Course Title: Bachelor of Science in Computing in Digital Forensics & Cyber Security
Higher Certificate in Computing (NFQ Level 6) or equivalent qualification.
Do you question accepted approaches to cyber security, or wonder how a network intruder or hacker behaves? This course will provide you with an all-round perspective on information security risk and risk management. Subjects covered range from the basics of Programming, Networking, Web Development and Databases to Advanced Programming, IT Business Management, Secure Programming and Communications, and Network Security. Graduates are in high demand in all parts of the Information Technology sector, as security is one of the fastest-growing parts of the industry.
On successful completion, you’ll be eligible for year 4 of Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing in Digital Forensics and Cyber Security at TU Dublin.
A MEDIUM spec (i.e. able to run Win 10, an AV solution and Office comfortably. Be able to use Wi-fi and camera to attend online classes, use other software such as SPSS, Adobe Connect, Minitab, Maple, so needs more RAM, SSD, etc.)
Please search for the TU Dublin offer on the HEA website www.heanet.ie/store
Industry has identified a Level 7 Ordinary Degree as a minimum entry for many positions. This course will allow people who work in ICT related industries to upgrade their qualifications and skills to ordinary degree level.
The course is also suitable for people that are unemployed, those returning to the workforce and for workers who need to upskill.
A typical Digital Forensics and Cyber Security graduate initially works in the area of Penetration Testing, Security Analyst or as a Security Consultant. They will usually start on an average salary of €40,000 with excellent career progression options.
The course initially appealed to me because it included my favourite topic, mathematics, and because it has a wide variety of modules to give students a taste of everything, Being biased, I believe this is the best course. You never stop learning as there are always new technologies evolving and it is an industry that has a huge demand for graduates.
- Emma Heffernan, Digital Forensics and Cyber Security