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Networking and Information Technology Security - Advanced Entry

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
September (full-time)

Length
As little as two years of study

Program load
Full-time
Part-time

OUAC code
DIN

Overview

professor with map and students watching map on screen Expand your knowledge from your Computer Systems Technology diploma, and acquire the technical and soft skills needed to succeed in an IT-related career.

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 

The program-specific, Netsoc association is what I credit most of my success to. By getting involved, I made life-long friends. Netsoc runs a variety of social and academic-related events, and hosts recruitment events with different companies to help students find both internships and full-time jobs. Kevin Yardy Bachelor of IT (Honours) in Networking and IT Security, Class of 2021 Consultant, Quick Intelligence


Admissions

Admissions


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.


Last year's cut-off75 per cent
Expected cut-offmid-70s
You will receive 20 courses toward your 40-course Bachelor of Information Technology 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
September (full-time)

Length
As little as two years of study

Program load
Full-time
Part-time

OUAC code
DIN

Contact information

Career opportunities

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

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.


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

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