future. Students come out of the Diploma in Innovation, with the hard skills to create and support sectoral and societal transformation. Graduates are able to fluently integrate ideas, across professional disciplines and are inventors of the future.

All UTS undergraduate students (with the exception of students concurrently enrolled in the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation) can apply for the Diploma in Innovation upon admission in their chosen undergraduate degree. It is a complete degree program that runs in parallel to any undergraduate degree. The course is offered on a three-year, part-time basis, with subjects running in 3-week long intensive blocks in July, December and February sessions. More information including a link to apply is available at

Transdisciplinary electives program

Transdisciplinary electives broaden students' horizons and supercharge their problem-solving skills, helping them to learn outside, beyond and across their degrees. Students enrolled in an undergraduate course that includes electives can choose to take a transdisciplinary subject (with the exception of students concurrently enrolled in the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation). More information about the TD Electives program is available here.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.1 Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the criminal justice system and existing and emerging threats to justice, public safety and property
1.2 Apply and evaluate methodologies, technologies and practices relevant to contemporary criminology for policy formulation, risk analysis and stakeholder cooperation
2.1 Employ skills in critical analysis, problem solving, data literacy to analyse and respond to criminal justice and social policy challenges within organisations, communities and systems of governance
3.1 Analyse crime as a global phenomenon and explain how different jurisdictions define and respond to current and emerging trends in crime
3.2 Employ knowledge from and about local and international contexts to understand and respond appropriately to intercultural dimensions of crime and justice
4.1 Examine the impact of historical and contemporary legal and criminal justice policies and practices upon Indigenous peoples and communities
4.2 Develop professional capabilities and practices to work effectively with and for Indigenous peoples across the legal and criminal justice system
5.1 Act with personal and ethical integrity and demonstrate social responsibility, demonstrating a critical understanding of the links between criminal law, criminal process, criminalization, poverty, disadvantage and justice
6.1 Convey complex concepts clearly, logically and effectively in written and oral forms to a variety of audiences
6.2 Communicate for high-level collaborative engagement and be competent in working in teams to address issues in crime
FEIT A.1 Bachelor of Cybersecurity 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 Bachelor of Cybersecurity graduates are socially responsible professionals, able to engage with a broad range of cybersecurity stakeholders in diverse contexts.
FEIT C.1 Bachelor of Cybersecurity graduates apply problem solving, design and decision-making methodologies to develop components, systems and processes to meet cybersecurity requirements.
FEIT D.1 Bachelor of Cybersecurity graduates are technically proficient in applying cybersecurity fundamentals, methods, tools, and techniques to design, implement, operate, and evaluate systems.
FEIT E.1 Bachelor of Cybersecurity 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 Bachelor of Cybersecurity graduates critically self-review their performance to improve themselves and their teams. They take responsibility and accountability for their own lifelong learning.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64 with a writing score of 50; or C1A/C2P: 176-184 with a writing score of 169.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Inherent (essential) requirements

Inherent (essential) requirements are academic and non-academic requirements that are essential to the successful completion of a course.

Prospective and current students should carefully read the Inherent (Essential) Requirements Statement below and consider whether they might experience challenges in successfully completing this course. This Statement should be read in conjunction with the UTS Student Rules.

Prospective or current student concerned about their ability to meet these requirements should discuss their concerns with the Academic Liaison Officer in their faculty or school and/or UTS Accessibility Service on 9514 1177 or at

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 Bachelor of Global Studies, Bachelor of Sustainability and Environment and Bachelor of Criminology Inherent (Essential) Requirements Statement

Assumed knowledge

Standard majors: any two units of English.

Analytics and Research extended major: any two units of English and Extension Mathematics 1.

Digital Forensics extended major: any two units of English, Mathematics, Information Processes and Technology and/or Software Design and Development.

External articulation

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

Recognition of prior learning

For those with backgrounds in law enforcement, defence and corrections, their prior learning and experience is recognised.

Course duration and attendance

This course is offered on a four-year, full-time or eight year, part-time basis.

Course structure

Students are required to complete 192 credit points, comprising:

Criminology (78 credit points)

  • Criminology core (72 credit points)
  • Criminology elective (6 credit points)

Information Technology core (48 credit points)

Cybersecurity (66 credit points)

  • Cybersecurity core (42 credit points)
  • Cybersecurity options (24 credit points)

Course completion requirements

STM91629 Core subjects (Criminology) 72cp
STM90651 Core subjects (Information Technology) 48cp
STM91737 Cybersecurity core 42cp
CBK92164 Electives Choice (Criminology) 6cp
CBK92187 Cybersecurity options 24cp
Total 192cp

Course program

Below are the typical programs for students undertaking the Bachelor of Criminology Bachelor of Cybersecurity double degree. 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.

Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
98000 Introduction to Criminology   6cp
70102 Foundations of Law   8cp
31268 Web Systems   6cp
41092 Network Fundamentals   6cp
Spring session
98001 Crime Data: Analysis and Interpretation   8cp
31265 Communication for IT Professionals   6cp
41039 Programming 1   6cp
48730 Cybersecurity   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
98003 Research Methods for Social Sciences   8cp
31266 Introduction to Information Systems   6cp
41182 System Security   6cp
41900 Cryptography   6cp
Spring session
98002 Indigenous Perspectives on Crime and Justice   8cp
98004 Emerging and Contemporary Issues in Crime and Criminology   6cp
31269 Business Requirements Modelling   6cp
41181 Information Security and Management   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
52670 Self and Society   6cp
98005 Policy Evaluation: Local and International Approaches   6cp
43010 Cyber Threat Intelligence and Incident Response   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK92187 Cybersecurity options 24cp  
Spring session
98006 Criminology Industry Project   16cp
31271 Database Fundamentals   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
31272 Project Management and the Professional   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK92164 Electives Choice (Criminology) 6cp  
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK92187 Cybersecurity options 24cp  
Spring session
42035 Cloud Security   6cp
41909 Cybersecurity Capstone Studio   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK92187 Cybersecurity options 24cp  

Transfer between UTS courses

Students in this combined degree (the Bachelor of Criminology Bachelor of Cybersecurity) (C10472) may transfer to the Bachelor of Cybersecurity (C10471).

Students in this combined degree (the Bachelor of Criminology Bachelor of Cybersecurity) (C10472) may transfer to the Bachelor of Criminology (C10446) in the standard CBK92045 72cp Standard Major and Electives Option (Criminology).

Other information

Further information is available from:

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