C114 BSc (Hons) in Information Security

BSc (Hons) in Information Security is a three years programme which will focus on Information Security apart from studying basic computing modules. This programme consists of six semesters, where the last semester includes Capstone Project (formerly known as Final Year Project) and Industrial Attachment for students to gain hands-on industry experience.

After completing this programme, students will be able to find jobs in the following areas:

  • IT Security
  • Security Architecture
  • Penetration Testing
  • Security Analysis
  • Security Management
  • Cryptography
  • Forensic Analysis
  • Cybersecurity
  • Security consultancy and
  • General Computing

The programme is also designed to provide a platform for graduates’ career development, innovation and further study postgraduate level. The following are the modules students will be studying:

Year 1

  • Melayu Islam Beraja
  • Effective Communication
  • Computer Systems and Architecture
  • Fundamentals of Information Systems
  • Information Security Fundamentals
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Fundamentals of Data Analytics
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Ethics, Legal and Professional Issues

Year 2

  • Programming for Computer Networking
  • Database Systems Design and Implementation
  • Data Communication
  • Networking Essentials
  • Network Security Principles
  • Security Management and Governance
  • People and Security
  • Research Methodology
  • Computer System Security

Year 3

  • Digital Forensics and Malware Analysis
  • Secured Cyber Infrastructure
  • Entrepreneurship
  • One Elective from Major Options
  • Capstone Project (Industry-based)
  • Industrial Attachment

Major Options

  • Applied Cryptography
  • Blockchain Technology
  • Machine Learning
  • Internet of Things

Other Activities

  • Guest Lectures from Industry will be arranged now and then to introduce the latest technology and enhance the knowledge of Information security.
  • Relevant Industry visits will be arranged to enhance the theory learned at the University.
  • UTB has Cisco Networking Academy and Huawei Authorized Information and Network Academy (Huawei ICT Academy).
  • Students will be using the Cisco lab and Huawei lab for practical work, which will help them prepare for the Cisco and Huawei certifications.
  • Students will be encouraged to do Information and Cyber security related professional certifications like Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+), Cisco CCNA (Security), CCNP (Security), CISSP etc.