Duration - 3 Years (Full time)

Victoria University of Melbourne, Australia is a globally recognized university, ranking in the top 3% of universities worldwide. The university prides itself for its 100-plus years of experience in the education sector, providing pathways from vocational education to postgraduate qualifications with high academic standards that are in line with their mission to be the best university in the world.

Bachelor of Information Technology (Major in Cyber Security) degree programme affiliated to Victoria University is offered at NSBM Faculty of Computing and the course is carefully designed to produce graduates who are first and foremost cyber security specialists. A full three-year degree, with specialized security modules integrated throughout the program to provide a holistic and comprehensive learning experience in the domain of cyber security.


  • VU and NSBM Green University are pleased to jointly offer the VU Bachelor of Information Technology majoring in Cyber Security. VU is the only Australian university working in partnership with NSBM for the delivery of Australian degrees.
  • Graduates will be conferred the VU Bachelor of Information and Technology upon successful completion of Year 1 at NSBM (IT-related degree courses) and Year 2 and Year 3 at NSBM or at VU Melbourne.
  • Studying at both universities in both countries is the ideal preparation for a global career.

Aims of the Program

  • To be informative and challenging, and to establish a knowledge base suitable for a career in the Cyber Security domain
  • To encourage and support students whilst they develop and apply subject-specific and generic skills that will facilitate life-long learning and continuing professional development
  • With more and more companies adopting cloud services and storage, valuable data and information systems are increasingly under threat from hackers and industrial spies.
  • Beyond just accessing information, hackers can penetrate enterprise networks, encrypt the hard drive of computers and extort the organisation or computer owners to pay for unlocking the system. Globally, cybersecurity is expected to have an annual growth of over 20% in the next five years.


Year 1

  • Object-Oriented Programming with Java (Core)
  • Web-Based Application Development
  • Programming in C
  • Introduction to Computer Science
  • Professional Development
  • Computer Architecture (Core)
  • Data Communication and Networks
  • Database Management Systems
  • Operating Systems

Year 2

  • Digital Forensics and Ethical Hacking
  • Server Administration and Management
  • Cyber Law Policy and Professional Ethics
  • Data Privacy and Cyber Physical Systems Security
  • Enterprise Network Management
  • Secures Operations and Vulnerability
  • Data Analytics for Cyber Security
  • Virtualization in Computing

Year 3

  • Introduction to ICT Management
  • ICT Change Management
  • ICT Business Analytics and Data Visualization
  • Small IT Business
  • Cyber Security Essentials
  • IT Profession and Ethics
  • Applied Project 1
  • Applied Project 2


Students should have either of the following qualifications

  • 3 passes for Advanced Level in a single attempt for core subjects (Local or International equivalent) (London AS Level exams are not recognized as entry criteria)
  • Completion of NSBM foundation programme
  • Completion of Edexcel or BTEC Certified foundation programme (*Subject to the approval of program director)
  • Completion of any other foreign university affiliated foundation programme (*Subject to the approval of program director) and
  • Students should have passed Ordinary Level examination or equivalent including Mathematics and English
  • The English language entry requirement
  • Minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (Academic) with no band score of less than 6.0 in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking
  • OR
  • A grade of "C" in the following:
  • AS Level subjects: General Paper, English Language; or
  • A Level subject: English Language

** Students may subject to face a preliminary interview based on their entry qualification

  • Year 1 - 900,000 LKR (450,000 x 2 Installments)
  • Year 2 - 650,000 LKR (350,000 x 2 Installments)
  • Year 3 - 650,000 LKR (350,000 x 2 Installments)
  • Registration Fee - 10,000 LKR
  • Library Fee - 5,000 LKR
Three Year (Full Time)
2,300,000 LKR
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