Our BSc (Hons) Cyber Security award is designed to launch your future career in the protection of software and hardware against malicious threats. Our course is designed to give you not only a theoretical foundation in computer science, but also a practical and expert-level knowledge in a specialist area of the field which can range from network security through to ethical hacking. You will be fully prepared to work in the industry upon graduation.
We focus heavily on the practical element of cyber security. A laboratory equipped with the latest devices and software will enable you to put into practice what you learn in class, throughout your course of study.
Teaching and Learning
You will learn through lectures, tutorials and workshops. Lectures are highly interactive and incorporate group discussions, video presentations, and activity based learning. Learning activities are designed to develop soft skills as well as your ability to work independently and as part of a group. Your learning experience will be enriched by field visits and guest lectures by industry experts.
The minimum qualifications required for admission on the standard route are: A. GCE Advanced Level
a. Sri Lankan: 3 passes or
b. London, Cambridge or Edexcel : 3 D passes or
c. Any combination totalling to 12 points from the following tariff scheme:
Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology Degree Foundation And B. GCE/GCSE Ordinary Level – Credit Passes (Grade 4) for English and Mathematics Or C. Equivalent qualifications
The minimum qualifications required for admission on the accelerated route are:
– GCE Advanced Level (Sri Lankan, London, Cambridge or Edexcel) – 3 C passes and
– GCE/GCSE Ordinary Level – Credit Passes (Grade 4) for English and Mathematics
You may apply pending A/L results. Applicants with additional qualifications may receive advanced entry.
You will be able to commence your career as an Associate Software Engineer, Application Developer, Web Engineer, Web Developer or Quality Assurance Engineer. You will progress through your career in job roles such as Technical Lead and Software Architect leading to senior positions associated with influencing the technology direction of an enterprise or industry.
Course fees for the degree programme may be paid upfront or in instalments. The course fee includes tuition fee, cost of course materials and assessment and examination fees, but excludes fees payable for any resit or additional examinations and repeat modules. Students may choose one of the three payment options at each level.