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BSc (Honours) Computer and Information Security

Sheffield Hallam University

In Sheffield ()

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Course description
What you study
Your study encompasses areas such as • mobile security • cryptography • network intrusion detection • secure networking technologies • information security management • incident response • risk management • security assessment • ethical hacking • web systems security.
You also study more general computing subjects such as • computer architecture • programming • database systems • networking.
In the final year you will build on your placement experience to develop a rigorous enterprise approach to cyber security processes and techniques, further enhancing your employability in the field.
Laboratory sessions allow you to develop your practical problem solving skills for each module and are vital to a successful career in this technical area. You combine this with case studies, group work and online learning to promote the best understanding of computer and information security.
You will work in well-equipped security, forensics and network labs furnished with switches, routers, security appliances, virtualised desktops and servers, configurable wireless access points and direct ADSL internet links.
You will have the opportunity to talk with a number of exciting companies, both those that specialise in the area of cyber security, and others that understand that keeping their system secure is vital to a thriving industry. In the past we have invited Citrix, Cisco, PwC, Sec-1 and other individual consultants in the cyber security industry to talk.
Placements and work experience
In year three, you can enhance your employability and earning potential by completing a one-year work placement. Placements offer you valuable experience and let you apply your knowledge and skills to the industry. Our placement providers include • Sec-1 • Satisnet • BT • Citrix • HSBC as well as student placement startups such as Hawkify.
Professional recognition
This course is accredited by BCS, The...

To take into account

Play your part in the fight against cyber-crime.

Entry requirements 2017 entry requirements GCSE English language and mathematics at grade C or grade 4 or above, plus one of the following • 112 UCAS points including at least 64 points from two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. We accept AS levels. We accept General Studies Or • 96 UCAS points from three A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. We accept General Studies. New UCAS tariff points system for courses starting from September 2017. This is significantly different to the current points system and uses an alternative method of calculation....

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  • Networking
  • Database
  • Database training
  • Network
  • Hacking
  • Citrix
  • Web
  • systems
  • Industry
  • Employability
  • Security Management
  • Programming
  • Network Training

Course programme

Course structure

Four years full-time (including one year work placement) or three years full-time

Typical modules may include

Year one modules

• introduction to computer and information security • computer and systems architecture • networking fundamentals • programming fundamentals • mathematics for networks • professionalism and communication skills

Year two core modules

• ethical hacking • secure networking technologies • database administration and security • network services and administration • project-based learning • network intrusion detection

Year three

• work placement

Final year core modules

• information security management • web security • mobile security • enterprise applications management • professionalism and employability • dissertation project

BSc (Honours) Computer and Information Security

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