Ethical Hacking Abertay University

Undergraduate

Launched in 2006, Abertay's Ethical Hacking degree was the first in the world, and is recognised as one of the UK's leading vocational security programmes. The programme takes an offensive approach to security, which means you will learn how to break systems and circumvent security defences - not just study encryption. Cisco reported one million cyber security job openings globally in 2016, with demand expected to rise to six million by 2019.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Abertay Campus

  • Start date

    2 September 2019

  • Duration

    4 years


Course details

Modules

Core modules (subject to change over time) - Computer Architecture; Programming with C++; Software Design; Introduction to Security; Data Structures & Algorithms 1; Ethical Hacking 1; Data Structures and Algorithms 2; Ethical Hacking 2; Professional Project Planning & Prototyping; Professional Project Development & Delivery and Honours Project. Other modules that may be offered (subject to change over time) - Computer Networking 1; Digital Forensics 1; Dynamic Web Development 1; Computer Networking 2; Software Development for the Mobile Platform; Digital Forensics 2; Ethical Hacking 3 and Penetration Testing 1.

Assessment method

Acquisition of knowledge is facilitated and fostered through a mixture of lectures, tutorials, practicals, directed reading and student-centred learning. The majority of modules make use of online learning resources. Case studies are used to illustrate real world examples and to provide an opportunity for critical analysis and evaluation. Cognitive skills are consistently promoted and developed by means of lectures, tutorial directed reading, seminars and student-centred learning. Within practical exercises, students are expected to evaluate their own work to ensure that products not only work, but are also fit for purpose. Assessments are designed to develop and assess the achievement of the level of performance expected at each level. Knowledge and understanding is assessed using projects, reports, portfolios and practical assessments. Only approximately 20% of the programme is assessed by examination.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January *

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code GG45
Institution code A30
Campus name Abertay Campus
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level BCC To include one of the following:- Computer Science, Maths, Architectural Technology, Human Biology, Biology, Building Construction, Chemistry, Engineering Science, Environmental Science, Geography, Physics, ICT and Digital Technology

For entry into Year 2 we would look for ABB to include Computer Science
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM Creative Media Production
Electrical/Electronic Engineering
Engineering
IT

For entry into Year 2 we would look for D*DD IT (Networking and Systems Support)
Scottish Higher ABBB To include one of:- Computer Science, Maths, Architectural Technology, Human Biology, Biology, Building Construction, Chemistry, Engineering Science, Environmental Science, Geography, Physics and ICT - Graphic Communication is NOT a Technical subject
HNC (BTEC) D Entry into Year 2 with one of the following:-
Computing
Computing & Systems Development to include Object Oriented Programming

Entry into Year 1 with one of the following:-
Creative Media Production
Graphic Design
Interactive Media
HND (BTEC) D Entry into Year 2 with one of the following:-
Computing to include Advanced Programming OR Application Development
Computing (Applications Development) to include Advanced Programming OR Application Development
Computing (Data Analytics) to include Advanced Programming OR Application Development
Computing (Intelligent Systems) to include Advanced Programming OR Application Development
Computing (Networking Engineering) to include Advanced Programming OR Application Development
Computing (Security) to include Advanced Programming OR Application Development
Computing (Software Engineering)
Computing & Systems Development to include Object Oriented Programming
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 29 points To include one of:- Computer Science, Maths, Architectural Technology, Human Biology, Biology, Building Construction, Chemistry, Engineering Science, Environmental Science, Geography, Physics and ICT
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H3, H3, H3 To include one of:- Computer Science, Maths, Architectural Technology, Human Biology, Biology, Building Construction, Chemistry, Engineering Science, Environmental Science, Geography, Physics and ICT
Scottish Advanced Higher ABB Entry into Year 2 to include Computer Science
Scottish HNC Pass Entry into Year 2 with an HNC in one of the following:-
Computer Games Development - Graded Unit A to include H1F7 Professionalism and Ethics in Computing
Computing - Graded Unit A to include H17X Software Development: Programme Foundations and recommend H1EN Computer Forensic Fundamentals
Cyber Security - Graded Unit A - must have done some OOP (ideally C++)

Entry into Year 1 with one of the following:-
Computer Networking - Graded Unit A
Information Technology - Graded Unit A
Interactive Media - Graded Unit A
Scottish HND Pass Entry into Year 2 with an HND in one of the following:-
Computer Games Development - Graded Unit A to include H1F7 Professionalism & Ethics in Computing
Computer Science - Graded Unit A to include H17X Software Development: Programme Foundations OR H171 Software Development: Object Oriented Programme OR F86A Games Development: Object Oriented Programme and recommend to have H1EN Computer Forensic Fundamentals
Computing: Software Development - Graded Unit A and recommend to have H1EN Computer Forensic Fundamentals
Computing: Technical Support - Graded Unit A to include H17X Software Development: Programme Foundations OR H171 Software Development: Object Oriented Programme OR F86A Games Development: Object Oriented Programme and recommend to have H1EN Computer Forensic Fundamentals

Entry into Year 1 with one of the following:-
Computer Networking & Internet Technology - Graded Unit A
Computing: Networking - Graded Unit A
Information Technology - Graded Unit A
Interactive Media - Graded Unit A

Applicants should have National 5/GCSE Maths at grade C/4 or equivalent - Lifeskill Maths NOT accepted in lieu of Maths

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

https://www.abertay.ac.uk/course-search/undergraduate/ethical-hacking/

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (Disclosure Scotland)


English language requirements

We look for applicants to have achieved an overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no individual test lower than 5.5. Some degrees have higher requirements - refer to the 'entry routes' tab of each degree for more detail.

List of English Language Requirements

https://www.abertay.ac.uk/studying/informationforinternationalstudents/english-requirements/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £1,820 Year 1
International £14,600 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £1,820 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.