Cybersecurity Department

Programme Objectives

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:

a. apply the ethical principles required of computer professionals:

b. 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;

c. identify, analyse, and synthesise scholarly and professional literature relating to the fields of cybersecurity, information security, or information assurance, to help solve specific problems and to stay abreast of the rapidly changing security context;

d. participate as an active and effective member of a project team engaged in achieving specific computer-based results or solutions;

e. 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;

f. demonstrate sensitivity to and sound judgment on ethical issues as they arise in information security and cyber defence and will adhere to accepted norms of professional responsibility; and

g. use appropriate tools to detect an attack and determine appropriate remedial action based on its progress.