Computer Security and Forensics, BSc Hons

Computer Security and Forensics, BSc Hons

This programme was developed to meet the industry demand for IT security specialists with the knowledge and skills to conduct forensic analysis of modern computer systems. It provides students with a solid foundation in computer science, computer and communication systems, software development and managing security within an organisation. Course content will cover the security needs of networks, users and applications, together with computer crime, police and forensic methods, and legal requirements for collecting evidence. Students will be supported in developing personal and professional skills enabling graduates to communicate effectively and make a positive contribution in the workplace across a variety of roles and a wide range of organisations.

Students can take industrial examinations such as Cisco, Ethical Hacking, Microsoft and Java certifications. All students are automatically enrolled as student members of the British Computer Society the chartered body responsible for establishing and maintaining technical and ethical standards in the profession.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To provide you with practical experience in using current generation tools and techniques for developing, maintaining and monitoring secure computer systems
  • To familiarise you with the issues and concerns involved in computer systems, organisational security and forensics
  • To enable students to deal with the demands of working as an IT security professional.

UCAS code

GF54 G BSc/CSF

Department

Computing & Information Systems

Location

Greenwich Campus

Attendance

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich
6 years part-time

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

320 UCAS points

FROM subjects studied at A-level or equivalent qualifications

PLUS GCSEs in English and mathematics at grade C or above, or equivalent qualifications such as key skills level 2.

Assessment

Students are assessed through coursework, logbook and examination.

Professional recognition

This degree has full Chartered Insititute for Information Technology (CITP) and partial CEng/CSci accreditation from the British Computer Society (BCS). CITP is the body responsible for establishing and maintaining technical and ethical standards in the computing profession. Note that there are additional requirements, including work experience, to achieve full Chartered status. The programme also has accreditation from the European Quality Assurance Network for Informatics Education (EQANIE).

Career options

In addition to the option of pursuing general computing careers in system development, maintenance and administration where knowledge of security and forensics will be an asset, graduates can expect to work in a range of specialist roles including; forensic investigators, security consultants, penetration testers, network management specialists and data recovery experts.

Course content

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Part time

Year 1

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 2

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 4

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 5

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Year 6

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Sandwich

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Work Placement Course - CMS

Year 4

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

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