Computer Network and Security (CNS)

Introduction

Computer Network Security Programme Area is one of the programme areas in the School of Computing and Informatics.

This Programme Area offers currently Bachelor’s (Hons) degree programme in Computer Network and security with an aim of providing students the skill and knowledge to enable them to make practical and valuable contributions towards national development in the field of Networking.

In addition to Academic Degree programme, we would be also focusing on research solving issues pertaining to Networking & Security in Wired, Wireless, Mobile, Cloud, internet of Things. The Degree students in this programme area would thus have an opportunity to work on such research issues towards their final year project contributing to networking industry.

The programme is designed in a way so that graduates will be equipped with necessary academic knowledge and also hands-on experience to solve some of the challenging issues of the Networking and Telecommunication Industry and Security Organizations.

The academic staff members constituting our programme area have adequate academic and industrial experience pertaining networking.

We hope that Students at the completion of study in this programme area would find themselves well equipped with skill, knowledge and hands on experience to be employed in networking industries and security organizations. They can also pursue towards higher degrees in Networking and Security.

Undergraduate Admission Requirements

A minimum of a credit six (C6) in Mathematics GCE O-level or its equivalent, AND
A minimum of a credit six (C6) or equivalent in English Language GCE O-level or an IELTS score of 6.0 or a TOEFL minimum overall score of 550 or its equivalent. The English Language requirements may be waived where qualifying studies in Higher Education were in the medium of English Language, however, where candidates completed their higher education more than 2 years prior to their current application they will need to show that they have continued to study or work in the medium of English.

For applicants who have obtained a GCE A level certificate:
a. the minimum requirement is 200 ‘A’ Level points for 3 ‘A’ level passes including:
– one subject from Group A and two subjects from Group B or
– two subjects from Group A and one subject from Group B or
– three subjects from Group A.
b. 180 ‘A’ Level points for 2 ‘A’ level passes including
– at least one subject from Group A and one subject from Group B or
– two subjects from Group A.

Relevant A-level subjects:
Group A:
Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics, Computer Studies/Science and Thinking Skills
Group B:
Applied ICT/IT, Accounting, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Design & Technology, Economics, Geography, History, Psychology, Sociology, English Literature, Media Studies, and Travel & Tourism.

Applicants with International Baccalaureate Diploma must score at least 24 points with a minimum of 4 points in the standard level subjects in one of the following:
I. One subject from Group B1 and two subjects from Group B2
II. Two subjects from Group B1 and one subject from Group B2 (Note: Group B1 subjects are Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science Group B2 subjects are Biology, Chemistry, Geography, History, Design Technology, Psychology, Economics, English Literature, Business Management.)

For applicants who have obtained a BTEC/BDTVEC Higher National Diploma in Business or Computing or any related Engineering Fields (eg: Network, Electronic and Electrical Engineering) within 2 years of the proposed admission date, the minimum requirement is an overall average of 60%. Other applicants, who obtained their HND more than 2 years before the proposed admission date, will be considered on a case-by–case basis, with an expected achievement equivalent to at least an overall average of 60% plus relevant work or other experience.

Applicants with other qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis, taking account of any relevant work or other experience.