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

Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown (BN420)
Key Programme Details

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

NFQ Level

8 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Classroom - Evening


Part Time

ECTS Credits


Skills Area

Information and communication (including ICT)

General Information

Springboard Administrator





Admissions Office Institute of Technology Blanchardstown Blanchardstown Road North Dublin 15

Important Dates
Application Deadline


Start Date


End Date


About this Course

Aim :
The purpose of this degree is to equip students with the skills and knowledge to embark upon a rewarding career in the Information Security industry. Digital information technology has made significant strides in recent years and the impact of this has transformed how organisations do business through the widespread adoption of communication such as the Internet, digital video, mobile computing and telecommunications, USB and solid state storage devices, multimedia and interactive TV. Criminal elements have been quick to see the potential in accessing personal and corporate data using information technologies vulnerabilities and the
opportunity of anonymous remote access. Information security has become an essential element of organisation structure to minimise the risk to corporate data and to protect company reputation in an increasing volatile information technology world.

The BSc (Honours) in Computing in Digital Forensics & Cyber Security is a one-year part-time add-on NFQ level 8 degree programme.

The successful graduates from this programme will be ready to work as professionals in the IT and Cyber Security industry.
Course Modules:
Mobile Device Forensics
Application Security
Network Security Analytics
Biometrics and Forensics Applications
Individual Project
Business Continuity Management & Cloud Security

Participants will undergo a work placement.

Entry Requirements

NFQ level 7 in Computing or related discipline

Long Description

Graduates from the BSc in Computing in Digital Forensics & Cyber Security are valued professional for employers in
Ireland for both Irish SMEs and International corporations.

Graduates will be schooled in the latest technologies in IT security and this will make them very attractive for employment as they can readily apply their knowledge in securing corporations against the current onslaught from cyber criminals and cyber hackers.

This degree also covers business continuity management and cloud security, two job areas in high demand at the moment.

Career Opportunities

The Expert Group on Future Skills Needs (EGFSN) has identified IT and Cyber Security as being demand area as well as
the ICT Skills Action Plan 2014-2018.

Sample ICT Professional Occupations for Network And Security Experts are:
Internet security and network security, security architecture, Cisco information security systems, firewall
configurations administration.

Others security areas and careers are in:
Digital & Mobile Device Forensics, Cyber Security
Investigations, Biometrics, Secure Software and Communications, Penetration Testing, Cloud Security.

The job titles of different jobs in IT and Cyber Security include:
Senior/Junior IT
Security Analyst/Engineer, Information Security Engineer, Cyber Incident Responder, Business Continuity & IT Security,
Network Security Engineer, and so on.

Timetable Info

Monday , Wednesday, Thursday 6.00pm - 10.00pm

Delivery Notes


Admissions Contact Details

Springboard Administrator


Admissions Office Institute of Technology Blanchardstown Blanchardstown Road North Dublin 15




Application Procedures

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