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COMP 8506 - Special Topics in Network Design and Implementation

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

Course Details

This course is a study of topics of particular interest to advanced B. Tech students in the area of network security. The focus will be on understanding network vulnerabilities and how they can be exploited. Penetration testing frameworks and tools will be covered. The use of Honeynets and wargames in understanding how to mitigate network threats and vulnerabilities will be covered.


60% in COMP 8006





Fall 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2021 term.

CRN 48134

Sat Sep 11 - Sat Nov 27 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 11 - Nov 27 Sat 10:00 - 13:45 Online


Umme Salsabil

Course Outline




  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. 1. Internet delivery format. 2. Departmental approval needed 3. This course will be offered online in the Fall 2021 term. 1. Please email for departmental approval. Include your student number (A0#), course number (COMP__) and preferred CRN. 2. This is a CST BTech course. CST BTech courses are also open to non-bachelor program students. 3. CST Bachelor program students have up to seven (7) years to complete the Bachelor program starting from the date of their first Technical degree-level course or the date of acceptance to the Bachelor program, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate how exploits can be used to compromise networks and evaluate the threat they pose to systems and networks.
  • Conduct network audits and penetration testing for networks.
  • Analyze networks and identify potential vulnerabilities that could be exploited.
  • Design and implement customized network security solutions that would mitigate threats and vulnerabilities.

Effective as of Fall 2019

Related Programs

COMP 8506 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Computer Systems (Network Security Applications Development)
    Full-time   Bachelor of Technology
  2. Computer Systems (Database Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  3. Computer Systems (Human Computer Interface Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  4. Computer Systems (Network Security Administration Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  5. Computer Systems (Network Security Applications Development Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  6. Computer Systems (Wireless and Mobile Applications Development Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology

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