Entry Requirements

  • Three (3) simple passes (“S”) in G.C.E A/L examination in Physical Science Stream.
  • Three (3) simple passes (“S”) in G.C.E A/L examination in Any subject stream with an approved bridging course.
  • An equivalent qualification for international students

Level
Undergraduate
Semester
8 (4 Years)
Credit
WHY SHOULD YOU SELECT KIU TO PURSUE A BACHELOR OF SCIENCE HONOURS IN COMPUTER NETWORKS AND CYBERSECURITY?

Bachelor Of Science Honours in Computer Network and Cyber Security enables the undergraduates to perform in the arena as passionate professionals with the knowledge in Computer Networks and Cyber Security. The Computer Networks and Cyber Security degree provides skills of managing networks and maintaining its security. In addition to that, Computer Networks and Cyber Security involves operational procedures and technologies for designing, implementing, administrating, securing, and troubleshooting corporate networks while applying cybersecurity principles operationally. This curriculum in Computer Networks and Cyber Security degree program has been designed in accordance with the Sri Lankan and global university standards. Our degree program is conducted in English medium and provides valuable industry and research experience.

In addition, KIU undergraduates has the opportunity to take part in industrial placements in leading companies which provide valuable industry and research experience. This will ensure that the KIU Computer Networks and Cyber Security graduates will have the opportunity to be employed as Chief Information Security Officers, Forensic Computer Analysts, Information Security Analysts, Penetration Testers, Security Architects and many more.

CURRICULUM

Year One

Semester One

  • Introduction to Computer Systems
  • Computer Architecture
  • Fundamentals of Programming
  • Academic Practices and Grooming
  • Mathematics for Computing I

Semester Two

  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Web Technologies
  • Data Communications
  • Mathematics for Computing II

Year Two

Semester Three

  • Computer Networks
  • Database Systems
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Network Operating System
  • Applied Statistics

Semester Four

  • Cryptography
  • Component Security
  • Mobiles and Wireless Networks
  • Networking Infrastructure and Protocols
  • Principles of Cyber Security
  • Career Planning and Employability Skills Development – Seminar

Year Three

Semester Five

  • Research Methods for Computing
  • Secure Software Development
  • Cyber Crime and Legal Environment
  • Network Security
  • Web Security
  • Network Management
  • Project Management
  • Knowledge-based Systems
  • Emerging Technologies
  • IT Infrastructure

Semester Six

  • Work Based Enterprise Placement

Year Four

Semester Seven

  • Final Year Individual Project
  • IT Professionalism and Practice
  • Advanced Computer Networks
  • System Security
  • Cyber Security Analytic
  • Data Science
  • High-Performance Computing
  • Database Server Management
  • Advanced Web Technology

Semester Eight

  • Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures
  • Digital Forensic
  • System and Network Administration
  • Cloud Computing and Virtualization
  • Internet of Things
  • Operational Research
  • Advanced Web Technology
  • Entrepreneurship

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR BACHELOR OF SCIENCE HONOURS IN COMPUTER NETWORKS AND CYBER SECURITY

  • Chief Information Security Officers
  • Forensic Computer Analysts
  • Information Security Analysts
  • Penetration Testers
  • Security Architects