Edinburgh Napier University

BEng/BEng (Hons) Computer Security & Forensics

Edinburgh Napier University
In Edinburgh

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Important information

Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Edinburgh (Scotland)
Duration 4 Years
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Edinburgh (Scotland)
  • Duration:
    4 Years

Course introduction:
Combining three of the most sought-after streams of computing, this course capitalises on the rising awareness of the importance of network security and is a valuable foundation to a successful and well-paid career. Two years of general computing studies will lead you to the specialty areas of security and forensics, software development and computer networks. After four years, you’ll have the expertise needed to create and analyse effective and secure computer systems.

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Edinburgh (Midlothian/Edinburghshire)
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Craiglockhart Campus, EH14 1DJ


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· Requirements

Minimum year 1 SQA Higher BBBC Standard Grade 3/National 5 C Maths and English. A Level CCC GCSE grade C in Maths and English. Irish Leaving Certificate B2, B2, B2, C1 at Higher Level. Ordinary Level grade C in Maths and English BTEC (QCF) Extended Diploma Level 3 Minimum grades MMM (Merit, Merit, Merit) in a related subject. GCSE grade C in Maths and English. International Baccalaureate points overall to include three HL subjects at grade 5. 4 points in Maths and English at SL. European Baccalaureate Pass at % or above with grade 7 in three subjects....

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What you'll learn on the course

Computer Security
IT Security
IT Development

Course programme

Covering the CCNA syllabus of industry leader Cisco, this course is also accredited by the British Computer Society and will equip you with the tools you need to play a role in the future direction of technologies that support the internet and key communication systems. Initially, you’ll learn the fundamentals of computing, and become proficient in systems, software, data transmission, internet and user integration with systems. You’ll then progress to the design, implementation and maintenance of complex networked systems, plus the development and implementation of complex security and other applications. You’ll develop skills in collecting, preserving, analysing and reporting on security and digital forensic investigations, graduating with a qualification that can include Microsoft and Cisco professional certification. Modules studied in the first two years can help you towards gaining Cisco CCNA accreditation, an industry-recognised qualification. What you'll study Year 1 Software development 1 Computer systems 1 Practical networks 1 Introduction to the information profession Introduction to human-computer interaction Option Year 2 Software development 2 Digital forensics Database systems Systems and services Applied Cisco networking (security /wireless) Option Year 3 Networked services Security and forensic computing Applications development Group project Core options Year 4 Information Society and security Mobile computing Advanced security and digital forensics XML web services Honours project Work placement This course can also be studied with a year-long industry work placement in year 3 of your study. Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study. You can view a list of all current modules in our module catalogue.

Additional information

In the computing career market, the demand for security engineers is increasing. As a graduate, you’ll have the wide range of skills plus the specialised expertise in data security needed to move into a variety of roles. Career opportunities security consultant design engineer test/debug engineer forensic engineer security auditor web server support

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