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Bachelor of Science (Honours) Forensic Computing (Top-up)

Provided by: Kaplan Singapore
Awarded by: University of Portsmouth

Course Introduction

The University of Portsmouth has a vibrant population of over 21,000 students, including 4,000 international students from 140 countries. The University runs a rich variety of undergraduate courses – almost 300. Portsmouth is also a top university for student satisfaction. The 2016 National Student Survey ranked the University of Portsmouth at 89% which is 3% higher than the national average of 86%.

Here at Kaplan, students pursing the University of Portsmouth have the opportunity to attain both an academic and professional qualifications at the same time via the Accelerated Pathway.

Curriculum Overview

The programme consists of 10 units and a Final Year Engineering Project and may be completed in a minimum of 18 months.

Professional Accreditations and Membership

  • The Chartered Institute for IT (BCS)
  • Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Term 1 Data Structures and Algorithms
Forensic Fundamentals
Term 2 Business Information Systems Security
Forensic Investigations
Term 3 Web-Script Programming
Computer Operating Systems and Intermediate Networking
Term 4 Malware Forensics
Security and Cryptography
Term 5 Data Warehousing and Mining
System Security
Term 6 Final Year Engineering Project

Entry Requirements

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Forensic Computing programme accepts a wide range of qualifications. These include:

  • Polytechnic Diploma
  • Kaplan Diploma
  • Other Private Diplomas or Foreign qualifications will be assessed on a case by case basis
  • In all cases the final admissions decisions to the programme rests with the university
English Requirement:
  • Successful completion of an approved Diploma qualification or higher, where the language of instruction was English can be considered.
  • Applicants are required to meet the University’s English language requirement (http://www.port.ac.uk/application-fees-and-funding/international-applications/)
*Applicants admitted to the Bachelor of Science programme may be required to undertake bridging units in order to fulfill the required prerequisite knowledge. The final decision rests with University.

For International students, academic requirement:
  • IB diploma or other equivalent pre-university certifications
  • Completion of Year 12 or equivalent
  • Other Private Diplomas or Foreign qualifications will be accessed on a case by case basic
  • In all cases the final admissions decisions to the programme rests with the university
  • Applicants are required to meet the University’s English language requirement (http://www.port.ac.uk/application-fees-and-funding/international-applications/)

Fees & Funding

Tuition Fees

The tuition fee covers university registration, study guides, textbooks, intensive seminars and workshops, assignments, examination (if applicable), projects, degree (if earned) and transcript.

For Singaporean/PR

Programme fee: SGD 21,346.50 (11 modules) payable in 6 instalments
Receive SGD 700 referral bursary when you recommend your friend to join our degree course. T&Cs apply.
For International Students

Programme fee: SGD 23,112.00


Education Loan

Education loans are available, subject to meeting the bank's loan requirements.


Non-tuition fees

Non-refundable application fees are as follows:


For Singaporean/PR

Application fee: SGD 181.90


For International Students
  • Application fee: SGD 492.20
  • Administration fee: SGD 749 (which includes application for Kaplan student access card, Student’s Pass, Fee Protection Scheme and Medical Insurance)
All prices are inclusive of 7% Goods & Services Tax (GST). Please refer to the official price list for a detailed breakdown.

*Note: All fees are subjected to change annually. The fees above have been updated and are accurate as of 18 Jan 2017. For more information about the programme, please contact our course consultant.

Study Mode & Duration

Delivery Method

Each term is a 12-weeks period covering 2 units of study. Each unit is provided with 36 hours of academic induction/seminar sessions over the duration of the trimester conducted only on Monday to Friday, 5 times a week.


Assessment Methods

Each unit is assessed by any combination of class participation, written assignments, project or examinations. Assessment methods may vary according to individual unit requirements.
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