• Application Deadline
  • 16 months


As computer hackers continually develop new ways to gain access into our networks, business and industries combat these attacks with the aid of skilled network security specialists. As a result Security and Voice-Over IP are currently two areas in high demand in computer networking employment.

Graduates from the Network Security program will acquire the IT security skills to help mitigate threats to organizations and gain marketable skills in these employment sectors. Manitoba Job Futures has identified the following job classifications as high growth occupations: Network Security Specialist, Network Administrator, Network Technician and Internet Server Administrator.

The program is 16 months in duration, which includes a one-week summer break and a two-week winter break.


The Network Security Diploma program delivered at University of Winnipeg is a joint programming initiative between the University of Winnipeg and the Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology (MITT). This diploma program blends the opposable elements of hands-on learning with the theoretical/conceptual nature of IT security. Graduates will have an in-depth knowledge of and training in various protocols, network standards, designs and security solutions. This program actively integrates the dynamics of MITT's Regional CISCO Academy to the University’s cryptography and security schematics.


The program assists graduates in preparing for the CISCO CCNA designations, an internationally and industry-recognized professional certification.

Graduates of this program will receive the Network Security Diploma and the Management Certificate.

Career Opportunites

  • Security Specialist
  • Network Administrator
  • Server Administrator

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Effective Oral Communication
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Information Assurance and Security Level 1: Information Security Management
  • Information Assurance and Security Level 2: Cryptography and Encryption
  • Information Assurance and Security Level 3: Safeguards and Countermeasures
  • Project Management Fundamentals
For more information please visit the program website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: KEY DEADLINES

    NOTE: programs may reach capacity prior to application deadline.

    • May 15 for Aug/Sep start        
    • Sep 15 Jan start     
    • Jan 15 for May start
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 16 months
    • Duration description

      16 Months in Duration, Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm (includes a 1 week orientation & a 4 week internship)

      Scheduled Breaks: Two breaks of one week throughout the program and two weeks off for winter break.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

International students are required to hold a minimum of an undergraduate degree

  • A Higher National Diploma from Nigeria is an exception

The Cumulative GPA, or Final Percentage, on these transcripts will be assessed for eligibility.

*In cases where the number of applicants exceeds the available spaces, applicants will be assessed on the following criteria: amount of, and type of work experience; academic grades; and proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16128 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21500 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 16 months.
  • National

    11772 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15700 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 16 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Tuition cost includes the $100 UWSA Fee. Costs are tentative.

$2,000-$2,200: Textbook costs may vary depending on new, rental, used, or ebook purchasing choices.

Living costs for Winnipeg

  • 1056 - 1650 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Students attending programs at PACE are eligible for many funding possibilities such as bursaries, scholarships, government student aid, lines of credit, and sponsorship.

Financial Aid is administered by the Awards and Financial Aid Office, which supports the access and excellence mandate of The University of Winnipeg through a comprehensive program of scholarships, awards, prizes and bursaries.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.