Networks and Cybersecurity Major - Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences

Study networks and cybersecurity, and prepare yourself for a wide range of exciting career opportunities in this fast-growing area.

Information is often an organisation’s most precious asset – but it’s also one of its most vulnerable assets. New information security threats and attacks are constantly developing and the only solution is to develop increasingly secure networks. That’s why networks and cybersecurity are areas that are universally important.

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This is part of the Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences.

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Study the basics and infrastructure of networking, and learn to configure, implement and analyse network devices. This includes information network administration and cybersecurity to an advanced level.

Year 1

You’ll study six core courses that cover foundational computing knowledge. You also become more familiar with networks and the internet, exploring data communications and computer networking principles in a network environment.

You study the following courses:

Core courses

Networks and cybersecurity course

You also take the first course for your second major, minor or elective courses.

Year 2

Courses you study this year include network and system administration, applications, and operating systems.

You study the following courses:

Networks and cybersecurity courses

You also continue to take courses for your chosen second major, minor(s) or elective courses.

Year 3

This year you complete courses related to network security, network technologies, enterprise networks, secure systems, and information security management.

You study the following courses:

Networks and cybersecurity courses

You also take the final courses for your chosen second major, minor(s) or elective courses.

Workplace experience

The Research and Development Project course in your final year brings together the skills you’ve developed throughout your degree. You apply what you’ve learnt throughout your studies in a project for an industry client or research centre, under the guidance of an experienced supervisor.

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Workplace experience in AUT programmes

  • IT security analyst
  • Network analyst
  • Network designer
  • Systems and network administrator
Key features
  • Design and implement network and cybersecurity solutions
  • Practical projects where you apply your knowledge to implement networks and secure systems
  • A major research project for an industry organisation or research centre
  • Option to include subjects from across AUT in your degree
See yourself as
  • Logical
  • A planner
  • Strategically-minded
  • A problem-solver
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Manshikha Chand
Sarah Manikam

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.