APIIT – BSc (Hons) Cyber Security


Our BSc (Hons) Cyber Security award is designed to launch your future career in the protection of software and hardware against malicious threats. Our course is designed to give you not only a theoretical foundation in computer science, but also a practical and expert-level knowledge in a specialist area of the field which can range from network security through to ethical hacking. You will be fully prepared to work in the industry upon graduation.

We focus heavily on the practical element of cyber security. A laboratory equipped with the latest devices and software will enable you to put into practice what you learn in class, throughout your course of study.

On successful completion of the BSc (Hons) Cyber Security, students will be awarded with a Staffordshire University degree.


Year 1

Software Development and Application Modelling

  • Introduction to object oriented programming
  • Introduction to object oriented analysis & design using UML

Digital Technologies

  • Elementary computing mathematics
  • Elementary computer & cloud architecture & networking

Networking Concepts and Cyber Security

  • Design and development of commercial network infrastructure (CCNA: Routing and Switching)
  • Introduction to basic cyber security principles

Web Development and Operating Systems

  • Basic website design & development using java script & HTML
  • Introduction to Linux operating system & bash scripting

Year 2

Commercial Computing

  • Professional & study skills & research methods
  • Introduction to project management using agile methods

Cyber Operations and Network Security

  • Cyber Operations and Network Security Provision of cyber security operations (CCNA Cyber Ops)
  • Implementation of cyber security using CISCO ASA (CCNA Security)

Ethical Hacking

  • Penetration testing and the five phases of hacking (CEH)
  • Tools and counter measures for active network defense

Cyber Security

Cyber-risk analysis and development of comprehensive security practices
Risk management, disaster recovery and business continuity planning

Year 3

Industry Placement up to 1 Year

At the end of the second year you may opt for an internship/ placement to gain industry exposure

Year 4

Final Year Project

  • Design and modeling of a solution for a real-world problem
  • Development and evaluation of a solution for a real-world problem

IT Infrastructure Security

  • Design and development of secure enterprise infrastructure
  • Deployment of hardened Linux based systems

Advanced Topics in Cyber Security

  • Introduction to contemporary and cutting-edge topics in cyber security
  • Evaluation and usage of cutting-edge security technologies

Operating Systems Internals and Biometrics

  • Overview of internal functionalities and security of an operating system
  • Evaluation and usage of cutting-edge biometric technologies

Admission Requirements

The minimum qualifications required for admission on the standard route are:

A. GCE Advanced Level

  1. Sri Lankan: 3 passes or
  2. London, Cambridge or Edexcel: 3 D passes or


Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology Degree Foundation


B. GCE/GCSE Ordinary Level – Credit Passes (Grade 4) for English and Mathematics


C. Equivalent qualifications

The minimum qualifications required for admission on the accelerated route are:

– GCE Advanced Level (Sri Lankan, London, Cambridge or Edexcel) – 3 C passes and

– GCE/GCSE Ordinary Level – Credit Passes (Grade 4) for English and Mathematics

You may apply pending A/L results. Applicants with additional qualifications may receive advanced entry.

Career Opportunities

You will be able to commence your career as a Information Security Analyst, Ethical Hacker, Computer Forensics Analyst, Chief Information Security Officer, Penetration Tester and progress onto job roles as an IT Security Consultant, Information Security Engineer and Systems Security Administrator.


4 Years

Contact Details

+94 117 675 100
388, Union Place, Colombo 02

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