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BSc (Hons) Cyber Security (3+0)

Offered by: Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT)
Exam BodyStaffordshire University, UK
Course Duration3 Years (6 Semesters)
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
FeesYear 1: RM 23,800 + £250
Year 2: RM 24,500 + £250
Year 3: RM 25,500 + £250
Total: RM 73,800 + £750
Fees (International Student)Year 1: RM 24,600 (USD 5,860) + £250
Year 2: RM 26,200 (USD 6,240) + £250
Year 3: RM 26,900 (USD 6,410) + £250
Total: RM 77,700 (USD 18,510) + £750
FacultyComputing, Technology & Games Development
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyComputing & IT
Course Description

Cyber Security is an important and growing area of work for computing professionals. Any organisation that has a computer network or uses the Internet has a potential security risk and will need people with specialised skills to help protect their systems and data. You may also find yourself working for a specialist consultancy firm that provides such a service to smaller organisations. Computer systems store, process and communicate a wide variety of data. Much of this data is private and improper access to it can result in significant costs to an organisation or the person that owns the data. Securing computer systems against malicious attack or even against inadvertent damage is vital to any computer system. This programme gives you the knowledge and skills to enable you to prevent attacks and inadvertent damage to computer systems. The first year provides a general grounding in computing skills and introduces you to the fundamental aspects of computer security. You will gain technical skills in both computer networks and computer systems that you will build on in later years. In the following years, you will develop technical skills in network security, and hacking attacks and defences as well as in biometrics and biometric based security systems. In the final year, cryptography and malicious software are covered in some detail. Practical work in the specialist modules and the final year project will involve the development of appropriate security software. As part of studying network security you will cover the CISCO networking syllabus for Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching and then the follow on CCNA Security syllabus. You will have an opportunity to take the industry-standard ECCouncil Ethical Hacker Certification. We have placement students in a variety of organisations, including GCHQ, Police High Tech Crime Units, Cyber Security and Digital Forensic businesses.

Curriculum

Year 1

  • Algorithms & Data Structures in C
  • Hardware & Software Systems & Graphics
  • Introduction to Forensic Tools & Techniques
  • Introduction to Networking with LANs & WANs
  • Introduction to Security Technologies
  • Introduction to Software Development
  • Mathematics & Statistics for Computing
  • Systems and Database Analysis

Year 2

  • Computer Systems Low Level Techniques
  • Hardware & Software Systems & Networks
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Biometrics 1
  • LAN Switching and WAN Networks
  • Professional & Enterprise Development
  • Router Security Technologies
  • System Programming & Computer Control

Year 3

  • Computer Systems Security
  • Malicious Software and Security Programming
  • Image Processing
  • Group Case Study
  • Biometrics 2
  • Project: Artefact Realisation, Testing & Evaluation
  • Project: Planning, Management, Communication & Appraisal
  • Project: Research, Analysis & Artefact Design

In addition to the above, all students are also required to successfully complete four (4) General Studies modules as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency, as well as fulfill credit requirements for Co-Curricular Activities.


Entry Requirements

We welcome applications from people with a wide variety of qualifications, skills and experience. Applications are individually assessed. However typically you will have:

  • Route 1:  Entry to Year 1 Degree
    • Successful completion of STPM with 2 full passes or equivalent with minimum CGPA of 2.0 and completion of SPM or equivalent with credit in Mathematics and Additional Mathematics; or
    • Successful completion of A-Level with at least a pass in 2 subjects and successful completion of O-Level or equivalent with credit in Mathematics and Additional Mathematics; or
    • Recognised Matriculation or foundation with CGPA 2.0 and credit in Mathematics and Additional Mathematics at SPM Level; or
    • A qualification that SU accepts as equivalent to the above.

All students must demonstrate that they have met the equivalent of IELTS 6 either through formal English language assessment or through success in prior study at “A” level or equivalent in English.

  • Route 2: Direct Entry to Year 2 Degree
    • Successful completion of the relevant APIIT Diploma, or
    • Successful completion of study in another recognised institution with academic credits equivalent to level 4 of an honours degree in relevant subjects
Intake Months 26 February 2018, November 2018

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.


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