Bachelor in IT-Operations and Information Security - BITSEC

Short description

Bachelor of IT-Operations and Information Security is a study programme combining traditional university computer science education with a focus on practical skills in IT-operations and information security. As an example, the students will learn computer networks and network security in the context of Cisco CCNA, CCNA security and CCNP educational programmes. Students will also acquire practical skills from a long line of lab exercises using infrastructures of Linux and Windows servers. Cloud computing is a key technology in the programme, and students will make use of the cyber range facilities in our own private cloud. All practical exercises are based on best practices in IT Service Management (ITIL) and information security management (ISO/IEC 27000-series).

Language:The lectures are mainly held in Norwegian, but some of the courses are held in English (see Student handbook). The courses taught in the fifth semester (autumn term) are offered in English, welcoming incoming international students.


3 years 180 ECTS undergraduate programme leading to a Bachelor's degree.

Expected learning outcomes

At the end of the study programme, the students are expected to have acquired the following learning outcome:


  • The candidate has broad knowledge of central topics, theories, problems, processes, tools, and methods in IT and information security.
  • The candidate has knowledge of programming, databases, operating systems and networks with a focus on security and operations of the technical infrastructure created with the combination of these technologies.
  • The candidate has knowledge of research and development in IT-operations and information security.
  • The candidate is able to update and extend the candidate's own knowledge in IT-operations and information security, and also in the areas of information systems, information technology, and software development.
  • The candidate is aware of the history and tradition of information systems, as well as their character and position in society.
  • The candidate can explain professional work methods for development of IT systems.


  • The candidate can apply professional knowledge and relevant results from research and development to practical and theoretical cases and based on this make informed choices.
  • The candidate can lead the planning of information security in an IT department and can develop policies, routines, and procedures to ensure reliable IT-operations and information security in a company.
  • The candidate can plan and implement computer networks including physical servers, basic internet services and standard applications.
  • The candidate can assumes roles in system development, programming, and system administration, and will be able to take a special responsibility for security within these fields.
  • The candidate can solve complex problems by means of abstraction, modelling, layering and hierarchies.
  • The candidate commands relevant professional tools, techniques, and modes of expression.
  • The candidate can use tools which support development of IT systems.

General competence

  • The candidate has insight into relevant professional, legal, and ethical problems.
  • The candidate is aware of the role of IT in relation to humans, businesses and society.
  • The candidate can plan and perform various tasks and projects that comprise long time spans, alone and as participant in a team in compliance with applicable legal and ethical requirements and regulations.
  • The candidate can present relevant topics like theories, problems and solutions in written, oral and other applicable forms of expression.
  • The candidate can exchange arguments and share experience with others that have a background in the same field and by this can contribute to development of good practice.
  • The candidate is aware of innovation and innovation processes.


The courses taught in the fifth semester (autumn term) are offered in English, welcoming incoming international students.

Target Group

Students looking for a combined theoretical and practical study programme in computer science focused on IT-operations and information security.

Admission Criteria

General matriculation requirement + Mathematics R1 (2MX).

Course Structure

See course table.

Technical Prerequisites

A laptop is required.

Table of subjects