Skip to main content
COVID-19 information and screening Learn how we’re keeping our campus community safe, healthy and engaged during our gradual return to campus.
Note: Faculty, staff, students and visitors must complete the mandatory screening questionnaire before coming to campus.
Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

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.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Information Technology Security - Bridge*

Program details

Faculty
Business and Information Technology

Degree
Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)

Experiential learning
Capstone
Internship

Delivery method
Hybrid online/in-class
In-class

Location
Ontario Tech University, North Oshawa

Start dates
May (full-time)

Length
Five semesters (full-time)

Program load
Full-time

OUAC code
DIB

Overview

two people at two computer screens 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.

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 with 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 

*This program is not running for the 2021 spring/summer session.


Between Year 3 and 4, I completed a 16-month paid internship at IBM as a Network Support Specialist. IBM's internship program is truly outstanding—from the day-to-day job, to building and creating new relationships with other interns. I felt career-ready by gaining real-world experiences with cutting-edge technologies. The most rewarding part was being offered a contract extension for another eight months, which I happily accepted.

Kevin Yardy Bachelor of IT (Honours) in Networking and Information Technology Security, Class of 2021 Consultant, Quick Intelligence


Admissions

Admissions


An Ontario College Diploma or Ontario College Advanced Diploma in one of the following with a minimum mid-70s average:

  • Computer and Network Support Technician (Humber College only) 
  • Computer Engineering Technology
  • Computer Networking and Technical Support (Seneca College only) 
  • Computer Programmer Analyst 
  • Computer Systems Technician or Technologist
  • Computer Systems Technology 
  • IT Support Services (Sheridan College only)
  • Software Engineering Technician (Centennial College only)

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-off75 per cent
Expected cut-offmid-70s

If you hold an Ontario College Diploma in Computer Systems Technician, or related program, you must successfully complete the bridge courses with a minimum C grade in each course to proceed into the four-year BIT program. You will receive 15 courses toward your 40-course BIT degree.

If you hold an Ontario College Advanced Diploma in Computer Engineering Technology, Computer Programmer Analyst, or Computer Systems Technology you must successfully complete the bridge courses with a minimum C grade in each course to proceed into the four-year BIT program. You will receive 17 courses toward your 40-course BIT degree.

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

Program details

Faculty
Business and Information Technology

Degree
Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)

Experiential learning
Capstone
Internship

Delivery method
Hybrid online/in-class
In-class

Location
Ontario Tech University, North Oshawa

Start dates
May (full-time)

Length
Five semesters (full-time)

Program load
Full-time

OUAC code
DIB

Contact information

Career opportunities

  • database security manager
  • information security officer
  • IT security trainer
  • network security specialist

Experiential learning

Ontario Tech 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.


Did you know?

companies provide paid internships and Capstone opportunities
universities and industry partners around the world that we collaborate with
  • 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 in the Academic Calendar. Courses are subject to change without notice.