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CyberSecurity

School of Computing

Advantages & Careers

With the Smart Cities & Smart Systems tremendous growth and potentials, the need for experts in cyber security to build safeguards needed to protect citizens from cyber thefts and attacks is enormous.

 

Cyber Security is one of the most in-demand fields in the world.

Future Careers:

  • Computer Scientist

  • Chief Information Security Officer/Engineer.

  • Forensic Computer Analyst.

  • Information Security Analyst.

  • Penetration Tester and evaluator.

  • Security Architect.

  • Cyber Security Engineer.

  • Security Systems Administrator.

  • IT Security Consultant.

Program Summary

CyberSecurity programs prepare students for careers in the network security industry including computer forensics, ethical hacking, applied offensive and defensive security, and human and organizational security. Students will learn about evolving threats and the proper use of specific security tools.

 

Both security theories and hands-on practice are emphasized in this program.

Program Objectives

1. Produce graduates that are enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the rapidly changing discipline of cyber security and networks, and appreciate its growing impact on modern living.

2. Produce graduates that will uphold the legal, ethical and professional standards expected of a cyber security and networks specialist.

3. Enable students to acquire a range of practical, professional and transferable skills to equip them to contribute to their chosen profession in cyber security or computer networks, or to pursue further study.

4. Enable students to engage with current research issues to consolidate their knowledge base and understanding of currently available technologies and emerging trends in cyber security and computer networks.

5. Develop students’ cognitive and critical reflection skills to equip them for enterprise, employment and further academic research.

6. Provide an industry and commercially relevant cyber security and computer networks education for students from a variety of subject backgrounds and/or employment experience utilising appropriate modes of study.

Year 1 - UK Level 3
   2 Core Mandatory Subjects
+ 3 Optional Subjects
+    General Education Subjects

YEAR 1 - UK Level 3

 2 Core Mandatory Subjects/Units

  1. Unit 1: CMP101 Information Technology Systems – Strategy, Management and Infrastructure (120 GLH)

  2. Unit 6: CMP106 Website Development (60 GLH)

3 Optional Subjects/Units

to choose from the following list:

  1. Unit 2: CMP102 Creating Systems to Manage Information (90 GLH)

  2. Unit 3: CMP103 Using Social Media in Business (90 GLH) 

  3. Unit 4:CMP104 Programming (90 GLH)

  4. Unit 5:CMP105 Data Modelling (60 GLH)

  5. Unit 7:CMP107 Mobile Apps Development (60 GLH)

  6. Unit 8:CMP108 Computer Games Development (60 GLH)

  7. Unit 9:CMP109 IT Project Management (60 GLH)

  8. Unit 10:CMP110 Big Data and Business Analytics (60 GLH)

  9. Unit 12:CMP112 IT Technical Support and Management (60 GLH)

  10. Unit 13:CMP113 Software Testing (60 GLH)

  11. Unit 14:CMP114 Customising and Integrating Applications (60 GLH)

  12. Unit 15:CMP115 Cloud Storage and Collaboration Tools (60 GLH)

  13. Unit 16:CMP116 Digital 2D and 3D Graphics (60 GLH)

  14. Unit 17:CMP117 Digital Animation and Effects (60 GLH)

  15. Unit 18:CMP118 The Internet of Things (60 GLH)

  16. Unit 19:CMP119 Enterprise in IT (60 GLH)

  17. Unit 20:CMP120 Business Process Modelling Tools (60 GLH)

  18. Unit 21:CMP121 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI) (60 GLH)

  19. Unit 22:CMP122 Introduction to Robotics and Automation (60 GLH)

  20. Unit 23:CMP123 Emerging Trends and Technologies (60 GLH)

  21. Unit 24:CMP124 Technical Fundamentals for Computing Professionals (60 GLH)

  22. Unit 25:CMP125 Full Stack Development (60 GLH)

+ General Education Subjects

Year 2 - UK Level 4
   6 Core Mandatory Subjects
+ 1 Mandatory Specialist Subject
+
1 Optional Subject
+   General Education Subjects

YEAR 2 - UK Level 4

Core Mandatory Subjects/Units

  1. Unit 1: CMP201 Programming (15 UK Credits)

  2. Unit 2: CMP202 Networking (15 UK Credits)

  3. Unit 3: CMP203 Professional Practice (15 UK Credits)

  4. Unit 4: CMP204 Database Design & Development (15 UK Credits)

  5. Unit 5: CMP205 Security (15 UK Credits)

  6. Unit 6: CMP206 Planning a Computing Project (15 UK Credits) 

 

