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Course Details

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing in Digital Forensics and Cyber Security

CAO code: BN120 Entry Route into programme:
  • Leaving Certificate
  • Mature grounds
  • Special circumstances
  • QQI-FET (formerly FETAC) graduates
Duration: 4 years
NFQ level: 8
Method of application: CAO
2019 Points: 280
Award title: Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Credits for Full Award: 240 @ NFQ Level 8
Awarding Body:                  Technological University Dublin  

Minimum Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate applicants will require a H5 in any two higher level subjects and a 06/H7 in four other 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 & Network Forensics
  • Secure Programming 1
  • Secure Communications
  • Penetration Testing
Semester 6
  • Network Security
  • Web Application Security
  • Secure Programming 2
  • Group Project
Year 4
Semester 7
  • Mobile Device Forensics
  • Application Security
  • Business Continuity Management & Cloud Security
Semester 8
  • Network Security Analytics
  • Biometrics & Forensics Applications
  • Individual Project

Note: The choice of electives are dependent upon learner demand and resource availability and may vary from year to year.


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What our students say...

“I would recommend this course to those who have a passion and interestto learn about cyber security and digital forensics. I believe that digital forensics and cyber security is a very important field in computing and industry will need more experts from this field in the future. This course will provide me with the skills needed to protect and defend the great cyber world. You get great support from your lecturers and they are always there to help you by either email or practical lab sessions.”
Qi Cong Pang
Digital Forensics and Cyber Security

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