Our BSc (Hons) Cyber Security award is designed to launch your future career in the protection of software and hardware against malicious threats. Our course is designed to give you not only a theoretical foundation in computer science, but also a practical and expert-level knowledge in a specialist area of the field which can range from network security through to ethical hacking. You will be fully prepared to work in the industry upon graduation.
We focus heavily on the practical element of cyber security. A laboratory equipped with the latest devices and software will enable you to put into practice what you learn in class, throughout your course of study.
You will learn through lectures, tutorials and workshops. Lectures are highly interactive and incorporate group discussions, video presentations, and activity based learning. Learning activities are designed to develop soft skills as well as your ability to work independently and as part of a group. Your learning experience will be enriched by field visits and guest lectures by industry experts.
Software Development and Application Modelling
Introduction to object oriented programming
Introduction to object oriented analysis & design using UML
Elementary computing mathematics
Elementary computer & cloud architecture & networking
Networking Concepts and Cyber Security
Design and development of commercial network infrastructure (CCNA: Routing and Switching)
Introduction to basic cyber security principles
Web Development and Operating Systems
Basic website design & development using java script & HTML
Introduction to Linux operating system & bash scripting
Professional & study skills & research methods
Introduction to project management using agile methods
Databases and Data Structures
Introduction to database design & development
Introduction to algorithms & data structures
Penetration testing and the five phases of hacking (CEH)
Tools and counter measures for active network defense
Cyber-risk analysis and development of comprehensive security practices
Risk management, disaster recovery and business continuity planning
Industry Placement up to 1 Year
At the end of the second year you may opt for an internship/ placement to gain industry exposure
Final Year Project
Design and modeling of a solution for an real-world problem
Development and evaluation of a solution for an real-world problem
IT Infrastructure Security
Design and development of secure enterprise infrastructure
Deployment of hardened Linux based systems
Advanced Topics in Cyber Security
Introduction to contemporary and cutting-edge topics in cyber security
Evaluation and usage of cutting-edge security technologies
Operating Systems Internals and Biometrics
Application development for Smart and IOT devices
Evaluation and usage of cutting-edge biometric technologies
The minimum qualifications required for admission are:
GCE Advanced Level with 2 Passes or 2 Credit Passes (for Accelerated programmes) with a Credit Passes for English at the GCE (Ordinary Level)
GCE Advanced Level (London, Cambridge or Edexcel) with 2 passes or 2 Credit Passes (for Accelerated programmes) or
Successful completion of the Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology Degree Foundation or
You may apply pending A/L results. Applicants with additional qualifications may receive advanced entry.
You will be able to commence your career as an Associate Software Engineer, Application Developer, Web Engineer, Web Developer or Quality Assurance Engineer. You will progress through your career in job roles such as Technical Lead and Software Architect leading to senior positions associated with influencing the technology direction of an enterprise or industry.
We have flexible payment options to suit your finances.You can choose to make the full payment upfront, semester payments in two to three instalments or the monthly instalments.