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Course Details

Bachelor of Science in Computing in Digital Forensics and Cyber Security

Course code: BN034 Entry Route into programme:
  • Leaving Certificate
  • Mature Grounds
  • Special Circumstances
  • QQI-FET (formerly FETAC) graduates


Duration: 3 years
NFQ level: 7
Method of application: CAO
2019 Points : 180
Schedule: Full time
Award title: Bachelor of Science
Credits for Full Award: 180 @ NFQ Level 7
Awarding Body:                  Technological University Dublin Transfer and Progression:
BN420 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing in Digital Forensics & Cyber Security

Minimum Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate applicants will require a grade O6/H7 in five subjects, these subjects must include Maths and English or Irish.

Mature students may be admitted without meeting these formal minimum requirements. 

Minimum entry requirements for QQI-FET (formerly FETAC) graduates, see


Course Content

Year 1
Semester 1
  • Fundamentals of Programming 1
  • Computer Systems
  • Networking Basics
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Web Development Fundamentals
  • Algorithmic Problem Solving
Semester 2
  • Fundamentals of Programming 2
  • Computer Architecture
  • Mathematics for Computing
  • Routers and Routing Basics
  • Web Development Client Side
Year 2
Semester 3
  • LAN Switching and Wireless
  • GUI Programming
  • Information Technology Mathematics
  • Database Fundamentals
  • Object Oriented Analysis and Design
  • Interactive Multimedia
Semester 4
  • Advanced Programming
  • Web Development Server - Side
  • WAN Technologies
  • Software Engineering and Testing
  • Operating Systems
  • IT Business Management
Year 3
Semester 5
  • Computer and Network Forensics
  • Secure Programming 1
  • Secure Communications
  • Penetration Testing
Semester 6
  • Network Security
  • Web Application Security
  • Secure Programming 2
  • Group Project


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What our students say...

“Back in September 2014, I was enrolled in second year of the BSc (Honours) in Computing in Digital Forensics & Cyber Security. During my studies, I was constantly participating in cyber security competitions and was also selected to represent the country to compete in the European Cyber Security Challenge 2016 which was held in Düsseldorf, Germany. In June 2017, I was awarded with a First Class Honours for BSc (Honours) in Computing in Digital Forensics and Cyber Security. As a result, I had the opportunity to secure a job at Deloitte as a Cyber Risk Analyst since September 2017. At Deloitte, I was able to apply and expand my knowledge on real Digital Forensics and Cyber Security projects"

Jason Pang
Graduate BSc (Honours) in Computing in Digital Forensics and Cyber Security  

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