The specialist skills and knowledge to thoroughly test the security of computer systems, make them secure and investigate properly if they are compromised are not typically taught within a standard computer science course. In contrast, our course has been developed to provide a good practical and theoretical understanding of cybersecurity, hacking, digital forensics and the underlying computer science.
On successful completion, student should be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the underlying technology, design methods and programming languages required to practice in the domain cybersecurity; the cultural, commercial, ethical and professional issues connected with Ethical Hacking. Digital Forensics and Ethical Hacking and professional practice within them; emergent technologies.
- Apply appropriate design and problem-solving techniques to computing, ethical hacking, cybersecurity and digital forensics requirements or issues.
- Conduct an in-depth investigation and make recommendations relating to the development and implementation of a product in a domain appropriate to Ethical Hacking and Network Security.
- Use design, production and programming tools relevant to cybersecurity in exploit development and associated areas.
- Apply usability human computer interaction (HCI) design techniques in the context of a product relevant to cybersecurity.
The candidates seeking admission in BSc (Hons) Ethical Hacking and Cybersecurity of Coventry University must have completed 10+2 or equivalent from a recognized board.
The first year focuses on enabling students from a diverse range of backgrounds to make a solid start on their degree courses and understand fundamental principles.
- Intercultural Communication Skills for International Students
- Digital Forensics Fundamentals
- Introduction to Computer Security
- Computer Architecture and Networks
- Introduction to Computing
- Introduction to Algorithms
- Logic and Sets
In the second year, we explore security-related topics in more depth, from more complex forensic analyses to penetration-testing of black-box networked systems.
- Effective Communication Skills
- Real World Project
- Operating Systems, Security and Networks
- Intermediate Digital Forensics
- Ethical Hacking 1
- Networked System Architectures
- Technology and its Social, Legal and Ethical Context
The final year of the BSc course covers advanced topics at the forefront of contemporary practice, such as malware analysis, exploit development and live-memory forensics.
- Individual Project
- Data Recovery and Advanced Digital Forensic Analysis
- Ethical Hacking 2
- Academic Writing 3
- Systems Security
- Advanced Network Management and Design