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Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security and Risk Management qualification is to prepare students for a career in dealing with cybercrimes and risk management issues in both private and public institutions. Graduates will be able to apply knowledge gained in this programme to eliminate cybercrimes confronting most organisations. In the same vein, they will be able to guide organisations on how to eliminate the various risks that could obstruct organisations from achieving their goals and objectives.

The programme consists of core (required) and elective modules as indicated below. Some modules may have prerequisites (i.e may require students to pass another module or set of modules first). Some modules may be co-requisites (such modules are required to be taken together). The number at the end of the module in parenthesis indicates the credit load of the module. 1 credit is equal to 10 hours of learning (guided, in-class and independent combined); therefore a 10-credit module requires an average of 100 hours of learning from the student.

What we offer

As a student of Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security and Risk Management you will:

  • Benefit from the holistic teaching approach that instils not just the knowledge but the practical skills that will be deployed throughout your career.
  • Leverage on opportunities to learn directly from peers and professionals in the industry through exchange programmes, internships and industrial training placements.
  • It opens doors for aspiring Cyber Security Specialists and Risk Management related professions.
  • Partner with local organizations to provide students real-world experience where they defend against cyber threats and risk managements issues in real time.
  • Recognizes issues in everyday risks in business and monitor day-to-day IT activities and logs to defend against any foreseen or existing so as to get an edge over the competition.

Graduates of this program can

  • Fight against any existing or foreseeable threats in the IT infrastructure.
  • Manage the prevailing and foreseen IT risks in the business.
  • Efficiently work in the IT industry to train employees and employers the dos and don’ts of IT security.
  • Design & Create a tight and secure IT infrastructure for business.
  • Work on security frameworks and compliance for the corporates.
  • Safeguard the ethical use of IT infrastructure in all aspects.
  • Design policies for the IT industry which can protect against threats.

Career prospects

  • Security architect.
  • Penetration tester (or ethical hacker)
  • Cryptography.
  • Chief Information Security Officer.
  • Security engineer.
  • Security auditor (or forensic expert)
  • Incident responder.
  • Vulnerability assessor

 

* Important note: The programmes offered in this website/advert are accredited by BQA and offered at Botho University at the time of publication. Please refer to your offer letter from our admissions department for any changes in programme name or duration that may be affected due to regulatory requirements.

Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security and Risk Management

Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security and Risk Management qualification is to prepare students for a career in dealing with cybercrimes and risk management issues in both private and public institutions. Graduates will be able to apply knowledge gained in this programme to eliminate cybercrimes confronting most organisations. In the same vein, they will be […]

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