Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Equip yourself with critical knowledge in data and network security. You will study cybersecurity, network architecture and more. Equip yourself with critical knowledge in data and network security. You will study cybersecurity, network architecture and more. Learn how to defend business, government and individuals databases which hold sensitive data. Employment in this area has experienced strong growth over the last ten years, and is forecast to continue to do so. Your specialisation in security will allow you to be on the frontline of the war in cyberspace and to become familiar with the methods attackers use. You learn to investigate how security breaches occur, how private information is vulnerable and ways to protect it. You will develop an understanding of the security models provided by the major operating systems involved in modern computer networks. Through lecture and lab work you will delve into networks, their protocols and hardware and investigate how these systems can be vulnerable to a malicious attacks. Your problem solving skills will come to the fore, as part of your role may include 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, IT operations and more.
This program consists of 360 credit points. Students will complete 20 core courses, and 4 elective courses, and a zero credit point IT Professional Engagement course.
- Networking and security
Standard entry requirements
- Year 12 - Prerequisites Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of Maths: General Mathematics, Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics or Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics
- Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English
- ATAR. Non Year 12 - Previous higher education studies with results at a pass level, including any 'single subjects of study', or successful completion of a tertiary preparatory program such as the Federation University Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST)
- Successful completion of a relevant VET qualification at Certificate III level or higher
- Applicants who have not completed secondary education, or undertaken any TAFE or university studies should include a personal statement detailing all relevant experience to strengthen their application.
This program holds Professional Level accreditation with the Australian Computer Society (ACS).
Credit will be considered if you have successfully completed higher education or TAFE studies. Advanced standing will be determined on an individual basis, depending on your eligibility for credit transfer, prior experience and qualifications. If you are seeking alternate entry into the Bachelor of Information Technology (Networking and Security) you can consider applying for the following programs: Diploma of Information Technology; Diploma of Digital Media Technologies. Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST) Program - designed to provide you an alternate entry into tertiary study. Enrol in single units (courses): ITECH1101 IT Problem Solving (Semester 1) and ITECH1103 Big Data And Analytics (Semester 2). Re-apply with credit to the Bachelor of Information Technology for the next semester. Students can progress to the Bachelor of Science (Honours) as a prelude to a higher degree in research or a professional qualification.
|Campus||Fees||Entry||Mid year intake||Attendance|
|Mount Helen (Ballarat)||International: $72,900||No information available||Yes||No information available|
|Gippsland (Churchill)||International: $72,900||No information available||Yes||No information available|
Further information: study.federation.edu.au