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Honours Bachelor of Technology - Informatics and Security

Honours Bachelor of Technology - Informatics and Security

(Co-op)

Program Code:IFS
Campus:Seneca@York
Duration:8 Semesters (4 Years)
Offered:Fall
Winter
Credential Awarded:Honours Bachelor of Technology (Informatics and Security)

Program Description

This degree program provides you with the critical knowledge and practical skills required for a successful career in information security and network technology. You'll gain comprehensive knowledge of informatics, security and law, with practical applications that directly address critical business and communication requirements deemed essential by employers.

Upon graduation, you will have knowledge of the following principles of Informatics and Security:

  • security needs within and between organizations
  • analysis, design and implementation of distributed computer systems using current methodologies
  • a broad understanding of data communication principles, knowledge of operating systems and how each of the components that make up the infrastructure can be compromised
  • an understanding and ability to design, develop and implement secure information acquisition, transmission, and storage and retrieval practices with current industry standards, taking into account privacy, security and ethical issues
  • technology change and innovation
  • analysis of project and system requirements
  • deployment of security on a variety of platforms
  • project planning, implementation and management
  • research methodology
  • technology planning and acquisition

The curriculum reflects a progressively complex level of skill, knowledge and interpretation associated with Informatics and Security. In initial courses, you’ll focus on understanding and application of networks from the individual computer up to and including the world of connected computers. Later on, you'll learn a more abstract application of these same principles as emphasis shifts to developing analytical skills. In the final two years, you'll synthesize information to solve real business problems and demonstrate your knowledge in a co-operative work term.

The Informatics and Security degree is an eight-semester program held at Seneca’s state-of-the-art facilities at the York University campus, which is accessible via GO, TTC and YRT transit. You’ll enjoy small class sizes, hands-on labs, electronic classrooms, expert faculty and excellent student services as they contribute to increased student success.

Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship opportunities are available for candidates with distinguished academic records in their high school careers. A variety of scholarships and bursaries are available to students based on merit and financial needs.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Six Grade 12 (U) or (M) courses with a minimum 65% average including:
      • Grade 12 English: ENG4(U) - minimum grade of 65%
      • Grade 12 (U) Mathematics: any (U) level Mathematics - minimum grade of 65%
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 21 years or older and has been out of school for a minimum of two years) with the above prerequisite course(s) or their equivalent(s) with a minimum grade of 65%. All previous postsecondary transcripts should be disclosed and may be used in an admission decision.

Note:

  • Although not required for admission, the following are recommended for your success in the program:
    • Business and Computer Studies courses
    • An industry-standard home PC (two years old or newer) and an Internet Service Provider (ISP).

Fees

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Your Career

There is an urgent need for IT graduates who can effectively manage diverse networks and are highly skilled in all aspects of cyber security, privacy and the protection of data. The Honours Bachelor of Technology – Informatics and Security (IFS) program prepares you for a fulfilling career in this field.

Co-operative Education

In your final two years of the degree program, you'll enrol in courses specific to professional practices and participate in two paid co-op work terms. The experience gained during the work terms will be highly valuable to both you and your employer. Seneca's co-operating employers are committed to providing meaningful work assignments. Students will take Co-op Professional Practice in the semester preceding their first co-op work term and Co-op Integration and Career Planning in the semester following their final co-op work term.

Transfer Credit/Pathways

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

Important Academic Dates

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Courses

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

2016/2017 Academic Year

Semester 1
BTC140 Critical Thinking and Writing
DCN130 Computer Architecture and Networking
OPS105 Operating System Practices
OPS110 Operating System Principles
SPR100 Introduction to Security
 
Semester 2
BTC240 Interpersonal Communications in Organizations
DCN230 Protocols: Standards and Models
RIS230 Data Services and Management
SPR200 Security Principles: Cryptography & Encryption
SRT210 The Pragmatic Art of Administration
 
Semester 3
BTC340 Business Presentations
DCN330 Data Comm: Real World Interconnectivity
OPS300 Enterprise Infrastructure and Security
SPR300 Principles of Computer and Network Security
SRT311 Secure Scripting
 
