Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security and IT Forensics
NFQ Level 8 major Award Honours Bachelor Degree
Entry Route: Computer Science Common Entry - LM121
Please note - The BSc in Mobile Communications and Security has undergone a restructuring and is now more Cyber Security and IT focused. Given this, the title has changed to the BSc in Cyber Security and IT Forensics. LM121 students entering in September 2021 will have the new programme title as an option in Year 2 when they make their final course selection.
Students who choose the BSc in Cyber Security and IT Forensics will come from a variety of backgrounds. If you...
- Enjoy learning about computing and networks but also like helping and working with people, you could work as an IT consultant;
- Have an aptitude for solving mysteries and doing a bit of detective work you can follow the security and forensics track;
- Like the thought of designing and creating things, you may want to pursue a career in web design and programming;
- Are business oriented, perhaps you will work in e-commerce.
Why Study Cyber Security and IT Forensics at UL?
Today, at the start of the 21st century, computers, networks and mobile devices are everywhere. We rely on them for our banking, for our shopping, to store and send all kinds of sensitive and important data. But are they safe? When you use an ATM machine, how do you know that your transaction is secure? When you order groceries, how can you trust the system not to give away your credit card details?
In a wireless-connected world populated by computer viruses, spyware, malware and bots, security is vital. As the world is becoming increasingly interconnected using telecommunication networks, Cloud Computing and the internet, there has been a rapid growth in security software and the electronic communications market. Companies, governments and research organisations in Ireland and across the world are actively seeking professionals to design, manage and secure networks and telecommunications systems.
The BSc in Cyber Security and IT Forensics Degree in UL is about teaching you how to build secure systems to protect vital information, like bank details and medical records. You will be equipped with the expertise to be a leader in the on-going mobile networking revolution. You will be taught key concepts in computer and web security, such as: Software Development, Data Forensics, Ethical Hacking, Encryption, Computer Law and Ethics, Cloud Computing fundamentals and security. By the end of this course you will be well placed to build the secure and safe networks and systems of the future, in addition to tackling web and computer-based crime. Our well-equipped and modern laboratory facilities will enable you to acquire practical experience that will make you very competitive in today’s and tomorrow’s job market.
Entry route to Cyber Security and IT Forensics at UL is via LM121 Computer Science Common Entry