8 Semesters (4 Years)
Credential Awarded
Honours Bachelor Degree

About the Program

In this four-year honours bachelor degree, you will learn the critical knowledge and practical skills required for a successful career in information security. You will develop comprehensive knowledge of vulnerability and threat assessment, risk management, data analysis and network and operating system infrastructure. This program focuses on practical applications that solve a variety of technological threats including hackers, malware and data breaches.

Computer Requirements

  • 16 GB RAM minimum
  • 256 GB SSD Hard Drive (500+ GB would be better)
  • Quad-core i7 2.4GHz or better
  • Video card (2GB RAM minimum/4GB RAM recommended)
  • Webcam

Advanced Entry

Graduates of a diploma program may be eligible to complete this degree faster through one of our pathway options.


Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Internal and external security needs
  • Analysis and implementation of distributed computer systems
  • Understanding data communication principles and operation systems
  • Understanding security of infrastructure components
  • Design and implement secure information acquisition, transmission and storage practices
  • Analysis of project and system requirements
  • Deployment of security on a variety of platforms
  • Project planning and management
  • Research methodology
  • Technology planning and acquisition

Work Experience

Mandatory Degree Co-op

A work experience that includes at least one term in a formal work environment. In most cases the work term(s) is a paid position that is completed between two academic semesters and requires a minimum of 420 hours of work. Students must be in good standing and meet all identified requirements prior to participating in the work experience. The successful completion of two co-op work terms is required for graduation. Eligibility for participation does not guarantee that a work position will be secured. Additional fees are required for those participating in the mandatory co-op stream regardless of success in securing a work position.

Your Career

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of career options that you can explore:

  • Cyber security analyst
  • Security operations centre analyst
  • Compliance and controls analyst
  • Network and systems administrator
  • Infrastructure and cyber defence operations
  • Information security co-ordinator
  • Network security administrator
  • Information security analyst
  • Cybersecurity intelligence and analytics analyst
  • Information technology security analyst
  • Information security consultant