BSc Hons in Computing in Cybersecurity (BSc Hons in Computing in Cybersecurity)

Letterkenny Institute of Technology (TBC)
Key Programme Details
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BSc Hons in Computing in Cybersecurity

NFQ Level

Level 8 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

80

Department

Computing

General Information
Contact

Thomas Dowling

Email

thomas.dowling@lyit.ie

Phone

0749186306

Address

Letterkenny Institute of Technology, Port Rd., Letterkenny, Co Donegal

Role

Head of Department

Important Dates
Application Deadline

03/09/2021

Start Date

13/09/2021

End Date

17/06/2022

About this Course

The Labour market Review Information and Communication Technology 2016 states that Ireland is home to the top 10 technology companies in the world, as well as the top 5 security companies.
This course is a level 8 BSc Hons in Computing in Cybersecurity. The objective of the course is to guide learners who have good general experience in and knowledge of technical computing and augment their skills and knowledge in readiness to begin a career in Cybersecurity. The course is made up of 6 modules including a placement/industry project module. It is designed to be 100% online and it is self-contained. Candidate students need to have a computing background but do not need to have a Cybersecurity background.

The Forecasting the Future Demand for High-Level ICT Skills in Ireland, 2017-2022 report says that there was a shortfall of approximately 2 million cybersecurity professionals worldwide with many companies struggling to fill cybersecurity roles. The report gs on to state that Cybersecurity is a discipline where demand so outnumbers supply that new creative methods are being employed to upskill people from different backgrounds with the necessary skills.


There is a need to upskill jobseekers, people who are underemployed but seeking full employment and people who are in full employment but who need to reskill to ensure that their skills remain relevant to a changing workplace. This course is designed as a flexible part-time course. It will be run in a flexible manner by distance in the evenings and at weekends. Students can do two modules per session with 3 sessions per academic year over one academic year. We have significant experience delivering programmes on-campus and by distance learning to people in employment and we ensure our systems, policies and procedures take their needs into consideration.

Entry Requirements

Candidates should have some knowledge of computer networks and operating systems.

The course will be available to applicants who meet the following criteria:
▪ Level 7 qualification in computing.
▪ Level 6 qualification in computing with three years appropriate work experience.
▪ Candidates who do not have a degree but have significant relevant experience may also be eligible for
consideration via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) which includes a combination of education, training
and work experience. Please attached a detailed CV with your application - along with other required supporting documentation.

Long Description

The Labour market Review Information and Communication Technology 2016 states that Ireland is home to the top 10 technology companies in the world, as well as the top 5 security companies.
This course is a level 8 BSc Hons in Computing in Cybersecurity. The objective of the course is to guide learners who have good general experience in and knowledge of technical computing and augment their skills and knowledge in readiness to begin a career in Cybersecurity. The course is made up of 6 modules including a placement/industry project module. It is designed to be 100% online and it is self-contained. Candidate students need to have a computing background but do not need to have a Cybersecurity background.

The Forecasting the Future Demand for High-Level ICT Skills in Ireland, 2017-2022 report says that there was a shortfall of approximately 2 million cybersecurity professionals worldwide with many companies struggling to fill cybersecurity roles. The report goes on to state that Cybersecurity is a discipline where demand so outnumbers supply that new creative methods are being employed to upskill people from different backgrounds with the necessary skills.


There is a need to upskill jobseekers, people who are underemployed but seeking full employment and people who are in full employment but who need to reskill to ensure that their skills remain relevant to a changing workplace. This course is designed as a flexible part-time course. It will be run in a flexible manner by distance in the evenings and at weekends. Students can do two modules per session with 3 sessions per academic year over one academic year. We have significant experience delivering programmes on-campus and by distance learning to people in employment and we ensure our systems, policies and procedures take their needs into consideration.

Timetable Info

This course will be delivered part time (online) in the evenings. Delivery in this mode will facilitate upskilling and
reskilling the widest possible group of company employees without requiring employees to cease employment
while doing the course. As the course will be delivered online, it won’t matter where in the country students are
located.
The course is designed to run in part-time mode. The student will study the six taught modules (two at a time) over
one academic year (in 3 blocks of 10 weeks).

Course brochure can be found at: https://www.lyit.ie/Springboard-2021

Delivery Notes

100% Online, all students registering on the course should check the landing page for additional course
information.
• A 2MB Internet connection is recommended for online classes. Additional notes and student updates will
be provided via Blackboard which is the online teaching support system (Virtual Learning Environment
(VLE)).
• It is recommended that students have a headset for online classes and use a Chrome or Firefox web
browser.
• When students have registered, they will have access to additional detailed information about course
delivery and college services through our website. Students should make sure they familiarise themselves
with this information.

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Dr Nigel McKelvey

Phone

0749186326

Email

springboard@lyit.ie