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Bachelor of Information Technology (Networking & Cyber Security)

Bachelor of Information Technology (Networking & Cyber Security) (BITC)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • Online
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
  • 3 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
  • Feb, May, Sep


  • Interested in solving complex technical puzzles and be challenged to rapidly adapt and innovate in a continuously changing IT field? 
  • Cyber security jobs are in high demand and there is an increase in the number of specialties within this ICT area. Graduate from UniSQ workplace-ready with sound knowledge of cyber security principles and policy. 
  • Study UniSQ’s Networking and Cyber Security major and learn to design, install, configure, troubleshoot, and maintain networks and their operating systems, including Linux and Windows. Explore interface networks with wide area networks (WANs) and become familiar with solving problems in computer networks, VoIP, video conferencing, and network services. 
  • Put your studies into practice through an industry-based project or work experience during a final-year capstone course.
  • You can choose to combine this major with a second IT major or a selection of 4-unit minors or elective courses. You also have the opportunity to choose a major across a different study area at UniSQ, such as Science, Law, Business or Arts, to suit your individual career path.

Further study

If you're interested in postgraduate study, you can go on to enrol in the Master of Information Technology, Master of Data Science or Master of Cyber Security.

Professional accreditation

Our Bachelor of Information Technology degree is accredited at professional level by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and, through the Seoul Accord, is recognised in other countries. The Seoul Accord is a multi-lateral agreement that allows ACS accreditation to be recognised globally. This means when you graduate, your degree will be recognised by other countries who are members of the Accord.

Career outcomes

  • Upon graduation you can find jobs as a network engineer or network security engineer, network analyst, cyber security engineer, data security officer, business information security analyst, or IT system security analyst, IoT security specialist, network administrator etc.
  • Graduates have the knowledge of computer networking, Internet of Things, wireless networking, networking security, IoT security, and cyber security-related fields, such as healthcare, national and company information system security, wireless networking security.

Entry requirements

Find the entry requirements most relevant to you.

Recent secondary education

Adjusted Entry score including adjustment factors (additional points given in certain circumstances). Unadjusted Entry score not including adjustment factors.
ATAR The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) is a percentile rank used to assess the results of high-school applicants for undergraduate entry into university. 58.90 68.00

To study this degree we assume you have sound knowledge in:

  • English (Units 3 & 4, C)

We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to a grade C or higher in Units 3 and 4 at high school level (typically studied in Year 12). Find out more about assumed knowledge.

It is also recommended that you have studied General Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C), or equivalent.

Special entry schemes for admissions may increase your Rank, through the allocation of additional points in certain circumstances, such as educational disadvantage where you live, and subjects you passed. 

Inherent requirements

There are inherent requirements that must be met in order to successfully complete this degree. Inherent requirements are fundamental skills, capabilities and knowledge that students must be able to demonstrate in order to achieve the essential learning outcomes of the degree, while maintaining the academic integrity of the degree. Please read and understand the inherent requirements specific to the Bachelor of Information Technology before applying.

If you think you may experience any problems meeting inherent requirements, you can talk to a Student Equity Officer about reasonable adjustments that may be put in place to assist you. Any reasonable adjustments made must not fundamentally change the nature of the inherent requirement.

Tafe (VET) qualification

If you have completed a qualification from a TAFE or qualified private provider, you may be able to use these qualifications to meet UniSQ's entry requirements.

Work and life experience

You may be able to use your work experience and other adjustment factors to increase your selection rank and meet UniSQ's entry requirements.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree 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.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.


If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

If you identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent you may be eligible to enter the Indigenous Higher Education (IHEPP) program.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 24 units.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 8
1 x major 8
1 x second major
or 8 x electives
or 1 x 4-unit minor plus 4 x electives
Total 24

Refer to the UniSQ Handbook for an example of courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Double degrees

You may like to study Information Technology as part of a double degree to give you the flexibility tailor your degree to your ambition.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported

The Federal Government contributes to the cost of your course and you need to pay a student contribution.

AUD 8948
Domestic full fee paying

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 25920

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2024. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

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. Find out if you are eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.


At UniSQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Apply via QTAC

Apply via QTAC (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre) if you:

  • have never studied with UniSQ before, or
  • are a Year 12 student, or
  • want to transfer to UniSQ from another university.
Mode QTAC Codes
Online 903745
Springfield 923741
Toowoomba 903741

Copy your QTAC code and continue through to the QTAC website to complete your application.

Apply through QTAC

If you are applying via QTAC, please check the QTAC closing dates.

Apply directly to UniSQ

You may be able to apply directly to UniSQ if you:

  • are a current or previous UniSQ student returning to study with complete or incomplete qualifications (excluding Head Start students), or
  • have recently graduated from TAFE.


You can select to start your study in Trimester 1, 2 or 3.

Study period  Application closing date Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Trimester 1, 2024  Monday 22 January Monday 15 January Monday 22 January Friday 26 April 
Trimester 2, 2024 Monday 20 May Monday 6 May Monday 13 May  Friday 16 August
Trimester 3, 2024 Monday 2 September Monday 26 August Monday 2 September Friday 6 December 

Study period  Application closing date Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Trimester 1, 2025  Monday 10 February Monday 3 February  Monday 10 February  Friday 9 May
Trimester 2, 2025 Monday 26 May Monday 19 May Monday 26 May  Friday 22 August
Trimester 3, 2025 Monday 8 September Monday 1 September Monday 8 September Friday 5 December 

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

Discover further information on applying to study at UniSQ that is relevant to you.

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Why choose a Networking & Security major?
  • Flexible job opportunities - Networking and security is a critical part of contemporary society with an increasing number of businesses across various industries requiring the expertise of IT specialists. 
  • Self fulfilment – A Bachelor of Information Technology Networking and Cyber Security gives you the skills needed to protect and support your community digitally, all while continuing to strive towards your career goals in an ever-evolving industry.  
  • Career diversity – Studying networking and cyber security doesn’t mean you are limiting your IT career options. The skills and knowledge you will gain during your studies are transferable across a variety of IT specialisations,  opening a wide array of career opportunities.
  • Growth and development – Use your undergraduate Bachelor of Information Technology degree as a stepping stone to further study such as Master of Information Technology, Master of Data Science or Master of Cyber Security

With the demand for cyber security specialists rising worldwide, you can be assured that you will be career-ready with UniSQ’s Bachelor of Information Technology Networking and Cyber Security. 

Can I study online?
Yes! At UniSQ we offer you the flexibility to choose online or on-campus study. This allows you to fit study into your life – from anywhere around the world. As an online student, you’ll receive the same level of support as an on-campus student. The only difference is you’re in control of when, where and how you learn. 
What are the career prospects for a Bachelor of Information Technology (Networking & Cyber Security)?

With currently one million job openings globally in cyber security (Cisco), qualified IT professionals are in very high demand.  

  • As a networking and cyber security specialist you will have vast employment opportunities in both private and public sectors. These roles may include: 
  • Network engineer/network security engineer 
  • Network analyst 
  • Cyber security engineer 
  • Data security officer 
  • Business information security analyst 
  • IT systems security analyst 
  • IoT security specialist 
  • Network administrator
What will I learn in this degree?

With UniSQ’s Bachelor of Information Technology Networking and Cyber Security you will: 

  • Learn to design, install, configure, troubleshoot and maintain networks and their operating systems
  • Explore interface networks with wide area networks and gain the skills needed to problem solve in computer networks, VoIP, video conferencing and network services 
  • Study courses with a focus on programming, data management, communication, mathematics, analytics, network design/networked applications and cyber security 
Why study a Bachelor of Information Technology (Networking & Cyber Security) with UniSQ?
  • Diversify your career prospects and study the Bachelor of Information Technology as part of a double degree
  • Become career-ready with an industry-based project or work experience during your final-year capstone course. 
  • Our Bachelor of Information Technology Networking and Cyber Security degrees are accredited at professional level by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and through the Seoul Accord
  • Our Information and Communication Technology degrees incorporate leading-edge enterprise tools. You’ll learn best-practice methods and gain valuable insights from renowned experts and researchers in ICT. 
  • If you don’t meet the entry requirements, don’t worry as we have a pathway options available to you.