The Bachelor of Information Technology (Network and Cybersecurity Systems) (Online Pathway) requires three years of full-time study (or the equivalent part-time).
The course is offered by the College of Science and Engineering.
The minimum requirements for consideration for entry to all undergraduate courses are specified in detail in the University Entry Requirements.
Successful completion of either SACE Stage 2 (Year 12) Mathematical Studies or Specialist Mathematics or International Baccalaureate Mathematics (SL or HL) is assumed for entry to the Bachelor of Information Technology (Network and Cybersecurity Systems).
The course has been designed to provide graduates with:
- a strong foundation in both the theoretical and the practical aspects of network systems and information technology more generally
- a strong, practical understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities and a commitment to them
- well-developed written and oral communication skills
- an ability to critically analyse and evaluate complex information and solve problems
- an awareness of social, economic, cultural and environmental aspects of network systems
- the ability to work professionally as an individual and as a member of multi-disciplinary teams
- an understanding of the need to undertake lifelong learning and the capacity to do so
- preparation for future management roles as an information technology and network systems professional
The course provides the foundations that will underpin ongoing professional development, preparing graduates for further study or for a career in a computing related field or in other areas where the range of skills and knowledge acquired is needed or desirable.
On completion of the award, students will be able to:
- competently use professional skills and knowledge in the systematic development of complex networked information systems
- demonstrate a broad understanding of the information technology and network systems disciplines
- apply their skills and knowledge in a professionally responsible manner
- communicate effectively with other information technology and network systems professionals and the wider global community using a wide range of communication technologies
- work professionally as an individual and in a team
- develop computer-based solutions appropriate to the social, political, international, economic and environmental contexts in which they are applied
- engage in the process of continuing learning needed to retain the necessary level of professional skills and knowledge in the area of network systems.
On completion of the Bachelor of Information Technology (Network and Cybersecurity Systems), students will be eligible for professional membership of the Australian Computer Society.
Program of study
To qualify for the Bachelor of Information Technology (Network and Cybersecurity Systems) (Online Pathway), a student must complete 108 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the program of study below.
No more than 45 units of First Year topics may be counted towards the degree. Not all topics are necessarily available in a given year.
Core - Year 1 topics
36 units comprising:
COMP1002 Fundamentals of Computational Intelligence (4.5 units)
COMP1102 Computer Programming 1 (4.5 units)
COMP1711 Database Modelling and Knowledge Engineering (4.5 units)
COMP1712 Software Engineering Principles and Practice (4.5 units)
CRIM1101 Crime and Criminology (4.5 units)
ENGR1401 Professional Skills (4.5 units)
ENGR1762 Networks and Cybersecurity (4.5 units)
STAT1121 Data Science (4.5 units)
Core - Year 2 topics
36 units comprising:
COMP2711 Computer Programming 2 (4.5 units)
COMP2772 Web-Based Systems Development (4.5 units)
COMP2812 Operating Systems (4.5 units)
COMP3781 Cybersecurity (4.5 units)
ENGR2871 Fundamentals of Cisco Networking (4.5 units)
ENGR2872 Cisco Routing and Switching (4.5 units)
ENGR2881 Computer Networks (4.5 units)
Plus 4.5 units of elective topics from across the University where entry requirements are met.
Core - Year 3 topics
36 units comprising:
COMP3721 Enterprise Information Security (4.5 units)
COMP3751 Interactive Computer Systems (4.5 units)
COMP3771 Advanced Database and Analytics (4.5 units)
COMP3782 Information Technology Project (4.5 units)
ENGR3821 Network Engineering (4.5 units)
ENGR3704 Project Management for Engineering and Science (4.5 units)
Plus 9 units of topics taken from Table C