Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Cyber Security and Networks

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Obtain the knowledge and skills needed for careers in the IT industry with a bachelor’s degree in Cyber Security and Networks. This programme will allow you to gain technical expertise of cyber threat intelligence and risk management which will enable you to excel in the demanding areas of security technologies and controls.

Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Cyber Security and Networks

Key Facts

  • Duration:  3 years (full-time), 5 years (part-time)
  • Class frequency: 4 days/week & 3 hours/day (full-time), 3 days/week & 3 hours/day (part-time)
  • Intake dates: Starts in February or October
  • Delivery Mode:
    • Live Online
    • On-campus
  • Fees: SGD $27,000 (Local & International students)

The University of East London (UEL) is a public university in the UK and is recognised as such by the UK government. They are a careers-led university, dedicated to supporting students to develop the skills, emotional intelligence, and creativity needed to thrive in a constantly changing world. It has two campuses in London -  Stratford and London Docklands. Their ambitious but achievable goal is to become the leading careers-focused, enterprising university in the UK, one which both prepares students for jobs of the future and provides the innovation to drive that future sustainably and inclusively. UEL and its predecessor institutions have a number of notable academic staff and alumni, including politicians, business people, authors, actors, musicians, and sportspeople.

  • According to the recently published QS rankings for 2021, UEL ranks 68th amongst UK institutions. 
  • UEL is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS), the Chartered Institute for IT, so holding a degree from UEL will be recognised worldwide.

This is designed to give students the opportunity to: 

  • Develop skills in cyber security, networks, and their management.
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of cyber security and network principles as applied in cyber and physical environments.
  • Gain technical expertise of cyber threat intelligence, risk management and industry standards relating to cyber security and project management which will enable you to excel in the demanding areas of cyber security.
  • Develop an awareness of the management, economic, legal, social, professional, and ethical issues relating to cyber security and the use of security technologies.
  • Gain knowledge and understanding of the principles underpinning relevant security technologies and controls.
  • Study a variety of specialised topics such as information security risk management, security processes and controls, and network design, construction, testing, configuration, and management.
  • Learn and work both independently and within groups.
  • Develop the necessary study skills and knowledge to pursue further study.
  • Develop the professional skills necessary for a career in the IT industry.

Knowledge:

  • Underlying theories relevant to computer networks and cybersecurity management 
  • Principles and techniques of network and cyber security risk management
  • A variety of specialised topics such as network monitoring, physical security systems and business continuity within the areas of networks and cyber security standards relating to cyber security frameworks, risk management, business continuity and project management 
  • An understanding of the professional and ethical issues relevant to the field of cyber security and networks

Thinking Skills:

  • Approaches to problem solving and decision making
  • Evaluation and critical analysis of networks, security policies, security controls and threats using a range of techniques
  • Self-appraisal and review of personal practice
  • Design and implementation of solutions to practical network and cyber security problems

Subject-Based Practical skills:

  • The application of information security management audit and assurance techniques, security policies, networking protocols and project management techniques 
  • The use of a range of specialised computer technology such as programming languages, operating systems, networks, databases and security tools
  • Techniques for gathering cyber threat intelligence and for managing risks
  • The selection of appropriate security controls for the maintenance of cyber security

Skills for life and work (general skills/transferable skills):

  • Communication skills, such as report writing and presentations
  • Time management skills
  • Learning and working both independently and in groups

LSBF Singapore students will gain access to Amazon Web Services (AWS) Educate resources as they will study the Cloud Computing module in the curriculum. Here are the advantages: 

  • Organizations require individuals with cloud computing skills to facilitate business transformation and AWS Educate will help build and validate their skill set.
  • Students will be guided to access comprehensive resources from AWS Educate that are relevant for building skills in Cloud Technology, Data Analytics, Security, Networking, and Cloud Architecture
  • Students will have access to the AWS Educate Job Board, to search and apply for cloud entry-level jobs and internship opportunities from Amazon and other companies around the world.
  • Upon completion of the Cloud Computing module, students will have the opportunity to attempt AWS certification exams on their own.
  • Students will be invited to participate in Hackathon Contests or any relevant contests organized by AWS.

Modules are allocated a mark out of 100%. The pass mark for each module is based on an aggregate mark of 50%. The aggregate mark comprises marks from components/modules whose threshold is 40%. Assessment may incorporate one, two, or three components/modules.

