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Bachelor of Applied Computer Science - Major Cybersecurity

Howest University of Applied Sciences
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
On campus
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Application deadline: 10 June 2022

Program description

Bachelor of Applied Computer Science - Major Cybersecurity

In this bachelor's programme you study the specific issues in the field of security and learn how to arm yourself against them. As a cyber security specialist you will be trained in the very latest technologies and techniques in the field of cyber security, cyber crime and cyber warfare. The cyber security specialist provides security and ensures privacy in the digital world.

As a pioneer in offering training in ground-breaking new technologies, Howest was one of the first to respond to the lack of industry-ready, practice-oriented cyber security professionals by offering this bachelor's program. Innovative subjects like cyber warfare and security in 5G, Blockchain, and AI are included. 

Of course, you will also learn the basics of hardware and desktop operating systems, networks and software development including secure development and much more. This implies that we do not require prior knowledge or experience with IT (security) though an affinity for working with computers is, of course, a benefit.

Admission requirements

  • A certified/legalised and translated copy of your diploma 
  • Proof of English language proficiency (minimum CEF B2 level)
  • Motivation letter

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Semester 1

  • Hardware and Desktop Operating Systems
  • Databases
  • Problem Solving
  • Software Development I
  • Web Development
  • E-Business
  • Cyber Security Fundamentals

Semester 2

  • Computer Networks
  • Application Prototyping
  • Software Development I
  • Web, Mobile and Security
  • Project Communication
  • Project I - Programming Project

Semester 3

  • Operating Systems Concepts
  • Information Systems
  • Software Development III
  • Statistics and Decision Making
  • Web Technology, Security and Honeypot
  • Project II - Analysis and Development Project

Semester 4

  • Windows and Linux Server
  • Software Development IV
  • Network and System Pentesting
  • Forensic Analysis
  • Practical Reverse Engineering and Malware Analysis
  • Cybercrime
  • Mobile Security
  • Data Privacy and IT Law
  • Project III - International Project

Semester 5

  • Datacenter Technology and Security
  • Windows and Linux Server Security
  • Network and CCNA Security
  • Security Management Threat and Risk Assessment
  • Cryptography
  • Emergent Security Techniques
  • ICT Management
  • Project IV - Security Project

Semester 6

  • Internship
  • Bachelor Thesis
  • Seminars, Study Visits and Challenge

Tuition fees

For more information regarding tuition fees, please visit the university's website.


Credits: 180 ECTS

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Howest University of Applied Sciences

Howest is an entrepreneurial school known for its innovative and interdisciplinary approach to education and research, and its close collaboration with industry, business and the social profit sector. Howest is renowned for its tech, design and art programmes like Cybersecurity,...

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Why study at Howest University of Applied Sciences

  • Renowned Tech programmes
  • Connection with the industry.
  • Future-proof skills and job guarantee

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Howest University of Applied Sciences

Marksesteenweg 58
85000 Kortrijk

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