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Networking and Information Technology Security - Advanced Entry

Degree Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)
Faculty Faculty of Business and Information Technology
Location North Oshawa campus location
Start dates September (full-time)
Length As little as two years of study
Program load Full-time
Networking and Information Technology Security equipment

Admission requirements: An Ontario college advanced diploma in Computer Systems Technology with a minimum mid-B average. Program must contain a sufficient amount of Cisco-certified content.

General information

Information Technology (IT) security is fundamental in today's business environment. The IT Security specialization offers comprehensive knowledge and skills in operating and managing IT security infrastructure.

You will benefit from both theoretical and practical experience with the ability to practice skills learned in the classroom with cutting-edge equipment in our advanced laboratories. You will also have the opportunity to pursue an internship work placement (locally or abroad) or participate in the Capstone study project, where you will work as part of a team to provide consulting services to an industry partner.

Students have access to new, modern buildings, libraries and innovative labs including:

  • Hacker Research Laboratory
  • Networking Laboratory 

Additional information

Faculty of Business and Information Technology website
College-to-university transfer website

Admission requirements

An Ontario college advanced diploma from the list below:

Program name College 
Computer Systems Technology - Networking Centennial College
Computer Systems Technology Durham College
Computer Engineering Technology Fleming College
Computer Systems Technology George Brown
Computer Systems Technology - Network Engineering and Security Analyst (Co-op) Mohawk College

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.

Transfer credit

You will receive 20 courses toward your 40-course Bachelor of Information Technology degree.

Last year's cut-off 75 per cent
Expected cut-off Mid 70s

How to apply

The application process and important dates/deadlines are outlined on our college-to-university transfer applicant page.

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

The full program map is available on the Faculty of Business and Information Technology website. Courses are subject to change without notice.

Experiential learning

Our students have many different opportunities to apply their knowledge and skills in real-world settings. With more than 300 industry and community partner organizations, students have a wide variety of experiential learning opportunities available to them.

Hands-on training is valuable; our programs offer you real-world business experience through internship work placements (locally or abroad) or capstone study projects, where you work as part of a team to provide consulting services to one of our industry partners.

Our leading-edge laboratories enable hands-on learning and are fully integrated with the university’s technology-enriched learning environment. Work with today’s latest technology and obtain skills valued by future employers.

Career opportunities

  • database security manager
  • information security officer
  • network security specialist
  • web application manager
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