Semester 4
DCN430 Data Comm: Wireless and Mobile
RIS420 Risk Management: Public and Private Systems
SPR401 Security Principles: Forensics
SRT411 Security Arts: Digital Data Analysis
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Summer 1
BTR491 Investigative Research Project
 
Semester 5
PRJ505 Systems Analysis and Project Management
RIS520 Risk Management Emergent Technologies
SPR500 Security Principles: Defenses
SRT511 Security Arts: Ethics
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Semester 6
CPP600 Co-op Professional Practice
REA605 Research Methodologies
SPR600 Security Principles Detection
SRT611 Security Arts: Privacy Issues
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Co-op Work Term 1
BTW699 Co-op Work Term
 
Semester 7
CPP700 Co-op Integration and Career Planning
REA705 Research Project
SRT710 Law: Property, Privacy and Freedom of Information
SRT711 Security Arts: Business Continuity Planning
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Co-op Work Term 2
BTW799 Co-op Work Term
 
Semester 8
REA820 Capstone Project
SPR800 Security Audit
SRT810 Technology Planning and Acquisition
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Professional Options
DPI902 Penetration Testing & Software Security Assessment
DPI903 Logical and Physical Security Convergence
DPI904 Authentication, Authorization and Access Control
DPI905 Cisco Networking Security
DPI906 Malware Analysis and Response
DPI907 IT Physical and Environmental Security
DPI908 Open Source Software Build and Release Systems
DPI909 Open Source Build and Release Project
DPI911 Incident Response
 

Note: In accordance with PEQAB requirements, this program has a minimal overall acceptable achievement for progression.

2015/2016 Academic Year

Semester 1
BTC140 Critical Thinking and Writing
DCN130 Computer Architecture and Networking
OPS105 Operating System Practices
OPS110 Operating System Principles
RIS120 Introduction to Web Management
 
Semester 2
BTC240 Interpersonal Communications in Organizations
DCN230 Protocols: Standards and Models
RIS220 Foundations of Database Management
SPR200 Security Principles: Cryptography & Encryption
SRT210 The Pragmatic Art of Administration
 
Semester 3
BTC340 Business Presentations
DCN330 Data Comm: Real World Interconnectivity
RIS320 Risk Management: Data Protection and Administration
SPR300 Principles of Computer and Network Security
SRT311 Secure Scripting
 
Semester 4
DCN430 Data Comm: Wireless and Mobile
RIS420 Risk Management: Public and Private Systems
SPR401 Security Principles: Forensics
SRT411 Security Arts: Digital Data Analysis
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Summer 1
BTR491 Investigative Research Project
 
Semester 5
PRJ505 Systems Analysis and Project Management
RIS520 Risk Management Emergent Technologies
SPR500 Security Principles: Defenses
SRT511 Security Arts: Ethics
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Semester 6
CPP600 Co-op Professional Practice
REA605 Research Methodologies
SPR600 Security Principles Detection
SRT611 Security Arts: Privacy Issues
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Co-op Work Term 1
BTW699 Co-op Work Term
 
Semester 7
CPP700 Co-op Integration and Career Planning
REA705 Research Project
SRT710 Law: Property, Privacy and Freedom of Information
SRT711 Security Arts: Business Continuity Planning
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Co-op Work Term 2
BTW799 Co-op Work Term
 
Semester 8
REA820 Capstone Project
SPR800 Security Audit
SRT810 Technology Planning and Acquisition
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Professional Options
DPI902 Penetration Testing & Software Security Assessment
DPI903 Logical and Physical Security Convergence
DPI904 Authentication, Authorization and Access Control
DPI905 Cisco Networking Security
DPI906 Malware Analysis and Response
DPI907 IT Physical and Environmental Security
DPI908 Open Source Software Build and Release Systems
DPI909 Open Source Build and Release Project
DPI911 Incident Response
 

Note: In accordance with PEQAB requirements, this program has a minimal overall acceptable achievement for progression.

