HND (SCQF Level 7/8)


2 years


Aug 2024


  • Computing


  • Aberdeen City Campus

Why take this course?

The need for cyber security specialists in the modern workplace is paramount, all organisations have an obligation to ensure that their network, applications and data is secure. This course will provide you with the skills to meet the industry requirements.

We will introduce you to networking and what practices we can put in place to secure a network from attacks, you will learn about programming and how this can help you become a better cyber security specialist, and we will introduce you to the laws that affect cyber security specialists and the effects that these laws can have on companies and individuals.

What you will experience

  • Get the opportunity to undergo scenarios in ethical hacking and digital forensics.
  • Cyber adversary methods and our mitigations.
  • Introduction to encryption and blockchain.
  • Introduction to networking.
  • Team working in Internet of Things and Cloud server virtualisation.
  • Open-source operating systems.
  • Project manage and create your own cyber security related final project.

Students on this course can apply for one of our paid intern positions working on the student IT Helpdesk. This is a great opportunity to put into practice what you have learned while supporting students at College.