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We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Information Technology - Networking and Information Technology Security

Degree Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)
Faculty Faculty of Business and Information Technology
Location North Oshawa campus location
Start dates September
Length Four years
Program load Full-time
OUAC code DIT
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Planning, designing, installing, operating, managing and securing IT infrastructure are essential skills for an IT‑related career. Learn these skills and more using leading-edge equipment and laboratories to apply core concepts to technical topics.

General information

Planning, designing, installing, operating, managing and securing information technology (IT) infrastructure are essential skills for an IT-related career. Learn these skills and more using leading-edge equipment and laboratories to apply core concepts in fundamental and advanced networking, enterprise-level network engineering, cloud computing, programming, scripting, databases, cryptography, policies, malware analysis, forensics and many additional technical topics. The coursework prepares you to manage the continuing changes and challenges of the IT profession and pursue various levels of industry certification programs including CISCO, CompTIA and (ISC)2.


Additional information

Faculty of Business and Information Technology website

Admission requirements

Current Ontario secondary school students must complete the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with six 4U or 4M credits, including English (ENG4U) with a minimum average of 60 per cent, and one of Advanced Functions (MHF4U), Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U) or Mathematics of Data Management (MDM4U) with a minimum average of 60 per cent or Computer Science (ICS4U) with a minimum average of 70 per cent.

Note: Admission is competitive. The specific average or standing required for admission varies from year to year. Students are selected by taking into consideration a wide range of criteria including school marks, distribution of subjects taken, and performance in subjects relevant to the academic program. Possession of the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance. Preference will be given to applicants with the best qualifications.


Last year's cut-off 70 per cent
Expected cut-off Mid-70s

How to apply

The application process and important dates/deadlines are outlined on our admissions website:
Ontario secondary school applicants
Ontario secondary school graduates
Canadian out-of-province high school applicants
International applicants
Mature applicants (over 21 and never attended post-secondary)
 Transfer applicants
General Arts and Science (GAS) applicants
Home-schooled applicants

Program curriculum

Sample courses: 

  • Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Cryptography and Network Security
  • Digital Transmission
  • E-Business Technologies
  • Enterprise Network Management
  • IT Forensics
  • Marketing in the IT Sector
  • Operating Systems Security

A full program map is available in the Undergraduate Academic CalendarCourses are subject to change without notice.

Experiential learning

Internships

This program offers students who have successfully completed two years of study, including having achieved a cumulative 3.0 GPA (B average on a 4.3 scale), an opportunity to engage in a contracted learning partnership with businesses locally and globally. Faculty members may provide links to various internship placement opportunities or a student may secure an employer who meets the criteria as prescribed by the Faculty of Business and Information Technology.

The internship program not only gives students an opportunity to apply classroom concepts to the challenges of organizational life, but also helps them to gain valuable and relevant work experience to promote networking and lifelong career success. Participating employers are given the opportunity to bring the motivated learners, thinkers and doers of tomorrow into their workplaces, as well as provide valuable mentoring to students.

Capstone Study Project

As a member of a student team, you will study an actual organization, complete a comprehensive analysis and evaluation, and develop appropriate recommendations for improved performance by addressing a particular problem or group of problems. The Capstone Study Project will provide you with opportunities to develop a thorough understanding of the technology, environment, markets and operations of a real organization by applying the theory and knowledge you have learned.

Career opportunities

Graduates can expect to pursue a career as a:

  • database security manager
  • data centre specialist
  • information security analyst
  • network security engineer
  • system/network manager
  • web application manager
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