INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

BSc (Hons) Ethical Hacking and CyberSecurity

Rushmore Business School


Cybersecurity is fast becoming the most pressing and least understood problem for many individuals, businesses and nations. The landscape itself is difficult to visualise, built on layer upon layer of evolving computing equipment, networks, protocols and software. The ways in which it can be exploited are innumerable, with new vulnerabilities discovered daily. The BSc (Hons) Ethical Hacking and CyberSecurity course has been developed to produce graduates who have a good theoretical understanding of CyberSecurity, hacking, digital forensics and the underlying computer science. In addition, through non-trivial technical projects, open-ended tasks and high expectations, we expect our graduates to be capable of the technical work expected of the industry. CyberSecurity skills are in high demand by employers. A substantial percentage of our graduates may secure rewarding jobs with security companies, large corporations and government organisations.


Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, it is expected that graduates will:

| Have a clearly targeted and developed set of skills in computer science with special emphasis on security;

| Be able to identify and analyse the threats posed to modern information structures and will be able to apply defences against such threats;

| Be able to devise methods of testing a system’s security and possess the skills needed to break into systems that have vulnerabilities;

| Be able to advise a company on how to set up secure systems.


Course Structure

MODULES
1 Introduction to Computing
2 Logic and Sets
3 Computer Architecture and Networks
4 Digital Forensics Fundamentals
5 Introduction to Algorithms
6 Introduction to Computer Security
7 International Cultural Communication Skills for International Students
8 Technology and its Social, Legal and Ethical Context
9 Effective Communication Skills 2
10 Intermediate Digital Forensics
11 Networked System Architectures
12 Ethical Hacking 1
13 Real World Project
14 Operating Systems, Security and Networks
15 Systems Security
16 Ethical Hacking 2
17 Advanced Network Management and Design
18 Academic Writing 3
19 Individual Project

DURATION

    3 Years

STUDY MODE

    Full time/ Part time

Entry Requirements

    | HSC: 3 A-Levels and 1 AS Level or 2 A-Levels and 2 AS Levels or
    | London GCE: 3 A-Levels or Equivalent

Awarding Institution

Coventry University (UK)

* | TEC Approval in Process