Bachelor of Information Technology (Networking and Security)
Federation University Australia - Online

Course outline

Learn how to defend business, government and individual databases that hold sensitive data. Employment in this area has experienced strong growth over the last ten years, and is forecast to continue.

Your specialisation in security will allow you to be on the frontline of the war in cyberspace and become familiar with methods attackers use. You will learn how to investigate and protect against security breaches on vulnerable private information, whilst developing an understanding of the security models provided by the major operating systems involved in modern computer networks.

Through core studies and practicals, you will delve into networks, their protocols and hardware, to investigate how these systems can be vulnerable to a malicious attack. Your problem solving skills will come to the fore when ethical hacking – testing a system to break-in or to find weak points.

As a network architect, or an IT security specialist, you can look forward to a varied career in information security or IT operations.

Note

To help you get the most from your online learning experience, it’s important that you own or have frequent access to a fast and reliable computer that’s ideally not more than two years old.

You will also need frequent access to a reliable high-speed internet connection. You should expect to use approximately 5GB of data each month, per course, just for study use.

For further information, visit the Minimum IT requirements for studying online webpage.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for Federation University and for this course, refer to Federation University’s website.

Prerequisites

English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 and 4, C); Applicant must be 16

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Notes

As this is a new course, Semester 1, 2022 information is not available.

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Notes

As this is a new course, Semester 1, 2022 information is not available.

Career opportunities

• Network administrator
• Ethical hacker
• ICT security specialist
• Network architect and designer
• Networking and security officer
• Product security manager

Membership

This program holds Professional Level accreditation with the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Course Code
041148
Start Date


Offer rounds
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Fee
CSP
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Information technology
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

3 years Full time or 4-6 years Part time