BSc (Hons) Cyber Security

University of West London
Mode of Study

Full time / Part time / Flexible mode

 

Medium of Instruction

English

 

Duration
  • Full-time: 3 years
  • Part-time: 4 years
  • Top-up: 1-2 years

 

Programme Leader

Prof. Ada Zheng

 

Qualifications Framework

Level 5

 

Registration Number

252933

 

Enquiries

 

Programme Commencement Date

September / February

 

HKIT Online Application System
Apply Now

 

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Programme Features

We are now living in online world – shop online, work online and socialize online. Meanwhile, our online activities generate a large amount of data that might be held by government bodies or commercial companies. If the information systems employed by these bodies are not secure, our data may fall into the wrong hands where it might be exploited to cause not only financial harm but also threaten our safety. This is why cyber security becomes a very important issue nowadays which everyone should be aware of.

This course provides a good combination of theory and practice by balancing cutting-edge security technologies and solutions with fundamental concepts and principles. After taking the course, you will have the necessary security knowledge and skills to embark on a security career. 

 

 

About the University of West London

  • Number 1 London university (non-specialist) - National Student Survey 2023**.

  • University of the Year for Social Inclusion in the Daily Mail University Guide 2024.

  • Best modern* London university (non-specialist) in the Complete University Guide 2024.

  • In the top 30% of universities nationwide in The Guardian University Guide 2024.

  • Best university for Student Experience and Teaching Quality in the UK in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024.

  • 80% of our research is rated as world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*) in the latest Government Research Excellence Framework (REF) assessment.

 

For more information about the University of West London, please visit www.uwl.ac.uk.

 

* Modern universities are defined as higher education institutions that were granted university status in, and subsequent to, 1992

** The National Student Survey 2023 and 2022 results are based on the average of all scores in the survey. Number 1 in the UK (excluding specialist institutions) for academic support in 2022.

All course/prospectus information is available online from
https://www.uwl.ac.uk/course/undergraduate/cyber-security

 

 

 

 

Qualifications Framework

The qualification of this programme is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF).

QF Level: 5

QR Registration No. :19/000631/L5

Registration Validity Period: 01/09/2019 - 31/08/2027

 

 

 

 

 

Programme Structure

Year 1

Modules

Core or Elective

Credits

Computer Architecture

Core

20

Mathematics for Computing

Core

20

Programming

Core

20

Cyber Security for Society

Core

20

Algorithms and Data Types

Core

20

Information Systems and Databases

Core

20

Year 2

Modules

Core or Elective

Credits

Applied Cryptography

Core

20

Theory of Computation

Core

20

Artificial Intelligence

Core

20

Network and Security

Core

20

Cyber Threat Analysis

Core

20

Group Research Project

Core

20

Year 3

Modules

Core or Elective

Credits

Project (over 2 semesters)

Core

40

Enterprise Security Management (ESM)

Core

20

Cyber Crime

Core

20

Advanced Topics in Cyber Security

Core

20

Machine Learning

Core

20

Total:15 modules (360 credits)

 

 

 

 

Duration

Year 1 Entry

Full-time: 3 years
Part-time: 4 years

Year 3 Entry

Top-up: 1-2 years

 

Graduation Requirements

Students are required to normally enrol and follow the modules in the programme until the completion of the award.

 

 

 

 

 

Year 1

Tuition fee: $61,000

Eligible for HK$34,390 NMTSS* subsidy.
The tuition fee after deduction of NMTSS* subsidy: $44,210

Year 2

Tuition fee: $78,600

Eligible for HK$34,390 NMTSS* subsidy.
The tuition fee after deduction of NMTSS* subsidy: $44,210

Year 3

Tuition fee: $78,600

Eligible for HK$34,390 NMTSS* subsidy.
The tuition fee after deduction of NMTSS* subsidy: $44,210

 

 

Top Up Student with relevant Associate Degree / Higher Diploma qualifications / other equivalent qualifications

Duration of study: 1 - 1.5 years

Tuition fee: $78,600

Eligible for HK$34,390 NMTSS* subsidy.
The tuition fee after deduction of NMTSS* subsidy: $44,210

 

 

 

 

#The tuition fee will be subject to adjustment by annual review.

*For NMTSS subsidy, please refer to "Financial Assistance and Scholarship" section.

 

 

Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme for Self-financing Undergraduate Studies in Hong Kong (NMTSS)

Students who are eligible for the Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme for Self-financing Undergraduate Studies in Hong Kong (NMTSS) will be provided with an annual subsidy up to HK34,390 in the 2024/25 academic year. Eligible students enrolling in the relevant programmes only need to pay the tuition fee net of subsidy. For details, please visit www.cspe.edu.hk/nmtss.

Eligibility for NMTSS:

From the 2024/25 academic year onwards, the annual subsidy for studies is applicable to all Hong Kong students who are enrolled in full-time locally accredited local and non-local self-financing undergraduate (including top-up degree) programmes offered by eligible institutions.

The following students are not eligible for the subsidy :

  1. Non-local students.
  2. Students who already possessed a degree at the Bachelor’s level or above.
  3. Students who are enrolling in any subsidised undergraduate or sub-degree programmes (such as University Grants Committee-funded programmes, subvented programmes of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and subsidised places of the designated programmes under SSSDP).

