Bachelor of Science with Honours in Ethical Hacking and Cybersecurity

Provided by PSB Academy


Awarded by Coventry University

Course introduction


With high profile incidents like the recent WannaCry and Petya ransomware attacks making headlines, there is an increasing demand for highly trained individuals who can advise businesses and organisations, government and law enforcement agencies alike on the best ways to protect their computer networks and the valuable, commercially sensitive information stored within them. In this cybersecurity course, students are trained to gain a comprehensive understanding of general computer systems technology and specialist security topics such as ethical hacking, digital forensics and encryption algorithms.

The course covers two core themes: general purpose computer systems technology and specialist security topics in the computing field, including ethical hacking, digital forensics and encryption algorithms. This combination aims to enable you to devise methods to test a system's security in the future, apply appropriate defences against threats and possess the technical computing skills needed to break into systems that have vulnerabilities.

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure


  • Academic Writing 3
  • Advanced Network Management and Design
  • Computer Architecture and Networks
  • Data Recovery and Advanced Digital Forensic Analysis
  • Digital Forensics Fundamentals
  • Effective Communication Skills 2
  • Ethical Hacking 1
  • Ethical Hacking 2
  • Individual Project
  • Intermediate Digital Forensics
  • Intercultural Cultural Communication Skills for International Students
  • Introduction to Algorithms
  • Introduction to Computer Security
  • Introduction to Computing
  • Logic and Sets
  • Networked System Architectures
  • Operating Systems, Security and Networks
  • Real World Project
  • Systems Security
  • Technology and its Social, Legal and Ethical Context
Delivery of modules may not follow the above sequence and are subject to change.

Entry Requirements

Local Qualifications

  • Local polytechnic diploma in relevant fields; OR
  • Diploma in Infocomm Technology from PSB Academy; OR
  • Diploma in Network Defence and Forensic Countermeasures from PSB Academy; OR
  • Other diploma-level qualifications or equivalent will be assessed on a case-by-case basis

English Language Requirements
  • Applicants should either possess a diploma from a recognised institution where English is the sole medium of instruction; OR
  • IELTS score of 6.0

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

16 - 32 months
[Part-time option available]

Intakes Periods

  • March, July, November

Fees & Funding

Total Course Fees

Singapore-based Students / International Students

Mandatory Fees

Singapore-based Students
Application Fee: S$128.40
Student Development Fee: S$321.00

International Students
Application Fee: S$450.00
Students Induction and Development Fee: S$1,070.00

All fees are inclusive of 7% GST and may be subject to change annually,
Course fees exclude cost of textbooks and other study materials.