Bachelor of Information Technology

Networking and Security

This degree will enable students to apply strategic creativity and innovation to protect data using ethical hacking to test systems and security protocols.


CRICOS code 092055A
Duration (Full Time) 3 Years
Course Fees
Intake Dates March, July, November Students Only available to international students                                          Faculty The School of Engineering, Information Technology and Physical Sciences
Campus Melbourne SYDNEY

Entry Requirements

English Language Requirement

Overall IELTS (Academic) band score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 5.5, or equivalent.

Academic Entry Requirements

Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or Overseas Equivalent.


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.

Career opportunities

Sample Study Program*


Semester 1

Semester 2




* This is sample structures only. Please refer to course offerings for more detail.

* Unit offering may change during semester subject to staff availability.

professional Recognition

This program holds Professional Level accreditation with:

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