Bachelor of Science Honours in Network Security and Computer Forensics

BSc (Hons) in Network Security and Computer Forensics

 

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Network Security and Computer Forensics is targeted at those wishing to enter the Information Technology (IT) sector as Computer Forensic Analysts, Vulnerability Security Research Engineers, Digital Forensic Examiners, Malware Media Forensic Analysts, Forensic Auditors, Network Security Specialists, Computer Crime Investigators or Security Analysts, among other things.

Programme details: The programme consists of core (required) and elective modules as detailed below. Some modules may have pre-requisites (i.e. may require the student to pass another module or set of modules first). Some modules may be co-requisite (i.e. such modules are required to be taken together). The number at the end of the module in parenthesis indicates the credit load of the module. 1 credit is equal to 10 hours of learning (guided, in-class and independent combined); therefore a 10-credit module requires on average 100 hours of learning from the student.

Core modules:

  • C5 - ICO - 11: Introduction to Computers (20)
  • C5 - MAT - 11: Mathematics – 1 (20)
  • D5 - CS1 - 11: Communication and Study Skills 1 (20)
  • C5 - CSA - 11: Computer System Architecture (20)
  • C5 - OSH - 11:Operating Systems & Hardware (20)
  • D5 - CS2 - 11: Communication and Study Skills 2 (20)
  • C6 - QMD - 11:Querying and Managing Databases (40)
  • C6 - FNS - 13: Fundamentals of Network Security (20)
  • C6 - MD1 - 11: Managing Business Desktops 1 (20)
  • C6 - IDS - 13: Information and Data Security (20)
  • C6 - CFD - 13: Computer Forensics and Data Recovery (20)
  • C7 - JAV - 11: Programming using Java (20)
  • C7 - PIS - 11: Protocols & Internetworking Standards (20)
  • C7 - BIF - 13: Biometric Fundamentals (20)
  • C7 - NH1 - 11: Managing Network Hardware 1 (20)
  • C7 - EHK - 13: Ethical Hacking (20)
  • C7 - ITP - 11: IT Project Management (20)
  • C7 - PPR - 11: Professional Practice (60)
  • C8 - NH2 - 11: Managing Network Hardware 2 (20)
  • C8 - WNA - 13: Windows Network Administration (20)
  • B8 - ENT - 11: Essentials of Entrepreneurship (20)
  • C8 - PRO - 11: Computing Project (40)

Elective modules:

  • Select one from the following:
    • C8-MAA-13: Malware Analysis (20)
    • C8-CCI-13: Cyber Crime Investigation (20)

Recommended full-time study path (4½ years):

  • Semester 1: C5 - ICO - 11, C5 - MAT - 11, D5 - CS1 - 11
  • Semester 2: C5 - CSA - 11, C5 - OSH - 11, D5 - CS2 - 11
  • Semester 3: C6 - QMD - 11, C6 - FNS - 13
  • Semester 4: C6 - MD1 - 11, C6 - IDS - 13, C6 - CFD - 13
  • Semester 5: C7 - JAV - 11, C7 - PIS - 11, C7 - BIF - 13
  • Semester 6: C7 - ITP - 11, C7 - NH1 - 11, C7 - EHK - 13
  • Semester 7: C7 - PPR - 11
  • Semester 8: C8 - NH2 - 11, C8 - WNA - 13, Select any one (C8 - MAA - 13/C8 - CCI - 13)
  • Semester 9: B8 - ENT - 11, C8 - PRO - 11
 
 

Admissions Criteria

1) Applicants are expected to have successfully completed secondary schooling. The typical entry requirement is BGCSE or IGCSE (in Botswana), LGCSE (in Lesotho) or other equivalent secondary school qualification.

2) Applicants in possession of a Diploma or Higher Diploma in related field will be given exemptions based on the credit point equivalency

3) For enquiries and more information please visit our General Admissions Information page

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