OVERVIEW BEng (Hons) / MEng (Hons) Cyber Security will teach you how to protect and secure modern data infrastructure. The course will allow you to develop many industry relevant skills based around the ethical hacking framework, underpinned by a thorough understanding of both networking (CCNA) and programming theory. As the country’s security and prosperity rests on digital foundations it has never been more important to be protected from those who seek to exploit weaknesses and launch attacks. The course has been created to meet a growing need, as identified by the Scottish and UK Governments, for individuals who possess a skillset to meet the challenges posed by the constantly evolving computer systems. Advanced Entry - Years 2 & 3 Advanced entry is only possible to BEng (Hons) Years 2 and 3 of this course for suitably qualified applicants (see below). There are no advanced entry opportunities on the MEng (Hons) course. However, if you are initially registered and enrolled on the BEng (Hons) course, and meet the performance requirements in years 1, 2 and 3 you may be eligible to transfer onto the MEng (Hons) in Year 4. CAREER PROSPECTS Jobs Graduates of the degree will be looking to progress towards roles such as Chief Security Engineer (CSE) or Chief Security Officer (CSO), in sectors such as healthcare, banking and finance and various security related public sector organisations.
In Year 1, you will study the following modules: Introduction to Web Development, CCNA1: Introduction to Networks, Introduction to Programming, Computing Systems, Professional Development in Computing, Security Fundamentals and Mathematics for Computing. In Year 2, you will study core modules covering Database Development, Operating Systems, Ethical Hacking: Tools & Techniques, and Linux: Tools and Administration and then take optional modules dependimng on previous studies and background. These optional modules may include Programming for Cyber Security and further CCNA module. In Year 3, you will study core modules including: Research Methods in Computing, Professional Computing Practice, Cryptography, Digital Forensic Analysis, Systems Programming Concepts. You will then undertake optional modules, again depending upon your previous studies and background. These may include: Python for Network Engineers, Unix System Administration., Information Security Management. Year 4 is the BEng (Hons) year and you will study the following core modules: Secure Programming, Advanced Digital Forensic Analysis, Governance, Risk & Compliance, Group Research Project. You will then undertake optional modules, again depending upon your previous studies and background. This will be from: Network Seecurity or Machine Learning for Data Analytics. The MEng (Hons) is Year 5 and is dominated with your Master's research project where you will undertake a detailed research project on a topic of particular interest to yourself and your career focus. You will also undertake the following core modules: Mobile Forensics and Malware Analysis & Reverse Engineering. You will complete your studies by taking two optional modules from a list including: Advanced Network Security, Applied Cryptography, Incident Response, Cyber Security: Law and Ethics, Network Penetration Testing, and Threat Intelligence.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- Lanarkshire Campus
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
ACADEMIC TECHNOLOGY APPROVAL SCHEME (ATAS) CERTIFICATE: International applicants are advised that they will not need to obtain an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate before they can be considered for an unconditional offer of study on this undergraduate course. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS: For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. These are shown below.
Standard Qualification Requirements
Minimum Qualification Requirements
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||IELTS 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each skill / component.|
|Cambridge English Advanced||176 overall with no sub-test less than 169|
|Cambridge English Proficiency||176 overall with no sub-test less than 169|
|Trinity ISE||Pass||ISEII with the minimum of a Pass in all sub-tests|
|PTE Academic||54||An overall score of 54 with no element below 51|
|TOEFL (iBT)||78||no sub-test less than: Reading: 17; Listening: 17; Speaking: 17; Writing: 17|
For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. The reason for this is that it’s essential that you are able to read, speak and understand the English language to get the most out of your time at UWS. All international applicants are required to meet minimum English language standards, with the exception of: // Native speakers of English // Erasmus students (unless advised otherwise) // non-Erasmus students from EU partner institutions (your institution must provide confirmation of your English language ability in the absence of a formal qualification) The qualifications above must have been gained within two years prior to the start of your course at UWS.
UWS's English language requirements
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
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