BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Cyber Security (International)
Many organisations guard large amounts of personal data, but, as recent events reveal, data breaches are on the rise. As cyber criminals use more sophisticated techniques to infiltrate I.T systems, organisations need talented people to reduce their risk and help to keep systems secure.
Computer Science with Cyber Security is one of our fastest-growing courses, designed to fill the emerging global skills gap. Taking your interest in computer science, and using a defence/attack approach, this specialist cyber focus provides knowledge of the inner workings of programmes, operating systems and networks so you understand the mechanisms of cyber-attacks. By completing specially-designed projects and modules, you’ll develop the ability to think conceptually and cultivate independent technical judgement, as you prepare for future security-related roles.
Integrity is paramount to this course. We’ll ensure you adopt a professional approach, making you aware of laws, regulations and competences needed to work with other IT professionals. You’ll be required to sign up to a code of ethical behaviour and you will be subject to an enhanced level of monitoring.
• Explore the inner workings of programmes, operating systems and networks to understand cyber attacks.
• Learn how to diagnose attacks and use forensics to determine the extent of damage.
• Develop an understanding of cryptography to address security concerns.
• Know how to preserve evidence so you can work within an ethical framework.
• Build risk management knowledge so you can actively manage threats.
Having the ability to apply ideas and techniques is at the heart of computing, and core to Salford’s values, so we strive to embed this as a core learning objective throughout your studies. Our computer science courses put you in charge of the computer – so it does what you want it to do.
In year one – You will explore essential modules in programming, databases and computer systems. You will look at Java, Linux, databases, artificial intelligence, networking and computer graphics. As you progress to year two, you then build knowledge in data mining, security and network penetration testing.
In your final year – You complete further cyber security-focused modules, including cyber investigation and malware and exploit analysis. You will also complete an individual project that will demonstrate your understanding of computer science-based security issues.
YEAR 1 - Foundation Year
The Foundation Year has been designed to bridge the gap between High School and effective Honours Degree Study. The modules focus on the development of key skills, including studying independently and collaboratively, critical thinking, academic and professional writing and quantitative techniques. A key focus of the Foundation Year is a collaborative project, where students will work together to develop solutions to real-world problems.
• Critical Reflection and Thinking
• Human Rights
• Arabic for Business (Arabic Speakers) / Critical Reading (Non Arabic Speakers)
• Multi-disciplinary Project
• Computer Systems
• Applied Mathematics
• The Modern History of Bahrain
• Database Systems
• Computer System Internal Linux
• Programming 1
• Programming 2
• Professional Development and Practices
• Web Development and Human Computer Interfaces
• Client Server Systems
• Data Structures
• Network Penetration Testing
• Career Development
• Network and Security
• AI and Data Mining
• Software Projects with Agile Techniques
• Cyber Investigation
• Malware and Exploit Analysis
• Information Security Management
• Statement of Graduation (Secondary School General Certificate).
• High School Diploma with an overall average of 75% over the last three years of high school (Years 10, 11 and 12).
• IELTS Academic Test Score of 5.5 minimum, with a minimum of 5.0 in each component.
For Direct Entry
6.0 with no element below 5.5 or equivalent.
112-120 UCAS points, to include a grade C in Mathematics, a numerate science or a computer-related subject.
BTEC National Diploma:
DDM from a computer-related subject. Engineering or Science accepted with distinctions in maths modules.
30 points with 14 in Higher Level subjects.
We are looking for applicants with a strong interest in computing, a good work ethic and attention to detail.
This implies having an interest in how computers work rather than just wanting to be a user of them and it implies doing things on your own initiative rather than just things you have been told to do as part of your coursework.