These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
An undergraduate degree from a recognized educational institution: normally a four-year Bachelor’s degree (preferably in business, engineering or computing science); students with a three-year degree (for example, Concordia University of Edmonton’s three-year BSc) may be admissible but may be required to take qualifying courses.
An admission grade point average (AGPA) of at least 3.0 (on Concordia University of Edmonton’s 4-point scale) or equivalent on the most recently completed 60 credits.
A minimum grade of 3.0 on a general Network Technology course and 3.0 on an Operating Systems course or equivalent knowledge. Concordia University of Edmonton reserves the right to assess equivalent courses from other institutions. A student may also challenge that he or she has obtained the knowledge from this course as a result of course work, work experience, or other experience. In these cases, the student will be allowed to write a qualifying exam for one or both of these courses (a fee is charged for this service). If successful in this entrance exam (a mark not less than 3.0), the student would be admitted to the program provided he or she meets all other requirements.
Students who graduated from the After-Degree Diploma in Information Systems Security (ADDISS) Program may apply and request advanced standing in the courses they took in the program, provided they have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the ADDISS program with no mark less than C+. Concordia University of Edmonton reserves the right to assess and determine admissibility. Students must demonstrate that they have worked in and remain current in the field. ADDISS graduates from 2004 or earlier will not necessarily be given advanced standing in all previously completed courses.