- 2018

Undergraduate

Major / Minor

Commencement year

This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2018 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook.

Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the component of any bachelors double degrees.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Managing faculty

Faculty of Information Technology

Offered by

South Africa School of Information Technology

Location

South Africa

Computer networks and security focuses on the principles, practice and management of computer networks and security technologies used within an organisation for their information needs. You will learn how to design and develop computer networks and monitor their performance, incorporate security measures to protect corporate information systems and their access through the internet, and develop secure applications systems. It will prepare you for careers in technical positions responsible for building, managing and maintaining secure IT infrastructure.

Availability

Computer networks and security is listed in 4307 Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences at South Africa as a minor or major.

Outcomes

In addition to achieving the broad outcomes of their course, students successfully completing this major will be able to:

  • design, implement and maintain secure computer systems and networks.

Units

Minor requirements (24 points)

No more than 12 points at level 1 may be credited to the minor.

Students complete:

  1. The following two units (12 points):
    • FIT1051 Programming fundamentals in Java
    • FIT1047 Introduction to computer systems, networks and security
  2. Two of the following units (12 points):

Major requirements (48 points)

No more than 12 points at level 1 may be credited to the major and at least 18 points must be at level 3.

Students complete:

  • FIT1051 Programming fundamentals in Java
  • FIT1047 Introduction to computer systems, networks and security
  • FIT2093 Introduction to cyber security
  • FIT2100 Operating systems
  • FIT3031 Information and network security
  • FIT3165 Computer networks
  • FIT3173 Software security
  • FIT2081 Mobile application development or FIT3142 Distributed computing

Relevant courses

Successful completion of the minor or major can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degree:*

  • 4307 Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences

Students in this course can complete the minor by using 24 points of their free electives or, where relevant, prescribed FIT electives.*

Students in other single bachelor's degrees may be eligible to complete the minor or major by using 24 or 48 points of their free electives.

* Students cannot complete both the minor and major in the same area of study.