Bachelor of Science (Honours) Cyber Security and Forensic Computing (Top-up)

Provided by Kaplan Higher Education Academy


Awarded by University of Portsmouth

Course introduction


This Degree programme provides a strong grounding in two closely related fields of Computing and Digital Forensics. It is suitable for those seeking a career in Cybersecurity or Computer Forensics investigation.

With a 50% hands-on learning approach1, students will learn how to utilise digital forensic tools such as Forensic Toolkit (FTK Imager), The Sleuth Kit and the IDA Pro disassembler to solve real-world complex problems.

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

This Degree programme can be completed in a minimum of 18 months on a part-time basis. Below is the programme structure:

  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Forensic Fundamentals
  • Operating Systems and Internetworking
  • Forensic Investigations
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Virtualisation and Cloud Computing
  • Malware Forensics
  • Individual Project (Engineering)
  • Security and Cryptography
  • Vulnerability Discovery and Exploitation
  • Advanced Networks


Entry Requirements

This Degree programme accepts a wide range of qualifications, which includes:

  • Polytechnic Diploma
  • Kaplan Diploma
  • Other Private Diplomas and/or Foreign qualifications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis
In all cases, the final decision on admission to the programme rests with the University.
English Requirements:
  • 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 requirement2

Fees & Funding

Tuition Fee
The total fee covers university registration, lectures/tutorials/workshops and assessments such as assignments/tests/examinations/projects (where applicable), programme materials in digital format, Degree (if earned) and transcript.

  • Programme tuition fee: S$23,540.00 (11 modules) payable in 6 instalments
  • Receive S$400 referral bursary when you recommend your friend to join our Degree programme*.
Education Loan
Choice of flexible repayment schemes available to suit your needs
  • Standard Repayment: Pay your monthly instalments (principal and interest) once your loan is disbursed.
  • Partial Repayment: Pay partial instalments for up to 3 years or till the end of your programme, whichever is earlier. Standard monthly instalments (principal and interest) will commence thereafter.
  • Interest Servicing: Pay only interest for up to 3 years or till the end of your programme, whichever is earlier. Standard monthly instalments (principal and interest) will commence thereafter.
Flexible repayment tenure of up to 8 years

Please click here for more information on Maybank Education loan and here for OCBC Frank Education loan. T&C apply, subject to bank’s approval.

Non-Tuition Fees
  • Non-refundable application fee2: S$181.90
Note: all prices are inclusive of 7% Goods & Services Tax (GST). Please refer to the official price list for a detailed breakdown. All fees are subject to change annually. The fees above have been updated and are accurate as of 1 November 2018. For more information about the programme, please contact our programme consultant.