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Bachelor of Science (Hons) Cybersecurity and Networks (Awarded by Teesside University, UK)

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Programme Objectives

The overall aims of the programme are to:

  1. Produce graduates who are enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the rapidly changing discipline of cybersecurity and networks, and appreciate its growing impact on modern living.
  2. Produce graduates who will uphold the legal, ethical and professional standards expected of a cybersecurity and networks specialist.
  3. Enable students to acquire a range of practical, professional and transferable skills to equip them to contribute to their chosen profession in cybersecurity or computer networks, or to pursue further studies.
  4. Enable students to engage with current research issues to consolidate their knowledge base and understanding of currently available technologies and emerging trends in cybersecurity and computer networks.
  5. Develop students’ cognitive and critical reflection skills to equip them for enterprise, employment and further academic research.
  6. Provide an industry and commercially relevant web production education for students from a variety of subject backgrounds and/or employment experience utilising appropriate modes of study.

 

Programme Curriculum

Year 1
Data Acquisition and Security
Systems Design and Databases
Information Security and Cybercrime
Network Scripting
Network Architecture

Year 2
CIS Cyber
Information Security Management
Mobile Services
Network Infrastructures
Server Administration

Year 3
Computing Project
Information Governance
Specialist Networks
Advanced Security Techniques
Enterprise Server Management

 

Accreditation

Teesside University is accredited by the following British Professional Bodies:
British Computer Society, the Chartered Institute for IT
Institution of Engineering and Technology

 

Growing Demand For Infocomm Professionals

Technical IT specialists in the following areas - IT Development, Network & Infrastructure, Data Analytics, CyberSecurity &Infocomm Research and Development - were most in demand and expected to grow by about 33,400 in the next three years.

Source: https://www.imda.gov.sg/-/media/imda/files/industry-development/fact-and-figures/infocomm-survey-reports/infocomm-media-manpower-survey-2016_public-report.pdf?la=en

 

On channelnewsasia.com article last 22nd March 2017, Dr. Yacoob Ibrahim mentioned that cyber security sector is one of the emerging growth sectors in Singapore's digital economy and is projected to grow to S$900m by 2020.

Full article here: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/cybersecurity-sector-projected-to-grow-to-s-900m-by-2020-yaacob-8580998

 

Teesside University Awards

• 85 years of teaching excellence and innovation in education
• Ranked 15th in the University of the Year category of Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018
• Ranked joint 34th in UK universities for student experience, Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018
• Awarded Silver in the new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), 2017
• HR Excellence in Research Award for demonstrating a robust and public implementation strategy of improving the career development of researchers
• Customer First accreditation for its services to business
• Listed in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-18
• Listed in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2018

Source: https://www.tees.ac.uk/sections/about/public_information/source.cfm

 

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Teesside University

Teesside University is a leading university with an international reputation for academic excellence that provides an outstanding student and learning experience underpinned by research, enterprise and the professions.

Teesside is a real-world university that prides itself on its inclusive, consultative, responsive, friendly and open approach and on the significant positive social, economic and cultural impact that it has upon the communities that it serves and the wider economy of the North of England.

Founded on a rich heritage, the University has taken a leading role in employer engagement, the enhancement of learning, teaching and the student experience, real-world research, staff and leadership development, employer workforce development, social, cultural and community enrichment and widening participation.

Teesside University is a global education pioneer for animation, games and computer graphics and is ranked as one of the top 20 places in the world to study animation (3D World).

Teesside has a flourishing and dynamic research culture, producing ‘world-leading and internationally excellent’ research in the last UK Research Evaluation Framework (REF) assessment, which is increasingly making a real and valuable contribution to society in areas such as Social Policy and Allied Health.

The University has invested more than £260m on its award-winning campuses in recent years to further enhance the experience and support provided to students, and it remains committed to investment-led growth.

Programme Structure

Full-time and part-time programmes available.

