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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
2017 Points: 270
Award title: Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Credits for Full Award: 240 @ NFQ Level 8
Awarding Body: ITB  

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 Communications
  • Professional Penetration Testing
Semester 6
  • Network Security
  • Secure Programming
  • 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



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What our students say...


" I always just loved computers and wanted to know how they worked… wanted to know the ins and outs. I’m happy with the course, the quality of the lecturers and the teaching. I was expecting them to be less involved and maybe just read out stuff but they explain it well to you. I was out for about a month in hospital but I caught up fairly easy because a lot of material is online, I was even doing some in the hospital. There was plenty of support. "

Kevin Finnegan,

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