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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Honours Bachelor of Applied Information Sciences (Information Systems Security)

Gain real-world information systems security experience.

Prepare for success in an in-demand industry

Sheridan's Honours BAISc program gets you ready to work in the in-demand information systems security industry. With small classes, unique and relevant courses not found in other programs, and an eight-month co-op term that gives you hands-on job experience, you’ll be ready to launch a successful career.

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The explosion of Internet traffic has created enormous demand for information systems security professionals.

Get a head start on your career

Sheridan's Honours Bachelor of Applied Information Sciences (Information Systems Security) program provides outstanding preparation for a rewarding career in this rapidly growing field. Our one-of-a-kind degree program has a stellar reputation among employers. With a Sheridan Information Systems Security degree, you'll be prepared to join this exciting profession – and to get ahead in it.

Gain practical experience

This degree program includes an internship (up to 28 weeks long) in the form of a field placement in a real-world workplace.

A curriculum for the real world

You'll advance from fundamental computer science principles to more specialized courses covering all aspects of information systems security, including:

  • Computer security
  • IS Intrusion detection and prevention
  • Network security
  • Ethical hacking
  • Database security

Additional information

Sheridan's Information Systems Security degree program includes an internship of up to 28 weeks between Years 3 and 4. You'll acquire workplace skills and professional contacts while gaining real-world information systems security experience.

The classroom environment simulates workplace conditions via mobile computing. You'll work on a laptop and enjoy online access to lecture notes, assignments, and other subject material at all times, from any location. Students use mobile computing to collaborate on group projects, conduct web-based research and visit chat rooms.

Transfer students may be eligible to enter Year 2 or Year 3 of this program.

Honours Bachelor of Applied Information Sciences (BAISc) Information Systems Security degree courses are held at the Trafalgar Road Campus in Oakville, Ontario.

Sheridan has been granted a consent by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to offer this applied degree for a further seven-year term starting June 27, 2014. Sheridan will ensure that all students admitted to the Honours Bachelor of Applied Information Sciences (Information Systems Security) program during the period of consent will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame. Prospective students are responsible for satisfying themselves that the program and the degree will be appropriate to their needs (e.g. acceptable to potential employers, professional licensing bodies or other educational institutions).

Program Offerings

  • Honours Baccalaureate Degree

    • Full-Time
    • 4 yrs (8 semesters)
    • Program code: PBAIS