Applied Computing (Cyber Security) - BSc (Hons) [Top-Up] [Full-Time]

Level 6 - Honours Degree or BTEC Advanced Professionals or NVQ Level 6 or Equivalent

Subject Area Computing

Attendance Full-Time

Overview

This course will prepare you for the challenges and developments in cyber security, enabling you to seek employment within the IT industry as a security professional.

This course has been developed closely with local companies and industry partners to ensure that you receive relevant and career-focused programme content with a focus on digital forensics and security.

On completion of this programme you can progress onto a Masters (MSc) and further specialise in your selected area of computing or move into employment within the industry.

This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: September 2021. For further information, please call 0191 200 4000 or email enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk.
Duration: 1 Year
Venue: Trevelyan Building, Rye Hill Campus

Who the course is for

This programme is for applicants who have recently achieved a Foundation Degree in a computing discipline, such as Cyber Security, Forensics, Networking, Computing or a closely-related subject, and would like to top up their qualification to an Honours Degree in order to gain the skills and knowledge needed to develop a successful career in their specialist area, across a broad range of disciplines.

This course is designed for Higher Education applicants wishing to enter computing employment or progress to a Masters (MSc) programme. This is a one year full-time course which will prepare you for the challenges and developments in the computing industry. 

As the world progresses further into the digital age, cyber security is becoming increasingly important across a range of industries and there is a significant demand for people knowledgeable within this area, therefore the course has been developed in consultation with key computing contacts throughout the region so you’ll get relevant, career-focussed tuition in a good range of computing areas.

Qualification Gained

You will achieve the BSc (Hons) Applied Computing (Cyber Security) qualification.

How to Apply

Apply 

Applications for full-time degrees at Newcastle College University Centre need to be made through UCAS. You can visit our institution page on UCAS here.

If you are an international student please visit our international application section for further information about how to apply and entrance requirements. Additional start dates may be available please speak to our International Office on +44 191 226 6323 or email international@ncl-coll.ac.uk

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Course Content

The course covers a range of specialist subjects to provide you with a multi-disciplined approach to computing. Modules on this course include:

Modules

  • Dissertation / Project
  • Research Methods and Data Analysis
  • Collaborative Development
  • Advanced Network Security
  • Forensic Investigation of Incidents 

Professional placements

You will benefit from our excellent employer links. You are encouraged to undertake work placements and manage live projects for prestigious companies.

This will give you first-hand knowledge and expertise that will help you to gain employment in the career of your choice.
 

Learning Methods

You will learn through a variety of different methods including:

  • Written Practical Assignments
  • Work-Based Project
  • Presentations
  • Vivas
  • Peer Work
  • Independent Study

Assessment Methods

You will be assessed through a variety of different methods including:

  • In Course Technical Reports
  • Presentations
  • Examinations
  • Case Studies
  • Peer Assessment
  • Work-Based Projects
  • Time-Constrained Assessments
  • Viva Discussions

Progression Opportunities

On successful completion of this course, you will have the knowledge and skills required by local companies and our industry partners, allowing you to undertake numerous digital forensics or cyber security based roles within the IT industry.

You could progress further in education and study a Masters (MSc) and further specialise in your selected area of computing.

Career Opportunities

We have excellent contacts with a range of companies many of whom have contributed to the development of the course.

This means that not only can you be assured your course is valued by employers, but that you’ll also have the opportunity to develop your own links with companies.

Entry Requirements

Have successfully achieved 55% or above in a Foundation Degree or HND in a computing related subject.

GCSE grade C or above in English Language and Mathematics is normally required for most courses.

If English is not your first language you will also need an English language test score of 6.0 or above.

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, you can contact Student Services by using the LiveChat function on this page, by emailing enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk or by telephoning 0191 200 4000. We are currently open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.

 

Course Costs

Higher Education courses

Newcastle College’s tuition fee for full-time undergraduate UK and EU students studying a degree starting in 2019 is £9,000 per year. Students can choose to pay their tuition fees upfront or take out a Tuition Fee Loan from the Student Loans Company, which currently defers payment until individuals earn over £25,000 per year after graduation. Students can apply for student finance by registering their details at gov.uk/studentfinance or alternatively they can apply for student finance on their UCAS application form.