Bachelor of Science in Cybercrime and IT Security CW227

  • NFQ Level 7
  • CW227
  • 25
  • 251
  • 3 Years
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What is the Course about?

Cybercrime is illegal activity carried out with technology. IT security is the practice of safeguarding information from cybercrime and other unauthorised access or modification. This course aims to equip graduates with the knowledge and skills required to prevent, detect and recover from cybercrime. Graduates should be capable of identifying and resolving IT system vulnerabilities.

Learners undertaking this course will study the fundamental topics of both networking and software development. The course will develop cybercrime and IT security graduates capable of identifying and securing IT system vulnerabilities.

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.
  • Exit Award: Higher Certificate in Science in Computing and Risk Management (NFQ Level 6) after Year 2.

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Graduates of the course may apply to proceed to Year 4 of the BSc (Honours) in Cybercrime and IT Security course CW258.

What exemptions will I receive?




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

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.

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.

Career options include roles in ethical hacking, secure application development, secure network management and digital forensics.

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate:

  • 5O6/H7

Subjects required:

  • English or Irish O6/H7. 
  • Mathematics O6/H7

For Further Information Contact

Programme Director
Richard Butler
BS,(Hons), MSc, CISSP