What will I learn?

The Institute of IT Professionals NZ (IITP) recognises our Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences as meeting the Seoul Accord.

You benefit from our outstanding facilities and industry connections, including our ICT and Engineering Careers Fair where you can meet representatives from New Zealand’s biggest and most exciting companies, from Datacom and Deloitte to Slingshot and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare. Pair this with the industry research project in your final year, and you have the perfect foundation to launch your career in computer and information sciences.

In the Networks and Security major you study the basics and infrastructure of networking, and learn to configure, implement and analyse network devices. This includes information network administration and network security to an advanced level.

Information is often an organisation’s most precious asset – but it’s also one of its most vulnerable assets. New information security threats and attacks are constantly developing and the only solution is to develop increasingly secure networks. That’s why networks and security are areas that are universally important. This major focuses on practical projects where you apply your knowledge to implement networks and secure systems.
Key features:

  • Design and implement network and security solutions
  • Prepare for Cisco CCNA certification and the requirements of CCNP certification
  • A major research project for an industry organisation or research centre

Career opportunities:

  • IT security analyst
  • Network analyst
  • Network designer
  • Systems and network administrator

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
NZ$32,850.00 (US$ 20,968) per year
This fees is for 1st year only

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 February 2020

Venue

AUT South Campus

MB Building,

640 Great South Road,

AUCKLAND,

Manukau,

2025, New Zealand

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
NZ$32,850.00 (US$ 20,968) per year
This fees is for 1st year only

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 February 2020

Venue

Auckland University of Technology

AUT City Campus,

55 Wellesley Street East,

AUCKLAND,

Auckland Central,

1010, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Equivalent to New Zealand Year 13. English Language Requirements: IELTS score 6.0 overall with all bands 5.5 or higher; TOEFL iBT score 80; Minimum overall score of 52 in CAE prior to 2015 or a score of 169 in CAE from 2015; or a score of 50 in Pearson (PTE); or B/B+ in Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS); or grade B in GIE.

For international students

All applicants need to meet AUT’s minimum entry requirements qualification equivalent to New Zealand year 13 or University Entrance.

Useful New Zealand school subjects:

Calculus, Digital Technologies, Mathematics, Statistics

English Language requirements:

Minimum IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 overall with all bands 5.5 or higher; or equivalent; TOEFL iBT score of 80; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with B/B+ grade; GIE with B grade; CAE minimum overall score of 169; PTE minimum overall score of 50.

Find your nearest IELTS test centre and test dates

There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Taylors College Auckland
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About this uni

Ranked in the top 2% of the world’s universities, AUT is the fastest growing university in New Zealand and one of the world’s top young universities

  • Located in Auckland, the 3rd most liveable city in the world
  • 5,400 international students from more than 95 countries
  • One of the world’s top millennial universities
  • Second largest university in New Zealand