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BSc (Hons) in Computer Security

The University of Plymouth is celebrated as one of the UK’s most prominent and a dynamic university founded in 1862 and is now among the top modern universities in the world. The University currently has an alumni population of over 30,000 and is still growing every year with a staff of almost 3000. The university prides itself for its high academic standards that are in line with their mission to be the best university in the world. BSc (Hons) in Computer Security programme with Plymouth University at NSBM School of Computing is carefully designed to produce graduates who are first and foremost computer security specialists, but who have an awareness of the business context as well as social, legal and ethical issues. A full three-year honours degree, with specialist security modules integrated throughout the programme to provide a holistic and comprehensive learning experience in Computer Security.

The purpose of this programme is to provide the comprehensive academic foundation required by security professionals in order to meet the key challenges of working in this exciting and dynamic area:

  • Skills required for the development, implementation and management of information security systems.
  • Appreciation of the wider non-technical issues: legislation, regulatory requirements and ethical considerations.
Full - Time
Duration
Key Features
  • UGC recognized 3-year honors degree programme.
  • Learn from leading academics that will make up a ‘flying faculty team’ travelling to Sri Lanka to deliver lectures in their final year.
  • Access to Linkedin Learning, Primo Library & Plymouth Digital learning environment, online learning space which is designed to facilitate a collaborative learning experience for students utilizing a variety of tools and features.
Main Aims
  • To be informative and challenging, and to establish a knowledge base suitable for a career in Computer Security
  • To encourage and support students whilst they develop and apply subject-specific and generic skills that will facilitate life-long learning and continuing professional development
  • To give students with a wide variety of qualifications and opportunity to realize their potential
3 Years
Obtain an internationally recognized degree in sri lanka

YEAR 1

  • Introduction to Computer Science
  • Programming in C
  • Professional Development
  • Mathematics for Computing
  • Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Database Management Systems
  • Web Based Application Development
  • Object Oriented Programming with C#
  • System Analysis and Design
  • Computer Architecture

YEAR 2

  • Network & System Administration
  • Computer Networks
  • Network Security
  • Integrating Project
  • Databases
  • Introduction to Internet of Things
  • IT Legalisation & Ethics
  • Network and Security Programming
  • Servers, Datacenters and cloud

YEAR 3

  • Project
  • Incident Prevention, Detection & Response
  • Network Monitoring
  • Cybercrime and Forensic Investigation
  • Advanced Networks
  • Information Security Management
  • Network Security and Penetration Testing
Entry Qualifications

Students should have either of following qualifications

  • 3 passes for Advanced Level in a single attempt for core subjects (Local or International equivalent) (London AS Level exams are not recognized as entry criteria)
  • Completion of NSBM foundation programme
  • Completion of Edexcel or BTEC Certified foundation programme (*Subject to the approval of program director)
  • Completion of any other foreign university affiliated foundation programme (*Subject to the approval of program director) And
  • Students should have passed Ordinary Level examination or equivalent including Mathematics and English

** Students may subject to face a preliminary interview based on their entry qualification

employment opportunities

Security Engineer, Security Architect, Security Software Developer, Cryptanayst, Security Analyst, Cryptographer, Security Administrator

 

 

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