Bachelor of Science (Hons) Forensic Computing and Security (UWE, UK)
The Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) programme specializing in computer security & digital forensics is designed to equip students with the knowledge and ability to secure computing systems and networks from malice or intrusions, such as viruses and hackers, as well as expose them to current and developing computer forensic technologies.

Students will learn how to design and create computer systems to curb malicious users from causing damage to the system, and focus on studying the whole security life cycle covering the identification of risks and threats, testing of security measures and responses required if security measures fail. Through this programme, students will be equipped with in-depth knowledge in network security, systems hardening, the process of forensically gathering evidence and analysing captured data, as well as legal aspects of cyber security.

Strong Focus on Computer Security & Forensics
  • Develop specialised skills such as hands-on forensic analysis and security techniques as well as procedures required to implement more robust security mechanisms; also mastery of industry software such as EnCase Forensic.
  • Practical exposure at dedicated security and forensic test laboratory, through subjects like Computer Crime & Digital Evidence, Computer Security & Forensics Tools and Forensic Computing Practice, allowing students to gather, analyse and present evidence.

Learning from Experts
  • Gain valuable industry exposure and keep abreast with industry practices via module adoption, expert talks, guest lecturers and project based module from the experts such as International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT) and F-Secure.

Industry Engagement
  • Opportunity to work on real-world problems identified by the industry for assignments, projects or as a Final Year Project under the guidance of the industry members.
  • Mentorship from industry experts in developing commercial applications, tools and/or services.

Integrated Professional Certification
  • Option to take-up elective modules for the Oracle Database SQL Expert exam as an Oracle Database SQL Certified Expert, SAP Professional Training and Google Web Academy Online Professional.

Dynamic Internship Programme
  • 12-week internship exposes students to the real working environment and provides in-depth knowledge in the field of computing.

Dual Award
  • Students will receive equal recognition and certification from both Taylor’s University and the University of the West of England (UWE), UK.
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Semester 1
  • Computer Systems
  • C Programming
  • Systems Analysis & Design
  • Mathematics for Computing I
  • MPU (U1) - Module 1*
Semester 2
  • Communication Practice for IT Professionals
  • Elective I
  • MPU (U1) - Module 2*
Semester 3
  • Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming
  • Computer Crime and Digital Evidence
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Fundamentals of Software Engineering
  • MPU (U2)*
Semester 4
  • Operating Systems
  • Software Design
  • Fundamentals of Database Systems
  • Fundamentals of Data Communications
  • Computer and Network Security
  • MPU (U3)*
Semester 5
  • Object-Oriented Programming using Java
  • User Interface Programming and Graphics
  • Computing Theory
  • Computer Security and Forensics Tools
  • Distributed Application Development
  • MPU (U4)*
Semester 6
  • Final Year Project
  • Security Management in Practice
  • Cryptography
  • Computer Intrusion Detection
  • Professional Computing Practice
  • Elective II
Semester 7
Industrial Training

Semester 8 (Short Semester)
  • Final Year Project
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Forensic Computing Practice
  • Elective III
  • Elective IV
  • Enterprise Computing
  • Online Presence Management
  • Technopreneurship
  • Object-Oriented Programming using C++
  • Probability and Statistical Analysis
  • Advanced Database Systems
  • Data Mining
  • Windows Applications using .NET Technologies
  • Advanced Systems Administration
  • UNIX Programming
  • Web Applications using .NET Technologies
Career Options
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Computer Forensics Engineer
  • Computer Forensics Investigator
  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Ethical Hacker
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Information Security Engineer
  • Information Systems Security Manager
  • Information Systems Security Officer
  • Malware Analyst
  • Penetration Tester
  • Secure Applications Engineer
* The Ministry of Education (MOE) requires all students to take Mata Pelajaran Umum (MPU) (i.e. General Studies) which is categorised under U1, U2, U3 and U4 within the duration of their studies. U1 modules are prescribed by MOE whereas U2, U3 and U4 modules are from a list of University Core Modules (UCM) prescribed as per the Programme Guide.
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