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Bsc hons in computer science cyber security

  Study Mode FULL TIME
  Level UNDER-GRADUATE
  Duration 3 Years
  Intake
Intake Deadline
February or July
  Tution Fees N/A

Cyber security encompasses technologies, processes and practices designed to protect networks, computers, programmes and data from attack, damage or unauthorised access.

This course provides the skills and knowledge graduates need for a successful career in the rapidly evolving information and communications technology industry related to cyber security.

The Cyber Security course focuses on the key concepts and challenges in data and resource protection and computer software security. Students will examine the high level (cryptography theory, data access policy development and security program management) and low level (computer forensics, network intrusion detection and incident handling) practical aspects of computer security.

They will also develop skills in identifying appropriate applications for specific scenarios, with an understanding of cultural and ethical issues related to protecting individual rights.

SUBJECTS

  • SEMESTER 1
     

YEAR 1 SEMESTER 2YEAR 1 SEMESTER 1|

Programming Design and Implementation
Introduction to Software Engineering
Fundamental Concepts of Data Security
Integrating Indigenous Science and STEM

Unix and C Programming
Data Structures and Algorithms
Linear Algebra and Statistics for Engineers
Database Systems

  • YEAR 2 SEMESTER 1

Computer Communications
Operating Systems
Network Systems Design
Unix Systems Programming

  • YEAR 2 SEMESTER 2

Computing Topics
Cyber Crime and Security Enhanced Programming
Cyber Security Concepts

Elective Units Y2 S2 (Select 1 unit from the list of elective units to the total value of 25 credits)

  • Computer Systems
  • Mobile Application Development

YEAR 3 SEMESTER 1

Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography
Machine Learning
Capstone Computing Project 1

Elective Units Y3 S1 (Select 1 unit from the list of elective units to the total value of 25 credits)

  • Human Computer Interface
  • Design and Analysis of Algorithms

YEAR 3 SEMESTER 2

Capstone Computing Project 2
Penetration Testing and Defence
Cyber Security – Intrusion Detection System and Incident Handling

Elective Units Y3 S2

  • Software Engineering Testing

SEMESTER 2

  • YEAR 1 SEMESTER 1|

Programming Design and Implementation
Linear Algebra and Statistics for Engineers
Database Systems
Computer Systems

  • YEAR 1 SEMESTER 2

Unix and C Programming
Data Structures and Algorithms
Introduction to Software Engineering
Integrating Indigenous Science and STEM

  • YEAR 2 SEMESTER 1

Computer Communications
Cyber Security Concepts

Elective Units Y2 S1 (Select 1 unit from the list of elective units to the total value of 25 credits)

  • Requirements Engineering
  • Mobile Application Development

YEAR 2 SEMESTER 2

Capstone Computing Project 1
Network Systems Design
Operating Systems
Fundamental Concepts of Data Security

YEAR 3 SEMESTER 1
Computing Topics
Penetration Testing and Defence
Cyber Security – Intrusion Detection System and Incident Handling
Cyber Crime and Security Enhanced Programming

YEAR 3 SEMESTER 2
Capstone Computing Project 2
Unix Systems Programming
Machine Learning
Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography

CAREER PROSPECTS

 Cyber security analyst
• Forensic computer analyst
• Software developer
• IT analyst
• Web application developer

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

ENGLISH QUALIFICATION SCORE
International English
Language Testing System (IELTS)
Overall 6.5
(no individual band below 6.0)
Test of English as a
Foreign Language (TOEFL)
79 (band minimum W-21,
L-13, R-13, S-18)
SPM 1119 English C
GCE ‘A’ Level E
GCE ‘O’ Level C

Cut-off scores

QUALIFICATIONS SCORE
GCE-A Level/ STPM/ (best of 3 subjects) 5
UEC (best of 5 selected subjects) 20
HKDSE 15
IB 24
Ontario Gr 60
ATAR (WACE/ SACE/ HSC/ VCE/ AUSMAT/ SAM/ MUFY) 70
WAUFP (CPS) 53
India/ Pakistan 65%
Sri Lanka 5

Cut-off scores key:

GCE : General Certificate of Education
STPM : Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia
IB : International Baccalaureate
ATAR : Australian Tertiary Admission Rank – applicable to all Australian matriculation
HKDSE : Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education
India : Includes All India Senior School Certificate awarded by The Central Board of Secondary School Education (CBSE), Indian School Certificate (ISC) awarded by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), Higher School Certificate (HSC) awarded by one of the State Secondary School Boards. Certificates awarded by the CBSE and the CISCE are generally considered to represent a higher level of achievement than state certificates.
Sri Lanka : GCE ‘A’ level issued by the Department of Examinations

Score Conversion for Advanced level/GCE/GCSE:
Grades awarded from 2010 onwards: A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1
Grades awarded up to 2009: A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1
AS Levels equal half of that of an Advanced Level, e.g. 3 points for an A*, 2.5 points for an A (prior to 2010)

Subject Grades Conversion for STPM : A=5, A- =4, B+ =4, B=3, B- =2, C+ = 2, C=1
The following UEC subjects are included in the aggregate of best five subject:
• Mathematics • Advance Mathematics I • Advance Mathematics II • Biology • Chemistry • Physics • Business Studies • Bookkeeping and Accounts • Accounting
• Economics • History • Geography • Computing and Information Technology

Note: scores for individual prerequisites may be taken into consideration for assessment purposes.

Course Prerequisites

Mathematics. Calculus is desirable.

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