UNDERGRADUATE

BSc Cyber Security

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The program builds capacity and develop human capital in the field of cyber security and to safeguard business transactions as well as corporate assets nationally and globally

Start Date

September entry

Duration

4 years

Entry requirements

See below

Fees

₦ 2,400,000

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The aim of the Cyber Security program at Nile University of Nigeria is:

To build capacity and develop human capital in the field of cybersecurity and to safeguard business transactions as well as corporate assets nationally and globally. In other words, the cybersecurity programme is to equip graduates with knowledge and skills required to protect people, computers, data and other critical infrastructure from attack, damage or unauthorised access.

This aim will be driven by the following objectives:

  1. Provide graduates with a broad and balanced foundational knowledge of cybersecurity.
  2. Equip graduates with the capacity to analyse cybersecurity threats and risks for organizations.
  3. Develop graduates in basic skills that would enable them to detect and prevent cyber-fraud.
  4. Equip graduates with the capacity to develop detective codes and supportive software agents to address cybersecurity threats.
  5. Equip graduates with digital forensic science techniques for the detection of cybercrimes.
  6. Equip graduates with knowledge of cryptography for the privacy of the information on computer systems.
  7. Prepare graduates for the purpose of self-employment and job placement in government and industries
  8. Develop graduates for professional practice and commitment to lifelong learning.

COURSE SUMMARY

You will study the following modules:

Year 1 Units

First Semester

 

 

1ST SEMESTER

 

Code

Course Title

Credit

1

CSC 101

Introduction to Computer Science

3

2

CHM 101

General Chemistry I

3

3

CHM 101

Practical Chemistry I

1

4

GST 101

Use of English I

2

5

GST 103

People & Culture of Nigeria

2

6

MAT 101

General Mathematics I

3

7

PHY 101

General Physics I

3

8

PHY 107

Practical Physics I

1

9

GST 16X

[NAE] Language Studies I

1

Second Semester

Code

Course Title

Credit

1

CSC 102

Problem Solving Algorithms

3

2

GST 102

Use of English II

2

3

MAT 102

General Mathematics II

3

4

CYB 102

Fundamental of Cyber Security  I

2

5

PHY 102

General Physics II

3

6

PHY 103

General Physics III

2

7

PHY 108

Practical Physics II

1

8

GST 105

IT & Library Skills

1

9

GST 16X

[NAE] Language Studies II

2

Year 2 Units

First Semester

Code

Course Title

Credit

1

CYB 201

Fundamental of Cyber Security II

2

2

CYB 203

Cybersecurity in Business and Industry

2

3

CYB 205

Introduction to Digital Forensic

2

4

CSC 201

Computer Programming I

3

5

CSC 205

Operating System I

3

6

MAT 204

Linear Algebra I

3

7

GST 201

Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

2

8

GST 211

Environment and Sustainable Development

3

9

GST 203

Entrepreneurial Studies I

2

Second Semester

Code

Course Title

Credit

1

CSC 202

Computer Programming II

3

2

CSC 204

Fundamentals of Data Structures

3

3

CSC 203

Discrete Structure

3

4

CYB 202

System and Network Administration

3

5

CYB 204

Computer Communication Network

3

6

CYB 206

Enterprise and Perimeter Security

2

7

CYB 208

Information Security Policy

2

Year 3 Units

First Semester

Code

Course Title

Credit

1

CYB 301

Software Defined Network

2

2

CYB 303

Cryptographic Techniques

2

3

CYB 305

Biometric Security

2

4

CYB 307

Information Security Engineering

2

5

CYB 309

System Security

2

6

CSC 309

System Analysis and Design

3

7

CSC 310

Algorithm and Complexity Analysis

3

8

GST 301

Entrepreneurial Studies II

2

Second Semester

Code

Course Title

Credit

1

ECN 202

Introduction to Micro Economics II

2

2

IFT 302

Applied Networks and Security

3

3

IFT 304

Database  Management I

3

4

IFT 311

Data Communication and Networking

3

5

ITP 399

Industrial Training

3

Year 4 Units

First Semester

Code

Course Title

Credit

1

CYB 401

Data Management and Control System

2

2

CYB 403

System Vulnerability Assessment and Testing  

3

3

CYB 405

Cloud Computing Security

2

4

CYB 407

Information Disaster Recovery

2

5

CYB 409

VOIP and Multimedia Security

2

6

  CSC 411

Artificial Intelligence

2

7

  CYB 499

Project

6

Second Semester

Code

Course Title

Credit

1

CYB 402

Fault Tolerant Computing

2

2

CYB 404

Cryptography: Algorithm and Application

3

3

CYB 406

Cyber Law

1

4

CYB 408

Information Security Risk Analysis and Management

2

5

CYB 410

Ethical Hacking and Reverse Engineering

2

6

CYB 412

Special Topics on Information Security

2

7

CSC 482

Modelling and Simulation

3

One of the goals of this course is to equip students with the required skills needed for programming using the ANSI (American National Standards Institute). To provide a solid understanding of C Programming Language.

Lecturer at Nile University

COURSE INFORMATION

Additional Information

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for this course are normally:

 

* Must have at least 5 O’level credits, including English, in no more than 2 sittings.

** For complete requirements, please check the 2019/2020 Jamb Brochure.

  • DIRECT ENTRY: Available
  • UTME SUBJECTS: Mathematics, Physics and any other Science subject
  • O’LEVEL SUBJECTS: Mathematics, Physics and any two Science subjects

How will I be taught?

The method of teaching includes Lectures, Seminar, Discussion Platform, and Lab Session. Student will be able to post questions via Google-Class Room Platform. Homework’s, Assignments will be assigned through the Google-class.

Career support

Graduates will be able to apply their technical knowledge and skills to develop and implement computer solutions that will accomplish important goals in the industry, nation or research areas in which they are working.

 

They will also be able to adapt to new technologies, communicate, and work as part of a team in order to be effective members of their workplace and society.

Further Study

  • PGD Computer Science
  • MSc Computer Science
  • PhD Computer Science

Fees and Finance

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Sectoral Advisory Board

The Sectoral Advisory Board (SAB) was formed with the goal of creating a bridge between industry (private/public and national/international institutions) and academics considering the latest requirements of the industry and incorporating necessary components in the curriculum regarding overall development of the department.
 

Main Objectives of the SAB:

1- Development of 

a) Curriculum of the department 
b) Syllabus of the courses in the department
c) Institutional relationships
 

2- Increase the potential of

a) Internship
b) Scholarship 
c) Sponsorship
 

Roles and Responsibilities of the SAB:  
The roles and responsibilities of SAB are as follows:
The SAB develops and recommends new or revised programme goals and objectives.
The Sectoral of "X" Advisory Board advises the department head on matters related to undergraduate, postgraduate, research and outreach programs, including but not limited to curricula, accreditation, new programs, recruitment of students and faculty, and investment of resources. 

 

Structure of the SAB:

The SAB is composed of members from eminent institutions as well as members from industry and members of faculty of the department. The chairman of the Board is the head of the department.
The Board meets twice per academic year.
 

Members of the SAB:
The current members of the Sectoral Advisory Board are:

Name

Rank

Organization

Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Member

Federal Ministry Of Communication And Digital Economy

Air Vice Marshal Victor Tommy Udoh

member

Nigerian Air Force

Engr. Ifegwu Kalu Oji

member

Federal Ministry Of Education

Dr. Mukhtar Liman Ahmed

member

US Center for Disease Control & Prevention

Engr. Chidi Nwofo

member

INEC

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