BSc (hons) in Computing in Digital Forensics & Cyber Security

TU Dublin (TU885 Blanchardstown)
Key Programme Details

Bachelor of Science (Hons)

NFQ Level

Level 8 About NFQ

Delivery Method



Part Time

ECTS Credits


General Information

Springboard Administrator



01 220 8093


Admission Office
TU Dublin Blanchardstown
Blanchardstown Road North
D15 YV78

Important Dates
Application Deadline


Start Date


End Date


About this Course

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing in Digital Forensics & Cyber Security is a one-year part-time add-on NFQ Level 8 degree covering such topics as mobile device forensics, application security, network security analytics, biometrics, business continuity management & cloud security.

The successful graduates from this programme have the knowledge and skills to begin work in any type of business that has Cyber Security needs. Former graduates from this course are now working in a wide range of industries from ICT to Financial Institutions to Manufacturing as well as the top International companies in Ireland.

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.)

Entry Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Digital Forensics and Cyber Security (NFQ Level 7) or equivalent qualification.
In addition to academic entry requirements, applicants must also meet the Springboard eligibility. Please go to “Am I Eligible”: for more information.

Long Description

The BSc (hons) in Computing in Digital Forensics & Cyber Security is a one-year part-time add-on NFQ level 8 degree covering such topics as mobile device forensics, application security, network security analytics, biometrics, business continuity management & cloud security. The programme has been successfully providing highly skilled graduates to Irelands cyber security sector and is the only undergraduate level 8 programme in Ireland recognised by the EU agency for Cyber security (ENISA).

Graduates of the level 8 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. The programme was developed in consultation with a range of leading cybersecurity companies such as ReliaQuest, Ward Solutions, Integrity 360, Liberty IT, EdgeScan, Accenture, Salesforce, Deloitte and IBM. Many of our graduates now occupy leading positions in these organisations and continue to contribute to Irelands fast-growing Cyber Security sector which employs over 6000 people and features 60 specialist Irish Cyber Security Companies & Start-ups.

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 January 2021 report “Report of the SME Taskforce: National SME and Entrepreneurship Growth Plan” notes the importance of SMEs to mitigate against cybersecurity risks (p 29). The 2019 Cyber Security strategy highlights the urgent need for graduates at the national level, the strategy states ‘at a national level, ensuring a ready supply of staff is critical to both preserving the ability to secure our own infrastructure, and to be able to continue to attract and retain data-heavy investment’ (36). The National Skills bulletin 2021 highlights ongoing shortages of cybersecurity graduates and the issuing of new employment permits to address these needs.

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 cyber security labs and our state of the art Cisco Academy network security labs which are used to provide a valuable hands-on experience to students.

Timetable Info

Monday 6.00pm - 10.00pm
Wednesday 6.00pm - 10.00pm
Thursday 6.00pm - 10.00pm

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Springboard Administrator


Admissions Office
TU Dublin
Blanchardstown Road North
D15 YV78


01 220 8093


Application Procedures

Apply Online at 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.