BSc (with Honors) in Cybercrime and Computer Security

Key points

  • Work permit while you study

  • Post Graduation Work Permit for 12 months

  • Starting dates: September

  • Duration: 4 years
  • Level 8 Degree

  • Type: Full Time
  • Hours: Daytime
  • Enrollment Fee: From € 10,250 / year

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The course structure incorporates three pillars of knowledge: software development, networks, and cybersecurity. Initially, students acquire skills in the design and construction of computer networks and software applications. Security modules allow students to assess the security risk and posture of digital environments and perform solutions to identified security vulnerabilities.

Special features

  • Students will follow our “learn by doing” model in the first year with assessment continuing to replace final exams.
  • The work practices are incorporated into the third year of the course.
  • Seniors will have the opportunity to showcase their skills and project work at the Carlow Institute of Technology industry showcase, attended by top IT employers.

Career outlook

With a growing concern for the privacy and security of digital information, cybersecurity has become one of the fastest growing sectors in the technology industry.

The World Economic Forum identified cyber threats as one of the greatest global risks from both impact and probability perspectives. Professionals with qualifications and experience in cybercrime and computer security are highly sought after.

Career options include roles in ethical hacking, secure application development, secure network administration, and digital forensics.

Program structure

  • Math
  • Operating systems
  • Programming
  • Networking
  • Interpersonal communications and applications
  • Computer hardware
  • Object-oriented software development
  • Web programming and databases
  • Administration of secure systems
  • Discrete structures and algorithms I
  • Incident management and risk analysis
  • Networks II
  • Software engineering (cybercrime)
  • Networks III
  • Legislation on computer crimes
  • Discrete structures and algorithms II
  • Penetration testing (ethical hacking)
  • Advanced programming group


  • Labor internship project
  • Secure application development
  • Computer forensics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Reverse engineering and malware analysis
  • Project (Degree in security)
  • Network security

Admission requirements

  • Students must demonstrate that they have achieved a level of education in their home country that is equivalent to a High School Diploma (High School Diploma) with good grades in an appropriate language, mathematics and at least 4 other subjects.
  • Students must also have an IELTS of 5.5 or equivalent.

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