801–1000 th
World University Rankings 2020
201–250 th
Young University Rankings 2019
151-200 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Howard Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 1WB, United Kingdom

Computer Security with Forensics with Foundation Year - Sheffield Hallam University

• Study your foundation year, then progress to a degree with industry accreditation from the BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT. • Develop the skills to design and secure complex information systems. • Learn to respond appropriately to security incidents by gathering evidence and gaining an understanding of the legal and regulatory environment around complex information systems. After completing your foundation year, you progress to the degree course which is accredited by the British Computer Society, and accordingly includes a number of topics fundamental to all computing studies, including principles of security, computing, architecture and networking, databases and programming. **How you learn** The course is suitable if you don’t meet the entry requirements for our BSc (Hons) Computer Security with Forensics course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. You share the first year with other computing foundation year students, then move on to the degree. You will gain practical experience by installing, configuring, securing and troubleshooting a range of computer systems and networking technologies. You will assess systems for vulnerabilities, exploit penetration techniques, assess and implement mitigation solutions. You learn through • lectures • seminars • practical tutorial sessions In the foundation year, you’ll build on your existing knowledge and experience — developing useful academic, computing and IT skills in preparation for undergraduate study. You’ll benefit from innovative course content that allows you to access and use cutting-edge technology. Throughout, you’ll reflect on your progress, and build valuable communication and interpersonal skills. **Applied learning** **Work placements** You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your third and fourth years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. **Live projects** You will undertake an individual project which will enable you to develop your investigative skills in a particular security area of your choice. **Networking opportunities** We include seminars and workshops run by the Institution of Engineering and Technology and by employers such as IBM, BT, Satisnet and Citrix.