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Cyber Security Yr 1 of 3 (Foundation Degree)

Open University
Computing & IT

Course Overview

The Foundation Degree in Cyber Security is aimed at individuals who intend to follow either a professional or academic career pathway in the area of Cyber Security. The course aims to create and prepare future professionals in the area of cyber security, whilst enhancing the learner’s technology knowledge and skills. The course team who will be involved in delivering the programme are committed to cultivating learners to develop their personal and professional technological skills and promote a lifelong learning ethos in the area of cyber security. The course will provide a broad-based learning environment that prepares graduates, who have successfully achieved the Foundation Degree, to either follow a productive career as professionals in the cyber security industry or to proceed to a higher academic qualification. Areas to be studies will include:• Equip students with a knowledge and understanding of the theory and principles underlying modern cyber security.• compare, analyse and evaluate a range of techniques, theories and methods applied to the development of applications and solutions.• Develop students’ abilities in the evaluation, selection, application and integration of a range of tools and facilities.• Develop students’ ability to carry out a programme of supervised work within a team.
  • Start Date
    11 Sept 2024
  • Study Mode
    Part-Time
  • Duration
    32 Weeks
  • Campus
    Strand Road

Important Message

Fees must be paid at the time of enrolment, or arrangements should be put in place to pay by instalments. The full fee includes tuition, registration and examination fees (where relevant). Depending on your circumstances you may be entitled to a reduced (concessionary) fee. Reduced fees are applied to the cost of tuition only. Failure to enrol before the Awarding Body deadline may result in you incurring a late fee.

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Campus
    Type
    Start Date
    Fees
  • Course: Open University Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Cyber Security Yr 1 of 3 Ref D080
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Part Time
    Start Date: 11/09/2024
    (Wed:9:00AM-6:00PM) (S)
    Fees:
    Full £500.00
    Concession £200.00
    Examination £262.00

You may be eligible for funding on this course *

If you are an employer or employee of a NI based company

* Terms and Conditions apply

Course Offering

  • Site location Strand Road

Course Modules

  • YEAR 1 Level 4 Module: Networking Fundamentals (20 Credit Points)
  • YEAR 1 Level 4 Module: Programming Essentials (20 Credit Points)
  • YEAR 1 Level 4 Module: Network Data Security (20 Credit Points)
  • YEAR 1 Level 4 Module: Cyber Security Fundamentals (20 Credit Points)
  • YEAR 1 Level 4 Module: Computing Mathematics (20 Credit Points)
  • YEAR 1 Level 4 Module: Ethical Hacking (20 Credit Points)
  • YEAR 2 Level 5 Module: Mobile Devices & Cloud Security (20 Credit Points)
  • YEAR 2 Level 5 Module: Responsive Incident Management (20 Credit Points)
  • YEAR 2 Level 5 Module: Server Management and Security (20 Credit Points)
  • YEAR 2 Level 5 Module: Cyber Security Implementation (20 Credit Points)
  • YEAR 2 Level 5 Module: Work Based Learning or Project Management (Project Management for International Students Only) (40 Credit Points)
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

48 UCAS point – (APEL applicable) – any of the below qualifications acceptable:Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Information Technology; Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma Information Technology; Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Computing; Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Computing; Access Diploma/Degree (General).Other nearby colleges offer Level 3 OCR Qualifications and successful students will also be able to apply to the FdSc Cyber Security. OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma in IT;OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in IT.

ROI Requirements

48 UCAS point – (APEL applicable) – any of the below qualifications acceptable: Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Information Technology; Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma Information Technology; Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Computing; Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Computing; Access Diploma/Degree (General). Other nearby colleges offer Level 3 OCR Qualifications and successful students will also be able to apply to the FdSc Cyber Security. OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma in IT; OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in IT.

Additional Requirements Prior to Entry

Attendance at Information Session

What's Next?

Further Study

Top-up Degree Year

Career Prospects

The Foundation Degree in Cyber Security is aimed at individuals who intend to follow either a professional or academic career pathway in the area of Cyber Security.

Additional Information

Core Modules: Year 1 Networking Fundamentals (20 Credit Points) Programming Essentials (20 Credit Points) Network Data Security (20 Credit Points) Cyber Security Fundamentals (20 Credit Points) Year 2 Computing Mathematics (20 Credit Points) Ethical Hacking (20 Credit Points) Mobile Devices & Cloud Security (20 Credit Points) Responsive Incident Management (20 Credit Points) Year 3 Server Management and Security (20 Credit Points) Cyber Security Implementation (20 Credit Points) Work Based Learning or Project Management (Project Management for International Students Only) (40 Credit Points) Work Placement in year 3 of the part-time programme. Study progression: Top-up Degree Year. Future Careers Prospects: Employment in the area of Cyber Security. Course coordinators: violet.toland@nwrc.ac.uk & james.harron@nwrc.ac.uk

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