Fast facts

Course type: Undergraduate degree
Course length: 3 years
Location: On campus | Online

2017 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR): 70.00
Guaranteed entry ATAR
Certificate 4 or above
Bonus points: Yes

Admission information setsFlinders University | Bachelor of Information Technology specialisations

International students:
FISC Foundation: 6.2, A Levels: 7, IB Diploma: 25, Gao Kao: Tier Two
English requirements

Course overview

Flinders' network and cybersecurity systems awards have been designed with modern electronic communication in mind - from the latest technology such as optic fibre technology and cloud computing through to the latest in social networking and the use of social media in business.

This includes knowledge of computer security, communications technology and its administration, network engineering, enterprise systems, and social and information networks.

The course prepares you to not only understand why electronic communication operates (and in some cases why not), but also teaches you how to design systems that maximise the safe and secure use of networks.

A four year Bachelor of Information Technology (Network and Cybersecurity Systems) (Honours) is also available.

What will I study? 

Refer to the course rule.

What is Information Technology (Network and Cybersecurity Systems)?

Network systems is a broad area covering the technology of designing and implementing local and internet-scale communication systems, as well as the use of that technology in social networks and business systems.

Networked systems include:

  • the physical, exemplified by the NBN and by the prevalence of mobile devices
  • the strategic, as shown by the rise of cloud computing and server and data storage farms
  • the social, including social networking
  • the organisational, including new business models for work that relies on networked systems, including e-research and enterprise systems.

Significantly, the importance of the network as central to the computing task is growing rapidly.

Why study Information Technology (Network and Cybersecurity Systems) at Flinders?

The Bachelor of Information Technology (Network and Cybersecurity Systems) at Flinders:

  • develops your computing, network systems development and information technology skills
  • deals with cutting-edge developments in communications technology
  • enables you to understand the role of networked systems, including social media, in business and enterprise
  • enables you to plan and manage a secure network system.

Professional recognition/membership

This program has been designed to be accredited by the Australian Computer Society at the professional level. Courses accredited by the Australian Computer Society are recognised internationally under the Seoul Accord.

Combined degree options

You can combine this degree with any other bachelor degree within the College of Science and Engineering, subject to meeting entry requirements.

You can also combine this degree with:

Combine with the Bachelor of Letters

The Bachelor of Letters is available to all students studying a degree at Flinders and is available in languages, English, creative writing, innovation and enterprise, and sports performance coaching. It enables you to follow your interests and aspirations and enhance your career prospects by undertaking a second area of study in addition to your primary degree. You will graduate with two qualifications, expanding your employment opportunities.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites: None. Knowledge of either SACE Stage 2 (Year 12) Mathematical Studies or Methods is assumed.

Domestic students: You can qualify for undergraduate courses through: year 12 qualifications, adult entry (STAT/Bridging Program), TAFE/VET qualification, higher education transfers. Flinders also offers a range of special access schemes. Refer to undergraduate study applications.

International students: Entry and English requirements

Applications and annual fees

Domestic students
SATAC code: 224701
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: SATAC Uniweb 
Annual fees:

Place type: Commonwealth supported

2018: $9,253

International students
CRICOS code: 083451G
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: How to apply 
Annual fees:

2018: $28,400
2019: $31,200




  • Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?
  • We accept international applications for programs commencing beyond the year advertised and tuition fees for these years will be higher. Please note that your tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase.

Credit transfer

Refer to credit transfer for further information.

Related courses

Course brochures

Domestic students
Computing and mathematics (PDF 2MB)

International students

International course guides