Bachelor of Information Technology (Networking and Security)
- Semester 1 (February)
- Semester 2 (July)
- Semester 3 (November)
- 24 units
- 3 years or part-time equivalent
Program Information Set
Join an exciting and dynamic sector
We live in an increasingly connected world where new challenges are presented every day. Our world needs people with the skills to realise the potential of existing technologies, to exploit the opportunities of new technologies, and to help businesses and organisations navigate through this maze.
The information and communications sector has been identified as having a significant shortage of trained professionals, with the expectation that this shortfall will continue into the future. Now is the time to take that first step into a career that will be dynamic, global and in demand.
Why Networking and Security?
The Networking and Security major will equip you with state-of-the-art skills in network design, management, security and systems development and administration. You will become familiar with problem solving in computer networks, VoIP, video conferencing, network services administration, and gain the professional skills to apply them in the communication sector, healthcare, government institutions, and IT firms. After completing the major courses, you will gain the knowledge and skills required for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) industry certification.
Our Bachelor of Information Technology program is accredited at professional level by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and, through the Seoul Accord, is recognised in other countries.
Depending on your area of interest, you can start your career in various sectors of the IT industry such as: technology service, content and design, business information systems and IT engineering and architecture. With your knowledge and skills in Networking and Security, you will have the opportunity to begin your career as a system administrator, systems analyst, web administrator network analyst, designer or administrator, computer programmer, database administrator or database designer.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 9352|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 20000|
Loan to help you pay your fees
You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
The lowest OP/unadjusted Rank* to which an offer was made is 19/60. OP/Ranks based upon all offers made in Semester 1, 2019.
Entry requirements for Semester 3, 2019
- Subject pre-requisite: English (4, SA) or equivalent
- Recommended prior study: Mathematics A (4, SA) or equivalent
Entry requirements for Semester 1, 2020
To study this degree we assume you have sound knowledge in:
We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA). It is also recommended that you have studied Mathematics A.
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.
A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.
*Further admission information
An adjusted Selection Rank is the result of combining additional ranks through special entry schemes for admission.
Special entry schemes for admissions may help you get into the program of your choice by increasing your Selection Rank, through the allocation of additional ranks in certain circumstances.
An adjusted Selection Rank is the result of combining additional ranks with a student's OP/Selection Rank. An unadjusted Selection Rank is the student's Selection Rank without any rank adjustments.
USQ is committed to greater admissions transparency. Learn more about the education and work experience, as well as average OP/Ranks for this programs' student cohort for Semester 1, 2019.
How to apply
- Apply via QTAC (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre) if you:
- have never studied with USQ before, or
- are a Year 12 student, or
- want to transfer to USQ from another university.
Please note down the QTAC codes below to complete your application.
- Alternatively, you may be able to apply directly to USQ if you:
- are a current or previous USQ student returning to study with complete or incomplete qualifications (excluding Head Start students), or
- have recently graduated from TAFE.
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 3, 2019 - applications close Friday 29 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 18 November 2019.
- Semester 1, 2020 - applications close Friday 6 March, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 24 February 2020.
- Semester 2, 2020 - applications close Friday 17 July (QTAC) and 24 July (direct), with semester 2 commencing on Monday 13 July 2020.
If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.