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

  • NFQ Level 8
  • CW258
  • 25
  • 290
  • 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 course 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 topics of both software development and network engineering. Learners 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 Institute of Technology Carlow industry showcase which is attended by leading IT employers.
  • 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 who obtain an Honours Degree are eligible to proceed to suitable MSc or PhD postgraduate courses of study at Institute of Technology 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:

  •     2H5 & 4O6/H7

Subjects required:

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

For Further Information Contact

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