This course covers fundamental programming and security skills of modern computing and computer networks, specialising in various aspects of distributed computing.
You will use Python as a tool for learning network and other programming. Linux skills are taught throughout the course, starting with the basics and progressing to advanced topics.
You'll develop a sound knowledge of computer systems and processes involved in software development and maintenance.
This degree is designed to prepare you for careers in high-demand areas of computing. Curtin works closely with industry partners both to optimise course content and provide final-year placement opportunities to suitable students.
If you perform well in the first year of this course you can apply to transfer to the Bachelor of Computing course. If you perform exceptionally well, you can apply to transfer to the Bachelor of Advanced Science (Computing) course, although acceptance is not automatic. In both cases, full credits will be transferred to the new course.
Double degree options
You can study a Bachelor of Information Technology as part of a double degree with a Bachelor of Technology (Computer Systems and Networking).
See our handbook for more course information.
How this course will make you industry ready
Curtin works closely with industry partners both to optimise course content and provide final-year student placement opportunities.
- Computer programmer
- IT professional
- Computer security professional
- Software engineer/developer
- Applications and software development
- Cyber security
- IT analysis
- Bachelor of Science (Honours)
- Graduate Diploma in Cyber Security
- Master of Science (Computer Science)
- Master of Philosophy
- Doctor of Philosophy
What you'll learn
- apply computer networking concepts to develop solutions and protect systems related to information technology
- evaluate information technologies in a manner that is appropriate for a given problem and think critically and creatively to generate innovative and optimum theoretical and practical solutions
- identify, evaluate and synthesise information from a range of technology sources to optimise the process of network design and implementation
- document information technology activities and artefacts and communicate them in written and oral form to both technical and non-technical audiences and communicate effectively in ways appropriate to the audience and purpose
- effectively use new and existing technologies, recognising their advantages and limitations
- sustain intellectual curiosity by updating their knowledge, engage in continuous training and research, and take control of their own learning and development
- recognise and apply IEEE/ACM/ACS standards and best practice in process software design and development
- contribute to society using technology in an ethical, legal, and socially responsible manner