LM121 – BSc Computer Science

The course structure for Cyber Security & IT Forensics is very well balanced to ensure that students are given the opportunity to develop into world class IT specialists.

LM121 – BSc Cyber Security & IT Forensics

Honours Bachelor Degree | Baitsiléir Eolaíochta i gCumarsáid Soghluaiste agus Slándáil.

The first year of the course is common with the first year of LM121 Common Entry into Computer Science. This year is designed to provide students with a strong practical and theoretical foundation in: computing and programming languages, digital electronics, computer architecture and mathematics.

Course Code: LM121 – (Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Common Entry
Level: Honours Degree (Level 8)
Course Director: Dr J.J Collins (Year 1 only)
Phone: + 353 61 202409
Email: J.J.Collins@ul.ie

Course Code: M121 Option – (BSc in Cyber Security & IT Forensics)
Level: Honours Degree (Level 8)
Lenght: 4 Years
Course Director: Dr Tom Newe (Year 2-4)
Phone: + 353 61 202092
Email: Thomas.Newe@ul.ie

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Structure of the BSc in Cyber Security & IT Forensics

In years 2, 3 and 4, the material covered comes under the following four major ICT related topics:

  • Software – Programming for computers and mobile devices, software engineering, distributed and web based software design, mobile software and advanced operating systems.
  • Cryptography and Security – The science of security, ethical hacking, encryption fundamentals and standards, data forensics, computer law, ethics and IT systems design.
  • Telecommunications and The Cloud– The Internet, fixed, wireless and mobile communications, protocols and standards, web programming and Cloud Computing.
  • Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems – Computer systems architecture, advanced graphics, robotics, sensors and actuators.

All the topics are reinforced with hands-on practical laboratory material.

Industrial work experience is normally provided through a positive and motivating thirty-week period of Cooperative Education, which is an integral part of the course beginning in the spring of year 3. It provides students with practical and applied experience in the field of IT and communications, where the student will get the first taste of how the skills and knowledge acquired in the course will apply in the workplace.

In the final year (year 4) students undertake a major individual project, which in general solves a real world problem. The project involves advanced design and implementation, and builds confidence by putting into practice the skills and techniques acquired throughout the course.

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Programme of Study in more detail.

The programme is broken into two parts.

  1. Year 1 is common with the Common Entry Programme LM121 Computer Science.
  2. Years 2, 3 and 4 are designed to offer specialist modules in:
    Software, Security, Telecommunications, Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems.

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