Bachelor of Science Honours in Network Security and Computer Forensics

Mode of Study

Campus Learning

 

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 for Computing (20)
  • D5-CSS-14 Communication & Study Skills (20)
  • C5-CSA-11 Computer Systems Architecture (20)
  • C5-OSH-11 Operating Systems & Hardware (20)
  • C6-IPC-11 Introduction to programming using C++ (20)
  • C6-QMD-11 Querying & Managing Database (40)
  • C6-FNS-13 Fundamentals of Network Security (20)
  • C6-MD1-11 Managing Business Desktops (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 and Internetworking standards (20)
  • C7-BIF-13 Biometric Fundamentals (20)
  • C7-NH1-11 Managing Network Hardware 1 (20)
  • C7-EHK-13 Ethical Hacking (20)
  • C7-CYL-13 Cyber Law (20)
  • C7-PPR-11 Professional Practice (60)
  • C8-NH2-11 Managing Network Hardware 2 (20)
  • C8-MAN-13 Malware Analysis (20)
  • B8-ENT-11 Essentials of Entrepreneuship (20)
  • C8-PRO-11 Project (40)

Elective modules:

  • Select one from the following:
    • C8-WNA-11 Windows Network Administration (20)
    • C8-CCI-13 Cyber Crime Investigation (20)
 

Recommended full-time study path (4½ years):

Year Sem. Module Credits
Year 1  Sem 1 C5 - ICO - 11 Introduction to Computers 20
C5 - MAT - 11 Mathematics for Computing 20
D5 - CSS - 14 Communication and Study Skills 20
Sem 2 C5 - CSA - 11 Computer System Architecture 20
C5 - OSH - 11 Operating Systems & Hardware 20
C6-IPC-11 Introduction to programming using C++ 20
Year 2 Sem 3 C6 - QMD - 11Querying and Managing Database  40
C6 - FNS - 13 Fundamentals of Network Security 20
Sem 4 C6 - MD1 - 11 Managing Business Desktops 20
C6 - IDS - 13 Information and Data Security 20
C6 - CFD - 13 Computer Forensics and Data Recovery 20
Year 3 Sem 5 C7 - JAV - 11 Programming using Java 20
C7 - PIS - 11 Protocols & Internetworking Standards 20
C7 - BIF - 13 Biometric Fundamentals 20
Sem 6 C7 - NH1 - 11 Managing Network Hardware 1 20
C7 - EHK - 13 Ethical Hacking 20
C7-CYL-13 Cyber Law 20
Int Sem 7 C7 - PPR - 11  Professional Practice 60
Year 4 Sem 8 C8 - NH2 - 11 Managing Network Hardware 2  20
C8-MAN-13 Malware Analysis 20
Elective any one  
C8 - WNA - 11 Windows Network Administration 20
C8-CCI-13 Cyber Crime Investigation 20
Sem 9 C8 - PRO - 11 Computing Project  40
B8 - ENT - 11 Essentials of Entrepreneurship 20
 
 

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. BGCSE or IGCSE (in Botswana), LGCSE (in Lesotho) candidates are required to achieve a minimum grade of ‘D’ in five subjects.

2) Applicants must have 10 points in English and Mathematics combined or 32 points in the top 5 subjects.

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

4) For enquiries and more information please visit our website: www.bothouniversity.com

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