+ 1 Mandatory Specialist Subject/Unit

  1. Unit 10: CMP210 Cybersecurity (15 UK Credits)

+ 1 Optional Subject/Unit

to choose from the following list:

  1. Unit 11: CMP211 Strategic Information Systems (15 UK Credits)

  2. Unit 12: CMP212 Management in the Digital Economy (15 UK Credits)

  3. Unit 13: CMP213 Website Design & Development (15 UK Credits)

  4. Unit 14: CMP214 Maths for Computing (15 UK Credits)

  5. Unit 15: CMP215 Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Intelligent Systems (15 UK Credits)

+ General Education Subjects

Year 3 - UK Level 5
   2 Core Mandatory Subjects
+ 3 Mandatory Specialist Subjects
+
2 Optional Subjects
+   General Education Subjects

YEAR 3 - UK Level 5

Core Mandatory Subjects/Units

  1. Unit 16: CMP316 Computing Research Project (30 UK Credits)

  2. Unit 17: CMP317 Business Process Support (15 UK Credits)

 

+ 3 Mandatory Specialist Subjects/Units

  1. Unit 30: CMP330 Applied Cryptography in the Cloud (15 UK Credits)

  2. Unit 31: CMP331 Forensics (15 UK Credits)

  3. Unit 32: CMP332 Information Security Management (15 UK Credits)

+ 2 Optional Subjects/Units

to choose from the following list:

  1. Unit 18: CMP318 Discrete Maths (15 UK Credits)

  2. Unit 19: CMP319 Data Structures & Algorithms (15 UK Credits)

  3. Unit 20: CMP320 Applied Programming and Design Principle (15 UK Credits)

  4. Unit 24: CMP324 Advanced Programming for Data Analysis (15 UK Credits)

  5. Unit 25: CMP325 Machine Learning (15 UK Credits)

  6. Unit 26: CMP326 Big Data Analytics and Visualisation (15 UK Credits)

  7. Unit 33: CMP333 Applied Analytical Models (15 UK Credits)

  8. Unit 34: CMP334 Analytical Methods (15 UK Credits)

  9. Unit 35: CMP335 Systems Analysis & Design (15 UK Credits)

  10. Unit 36 CMP336 User Experience & Interface Design (15 UK Credits)

  11. Unit 37: CMP337 Architecture (15 UK Credits)

  12. Unit 38: CMP338 Analytic Architecture Design (15 UK Credits)

  13. Unit 39: CMP339 Network Management (15 UK Credits)

  14. Unit 40: CMP340 Client/Server Computing Systems (15 UK Credits)

  15. Unit 41: CMP341 Database Management Systems (15 UK Credits)

  16. Unit 42: CMP342 Game Design Theory (15 UK Credits)

  17. Unit 43: CMP343 Games Development (15 UK Credits)

  18. Unit 44: CMP344 Games Engine & Scripting (15 UK Credits)

  19. Unit 45: CMP345 Internet of Things (15 UK Credits)

  20. Unit 46: CMP346 Robotics (15 UK Credits)

  21. Unit 47: CMP347 Emerging Technologies (15 UK Credits)

  22. Unit 48: CMP348 Virtual & Augmented Reality Development (15 UK Credits)

  23. Unit 49: CMP349 Systems Integration (15 UK Credits)

  24. Unit 50: CMP350 Operating Systems (15 UK Credits)

  25. Unit 51: CMP351 E-Commerce & Strategy (15 UK Credits)

  26. Unit 52: CMP352 Digital Sustainability (15 UK Credits)

  27. Unit 53: CMP353 Digital Technology as a Catalyst for Change (15 UK Credits)

  28. Unit 54: CMP354 Prototyping (15 UK Credits)

+ General Education Subjects

Year 4 - UK Level 6 (Top-Up)
   2 Core Mandatory Subjects
+ 3 Mandatory Specialist Subjects

+   General Education Subjects

YEAR 4 - UK Level 6 (Top-Up)

Core Mandatory Subjects/Units

  1. Unit 1: CMP401/ CIS3004-N Computing Project (Part 1 & Part 2) (40 UK Credits)

  2. Unit 2: CMP402/ CIS3011-N Internet of Things (20 UK Credits)        

 

+ 3 Mandatory Specialist Subjects/Units

  1. Unit 6: CMP406/ CIS3014-N Software Reliability (20 UK Credits)  

  2. Unit 7 CMP407/ CIS3003-N Cloud System DevOps (20 UK Credits)                 

  3. Unit 8: CMP408/ CIS3002-N Knowledge Based AI (20 UK Credits)  

+ General Education Subjects

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