University of Huddersfield

Computer Science with Cyber Security University of Huddersfield Degree level: Undergraduate

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There are many reasons why Cyber Security is fast becoming one of the most important aspects of Computing. The monetary value of data has led to an increase in cyber-crime, meaning computing professionals with Cyber Security knowledge and expertise are in high-demand. This course aims to prepare you for an exciting and impactful career in the Computing industry.

Many aspects of Cyber Security rely on the fundamental principles of Computer Science:

  • Designing secure software systems

  • Implementing cryptographic techniques for secure data transfer

  • Auditing systems for vulnerabilities

In this course you will be taught both the theoretical and the practical aspects of Computer Science and Cyber Security. Many of the big challenges in the Cyber Security field use both Computer Science and Software Engineering techniques to find solutions, and to develop the next generation of security products, so it is necessary to have knowledge of both areas.

Your tutors will encourage you to tackle challenging problems, and particularly those at the forefront of research, to ensure you are in the best position to make a real impact in the Computing sector. You’ll be supported in developing the theoretical and practical knowledge needed to recognise challenges that occur in Cyber Security, and to provide solutions. These can range from software solutions implementing the latest in artificial intelligence (AI), to the exploitation of computing applications for engineering or scientific experimentation.

In Year 1 you will follow the core computing programme to give you a broad understanding. Then from Year 2 onwards you will take specialist Cyber Security modules, cover topics such as Cryptography, Biometrics and Access Control, and Vulnerability Assessments. Providing you with a strong understanding to graduate and follow your chose career path.

Course details

Modules

Year 1
Core modules:
Software Design and Development
Computing Science and Mathematics
Studio 1
Project 1
Hardware and Networks

Year 2
Core modules:
Algorithms Processes and Data
Computational Mathematics 1
Operating Systems and Language Translators
Team Project
Cyber Security
Security of Internet-Enabled Technologies

Year 3 – optional placement year

Final year
Core modules:
Distributed and Client Server Systems
Computational Mathematics 2
Artificial Intelligence
Individual Project
Advanced Cyber Security

Assessment method

Assessment is varied and includes coursework, log books, presentations and demonstrations, as well as formal examinations. There are opportunities for group working, in addition to individual assessments.

Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.


How to apply

Application deadlines

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15 January

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 120 points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications.
A level BBB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits in a subject that is relevant to the course.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 120 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications.

In addition you must have GCSE English Language or English Literature at grade 4 or above and Maths at grade 5 or above, or grade C and B respectively if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme.

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable. Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our Where are you from information pages - https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/where-are-you-from/

Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/

English language requirements

In addition you must have GCSE English Language or English Literature at grade 4 or above and Maths at grade 5 or above, or grade C and B respectively if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £15,500 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

On this course optional field trips may be offered to destinations in the UK, which you would need to pay for if you choose to attend. Previous trips in recent years have included a visit to The National Museum of Computing for 1 day at a cost of £20.00 per student. Other field trips may cost more. Fees may rise by RPI-X, which is set by the Government. We anticipate that we will be able to confirm the exact amount of the 2020/21 tuition fees in the Spring of 2020 and will update these web pages accordingly. The University operates a fair fee policy which offers a guarantee about the costs of studying on your course. Please find out what's included in your tuition fee here - https://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/whats-included-tuition-fees/ Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK/EU students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/ If you are an international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - http://www.hud.ac.uk/international/tuition-fees/ Please email the Student Finance Office (sfo@hud.ac.uk) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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University of Huddersfield
Queensgate
Huddersfield
HD1 3DH


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