Computer Security & Forensics Degree Programme

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BSc (Hons) Cyber Security

Logo of Asia Pacific University (APU)

Campus: Kuala Lumpur

Intakes: May, September, November

Duration: 3 years

A-level  A pass in 2 subjects
STPM or equivalent 2 full passes/ Minimum CGPA of 2.0
Recognised Matriculation or foundation CGPA 2.0
*Relevant APIIT Diploma Successful completion
*Study in another recognised institution Academic credits equivalent to level 4 of an honours degree in relevant subjects

*Direct entry to Year 2 Degree

Year 1
  • Algorithms & Data Structures in C
  • Hardware & Software Systems & Graphics
  • Introduction to Forensic Tools & Techniques
  • Introduction to Networking with LANs & WANs
  • Introduction to Security Technologies
  • Introduction to Software Development
  • Mathematics & Statistics for Computing
  • Systems and Database Analysis
Year 2
  • Computer Systems Low Level Techniques
  • Information Systems Organisations and Management
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Biometrics 1
  • LAN Switching and WAN Networks
  • Professional & Enterprise Development
  • Router Security Technologies
  • System Programming and Computer Control
Year 3
  • Computer Systems Security
  • Malicious Software and Security Programming
  • Image Processing
  • Group Case Study
  • Biometrics 2
  • Project: Artefact Realisation, Testing & Evaluation
  • Project: Planning, Management, Communication & Appraisal
  • Project: Research, Analysis & Artefact Design

BSc (Hons) Forensic Computing

Logo of Asia Pacific University (APU)

Campus: Kuala Lumpur

Intakes: May, September, November

Duration: 3 years

A-level  A pass in 2 subjects
STPM or equivalent 2 full passes/ Minimum CGPA of 2.0
Recognised Matriculation or foundation CGPA 2.0
*Relevant APIIT Diploma Successful completion
*Study in another recognised institution Academic credits equivalent to level 4 of an honours degree in relevant subjects

*Direct entry to Year 2 Degree

Year 1
  • Algorithms & Data Structures in C
  • Hardware & Software Systems & Graphics
  • Introduction to Forensic Tools & Techniques
  • Introduction to Networking with LANs & WANs
  • Introduction to Security Technologies
  • Introduction to Software Development
  • Mathematics & Statistics for Computing
  • Systems and Database Analysis
Year 2
  • Networked Computer System
  • Computer Systems Low Level Techniques
  • Cybercrime Forensic Analysis
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Forensic Data Recovery
  • Hardware & Software Systems & Networks
  • LAN Switching and WAN Networks
  • Professional & Enterprise Development
Year 3
  • Expert Witness Testimony and the Legal System
  • Computer Systems Security
  • Group Case Study
  • Forensic Data Gathering, Reconstruction and Analysis
  • Legal & Evidentiary Aspects of Forensic Computing
  • Project: Artefact Realisation, Testing & Evaluation
  • Project: Planning, Management, Communication & Appraisal
  • Project: Research, Analysis & Artefact Design

Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) (Computer Security & Forensics)

Logo of Taylor's University Lakeside Campus

Campus: Subang Jaya

Intakes: March, August

Duration: 3 years

Taylor’s Foundation in Computing (FIC) Pass with min. CGPA 2.67 and Grade B in Mathematics I and II
Taylor’s Diploma in Information Technology (DIT)
Pass with min. CGPA 2.50
STPM Min. CGPA 2.67 in 3 subjects including C in Mathematics
UEC Pass with 5Bs, max. 24 points including B in Mathematics and English
A Levels Min. CDD including C in Mathematics
South Australian Matriculation (SAM)/SACE International
Min. ATAR 65 including B- in Mathematics
CPU
Min. average of 65% in 6 subjects including 70% in Mathematics (All Mathematics subjects except Data Management)
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Min. 28 points in 6 subjects including min. 5 points in High Level (HL) Mathematics and min. 6 points in General / Business Mathematics
Year 1
  • Computer Systems
  • C Programming
  • Systems Analysis & Design
  • Mathematics for Computing I
  • 3 MPU
  • Communication Practice for IT Professionals
  • Elective
  • Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming
  • Computer Crime and Digital Evidence
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Fundamentals of Software Engineering
Year 2
  • Operating Systems
  • Software Design
  • Fundamentals of Database Systems
  • Fundamentals of Data Communications
  • Computer and Network Security
  • 2 MPU
  • Object-Oriented Programming using Java
  • User Interface Programming and Graphics
  • Computing Theory
  • Computer Security and Forensics Tools
  • Distributed Application Development
Year 3
  • Final Year Project
  • Security Management in Practice
  • Cryptography
  • Computer Intrusion Detection
  • Professional Computing Practice
  • 3 Electives
  • Industrial Training
  • Final Year Project
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Forensic Computing Practice

Bachelor of Computer Security (Hons)

Logo of UNITAR International University

Campus: Petaling Jaya

Intakes: January, April, June, October

Duration: 3 years

STPM or its equivalent Pass with a minimum Grade C (NGMP 2.00) in two (2) subjects 
Diploma in Computer Science / Software Engineering / Information Technology / Information System or its equivalent
  • Pass with a minimum CGPA of 2.50
  • Subject to rigorous internal assessment:

– Candidates with a CGPA less than 2.50 but exceeding 2.00 

– Candidates with a Diploma in Science and Technology or Business Studies with a minimum CGPA of 2.50

Matriculation/Foundation/Pre University or its equivalent Pass with a minimum CGPA of 2.00
BTEC Pass Level 4 & 5
Year 1
  • Study Skills
  • TITAS / Malaysian Studies
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Programming Principles and Techniques
  • Information Security Management
  • Hubungan Etnik / Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2
  • Computer Organization and Architecture
  • Business Communication
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Operating System
  • Databases
  • Computer Ethics and Cyber Laws
  • Statistics
Year 2
  • Co-Curriculum
  • Data Communication and Computer Networking
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Business Core (Choose between: Principles of Accounting OR Principles of Finance OR Accounting Information System)
  • Security Architecture and Model
  • Internet Programming
  • Cryptography 1
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Web and Application Security
  • Cryptography 2
  • Secure Programming
  • 2 Electives
Year 3
  • Minor Project
  • Intrusion Detection Systems
  • Operating Systems and Network Implementation
  • Advanced Programming
  • Enterprise Disaster Recovery Planning
  • Industrial Training
  • Issues in Computer Security
  • Network Administrator
  • Major Project
  • 1 Elective