2014/2015 Academic Year

Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BTC140 Critical Thinking and Writing 4
DCN130 Computer Architecture and Networking 4
OPS105 Operating System Practices 4
OPS110 Operating System Principles 4
RIS120 Introduction to Web Management 4
 
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BTC240 Interpersonal Communications in Organizations 3
DCN230 Protocols: Standards and Models 4
RIS220 Foundations of Database Management 4
SPR200 Security Principles: Cryptography & Encryption 4
SRT210 The Pragmatic Art of Administration 4
 
Semester 3 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BTC340 Business Presentations 3
DCN330 Data Comm: Real World Interconnectivity 4
RIS320 Risk Management: Data Protection and Administration 4
SPR300 Principles of Computer and Network Security 4
SRT311 Secure Scripting 4
 
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
DCN430 Data Comm: Wireless and Mobile 4
RIS420 Risk Management: Public and Private Systems 4
SPR401 Security Principles: Forensics 4
SRT411 Security Arts: Digital Data Analysis 4
XXXXXX Liberal Studies Option 3
 
Summer 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BTR491 Investigative Research Project 4
 
Semester 5 Course Name Hrs/Wk
PRJ505 System Analysis and Project Management 4
RIS520 Risk Management Emergent Technologies 4
SPR500 Security Principles: Defenses 4
SRT511 Security Arts: Ethics 4
XXXXXX Liberal Studies Option 3
 
Semester 6 Course Name Hrs/Wk
REA605 Research Methodologies 4
SPR600 Security Principles Detection 4
SRT611 Securty Arts Privacy Issues 4
CPP600 Co-op Professional Practice 2
XXXXXX Liberal Studies Option 3
XXXXXX Professional Option 4
 
Co-op Work Term 1 Hrs/Wk
BTW699 Co-op Work Term
 
Semester 7 Course Name Hrs/Wk
REA705 Research Project 4
SRT710 Law: Property, Privacy and Freedom of Information 4
SRT711 Security Arts: Business Continuity Planning 4
CPP700 Co-op Integration and Career Planning 1
XXXXXX Liberal Studies Option 3
XXXXXX Professional Option 4
 
Co-op Work Term 2 Hrs/Wk
BTW799 Co-op Work Term
 
Semester 8 Course Name Hrs/Wk
REA820 Capstone Project 4
SPR800 Security Audit 4
SRT810 Technology Planning and Acquisition 4
XXXXXX Liberal Studies Option 3
XXXXXX Professional Option 4
 
Professional Options Hrs/Wk
DPI902 Penetration Testing & Software Security Assessment 4
DPI903 Logical and Physical Security Convergence 4
DPI904 Authentication, Authorization and Access Control 4
DPI905 Cisco Networking Security 4
DPI906 Malware Analysis and Response 4
DPI907 IT Physical and Environmental Security 4
DPI908 Open Source Software Build and Release Systems 4
DPI909 Open Source Build and Release Project 4
DPI911 Incident Response 4
 

Note: In accordance with PEQAB requirements, this program has a minimal overall acceptable achievement for progression.

Seneca has been granted a consent by the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities to offer this degree for a five-year term starting February 12, 2014. In conformity with the Minister’s criteria and requirements, Seneca will submit an application for the renewal of the consent for this program 12 months prior to the expiration of the consent. Seneca shall ensure that all students admitted to the above-named program during the period of consent will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame.

Contact Us

School of Computer Studies:
https://scs.senecacollege.ca/ifs
ict@senecacollege.ca
(416) 491-5050, ext. 33700

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Angela Li
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22036
Angela.Li@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: Susan Gao
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22365
Susan.Gao@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Hamza Ansari
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 33003
Hamza.Ansari@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Program Coordinator: Asma Paracha
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 33541
Asma.Paracha@senecacollege.ca
Co-op Coordinator: Elizabeth Piergeti
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 33350
Elizabeth.Piergeti@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair: Mary-Lynn Manton
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 33264
Mary-Lynn.Manton@senecacollege.ca
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