Presentation on theme: "Dr Michelle Govan MEng/BEng (Hons) Digital Security, Forensics & Ethical Hacking."— Presentation transcript:
Dr Michelle Govan MEng/BEng (Hons) Digital Security, Forensics & Ethical Hacking
The programme uniquely provides students with a challenging, rewarding and exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of detecting, eradicating and defending cyberspace from present sophisticated malicious attacks and advanced future threats. It offers an industrial related curriculum geared towards producing graduates with technical skills, as well as expertise in data recovery, preservation, analysis and the provision of evidence. It combines core technological concepts with the subject of forensics, together with the theory and practical skills of how illegal attacks are performed and the methods employed to counteract them.
Industrial Links The programme has strong links with industry through a variety of mechanisms including formal relationships with national bodies and employers that directly influence the student curriculum and learning; placement/internship opportunities; guest lectures; support for student projects; case studies; and curriculum development. We recognise the need for the programme to be contemporary with developments in industry and utilise external stakeholders to ensure this takes place.
Career Opportunities As the industry continues to grow rapidly, graduates with skills in digital security and forensics will be at the forefront of the new developments and will therefore enjoy excellent wide and varied employment opportunities. A potentially large job market is emerging for graduates in this area. We expect graduates to embark on a range of career pathways including government agencies, law enforcement or associated private sector agencies, supporting specialist roles such as forensic practitioners, and security and forensic consultants.
Entry Requirments Minimum entry requirements: Higher BBBB Essential subjects: Mathematics (Higher - B) & English (Higher) Students will also be interviewed to assess their suitability and desire to study on the programme.