Machine Learning (Module from BSc (Hons) Cyber Security)

Continuing Education Fund (CEF)

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Course Code



CEF Sector



Medium of instruction




12-14 Weeks

Contact Hours and Mode of Delivery

48 Hours; FT/PT







Title of Course

Machine Learning (Module from BSc (Hons) Cyber Security)


Course Objectives

This module will introduce several fundamental concepts and methods for machine learning. The objective is to familiarize the students with some basic learning algorithms and techniques and their applications, as well as general questions related to analysing and handling large data sets. Several software libraries and data sets publicly available will be used to illustrate the application of these algorithms. The emphasis will be thus on machine learning algorithms and applications, with some broad explanation of the underlying principles.


Learning Outcomes



Assessment and Completion Requirement

(A) Assessment Items and Their Weightings: (1) Portfolio (Written Assignment) 100% (B) Completion Requirements: (1) Passing mark: Overall 40% (C) CEF Reimbursement Requirements: (1) Attain a minimum attendance rate of 70% AND (2) at least 50% of overall mark


  1. This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.
  2. The mother course (BSc (Hons) Cyber Security) of this module is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level 5)









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