 

Module Descriptions

Year 1

Data Acquisition and Security
Students will be introduced to the rich and diverse world of data available to organisations, and to the tools and techniques that are used to acquire, filter and process data legally and ethically. The module will explore issues of data representation and data quality, information architectures and scale. The principles and techniques of information security and governance will be introduced.

Systems Design and Databases
This module introduce students to the concepts and techniques of systems analysis and design, enabling student to break down and simplify complex systems and represent these visually using industry standard approaches such as Unified Modelling Language (UML). In industry, the resulting models are used to communicate designs to the developers and to the stakeholders prior to implementation.

Information Security and Cybercrime
This module covers a comprehensive range of issues relating to information and computer security. It includes systematic approaches to managing security risks, elementary cryptography, how computers are used in the execution of crime and how such crimes can be investigated.

Network Scripting
This module will provide students with the must-have skills of computing professionals: knowledge of multiple open source computing environments, open source implementation basics for both the Linux operating systems and its applications. Over the course of this module, students will develop and expand their knowledge of Unix-like operating systems, primarily through remote administration of a Linux virtual server. Students will develop skills in Linux file system manipulation, networking and shell scripting as well as competence with the Linux environment.

Network Architecture
This module provides a thorough understanding of the role of Computer Networks in modern society. Network design principles are introduced; current trends in network usage are explored, including the increased demand for bandwidth, the demand for mobile and wireless solutions and the bandwidth divide. The module covers all the essential skills necessary to design and implement networks in a LAN environment and includes hands on experience using key network devices including cabling, switches and routers on a wired and wireless network. Network and computer security issues are explored, along with ethical and professional issues relevant to network design.

Year 2

CIS Cyber
This module brings together students previous subject specific learning as they plan, design and build a secure network within a small team. Each team will be required to design, implement and document a secure network, including installation of physical servers running a variety of operating systems. Students will be guided on how to incorporate security from the design stage onward as well being introduced to techniques on how to assess the security of existing networks.

Information Security Management
This module develops a detailed understanding of information and network security concepts and principles as well as the tools and configurations available to defend your network technologies. Students will identify and discuss secure infrastructure needs for business requirements, including cloud based systems. Cryptographic techniques and systems are analysed and compared. The module will emphasise the professional, ethical and legal compliance considerations required of a computer security professional.

Mobile Services
This module introduces students to designing networks that can effectively support mobile services. This is one of the fastest growing areas in technology, whether it is Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), smartphones, tablets, or public cloud data stores. It examines the technical and design requirements for mobile services, including how to specify the connectivity needs and how to design for best practise to support redundancy, security, and scalability. Students will be introduced to network convergence – identifying the pros and cons of how the use of multiple communication modes in a single network can offer convenience and flexibility that is not possible with separate infrastructures, and what the negative impact of this may be. They will also become familiar with the next generation of mobile services (currently 5G) that is being developed, which will be able to deliver data up to 50Gbit/s, and the impact this has on network infrastructure.

Network Infrastructures
This module aims to increase students’ knowledge of advanced networks. Students will develop an understanding of how switches are interconnected and configured to provide network access to LAN and WAN users, including the integration of wireless devices. The module begins with design and configuration of a Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) before consideration of various WAN technologies used to connect small to medium-sized business networks. The final topic investigates how a virtual private network (VPN) allows a computer to pass data across shared networks while still benefiting from the functionality of the private network.

Server Administration
This module exposes students to a range of network server administration concepts, principles and practices.  It will enable students to understand the key principles of monitoring and managing server storage.  This will include identifying the types of cloud solutions and the adoption measures needed for each, together with the technical challenges and the mitigation measures involved in cloud computing. Students will learn how to monitor and troubleshoot servers as well as developing their understanding of essential services such as file and print services; and network services and applications. Further study will develop students’ ability to identify secure server configuration to meet business requirements; to critically analyse and compare different server solutions and identify the best solution for the business.  They will also be able to identify how to operate ethically in order to implement and test a secure infrastructure to meet an appropriate business requirement.

