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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
Schedule: Full time
Award title: Bachelor of Science
Credits for Full Award: 180 @ NFQ Level 7
Awarding Body: ITB 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 & 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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Peter Levins

"My original degree was an arts degree from Maynooth. Although I have been working in IT for the past ten years, I never had an IT qualification. I work in INTEL and they sent me on the Higher Diploma in Science in Computing and it is going very well."

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