Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Cybercrime and IT Security CW258

  • NFQ Level 8
  • CW258
  • 25
  • New Course
  • 4 Years
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What is the Course about?

IT security is the practice of safeguarding information from unauthorised access and modification. While cybercrime is illegal activity carried out with technology. This programme aims to equip graduates with the knowledge and skills required to prevent, detect and recover from cybercrime. Graduates should be capable of identifying IT system vulnerabilities and have the ability to formulate strategies to enhance the security posture of organisations to reduce overall exposure to cybercrime. Learners undertaking the BSc (Honours) in Cybercrime and IT Security will study the fundamental topics of both software development and network engineering. Leaners will be taught to forensically investigate IT security incidents and to critically analyse and reverse engineer malware implementations.

Special Features:

  • Students will be following our “learning by doing” model in first year with continuous assessment replacing final exams. 
  • Work placement is incorporated into Year 3 of the course.
  • Final Year students will have the opportunity to display their skills and project work at the IT Carlow industry showcase which is attended by leading IT employers.

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Graduates who obtain an Honours Degree are eligible to proceed to suitable MSc or PhD postgraduate courses of study in IT Carlow.

What exemptions will I receive?




What will I be able to do when I finish the course?

With ever-growing concern over the privacy and security of digital information, cyber security has become one of the fastest growing sectors in the technology industry.

The World Economic Forum identified cyber-related threats as one of the highest of all global risks from the perspective of both impact and likelihood. Professionals with Cybercrime and IT Security qualifications and experience are highly sought after.Career options include roles in ethical hacking, secure application development, secure network management and digital forensics. 

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate:

  • 6 subjects with at least 2 subjects at Higher Level Grade H5 or better. 
  • 4 subjects at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7.

Subjects required:

  • English or Irish at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7 or better. 
  • Mathematics at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7 or better.

Mature applicants will be assessed on an individual basis and may be interviewed.

For Further Information Contact

Programme Director
Richard Butler, MSc, CISSP