B Sc (Hons)

Computer Security

Awarded by De Montfort University, UK

This is a specialist course within the broad field of computer science, with particular emphasis on the CIA triad: confidentiality, integrity and availability of information. Computer security is about the appropriate access to digital assets, and this course covers a mix of technical computing and professional practice in a modern and varied curriculum.

Misuses of digital technology are studied, along with the skills needed to investigate them. Computational theory is exercised in a range of experimental playgrounds, and you will learn to interpret complex scenarios and explain them to non-specialists. Expert guest lectures will be given by a wide range of professionals in the forensics and security sector, ensuring learning is relevant to cutting-edge developments in the field.

This course has been designed for students who want to pursue a career in cyber security, or related fields.

Duration

16 Months

Intakes

Feb, June, Sep

Modules

  • Organisations, Project Management and Research
  • Forensics and Security
  • Multi-Tier Web Applications
  • Systems Defense Strategies
  • Professionalism in Forensics and Security
  • Advanced Topics in Security
  • Computing Project
  • Secure Web Application Development
  • Privacy and Data Protection

Career Opportunities

The market for cybersecurity experts continues to increase as our society’s reliance on and deployment of Information Technology infrastructures expands.

Along with this growth though is an increased risk of security breaches and a need to prevent and recover from them. This paints a promising picture for cybersecurity careers – and for the institutions that give people the knowledge, training and credentials to prove their preparedness for the challenges the field faces.

Career paths for those intending to take advantage of the increase in job demand in government agencies, banking & finance; healthcare, infocomm, transportation, security consultancies & services; data-center and cloud services, commercial IT departments include (but not limited to :

-Penetration tester
-Security analyst
-Forensic analyst
-Cyber security consultant & Advisory
-Information security management
-Computer and Network analyst
-Surveillance analyst
-Computer Systems Analysts
-Network and Computer Systems Administrators
-Computer and Information Systems Managers

Course Outcome

Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the course structure will be awarded the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Security from De Montfort University.

The award of the degree is guaranteed by the university to be identical to that awarded in the UK, in certificate, transcript, rights and recognition.

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