UK-based Staffordshire University invites applications for its BSc (Hons) Cyber Security programme
USPs of the course: Nowadays, all IT-enabled organizations having a computer network or using the Internet have a potential security risk. Therefore, an increasing need is being felt for professionals with specialized skills to help protect the organization’s systems and data. Staffordshire University’s BSc (Hons) Cyber Security programme, offered by the Department of Computing within the School of Computing and Digital Technologies, has been designed to equip learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills to identify risks and issues with computer systems, to understand the impact of cybercrime and events upon business and the public and to be able to identify and implement specific security practices, features and techniques to enhance the security of computer and computer based systems.
The programme is designed to ensure that the knowledge gained by students will complement and support them in their role as a Cyber Security specialist, with particular emphasis on the gaining of practical skills and experience, supported by detailed and in-depth knowledge of both the specific field of Cyber Security and the wider field of computing hardware and software, such as cloud computing and security.
The University is also a member of the Cyber Security Information Sharing Partnership, which is a government sponsored organization of industry and University organizations to share information about current and developing cyber risks and attacks so that organizations can swiftly respond to on-going attacks. The embedding of certifications within the programme, namely Encase, XRY Logical and Ethical Hacking, gives students a great advantage in employability and experience, as these are internationally recognized, industry standard certifications. Guest lectures and Q&A sessions with external specialists from the Police and Industry add to this learning experience.
The programme culminates with a final year project, where students work independently to investigate, critically analyze and create practical solutions to a Cyber Security problem of their choice and eventually demonstrate the outcomes of this project to potential employers at GradEx, the University’s very own exposition of student work.
Course Duration: Three years (Full-Time)
Career Prospects for Course Graduates: Course Graduates have found employment within IT security in either the public or private sector in a variety of organizations including Police High Tech Crime Units, Cyber Security, GCHQ, Digital Forensic businesses as well as in security analysis within banks and insurance companies. They may also work for specialist consultancy firms that provide such services to smaller organizations.
Date: May 1, 2017