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BSc (Hons) Cyber Security

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.

Teaching and Learning

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.

Four Year Programme with Internship

Software Development and Application Modelling
Introduction to object oriented programming
Introduction to object oriented analysis & design using UML

Digital Technologies
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

Commercial Computing
Professional & study skills & research methods
Introduction to project management using agile methods

Cyber Operations and Network Security
Cyber Operations and Network Security Provision of cyber security operations (CCNA Cyber Ops)
Implementation of cyber security using CISCO ASA (CCNA Security)

Ethical Hacking
Penetration testing and the five phases of hacking (CEH)
Tools and counter measures for active network defense

Cyber Security
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 a real-world problem
Development and evaluation of a solution for a real-world problem

IT Infrastructure Security
Design and development of secure enterprise infrastructure
Deployment of hardened Linux based systems

Cyber Operations and Network Security
Overview of internal functionalities and security of an operating system

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
Overview of internal functionalities and security of an operating system
Evaluation and usage of cutting-edge biometric technologies

Admission Requirements

The minimum qualifications required for admission on the standard route are:
 A. GCE Advanced Level
  a. Sri Lankan: 3 passes or
  b. London, Cambridge or Edexcel : 3 D passes or
  c. Any combination totalling to 12 points from the following tariff scheme:

GCE Advanced Level Grade
(Sri Lankan/London/Cambridge/Edexcel)
A B C D/S E
Points 10 8 6 4 2

  
  Or
  Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology Degree Foundation
  And
 B. GCE/GCSE Ordinary Level - Credit Passes (Grade 4) for English and Mathematics
  Or
 C. Equivalent qualifications

 The minimum qualifications required for admission on the accelerated route are:
  - GCE Advanced Level (Sri Lankan, London, Cambridge or Edexcel) - 3 C passes and
  - GCE/GCSE Ordinary Level - Credit Passes (Grade 4) for English and Mathematics
You may apply pending A/L results. Applicants with additional qualifications may receive advanced entry.

Career Opportunities

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.

Fees

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.

Fee Structure