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Bachelor of Science in Computer Security & Forensics

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Security and Forensic degree program is developed to offer a unique learning experience that blends theoretical, practical and industrial skills. The students are exposed 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 are particularly exposed to skills that help keep computer systems in organizations (private and public sector) secure, reliable and robust.

Career Options

Graduates of this program can also be very useful as:

  • Digital security officers
  • Computer forensic investigators
  • Database analysts
  • Digital forensic analysts
  • Technology security specialists
  • Systems Administrators
They can work in any organization, including private, public and protected organizations.  The graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Computer Security and Forensics program are also given strong theoretical knowledge that will enable them to work as researchers and innovators of future technologies.

Objectives of the Program

The  objectives  of the  Bachelor of Science in Computer Security and Forensics degree  program   are  to  produce graduates who can:

  • Design, develop and evaluate software and computer-based
  • Examine computer systems to detect and recover compromised data.
  • Extract evidence of security breach and present it in relevant bodies including the Courts of Law.
  • Innovate security related facets.
  • Keep abreast of the current developments in the discipline through personal learning and teaching mechanisms

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate of Bachelor of Science in Computer Security and Forensics program shall be able to:

  • Examine and evaluate security of software and hardware-based components of the computer system.
  • Recover computer systems to previously uncompromised state.
  • Extract evidence of security breach and present it in relevant bodies including the Courts of Law.
  • Innovate computer security facets.
  • Keep abreast of the current developments in the discipline through personal learning and teaching mec

Admission Requirements

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 UACE or its equivalent
  2. At least one subsidiary pass in Mathematics in UACE or its equivalent
  3. At least 5 passes in UCE or its equivalent
Diploma Entry
  1. Atleast a second class (Lower division) Diploma in Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, Information Technology, Information Systems or related field from any recognized
  2. At least one principal pass and two subsidiary passes at same sitting in UACE or its equivalent
  3. At least one subsidiary pass in Mathematics in UACE or its equivalent
  4. At least 5 passes in UCE or its equivalent

Diploma - CCNA

  1. CCNA from a recognized institution.
  2. At least one principal and two subsidiary passes at same sitting in UACE or its equivalent
  3. At least one subsidiary pass in Mathematics in UACE or its equivalent
  4. At least 5 passes in UCE or its equivalent

Mature age

  1. Mature age Certificate
  2. **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

Programme Structure

Codes Course name LH PH TH CH CU
Year 1 semester 1 (6 cores)
CS 100 Structured Programming 45 - 30 60 4
CS 101 Computer Applications & Systems 30 30 - 45 3
FO 100 Human Psychology 30 30 - 45 3
BA 100 Organizational Theory & Management 30 - 30 45 3
BA 104 Business Communication 30 30 - 45 3
BA 203 Entrepreneurship Theory and Principles 30 - 30 45 3
Semester load 19
Year 1 semester 2 (5 cores)
CS 104 Fundamentals of UNIX operating Systems 30 - 30 45 3
CS 200 Object Oriented Programming 30 30 30 60 4
CS 105 Computer Hardware and Assembly 30 - 30 45 3
NW 201 Computer Networks and Data Communication 30 - 30 45 3
CS 250 Computer Crimes 45 30 - 60 4
IT 200 Information Security 30 - 30 45 3
Semester load 20
Year 1 recess term
TM 100 Community Engagement I - 450 - 225 5
Recess term load 5
Year 2 semester 1(6 cores)
FO 253 Software Security 30 - 30 45 3
CS 206 Cryptography and Coding Theory 30 - 30 45 3
IS 301 Database Management Systems 30 - 30 45 3
CS 201 Operating Systems 30 - 30 45 3
FO 100 Computer Forensic Tools 45 15 15 60 4
FO 209 Physical Investigations 45 15 15 60 4
Semester load 20
Year 2 semester 2 (5 cores)
FO 213 Evidence Handling and Presentation 45 30 - 60 4
FO 214 Operating Systems Forensics 45 30 - 60 4
FO 212 Computer Security Techniques 45 - 30 60 4
TM 201 Research Methods 30 - 30 45 3
FO 215 Security Modeling 30 - 30 45 3
(1 electives)          
NW 302 Mobile Technologies 30 30 - 45 3
IS 310 Multimedia Technologies 45 30 - 45 3
IS 306 Data Mining & Business Intelligence 30 30 - 45 3
Semester load 21
TM 200 Community Engagement II - 450 - 225 5
Recess term load 5
Year 3 semester one (2 cores)
IT 202 Legal & Ethical Issues in Computing 45 - - 45 3
CS 304 Digital Devices Forensics 30 30 - 45 3
IS 203 Systems Administration 45 30 - 60 4
CS 304 Data Forensics 30 30 - 45 3
FO 110 Criminal profiling 30 30 30 60 4
IS 303 Data Warehousing 30 - 30 45 3
Semester load 20
Year 3 semester 2 (3 cores)
NW 301 Network Security 30 30 - 45 3
BA 221 Project Planning & Management 30 30 - 45 3
TM 301 Project - 120 - 60 4
BA 103 Principles of Marketing 30 30 - 45 3
FO 210 The Criminal Justice System 30 30 - 45 3
FO 211 Psychology of Abnormal Behavior 30 30 - 60 3
Semester load 19
Year 3 recess term
TM 300 Community Engagement III - 450   225 5
Recess term load 5

Fees per semester

Fees per semester Functional Fees Application Fees
1,200,000 UGX 250,000 UGX 50,000 UGX

International students pay international student tuition fees which is rated in dollars and this specifically covers only the cost of teaching and many student support services. This tuition below is per academic session and includes both the tuition and functional fees.

Category of Programme Fees per academic session (USD) Application / Admission Fee
Bachelor’s Degree $700 $30
Undergraduate Diploma $500 $30
Undergraduate Certificate $250 $30

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