Bachelor of Science in Information Security and Forensics

    Intake Periods
  • January
  • May
  • September
    Modes of Study
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
Course Overview

Gain the skills required to identify, prevent and/or respond to cyber security threats. You will learn how computer systems are designed, secured and evaluated. By the end of the programme, you will be able to assess vulnerability of an  organization's IT systems and apply appropriate solutions for its protection. You will also be able to implement IT security regulations and standards that will ensure a system's security and integrity.

Who Can Join

If you have an interest in the defense of computer networks from cyber attacks or in ethical hacking to scrutinize digital defenses for organizations, then this is the programme for you. IT professionals who would like to build on their practical skill and knowledge in this field are invited to apply. It is recommended for high school graduates and IT students who would like to specialize in cyber security.

Career Opportunities
You can take up roles such as
  • cyber security consultant,
  • information security analyst,
  • information security administrator,
  • information security architect,
  • forensic investigator,
  • or e-Discovery examiner.
Entry Qualifications

KCSE mean grade C+ (plus) OR any other equivalent qualification approved by the university senate. For actual subject and work experience requirements please contact the enrollment office. Duration: 3 years (nine trimesters)

Curriculum Road Map
Year I
Year II
Year III
Trimester I Trimester II Trimester III
  • BISF 1101 Computer Organization & Architecture
  • BISF 1102 Operating Systems
  • BISF 1103 Computing Mathematics
  • KCA 003 Business Communication Skills
  • BISF 1104 Installation and Customization
  • KCA 001 HIV/AIDS and Information Literacy
  • BISF 1105 Internet Technologies and the Web
  • BISF 1106 Computer Applications
  • BISF 1201 Discrete Mathematics
  • BISF 1202 Probability & Statistics
  • BISF 1203 Introduction to Programming
  • BISF 1204 Web Design and Development
  • BISF 1205 System Analysis & Design
  • BISF 1206 Networking Essentials
  • BISF 1207 Principles of Databases
  • BISF 1208 Semiconductors and Electronic Devices
  • BISF 1301 Database Design & Development
  • BISF 1302 ObjectOrientedAnalysis&Design
  • BISF 1303 HumanComputerInteraction
  • BISF 1304 Cloud Computing
  • BISF 1305 Research Skills and Design
  • KCA 004 Entrepreneurship
  • BISF 1306 Software Engineering Principles
  • BISF 1307 Network Systems Design & Management