Bachelor of Science in Computing
Level 7 About NFQ
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01 220 8093
TU Dublin Blanchardstown
Blanchardstown Road North
Covering areas of computer and networking technology with emphasis placed on security and forensics and how this is applied to business needs. The objective of the course is to deepen the knowledge of subject areas by expanding on the fundamentals concepts. This year will focus on the Digital Forensics and Security of Information and introduce the students to working as teams where they will develop a project integrating knowledge from different modules.
IT Requirements: 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.)
NFQ Level 6 in ICT or equivalent qualifications including prior learning and experience.
In addition to academic entry requirements, applicants must also meet the Springboard eligibility. Please go to “Am I Eligible”: https://springboardcourses.ie/eligibility for more information.
The BSc in Computing in Digital Forensics & Cyber Security creates top-class Cyber Security graduates that are work ready for the security threats and challenges confronting business today. The programme, designed in consolation with industry, seeks to address the growing demand for Cyber Security graduates. The Government is seeking to address the growing demand for cybersecurity skills through the implementation of Technology Skills 2022. Cybersecurity was identified in the underlying research for the plan as one of the key emerging fields that will drive the demand for high-level ICT skills in Ireland. Ireland's Industry 4.0 Strategy 2020-2025 highlights the importance of cybersecurity competencies which are becoming more important in production and supply chain management. The 2019 Cyber Security strategy describes the industry here as "a key part of the technology sector here, both in its own right and as an enabler for investment in related sectors here" (p 4) and highlights the need for graduates at the national level. The National Skills bulletin 2021 highlights ongoing shortages of cybersecurity graduates and the issuing of new employment permits to address these needs.
Over the past five years, the programme has attracted a large number of college graduates with NFQ level 6 ICT or equivalent qualifications who have benefited from completing a NFQ level 7 award and re-skilling into a career in Cyber Security.
Designed in consultation with a range of ICT companies and Cyber Security providers, the programme includes industry focused modules such as Computer & Network Forensics, Secure Communications, Professional Penetration Testing, Network Security and Programming Security. Underpinning the student development is the group project module which is based upon novel real-world cybersecurity problems and case studies.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Digital Forensics & Cyber Security will have the knowledge and skills to take up employment in a broad number of areas within the cybersecurity sector. Over the course of its history, the programme has produced high calibre in-demand graduates who now work in leading cybersecurity companies such as ReliaQuest, Ward Solutions, Integrity 360, Liberty IT, EdgeScan, Accenture, Salesforce, Deloitte and IBM. All of these companies continue to contribute to the ongoing development of the programme. Our graduates contribute to Irelands fast-growing Cyber Security sector which now features 60 specialist Irish Cyber Security Companies & Start-ups. The sector currently employs over 6,000 people and our graduates are in high demand.
The programme is delivered predominantly online with some extra face-to-face workshops for students who are in a position to travel to the University. Students gain first-hand experience of a range of industry-standard platforms and tools in use within industry. The applied nature of the programme is also supported by the on-campus Cisco Academy network security labs which are used to provide a valuable hands-on experience to students.
This is a one-year part-time add-on level 7 degree for students with a level 6 in ICT related qualification.
Tuesday 6pm - 10pm
Wednesday 6pm - 10pm
Thursday 6pm - 10pm
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Apply Online at https://springboardcourses.ie/ Early application is recommended as some courses fill early due to high demand.
In order to process your application, we initially require copies of the following:
• Curriculum Vitae,
• All Transcripts/Awards (incl copy of the Certificate/Parchment and full set of transcripts – for each year of the course)
• Proof of competency in English (if required)
• Any documentation that you may consider relevant in supporting your application.
If your qualification is from a country other than Ireland: please request a letter of recognition from the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland (NQA) and attach to your application with a copy of your original transcript.
Please Note: We cannot process your application without the above documents. Any application received without supporting documents will be returned to you to add your documents.
These requirements are to determine your Academic suitability, evidence required to meet springboard funding will be required at a later date.