Year 3

Computing Project
The Computing Project is a large scale piece of work, undertaken by the student under the supervision of a member of the academic staff. The project involves the production of a substantial artefact related to the computing field and culminates in the writing of a report and a viva consisting the presentation, demonstration and discussion of the artefact. Students are guided to develop an appropriate sense of work-discipline coupled with a professional outlook. They are expected to take responsibility for the planning and execution of an extended piece of work including the consideration of associated legal, social, ethical and professional issues. Students are able to explore in depth a chosen subject area, and thereby demonstrate the ability to analyse, synthesise, and creatively apply what have already been studied on the programme whilst demonstrating critical and evaluative skills and professional awareness.

Information Governance
This module will help students to identify the goals of information governance, from protecting the needs of the stakeholder to ensuring the transparency of processes and how these link together to support data governance principles (integrity, transparency, auditability, accountability, standardisation, change management, etc.). Students will study a range of governance topics including: law, regulations, and compliance; security governance and risk management; security for cloud architectures and issues around 3rd party data storage.

Specialist Networks
This module will investigate developing or emerging network technologies - automotive, sensor, industrial, robot, etc.  It is a module whose content will necessarily change and adapt with the latest advancements and developments in the computer networking field. The module will use a research based approach where students will be required to do a significant amount of self-directed investigation and use a variety of appropriate network and internet resources to explore cutting edge research developments in specialist computer networks.

Advanced Security Techniques
This module provides a detailed underpinning knowledge of security techniques required for internet connected systems. By necessity, this will require students to understand the mind-set of attackers and how they apply the tools and techniques to compromise online systems. Students will review the latest tools and techniques for both attacking and defending computer systems.  Module content will progress to cover cybercrime, electronic social engineering and penetration testing to reflect what is happening in real world cybercrime and other online events.

Enterprise Server Management
This module will provide students with knowledge about the administration of network operating systems as well as the configuration of core network services and securing of network resources. More specifically the module covers: the management of local and remote users, groups and system resources; the installation, configuration and management of core network services; the investigation of current network management security issues and measures to mitigate against risk. Throughout the module student’s awareness of legal, ethical and professional issues around server management will be paramount.

 

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Programme Structure

Course Duration

Full-Time
Year 1 entry  -  24 months
Year 2 entry  -  16 months
Year 3 entry  -  8 months

Commencement Date

Course  Commencement Date
Year-1 Entry (Full-time) Jan 2019
May 2019
Year-2 Entry (Full-time) Jan 2019
Year-3 Entry (Full-time) Sep 2019

 

Fees

Full-time programme

Direct year entry Year 1 entry Year 2 entry Year 3 entry
Tuition fees S$31,565.00 S$21,400.00 S$11,235.00


 

 

 

Application fee: S$321.00
Non-Tution Fees: S$ 1,900 - S$ 2,100

Notes:
• All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
• Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership fees, MDIS experience seminars, medical insurance, condition tutorial fee (if applicable) and Fees Protection Scheme (FPS) Insurance Premium.
• Non-tuition fees for international students may vary.
• Non-tuition fees are non-refundable, refer to MDIS refund policy for more details.

 

Academic Requirements

All applicants must be age of 17 and above, and must obtain one of the following requirements:

For year 1 entry
MDIS International Foundation Diploma in Information Technology OR
At least two GCE 'A' Levels OR
Relevant foundation diploma qualifications awarded by other Private Education Institutions (PEIs) (equivalent to pathway programme) with an entry requirement of 10 years of formal education

For year 2 entry
MDIS Higher Diploma+ in Information Technology OR
Relevant diploma level qualifications awarded by other Private Education Institutions (PEIs) (equivalent to 1st year EDP) with an entry requirement of 12 years of formal education

For year 3 entry
Relevant local/overseas polytechnic diplomas with an entry requirement of 10 years of formal education OR
Higher National Diploma level qualifications in Information Technology related disciplines OR
Relevant PEIs  qualifications (equivalent to 1st and 2nd year EDP) with entry requirement of 12 years of formal education.
 

