Network Security, Postgraduate Diploma | University of Winnipeg | Winnipeg, Canada
16 months
17715 CAD/year
11775 CAD/year
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This Network Security program from University of Winnipeg is offered in partnership with Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology (MITT).   

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Acquire the IT security skills to mitigate threats with a combination of hands-on learning in state-of-theart CISCO Labs and solid theoretical foundation in concepts of IT security. Graduates are skilled network security specialists equipped to combat even the most advanced computer and network security attacks.

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 Network Security program from 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:
  • Applied Open Source Server Administration
  • Applied Windows Server Administration
  • Business Fundamentals 
  • C Programming Basics 
  • Cisco CCENT  
  • Cisco Collaboration†
  • Effective Oral Communication 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 16 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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Academic requirements

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English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
Duolingo English Test admission requirements Duolingo English Test
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students applying to The University of Winnipeg PACE during the COVID-19 pandemic, may use the Duolingo English Test with a minimum score of 120 with a minimum Production score of 100.
  • International students are required to hold a minimum of an undergraduate degree
  • 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: the amount of, and type of, work experience; academic grades; and proficiency in English.
  • Minimum (Computer Science, IT,  or Related Preferred): 60%

Work experience

Network Security Diploma applicants must have a minimum of one year professional work experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17715 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23620 CAD for the full programme during 16 months.
  • National

    11775 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15700 CAD for the full programme during 16 months.

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.

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