Cyber Security Science

Dr. Mrs Thompson
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Welcome to the Cybersecurity Science Department

Mission and vision of the Department


The Department of Cybersecurity Science aims to create and disseminate knowledge through research and education in the theory and application of computing-based security principles geared towards global needs and production of self-reliant high level Cybersecurity professionals, products and services.


The Department of Cybersecurity Science will be a ladder in information security discipline and at the forefront of educational innovation and disseminating new knowledge and whose graduates are globally recognised as innovative and well-prepared computing professionals.


The areas of research in the Department of Cybersecurity Science focus on the existing and evolving research areas such as Cryptography, Intrusion Detection, Information Security Risk Analysis and Management, Biometrics Security, Digital Forensics, Malicious Codes, Disaster Recovery Planning, Cybersecurity Analysis, Information System Security, Network Security and System Security and Auditing, Data Security & Application Security, IoT Security & Privacy, Computer & Software Security, Cloud Computing Security, Human Behaviour-based Security and Security Policy & Management.


The Bachelor of Technology in Cybersecurity programme is designed to prepare students to obtain employment in the Cybersecurity field or as a course of study leading to graduate studies in Cybersecurity.

Cybersecurity programme graduates will be able to:

  • apply the ethical principles required of computer professionals:
  • apply knowledge of computing and information technologies and use software development and security analysis tools to produce effective designs and solutions for specific cybersecurity problems within a variety of computing platforms and employing an approved secure systems development process model:
  • identify, analyse, and synthesise scholarly and professional literature relating to the fields of cybersecurity, information security, information assurance, to help solve specific problems and to stay abreast of the rapidly changing security context;
  • participate as an active and effective member of project team engaged in achieving specific computer-based results or solutions;
  • communicate, both orally and in writing, and negotiate with colleagues and other stakeholders including employees, managers and executives. Negotiation and communication skills should also extend to all relevant external persons and organisations;
  • demonstrate sensitivity to and sound judgement on ethical issues as they arise in information security and cyber defence and will adhere to accepted norms of professional responsibility; and
  • use appropriate tools to detect an attack and determine appropriate remedial action based on its progress.

    The entry requirements for the degree programming shall be

    1. Unified Tertiary Examination (UTME) Requirements

  • UTME subjects must include English Language, Mathematics, chemistry, and physics.
  • Five credits passes at not more than TWO sittings which must include English language, Mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology or Agricultural science, at senior school certificate.
  • 2. Direct Entry Requirements

    Candidates shall possess in addition to the minimum requirement in 1(b)

  • Two A’ level subjects including Mathematics, physics or chemistry with minimum of credit passes
  • At least upper credit pass in national diploma in computer science from a recognised polytechnic or its equivalent; and
  • NCE with at least credit pass both in computer science/mathematics/physics.

    The duration of the programme is ten academic semesters for UTME candidates and eight academic semesters for direct entry candidates. if a candidate fails to graduate within the stipulated academic sessions, he or she will not be allowed to exceed a total of fifteen academic semesters in the case of UTME candidate and twelve academic semesters for direct entry.