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Bachelor of Science in Network Security and Computer Forensics


The Bachelor of Science  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 1Sem 1C5-ICO-11 Introduction to Computers20
C5-MAT-11 Mathematics -120
D5 - CSS - 14 Communication and Study Skills20
Sem 2C5-CSA-11 Computer System Architecture20
C5-OSH-11 Operating Systems & Hardware20
C6-IPC-11 Introduction to programming using C++10
Year 2Sem 3C6-QMD-11 Querying and Managing Databases 40
C6 - FNS - 13 Fundamentals of Network Security20
Sem 4C6-MD1-11 Managing Business Desktops 120
C6 - IDS - 13 Information and Data Security20
C6 - CFD - 13 Computer Forensics and Data Recovery20
Year 3Sem 5C7-JAV-11 Programming using Java20
C7 - PIS - 11 Protocols & Internetworking Standards20
C7 - BIF - 13 Biometric Fundamentals20
Sem 6C7 - NH1 - 11 Managing Network Hardware 120
C7 - EHK - 13 Ethical Hacking20
C7-CYL-13 Cyber Law20
Year 4Sem 7C7-PPR-11:  Professional Practice 60
Sem 8C8 - NH2 - 11 Managing Network Hardware 2 20
C8-MAN-13 Malware Analysis20
 Elective –I (Select one module from below) 
C8 - WNA - 11 Windows Network Administration20
C8-CCI-13 Cyber Crime Investigation20
Year 5Sem 9C8-PRO-11: Project 40
Elective –I (Select one module from below) 
E8-ISD-17: Innovation for Sustainable Development20
B8-ENT-11: Essentials of Entrepreneurship20

Admissions Criteria

1. Applicants are expected to have successfully completed secondary schooling. The typical entry requirement for any Diploma or Bachelors programme is SGCSE, IGCSE, or other equivalent secondary school qualification. SGCSE and IGCSE candidates are required to achieve a minimum grade of ‘C’ or above 5 subjects.

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

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