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Foundation Degree in Cyber Security (Validated by The Open University)

Level 5
Full-Time
22/23
OUCyberSecFD
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Overview

This course is designed around the requirements of Cyber Security in the Northern Ireland industry. Learners will gain the knowledge, understanding and skills to design and implement cyber security solutions. Additionally, 'soft' skills will be developed in teamwork, communications, professional practice and time management.

Please see link to OU Regulations for validated awards of the Open University here

Download the full programme specification here

Cyber Security focuses on Networking Skills\Techniques that are used by real world industry to ensure security of systems. Focus of learning will include, Incident management and risk, penetration testing, scripting, security etc.

You will have an opportunity to undertake professional qualifications in Cisco Cyber Security Essentials and Cyber Ops, Comptia A+, Network+ and Security+ which are highly sought after and recognised by industry.

Year One

  • Management requires learners to complete 400 hours.
  • Networking Fundamentals
  • Programming Essentials
  • Network Data Security
  • Cyber Security Fundamentals
  • Computing Mathematics
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Mobile Devices & Cloud Security
  • Responsive Incident Management
  • Server Management and Security
  • Cyber Security Implementation
  • Work Based Learning or Project Management
  • Unit : Students will undertake Work Based Learning or Project Management

All applications will be individually considered. Successful applicants must have normally studied at level 3 or above for a minimum of two years. Applicants should possess a minimum of five GCSEs grades A, B, C that should include English and Maths or other equivalent qualifications in addition to one of the following:

  • Successful completion of an advanced diploma;successful completion of a BTEC Extended Diploma/Diploma/Sub Diploma/Certificate in a related subject;
  • Successful completion of A Level study;
  • Equivalent qualifications such as Scottish Certificate of Education or International Baccalaureate, a European Baccalaureate, Irish Leaving Certificate with grade C or above in four subjects at higher level;
  • Qualifications deemed equivalent to the above;
  • UCAS tariff score of 48 or above is desired for entry to this programme.

Entry can also be made from national certificate/diploma, HE access, NVQs or by the College’s policy relating to APEL.Students who do not hold any formal level 3/4 qualifications but hold significant and relevant Industrial experience may gain admission through experiential learning and should request for the College Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) procedure.

Applicants who do not meet the formal entry requirements may be eligible for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APEL).In the event of over-subscription entry criteria may be enhanced. Refer to general entry requirements.

Assessment is by the use of coursework assignments with some module examinations throughout the duration of the course. Students are required to undertake a Work Based Learning module or Project Management module as part of their studies.

The articulation route for successful graduates from the Foundation Degree in Cyber Security and Networking Infrastructure allows for progression onto university degree courses in computing related disciplines subject to individual course requirements including:

BSc (Hons) Computing Science (Top-Up) (Validated by The Open University).


Employment opportunities may also exist on successful completion.

Teaching Delivery Statement
The teaching and learning strategy within this programme will comprise of a range of delivery methods such as face to face, online and blended. All methods used have the full agreement of students, external examiners and awarding body partners*The fees quoted are payable for each year.

1 Available Session

*The fees quoted are per annum and are payable for each year of the course’s duration.

Enniskillen

Full-Time

P6032EF10A

Session Code

2 Year(s)

Duration

Higher Education

Mode of Study

16

Hours per Week

30

Number of Weeks

Interview Required

22/23

Academic Year

12/09/2022

Start Date

Subject to Timetable

Day/s

Total Full Fee £2,700.00

Total Concessionary Fee N/A

Full Fee Breakdown

**Concession Fee Breakdown

Fees Payable Each Year

**Am I eligible for concessionary fees?

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