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Challenge yourself and broaden your career horizons with a Bachelor of Computing and Cyber Security (Honours) degree from UNSW Canberra. Our honours degree is for students who excelled in their undergraduate computer science studies and wish to extend their skills in cyber security. With just one extra year of study following your bachelor's degree, you’ll set yourself up and be in prime position to kickstart your career.

Degree type



1 year full-time

Commencing terms

Semester 1

Program code


Delivery mode

On campus

Study at UNSW Canberra

Our Bachelor of Computing and Cyber Security (Honours) degree consists of one-year full-time study on campus at UNSW Canberra. Whatever piques your curiosity, you will have the flexibility to pursue a research project in computer science. You’ll also complete coursework curated to help bolster your research skills and knowledge. At the end of the year, you will present this hard work and research in your honours thesis. 

Learn with world-class educators in cutting-edge facilities

Studying computing and cybersecurity at UNSW Canberra, you’ll become a part of our close-knit research community of PhD students and academics. You will work one-on-one with one of our academics to devise and implement your research project. You’ll also have access to our unique state-of-the-art cyber range, where you can study the real-world applications of your coursework and research.  

Learn more about our outstanding educators and their research at UNSW Canberra Cyber.

Your career in computing & cyber security

After one extra year of honours study, you will have: 

  • managed to complete a significant independent research project  
  • deepened your knowledge of computer science’s scientific approaches, perspectives, and traditions 
  • substantially improved your analytical, communication, and problem-solving skills 
  • a greater understanding of the ethical and social contexts of computing in the community and the wider world 

In short, you’ll be in prime position to take advantage of the market shortage of computing and cybersecurity experts over other graduates. Once you graduate from UNSW Canberra, you’ll have the option to pursue further research opportunities as a masters by research or PhD student. Alternatively, you could take up opportunities as a: 

  • Security Software Developer 
  • Security Architect 
  • Penetration Tester 
  • Cryptographer 
  • Cyber Security Analyst. 

Key contacts

Student Enquiries

T: (02) 5114 5000 

Available to
ADFA Trainee Officers
ADF Current Serving Members
Non-Defence Students

Assumed knowledge
Mathematics, physics