 

Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP)

FASP provides means-tested financial assistance to needy full-time students pursuing locally-accredited, self-financing post-secondary education programmes at the level of associate degree, higher diploma or degree. The scheme aims to provide financial assistance to needy students so that no eligible students will be denied access to post-secondary education because of lack of means.

For details of the schemes, please visit SFO website at: https://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/en/postsecondary/fasp/overview.htm

 

The Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS)

The NLSPS is used to complement the Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP) to provide loan(s) to eligible students to settle tuition fees of locally-accredited, self-financing full-time post-secondary education programmes at the level of associate degree, higher diploma or degree

For details of the schemes, please visit SFO website at: https://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/en/postsecondary/nlsps/overview.htm

 

Self-financing post-secondary scholarship scheme (SPSS)

To promote the development of the self-financing post-secondary sector, the Self-financing Post-secondary Scholarship Scheme (SPSS) is set up under the Self-financing Post-secondary Education Fund to offer scholarships and awards to students pursuing full-time locally-accredited self-financing sub-degree or bachelor's degree (including top-up degree) programmes at non-profit-making education institutions.

For details of the schemes, please visit SPSS website at: https://www.cspe.edu.hk/en/Overview-Measures-Fund-SPSS.html

 

Tax Deduction for Self-Education Expenses

Students of this programme are eligible to apply for tax deductions in relation to the course fees. For details or enquiries please contact 187 8088 or visit the Government website at www.info.gov.hk/ird.

 

 

 

 

Year 1 (Level 4) Entry

Minimum Admission Requirements

Students meeting the minimum requirement can submit an application for admission. The University of West London will make the final decision on the admissibility of the applicant.

  • UWL will consider, as a minimum entry requirement for both the home course and the Hong Kong course, total score of 15 in five HKDSE subjects, normally with English at Level 3 and Mathematics at Level 3, with none of the five subjects at Level 1.

    Each case will also be assessed individually.

    English Proficiency Requirement:
    HKDSE Level 3 or above in English Language.

  • Applicants aged 21 or above prior to the commencement of the programme, subject to the prior learning and experience requirements by UWL.

 

Special Entry

Other applicants not meeting the above requirements or with no formal qualifications will be considered on an individual basis taking into account their professional / work / life experiences and their ability to engage with and benefit from the course.

 

 

Year 3 (Level 6) Entry

Minimum Admission Requirements

Students meeting the minimum requirement can submit an application for admission. The University of West London will make the final decision on the admissibility of the applicant.

  • Recognised Associate Degree / Higher Diploma from local education institutions; or
  • Equivalent qualifications

 

English Proficiency Requirement
  • HKDSE Level 3 or above in English Language; or
  • Previous programmes had English as the medium of instruction.

 

 

 

 

Application Period

Starting from 2 months before commencement of semester September, February

 

Application Procedure

Complete the Online Application form

Applicants will be required to submit/upload the following documents:

  • Photocopy of your Hong Kong Identity Card
  • Photocopy of all supporting documents for your application

Remarks:

  • Successful applicants should present originals of the above documents for verification during the admission interview/registration.

 

 

Programme head

Dr Ada Zheng
Associate Professor

Ph.D, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

 

Experience:
  • 15+ years teaching experience in tertiary education
  • 5+ years research experience in networking and communication

 

Programme team

Our teaching team consists of full time lecturers and guest lecturers.

The full time lecturers possesses Master degree or above in the relevant discipline. Our teachers are enthusiastic and highly qualified with many years of experience in teaching. We hope to help students build up a solid knowledge foundation.

In addition, we are fortunate to invite industry experts to join our teaching team. They have extensive industry experience and are still actively working in the industry. They are able to bring their cutting-edge industry knowledge to our students and prepare them for future employment.

List of active part-time teachers
(the list will be updated according to the changes in course subject settings)

Mr. Eric Moy
Guest Lecturer

CISSP, CISA, CEH, CEI, CBCP, CBCP Instructor, AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate, PRINCE2 Foundation, ITIL V3 Foundation

 

Experience:

Cyber Range Certified Instructor, Certified Business Continuity Professional Instructor, Certified EC-council Instructor, CISSP Instructor

Mr. Paul Chow
Guest Lecturer

CISSP, CEH, OSWP

 

Experience:
  • 30+ years on IT and Security Industry.
  • founding members of Security Association: HKCTF Association
  • key instructors of Cyber Range courses (organisation: Cyber Range Training Center Limited)
Dr Ivan Li
Guest Lecturer

MIET, CCRM

Ph.D, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

 

Experience:
  • 12+ years teaching experience in tertiary education
  • 10+ years research and project experience in climate change, energy market development, AI application, energy policy, emission tradingscheme and renewable energy development, energy market pricing, etc

 

 

Student Job Opportunities

Job Title 
IT job posts offered by Million Tech Development Limited
IT job offer by i-CONTROL Ltd
2023香港書展臨時職員-鴻文館招聘
IT job offer by Ernst & Young Advisory Services (HK) Limited
IT job posts offered by EY Mtel Solutions Limited
Programmer / software engineer - MapKing International Limited
IT Support Technician - Techland Computer Systems Ltd.
Junior Developer - The Blend Agency Limited
Data Centre – IT Services Associate
Frontend Developer
Programmer
Special internship for Year 1 & 2 students

 

 

Activities

Activities Title 
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It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead.
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