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Truro and Penwith College

Cyber Security

UCAS Code: I120

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


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Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

4.0 years | Part-time | 2021

With the increasing trend of online and personal data, the systems that hold and store important information are exposed to a range of threats which constantly evolve and are becoming ever increasingly more complicated. Students will cover a range of computing concepts within the Cyber Security industry. The course is vocationally based with generally smaller class sizes and lots of practical hands on tuition. Students undertaking this course have access to career and higher education progression.

The fundamental aspects of computing will be studied and applied to the Cyber Security industry practices. Covering the basics of computing technology, in addition to gaining advanced knowledge in Cyber Security practices, students will be presented with new and challenging opportunities that will increase the level of expertise and technological knowhow. This course is designed to address the skill shortage and need for Cyber Security professionals both locally and nationally. Issues including IT risk management, ethical hacking, security auditing, digital forensics, data networks, user compliance and governance, work placement and customer support are all covered to ensure students understand the importance in industry.

The course has been designed as a practical vocational course, with input from local, regional and national organisations. The course aims to develop and equip learners with not only the technical skills but also the employment/personal skills desired by employers. Through the tutorial process entrepreneurship is explored along with the opportunity for industry related certifications in order to maximise students employability. On successful completion of this course, students will have both a theoretical and practical understanding of a range of Cyber Security technologies and working practices. FdSc students are also able to progress onto the BSc (Hons) Applied Computing top up degree offered at Truro & Penwith College.

Potential job roles after completion include:
Security Auditor
Network Manager
IT Security Manager
IT Operations
Organisational IT Security operative
Information Security Technician

Modules

First Year
Professional Development & Study Skills
Work Practice Case Study
Security Programming
Networking & Systems
Server Admin & Systems Compliance
Behavioural Analytics & Data Security

Second Year
Risk Management & Disaster Recovery Planning
Digital Forensics
Work Placement & Current Issues
Network Security & Design
Security Technology & Applied Cryptography
System Development Project

Modules may be subject to change.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£8,224
per year
England
£8,224
per year
EU
£9,335
per year
International
£9,335
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,224
per year
Scotland
£8,224
per year
Wales
£8,224
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Truro

Department:

Mathematics, Computing and Information Communication Technology

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