The Bachelor of Information Technology (Network and Cybersecurity Systems) requires three years of full-time study (or the equivalent part-time).

The course is offered by the School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics, within the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

Admission requirements

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 Faculty also offers the Bachelor of Information Technology (Network and Cybersecurity Systems) (Honours) - 4 years.

Course aims

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.

Learning outcomes

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), 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.

Students achieving a credit level average or better at the end of third year will be eligible to transfer to the fourth year of the Bachelor of Information Technology (Network Systems) (Honours) program.

Core - Year 1 topics

27 units comprising:

COMP1001 Fundamentals of Computing (4.5 units)
COMP1101 Fundamentals of Information and Communications Technology (4.5 units)
COMP1102 Computer Programming 1 (4.5 units)
ENGR1201 Electronics  (4.5 units)
ENGR1401 Professional Skills (4.5 units)

Plus one of

MATH1121 Mathematics 1A (4.5 units)
MATH1701 Mathematics Fundamentals A (4.5 units)
STAT1121  Data Science  (4.5 units)

Plus 9 units of elective topics from across the University where entry requirements are met.#

# Students without appropriate mathematics background may wish to consider selecting NMCY1001 Academic and Professional Numeracy as their elective.

Core - Year 2 topics

27 units comprising:

COMP2731 Software Engineering 1 (4.5 units)
COMP2711 Computer Programming 2 (4.5 units)
COMP2761 Database and Conceptual Modelling (4.5 units)
COMP2772 Web-Based Systems Development (4.5 units)
COMP2782 Social and Information Networks (4.5 units)
ENGR2782 Computer Networks and Operating Systems (4.5 units)

Plus 9 units of Electives from Table C

Core - Year 3 topics

27 units comprising:

COMP3721 Enterprise Information Security (4.5 units)
COMP3732 Enterprise Cloud Systems (4.5 units)
COMP3781 Cybersecurity (4.5 units)
ENGR3811 Network Administration (4.5 units)
ENGR3821 Network Engineering (4.5 units)
ENGR3704 Project Management for Engineering and Science (4.5 units)

Plus either:

COMP3782 Information Technology Project (4.5 units)
And 4.5 units of Elective from Table C

OR

COMP3792 Information Technology Practicum * (9 units) AND
ENGR3750  Workplace Preparation (0 units)

* With the permission of the Director of Studies and with the agreement of the industry partner, the practicum topics may be extended by six months by enrolling in the topic COMP3741 Extended Industry Experience. COMP3741 Extended Industry Experience does not attract fees or HECS payments. International students, please be aware that your student visa conditions restrict you from undertaking the topic within Australia. Please see the topic coordinator for further details.

Combined degrees

The Bachelor of Information Technology (Network and Cybersecurity Systems) may also be studied in a combined degree program with any Bachelor degree in the Faculty of Science and Engineering.