Bachelor of Science in Networking and Cyber Security (B.Sc. NCS)

Course Objective:

To prepare students for careers in networking and cybersecurity by providing them with the knowledge and skills needed to protect digital assets and infrastructure from cyber threats and to design and maintain secure networks.

Learning Outcomes:

Understand the principles of network architecture and design secure network solutions.

Identify, analyze, and mitigate cyber threats and vulnerabilities in various systems.

Demonstrate proficiency in cybersecurity tools and technologies, including firewalls, VPNs, and intrusion detection systems.

Apply principles of digital forensics and incident response to cyber incidents.

Comprehend legal, ethical, and professional issues in cybersecurity, ensuring compliance and protecting privacy.

Eligibility Criteria

(i) Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with 5 passes; AND

(ii) Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) or its equivalent with at least 2 Principal passes obtained at the same sitting.

(iii) International students must produce the equivalency certificates from UNEB, equating their foreign qualifications as equivalent of (i) and (ii) above.

(iv) Students of HEC (Business/IT) with minimum score of class ii credit obtained from an accredited University shall also be considered after assessment of their previous awards.

(v) Diploma with minimum score of Class II Credit in a similar stream shall be considered for credit exemptions after assessment of their previous awards.

Career Scope
  • Cybersecurity Analyst: Safeguarding information systems against cyber threats
  • Network Engineer: Designing and maintaining data communication networks
  • Penetration Tester: Testing systems for vulnerabilities
  • IT Security Consultant: Advising firms on security strategies

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