The purpose of the Graduate Apprentice BSc (Hons) Cyber Security programme is to produce graduates with the skills and knowledge to work in an increasingly complex industry in the communication networks, security engineering and digital forensics sector - an industry which employs one in three of all jobs within IT.
The programme develops the theory and practical skills of how illegal computer attacks are performed and how to counteract them, explores the nature of digital evidence and focuses on the law and issues surrounding computer crime. It equips apprentices with technical, analytical and evaluation skills in all areas of digital forensic investigation, including ethical hacking, intrusion, detection, data recovery and security systems.
Upon successful completion, graduates will have the skills for career pathways into government agencies, law enforcement or private sector agencies and businesses, supporting specialist roles such as forensic practitioners, penetration testers (ethical hackers) and security and forensic consultants.
Modules for this programme are detailed below:
BSc (Hons) Cyber Security
|Certificate level||Credits awarded:|
Mathematics for Computing
|Fundamentals of Computing||20|
|Computer Networking 1||20|
|Web Platform Development 1||20|
|Integrated Project 1 (CCIS)||20|
|Secure Systems Administration||20|
|Computer Networking 2||20|
|Cyber Security Operations||20|
|Integrated Design Project 2||20|
BSc Cyber Security:
|Digital Forensics Investigation||20|
|Regulating the Information Society||20|
|Research Skills & Professional Issues||20|
|Integrated Design Project 3||20|
|Governance and Risk Management||20|
BSc (Hons) Cyber Security:
|Honours Project (CCIS)||20|
|Web Application Security||20|
|Applied Digital Forensics||20|
Typical entry requirements to year one of the Graduate Apprentice BSc (Hons) Cyber Security are:
SQA Higher BBBB including Maths plus Nat 5 English at C.
Annually, the Programme Board also considers competitive entry requirements based on Skills Development Scotland funded places and employer demand.
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