The module specifications specify the mode of assessment for each module.

Assessment methods include formal examinations, work, project work, and group exercises.

Learners/Students with disabilities and/or particular learning needs should discuss assessments with the Module Leader to ensure they are able to fully engage with all assessments within the module.

a. Minimum Academic Entry Requirement 

Local learners who have successfully completed either of the following:

  • At least two passes in GCE 'A' Level; Must include one numerical subject such as Maths or Physics
  • International Baccalaureate (25 points); including a minimum of 15 points at a higher level and must include Maths at a higher level
  • Local Polytechnic Diploma in any field.

Foreign learners who have successfully completed either of the following:

  • Completion of Year 12 High School Qualification or equivalent qualification from respective home countries;
  • Completed International Baccalaureate (25 points); including a minimum of 15 points at a higher level and must include Maths at a higher level
  • Equivalent Local Polytechnic Diploma in any field in respective home countries.

b. Minimum English Language Requirement 

  • Applicants who have not studied prior qualifications in English require IELTS 5.5 or equivalent in an accepted English language test.

c. Minimum Age Requirement 

  • 18 years or above 

d. Admission Requirement

Accreditation of prior certificated and experiential learning:

  • University of East London’s ACL & AEL – Accreditation of Certificated Learning (ACL)- learning that has been recognised previously by LSBF, and which is demonstrated by formal certification
  • Accreditation of Experiential learning achieved by reflecting on experiences outside formal education and training systems
  • Students, who have obtained equivalent qualifications in relevant fields, will be assessed case-by-case and subjected to university approval

Modules

required for analysing, modelling, and designing information systems and covers some of the key legal, social, ethical, and professional issues relating to the information systems development.

necessary to design, implement and test software applications using a high-level programming language. The module is taught from first principles and assumes no prior knowledge of the subject. The module focuses on programming fundamentals such as variables, control structures, arrays, and the procedural programming methodology and then goes on to introduce the object-oriented programming concepts of objects, classes, and inheritance.

knowledge in mathematical concepts and skills that are required for the study and application of computer science. This module starts with the basic arithmetic and algebraic concepts that are used in almost every aspect of computer science.

of computer architecture and the relationship between hardware and software components of a computer system. It also aims to equip students with an understanding of the fundamentals of computer networking.

the requirements for web applications and to select appropriate tools and techniques with which to design and build them. They will be able to use those selected tools and techniques to design, implement and test web pages. They will be able to provide professional documentation for the web pages produced.

opportunity to identify the skills, competencies, and experience required for successful development to and in a range of potential future career areas.

the theoretical and practical knowledge that influences the design, implementation, and applications of database management systems. It promotes the understanding of database systems in information management by providing technical skills that are required to deploy a database management system using various languages and tools.

different types of threats to networks & computer systems, and the measures that can be put in place to counteract and mitigate against these threats. The module also will introduce students to some digital forensics investigation techniques and imaging tools.

understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a system administrator and provides opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience of the administration of both Windows and Linux-based networks.

that are needed to make successful applications for jobs within the IT sector, provides students with opportunities to gain experience of working in the IT industry and apply their knowledge of information and communication technologies, gained elsewhere in their programmes, to the solution of a real-world business problem.

understanding of the impact of various information systems from the strategic management and operational perspective of organisation. It provides opportunities for the students to learn the decision-making process, data analytics, risk management, and IT audit for managing information systems for an organisation.

of computer architecture and the relationship between hardware and software components of a computer system. It also aims to equip students with an understanding of the fundamentals of computer networking.

understanding of the concepts and principles underpinning the application of Enterprise Architecture and Cloud Computing in business. The module furnishes students with an understanding of the supporting technologies, portals and collaboration tools used for the development of Enterprise Architecture.

understanding of the role of ICT projects in the context of an enterprise environment. The students also expose the critical challenges in managing a project in meeting organizational objectives and satisfying the requirements of a project portfolio. It aims to develop a professional approach towards utilizing standard methodologies, tools and techniques in managing information systems projects.

normally need to research one or more academic topic areas and then apply their findings to the construction of a computer-based system.

business continuity planning and to perform an audit so that organisations can undertake proactive measures to continue functioning after a major system failure or security incident, aligning with the relevant standards.

with the core theoretical and practical background required for cyber security and network development. You will develop in-demand practical skills that are required in the field of Cyber Security and Networks.

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