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BSc in (Hons) Computer Networking


Mode of Study CAMPUS LEARNING

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Network Security and Computer Forensics is targeted at those wishing to enter the Information Technology (IT) sector as Computer Forensic Analysts, Vulnerability Security Research Engineers, Digital Forensic Examiners, Malware Media Forensic Analysts, Forensic Auditors, Network Security Specialists, Computer Crime Investigators or Security Analysts, among other things.

Programme details: The programme consists of core (required) and elective modules as detailed below. Some modules may have pre-requisites (i.e. may require the student to pass another module or set of modules first). Some modules may be co-requisite (i.e. such modules are required to be taken together). The number at the end of the module in parenthesis indicates the credit load of the module. 1 credit is equal to 10 hours of learning (guided, in-class and independent combined); therefore a 10-credit module requires on average 100 hours of learning from the student.

Core modules:

  • C5-CE1-20 Computer and its Essentials 1 (10)
  • C5-PLD-20 Programming Logic and Design (10)
  • C5-MAT-20 Mathematics (10)
  • C6-PIE-20 Professional Issues and Ethics (10)
  • C5-OSH-11 Operating Systems and Hardware (20)
  • C6-NEF-20 Networking Fundamentals (20)
  • C6-DBC-20 Database Concepts (10)
  • D6-AWS-20 Academic Writing for STEM (10)
  • C6-CE2-20 Computer and its Essentials 2 (10)
  • C6-CSA-20 Computer System Architecture (10)
  • C6-PUC-20 Programming using C++ (20)
  • C6-NSE-20 Network Security (10)
  • C6-RSW-20 Routing and Switching (10)
  • C6-RSL-20 Routing and Switching Lab (10)
  • C6-WDD-20 Web Design and Development (10)
  • C6-WDP-20 Web Design Practice Lab (10)
  • C6-EOL-20 Essentials of Linux (10)
  • C6-DSA-20 Data Structures and Algorithms (10)
  • C6-SCN-20 Scaling Networks (20)
  • C7-LWD-20 LAN and WAN design (10)
  • C7-LWL-20 LAN and WAN design Lab (10)
  • C7-WNS-20 Wireless Networks (10)
  • C7-ITM-20 IT Infrastructure Management (10)
  • C7-PNA-20 Principles of Network Administration (20)
  • C7-RMS-20 Research Methods for STEM (10)
  • C7-IPR-20 Implementing IP Routing (10)
  • C7-ISM-20 IT Service Management (10)
  • C7-DAS-20 Database Administration and Security (20)
  • B8-ENI-20 Entrepreneurship and Innovation (20)
  • C7-ISN-20 IP Switched Networks (10)
  • C7-RP1-20 Research Project 1 : Proposal Writing (10)
  • C7-SDN-20 Software Defined Network Engineering (10)
  • C7-PPC-20 Professional Practice in Computing (40)
  • C8-RP2-20 Research Project 2 : Dissertation (20)

Elective modules:

  • Select one from the following:
    • C7-EIN-20 Enterprise and ISP Network Solutions (10)
    • C7-CCS-20 Cloud Computing and Security (10)
    • C7-SDE-20 Security by Design (10)
  • Elective modules:
    • Select one from the following:
      • C8-MAS-20 Media and Storage (10)
      • C8-CYO-20 Cybersecurity Operations (10)
      • C8-TRS-20 Troubleshooting Routing and Switching (10)

 

Recommended full-time study path (4½ years):

Year

Sem

Module

Credits

Year 1

Sem 1

C5-CE1-20 Computer and its Essentials 1

10

C5-PLD-20 Programming Logic and Design

10

C5-MAT-20 Mathematics

10

C6-PIE-20 Professional Issues and Ethics

10

C5-OSH-11 Operating Systems and Hardware

20

Sem 2

C6-NEF-20 Networking Fundamentals

20

C6-DBC-20 Database Concepts

10

D6-AWS-20 Academic Writing for STEM

10

C6-CE2-20 Computer and its Essentials 2

10

C6-CSA-20 Computer System Architecture

10

Year 2

Sem 3

Managing Business Desktops using Windows

10

C6-PUC-20 Programming using C++

20

C6-NSE-20 Network Security

10

C6-RSW-20 Routing and Switching

10

C6-RSL-20 Routing and Switching Lab

20

Sem 4

C6-WDD-20 Web Design and Development

10

C6-WDP-20 Web Design Practice Lab

10

C6-EOL-20 Essentials of Linux

10

C6-DSA-20 Data Structures and Algorithms

10

C6-SCN-20 Scaling Networks

20

Year 3

Sem 5

C7-LWD-20 LAN and WAN design

10

C7-LWL-20 LAN and WAN design Lab

10

C7-WNS-20 Wireless Networks

10

C7-ITM-20 IT Infrastructure Management

10

C7-PNA-20 Principles of Network Administration

20

Sem 6

C7-RMS-20 Research Methods for STEM

10

C7-IPR-20 Implementing IP Routing

10

C7-ISM-20 IT Service Management

10

C7-DAS-20 Database Administration and Security

20

Elective – (Select one module from below)

 

C7-EIN-20 Enterprise and ISP Network Solutions

10

C7-CCS-20 Cloud Computing and Security

10

C7-SDE-20 Security by Design

10

Year 4

Sem 7

B8-ENI-20 Entrepreneurship and Innovation

20

C7-ISN-20 IP Switched Networks

10

C7-RP1-20 Research Project 1 : Proposal Writing

10

C7-SDN-20 Software Defined Network Engineering

10

Elective – (Select one module from below)

 

C8-MAS-20 Media and Storage

10

C8-CYO-20 Cybersecurity Operations

10

C8-TRS-20 Troubleshooting Routing and Switching

10

Sem 8

C7-PPC-20 Professional Practice in Computing

40

C8-RP2-20 Research Project 2 : Dissertation

20


Admissions Criteria

1) Applicants are expected to have successfully completed secondary schooling. The typical entry requirement is BGCSE or IGCSE (in Botswana), LGCSE (in Lesotho) or other equivalent secondary school qualification. BGCSE or IGCSE (in Botswana), LGCSE (in Lesotho) candidates are required to achieve a minimum grade of ‘D’ in five subjects.

2) Applicants must have 10 points in English and Mathematics combined or 32 points in the top 5 subjects.

3) Applicants in possession of a Diploma or Higher Diploma in related field may be given exemptions based on the credit point equivalency

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