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Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Science (Network Security applications Development) British Columbia Institute of Technology - Burnaby Campus British Columbia Institute of Technology - Burnaby Campus, Canada

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CAD 30704

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CAD 154

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24 months


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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Science (BScACS) degree will prepare graduates with advanced computing skills for careers in the computing profession as software engineers, programming analysts, and software designers. The program will prepare students for the challenges of the computing field by giving them knowledge (breadth and depth) that combines theory and practice, and by offering opportunities to develop critical thinking, problem solving and creative abilities. In addition to the applied nature of the BScACS program, the curriculum also provides an excellent academic foundation for graduate studies in either computer science or
applied computing.

BScACS will require successful completion of the Computer Systems Technology (CST) Diploma (or equivalent of 60.0 credits of post-secondary education in Computing from a recognized institution) and will comprise an additional 65.0 credits, preparing graduates with increased depth of theoretical knowledge and advanced computing skills.

The Network Security Applications Development Option is designed to prepare empowers 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 comprehend the significance of security applications in exploit and penetration testing within networks. Courses provide an in-depth understanding of the Berkeley socket API, designing and implementing advanced IPv4/IPv6 Client/Server applications, Wireless Data Communication, and Cryptology with a focus on modularity and efficiency in protocol implementation, emphasizing the creation of high-performance, robust, and scalable network applications. Moreover, secure, and private data transmission techniques over public networks are explored.

Students will design and implement Client-Server applications using the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) API and gain comprehensive knowledge of designing and developing secure and robust code. They will also acquire hands-on experience with advanced raw socket and kernel-level programming techniques for implementing security applications.

In advanced courses, students will investigate security tools such as Covert Channels, Stealth Backdoors, Trojans, Packet Crafting and Sniffing, and will design, implement and prototype proof-of-concept for security tools.

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Additional Information

Program Level Bachelor's Degree

College/University Processing Time 30 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) work permit

Program Intake


Jan 2024

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.5 - With No Band Less Than - 6
    • Minimum Overall Score - 86 - With no score less than - 20
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 60.0  Minimum Listening - 60.0  Minimum Reading - 60.0  Minimum Writing - 60.0  Minimum Speaking - 60.0  
    • Minimum Overall Score - 120.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma or equivalent in Computing from a recognized institution recognized institution, which consists of:
  • Course(s) Required:
    • 6.0 credits of English or communications
    • 6.0 credits of math, with a minimum of 3.0 credits in discrete math
    • 3.0 credits of statistics
    • 27.0 credits of computing, with a minimum of 3.0 credits in each of the following seven courses:
      • Algorithms and data structures
      • Computer architecture
      • Database
      • Data communications and networking
      • Object-oriented programming
      • Procedural programming
      • Systems analysis and design
  • English Studies 12 (67%) or
  • 3.0 credits of post-secondary English, humanities or social sciences (67%) from a recognized institution
  •  Mandatory International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES)

6.5 IELTS Score
86 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
60 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
120 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
65% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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CAD 154

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12000 Per year

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