Skip to main content

Computer Systems (Network Security Applications Development)

Bachelor of Technology Full-time

Overview

Delivery Mode: ONLINE

  • This program will be delivered online during COVID-19.
  • Your education is our priority and we will continue to deliver the applied instruction, collaborative experience, and industry connections that you expect from BCIT.

The Bachelor of Technology in Computer Systems (CST BTech) is an applied career-enhancement degree, designed to increase the breadth and depth of knowledge and practical skills of computer professionals; assisting them in widening their career opportunities and advancing along their career paths. Graduates are awarded a credential that is highly valued by the industry.

The CST BTech full-time program is a two-year degree completion program for students who have graduated with a two-year diploma in computing such as the BCIT Computer Systems Technology (CST) program. Students who have completed other computing diploma or degree programs at an accredited college or university, whether locally or internationally, may be admitted into the program by completing a pre-entry assessment and a few bridging courses.

The specialty areas for the next September Intake are:

The Network Security Applications Development Option is designed to prepare graduates to design, develop and deploy advanced network applications using a variety of programming languages such as C, C++, Java, Ruby, and Python, on the Linux and Windows platforms. Graduates will understand the role of security applications, both as exploit and penetration testing tools in networks. Courses are designed to provide in-depth skills using the Berkeley socket API, and the design of the implementation of advanced IPv4/IPv6 Client/Server applications. Also covered are advanced topics, such as Wireless Data Communication, and Cryptology.

Issues such as modularity and efficiency in the implementation of protocols are covered. The emphasis will be very much on the design and implementation of high-performance, robust, and scalable network applications. Security and private data transmission techniques over public networks are covered. Client-Server applications are designed and implemented using the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) API. An in-depth coverage of techniques used to design and develop secure code and robust applications will be provided. Students will also be familiarized with the Bluetooth software development techniques.

Advanced courses’ focus will be on the research and advanced implementation of security tools such as Covert Channels, Stealth Backdoors, Trojans, Packet crafting and sniffing, and in security tools proof-of-concept and prototyping. The use of an advanced raw socket and kernel-level programming techniques to implement security applications will be covered in a practical, hands-on manner.

For more information on the CST BTech program, please visit our full-time site and/or the part-time site.

This option is also offered in a part-time format.

Entrance Requirements

The Bachelor of Technology in Computer Systems is a two year degree completion program, meant to be taken after two years of post-secondary education in computing.

BCIT CST Diploma Graduates may apply directly to the program at bcit.ca/apply without a pre-entry or departmental assessment. CIT Diploma Graduates prior to 2022 are also eligible to apply directly.

Costs & Supplies

Courses

Note: This program’s curriculum has changed effective September 2018. Students that began the program prior to September 2018, please refer to the program matrix sent to you with your original acceptance.

Program Details

There are two sets of course components, followed by a practicum, also known as the Major Project(s).

  • Technical courses in Computer Systems
  • A wide variety of General Education courses

In the Major Project(s), students apply their specialized knowledge in a real-life project, or complete an applied research project, under the supervision of a committee.

Our full-time format offers students mentoring, and practical software development experience. Courses are taught during the day, but evening courses or Web-based courses may be included. Delivery is cohort-based offering opportunities for ongoing interaction and collaboration.

Graduating & Jobs

Contact Us

Email: cstbtech@bcit.ca
Tel: 604-432-8644

Questions or comments?

Subscribe

Sign up to receive updates, invitations to events, and information about BCIT and your program.

We promise not to spam you, we won’t share your personal information, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

  • Privacy Notice: The information you provide will be used to respond your request for BCIT program information and is collected under Section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). For more information about BCIT’s privacy practices contact: Associate Director, Privacy, Information Access & Policy Management, British Columbia Institute of Technology, 3700 Willingdon Ave. Burnaby, BC V5A 3H2, email: privacy@bcit.ca.