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Bachelor of Computing (Cyber Security)

(B Comp) - MJRU-CYBSE Bachelor of Computing (Cyber Security)
Location Curtin Singapore campus
Study method On-campus
Study mode Full-time or part-time
Intake February, July
Duration 2 years full-time (6 trimesters) or part-time equivalent

This course will equip you with high-level knowledge of computer systems and processes involved in software development and maintenance.

It covers aspects of modern computing, commencing with fundamental programming and theoretical knowledge; and followed by specialisation in cyber security.

You’ll use C and Java as the tools for learning core concepts such as object orientation and algorithms. Linux skills are taught throughout the course, starting with the basics and progressing to advanced topics.

This degree is designed to prepare you for careers in computing. As such, Curtin works closely with industry partners to optimise course content.

Cyber Security

This major focuses on the key concepts and challenges in data protection and computer software security.

You will examine both the high- and low-level practical aspects of computer security. High-level aspects include cryptography theory, data access policy development and security program management. Low-level aspects include computer forensics, network intrusion detection and incident handling.

Graduates have the skills to identify and implement appropriate applications for specific scenarios, as well as an understanding of issues related to the protection of individual rights.

Why study

If you are seeking a career in computing, this course is designed for you. You’ll learn industry-standard coding, with enough hands-on experience to be job ready, while also gaining the theory that will enable you to keep pace with the rapid change of the technology.

What you’ll learn

  • Implement processes based on best practice when designing and implementing software
  • Evaluate standard algorithms, techniques, and technologies relating to cyber security in a manner that is appropriate for a given problem and think critically and creatively to generate innovative and optimum theoretical and practical solutions
  • Identify, evaluate and synthesise information from a range of computing sources to optimise the process of software design and implementation
  • Document software and security activities and artefacts and communicate them in written and oral form to both technical and non-technical audiences and communicate effectively in ways appropriate to the audience and purpose
  • Effectively use new and existing technologies, especially those relating to cyber security, recognising their advantages and limitations
  • Sustain intellectual curiosity by updating their knowledge, engage in continuous training and research, and take control of their own learning and development
  • Recognise and apply IEEE/ACM/ACS standards in the process of software design and development as well as the ACSC and ISO27000 series standards for cyber security
  • Contribute to society using technology in a secure, ethical, legal, and socially responsible manner
  • Demonstrate initiative, leadership and ethical practice when working independently and collaboratively

Admission criteria

Cut-off scores

QualificationScore
GCE A Level/STPM 8
Malaysia UEC22
India (HSC)71%
China Gao Kao70%
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE)80
IB Diploma28

Essential course prerequisites

Mathematics. Calculus is desirable.

Minimum English language entry requirements

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)    
Writing6.0
Speaking6.0
Reading6.0
Listening6.0
Overall band score6.0

Other notes

Local polytechnic diploma qualifications are accepted into the course.

View the full list of entry requirements.

Fees

Tuition fee for local students 
Total tuition feeS$34,000
Payable over six trimester instalments
Tuition fee for international students 
Total tuition feeS$48,000
Payable over six trimester instalments

All fees are inclusive of 7% GST. Fees listed are indicative and subject to annual increases.

View our fees and charges page for full details.

Career opportunities

Career information

Careers

  • Computer programmer
  • IT professional
  • Computer security professional
  • Software engineer/developer

Industries

  • Applications and software development
  • Game design and development
  • Cyber security
  • IT analysis

Credit for previous study

If you have previously studied in this field, you are encouraged to contact Curtin Singapore to discuss eligibility for Credit for Recognised Learning (credit for unit exemptions).