+ Formally known as International Diploma in Information Technology.


Language Requirements

The applicant is required to achieve one of the following:

C6 in English at GCE 'O' Levels OR
IELTS 6.0 (with no elements lower than 5.5) OR
Pass grade for MDIS Professional Certificate in English at Advanced Level OR
Pass the MDIS Placement Test at Advanced Level

 

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Programme Structure

Course Duration

Full-Time
Year 1 entry  -  24 months
Year 2 entry  -  16 months
Year 3 entry  -  8 months

Part-Time
Year 1 entry  -  36 months
Year 2 entry  -  24 months
Year 3 entry  -  12 months

Commencement Date

Course Commencement Date
Year-1 Entry (Full-time)  Jan 2019
May 2019
Year-2 Entry (Full-time) Jan 2019
Year-3 Entry (Full-time) Sep 2019
Year-3 Entry (Part-time) Jan 2019
May 2019
Sep 2019

Fees

Full-time programme

Direct year entry Year 1 entry Year 2 entry Year 3 entry
Tuition fees S$29,960.00 S$20,330.00 S$10,700.00
Non tuition fees S$741.13 S$697.80 S$544.78
Total fees S$30,701.13 S$21,027.80 S$11,244.78

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Part-time programme

Direct year entry Year 1 entry Year 2 entry Year 3 entry
Tuition fees S$28,890.00 S$19,795.00 S$10,486.00
Non tuition fees S$495.44 S$390.03 S$283.65
Total fees S$29,385.44 S$20,185.03 S$10,769.65

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Application fee: S$32.10

Note:
All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership fees, MDIS experience seminars, medical insurance, condition tutorial fee (if applicable) and Fees Protection Scheme (FPS) Insurance Premium.
Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership fees, condition tutorial fee (if applicable) and Fees Protection Scheme (FPS) Insurance Premium.
The above does not include Miscellaneous Fees, which refer to any non-compulsory and non-standard fees which the student will pay only when necessary or applicable.  Such fees are normally collected on an ad-hoc basis by the PEI when the need arises.

 

Academic Requirements

All applicants must be of age 17 and above, and must obtain one of the following requirements:

For year 1 entry
MDIS International Foundation Diploma in Information Technology OR
At least two GCE 'A' Levels OR
Relevant foundation diploma qualifications awarded by other Private Education Institutions (PEIs) (equivalent to pathway programme) with an entry requirement of 10 years of formal education

For year 2 entry
MDIS Higher Diploma+ in Information Technology OR
Relevant diploma level qualifications awarded by other Private Education Institutions (PEIs) (equivalent to 1st year EDP) with an entry requirement of 12 years of formal education

For year 3 entry
Relevant local/overseas polytechnic diplomas with an entry requirement of 10 years of formal education OR
Higher National Diploma level qualifications in Information Technology related disciplines OR
Relevant PEIs  qualifications (equivalent to 1st and 2nd year EDP) with entry requirement of 12 years of formal education

+ Formally known as International Diploma in Information Technology. 


Language Requirements

The applicant is required to achieve one of the following:

C6 in English at GCE 'O' Levels OR
IELTS 6.0 (with no elements lower than 5.5) OR
Pass grade for MDIS Professional Certificate in English at Advanced Level OR
Pass the MDIS Placement Test at Advanced Level

 

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Bachelor of Science (Hons) Cybersecurity and Networks (Awarded by Teesside University, UK)

COMMENCEMENT DATE  
Class intake for 2019
Year-1 Entry : Jan, May
Year-2 Entry : Jan 
Year-3 Entry : Sep
 
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