Bachelor of Science in Computer Security & Forensics

Bachelor of Science in Computer Security & Forensics

This program is designed to offer a unique learning experience particularly in the field of computer security. It’s the first of its kind in Uganda and it will facilitate graduates to improve the computer security systems of different organisations in Uganda and beyond.

Graduates of this program are particularly exposed to skills that help keep computer systems secure, reliable and robust.

The world has witnessed immense computer crimes in the recent past prompting immediate efforts to curb the vices through enhanced computer security techniques. This course offers skills to learners that will help in detecting, preventing, mitigating and dealing with computer criminals.

Computer forensics is also needed in recovery as well as identification and prosecution of the perpetrators.

This course exposes students to core computer science areas like networking, programming, database management and operating systems as well as security and forensics areas like evidence handling, evidence analysis, pattern and audit trailing, security tools / techniques, human psychology and the criminal justice system.

Graduates of this program can become Digital security officers, Computer forensic investigators, Database analysts, Digital forensic analysts, Technology security specialists, Systems Administrators.

Programme Name Bsc.Science in Computer Security and Forensics
Programme Duration 3 Years
Admission Criteria Direct Entry
  1. At least two principal passes at the same sitting in Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) or its equivalent
  2. At least one subsidiary pass in Mathematics in UACE
Diploma Entry
  1. At least a second class (Lower division) Diploma in Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, Information Technology, Information Systems or related field from any recognizedInstitution.
  2. At least one subsidiary pass in Mathematics in UACE
CCNA
  1. Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Certificate from a recognized institution
  2. At least one principal pass and two subsidiary passes at the same sitting in UACE
  3. At least one subsidiary pass in Mathematics in UACE
Mode Dual Mode (online and Local Support)
Fee Type - Per Semester Uganda Shillings 1,200,000

Program Structure

Codes Course name LH PH TH CH CU Mother Department Cross Cutting Semester
Year 1 semester 1 (6 cores)                
CS 100 Structured Programming 45 - 30 60 4      
CS 101 Computer Applications & Systems 30 30 - 45 3      
PS 101 Human Psychology 30 30 - 45 3      
BA 100 Organizational Theory & Management 30 - 30 45 3      
BA 104 Business Communication 30 30 - 45 3      
BA 108 Entrepreneurship Theory and Principles 30 - 30 45 3      
Semester load 19      
Year 1 semester 2 (5 cores)                
CS 103 Fundamentals of UNIX Operating Systems 30 - 30 45 3      
CS 200 Object Oriented Programming 30 30 30 60 4      
CS 104 Computer Hardware and Assembly 30 - 30 45 3      
NW 200 Computer Networks and Data Communication 30 - 30 60 4      
CS 207 Computer Crimes 45 30 - 60 4      
IT 200 Information Security 30 - 30 45 3      
Semester load 21      
Year 1 recess term                
TM 100 Community Engagement I - 300 - 75 5      
Recess term load 5      
Year 2 semester 1(6 cores)                
SE 201 Software Security 30 - 30 45 3      
CS 205 Cryptology and Coding Theory 30 - 30 60 4      
IS 300 Database Management Systems 30 15 15 60 4      
CS 201 Operating Systems 30 - 30 60 4      
CF 100 Computer Forensic Tools 45 15 15 60 4      
LW 200 Physical Investigations 45 15 15 60 4      
Semester load 23      
Year 2 semester 2 (5 cores)                
LW 201 Evidence Handling and Presentation 45 30 - 60 4      
CF 200 Operating Systems Forensics 45 30 - 60 4      
CS 211 Computer Security Techniques 45 - 30 60 4      
TM 201 Research Methods 30 - 30 45 3      
CS 212 Security Modeling 30 - 30 45 3      
(1 electives)                
NW 300 Mobile Technologies 30 30 - 45 3      
IT 302 Multimedia Technologies 45 30 - 45 3      
IS 306 Data Mining & Business Intelligence 45 30 - 60 4      
Semester load 21/22      
TM 200 Community Engagement II - 300 - 75 5      
Recess term load 5      
Year 3 semester one (2 cores)                
IT 202 Legal & Ethical Issues in Computing 45 - - 45 3      
CF 300 Digital Devices Forensics 30 30 - 45 3      
IS 203 Systems Administration 45 30 - 60 4      
CF 301 Data Forensics 30 30 - 45 3      
LW 100 Criminal profiling 30 30 30 60 4      
IS 301 Data Warehousing 30 - 30 45 3      
Semester load 20      
Year 3 semester 2 (3 cores)                
NW 301 Network Security 30 30 - 60 4      
PP 305 Project Planning & Management 30 30 - 45 3      
TM 301 Project - 120 - 60 4      
BA 107 Principles of Marketing 30 30 - 45 3      
LW 202 The Criminal Justice System 30 30 - 45 3      
PS 200 Psychology of Abnormal Behavior 30 30 - 60 3      
Semester load 20      
Year 3 recess term                
TM 300 Community Engagement III - 300   75 5      
Recess term load 5      


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