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The Bachelor of Computing and Cyber Security (Honours) degree is intended for students wishing to deepen their knowledge and develop more advanced, independent research skills. The student will undertake courses that will extend their knowledge in their chosen topic area as well as enhancing their research skills. A major project will be undertaken that will result in a thesis dissertation of between 20,000 and 35,000 words. The dissertation may be larger or smaller depending on the project, the production of a specific Computing and Cyber Security artefact and discussion with the Honours supervisor.

A student must obtain, usually over one year of study, a minimum of 48 units of credit approved by the Head of School.

  • The course work component will normally consist of four discipline-based courses (24 UOC) and two research courses (24 UOC).
  • The thesis component will be examined by two examiners, neither of whom will be the thesis supervisor.


Study Level


Typical duration

1 Years

Delivery Mode


Academic Calendar

UNSW Canberra Calendar

Minimum Units of Credit


Award type

Bachelors Honours


Bachelor of Computing and Cyber Security (Honours) - BCompCybSec (Hons)

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Program Structure

Students must complete 48 UOC as a standalone program.

1. Research project - 24 UOC
2. Coursework - 24 UOC

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Entry Requirements

University Medal

Honours Classes

Additional Information

Students who complete an Honours program and achieve an Honours Class 1 are well placed to apply for higher degree research degree (a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or a professional doctorate in Cyber Security (DCyberSec) or a research Masters (MSc) and scholarships such as the Australian Postgraduate Award (APA).

Further details on career opportunities for students who complete an Honours degree can be obtained from the School.

Program Fees

At UNSW fees are generally charged at course level and therefore dependent upon individual enrolment and other factors such as student's residency status. For generic information on fees and additional expenses of UNSW programs, click on one of the following:

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