BSc (Hons) in Cyber Security

Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU)
Kuala Lumpur, WP Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
Full-time
Duration
3 years
Intakes
June September November
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 20,848
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 21,135

About this course

In the first year of this course, it provides students a general grounding in computing skills and introduces students to the fundamental aspects of computer security. Students will also gain technical skills in both computer networks and computer systems that they will build on in later years. In the following years, students will develop technical skills in network security, and hacking attacks and defenses as well as in biometrics and biometric-based security systems. In the final year, cryptography and malicious software are covered in some detail. Practical work in the specialist modules and the final year project will involve the development of appropriate security software. Furthermore, as part of studying network security students will cover the CISCO networking syllabus for Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching and then the follow on CCNA Security syllabus. Students will have an opportunity to take the industry-standard ECCouncil Ethical Hacker Certification. APU has placement students in a variety of organisations, including GCHQ, Police High Tech Crime Units, Cyber Security and Digital Forensic businesses.

Entry Requirements

  • Route 1:  Entry to Year 1 Degree
    • Successful completion of STPM with 2 full passes or equivalent with minimum CGPA of 2.0 and completion of SPM or equivalent with credit in Mathematics and Additional Mathematics; or
    • Successful completion of A-Level with at least a pass in 2 subjects and successful completion of O-Level or equivalent with credit in Mathematics and Additional Mathematics; or
    • Recognised Matriculation or foundation with CGPA 2.0 and credit in Mathematics and Additional Mathematics at SPM Level; or
    • A qualification that SU accepts as equivalent to the above.

All students must demonstrate that they have met the equivalent of IELTS 6 either through formal English language assessment or through success in prior study at “A” level or equivalent in English.

  • Route 2: Direct Entry to Year 2 Degree
    • Successful completion of the relevant APIIT Diploma, or
    • Successful completion of study in another recognised institution with academic credits equivalent to level 4 of an honours degree in relevant subjects

Curriculum

Year 1

  • Algorithms & Data Structures in C
  • Hardware & Software Systems & Graphics
  • Introduction to Forensic Tools & Techniques
  • Introduction to Networking with LANs & WANs
  • Introduction to Security Technologies
  • Introduction to Software Development
  • Mathematics & Statistics for Computing
  • Systems and Database Analysis

Year 2

  • Computer Systems Low Level Techniques
  • Hardware & Software Systems & Networks
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Biometrics 1
  • LAN Switching and WAN Networks
  • Professional & Enterprise Development
  • Router Security Technologies
  • System Programming & Computer Control

Year 3

  • Computer Systems Security
  • Malicious Software and Security Programming
  • Image Processing
  • Group Case Study
  • Biometrics 2
  • Project: Artefact Realisation, Testing & Evaluation
  • Project: Planning, Management, Communication & Appraisal
  • Project: Research, Analysis & Artefact Design

All students are also required to successfully complete four (4) General Studies modules as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency, as well as fulfill credit requirements for Co-Curricular Activities.

 

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