Course Information

Open University Foundation Degree in Cyber Security (Subject to Validation by The Open University)

Open University

Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Campus: Enniskillen
Week Starting: 14 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 1 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 30
Hours per Week: 16
Total Hours: 480
Fee: 2600
Places Available: 16
Course Coordinator:

Campus: Enniskillen
Week Starting: 14 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 45
Hours per Week: 8
Total Hours: 360
Fee: 1000
Places Available: 16
Course Coordinator:


This course is designed around the requirements of Cyber Security in the Northern Ireland industry. Learners will gain the knowledge, understanding and skills to design and implement cyber security solutions. Additionally, 'soft' skills will be developed in teamwork, communications, professional practice and time management.

Terms & Conditions

Students are required to:• Comply with College Policies and procedures, rules and regulations (available in your Student Diary/Higher Education Handbook, on-line: and on the College VLE).• Submit all coursework and assessments by specified dates, coursework submitted without consent after the deadline shall not normally be accepted.• Pass all modules in each year of study in order to proceed to the next year of the programme.*The minimum overall pass mark of 40% is required to be achieved in all modules.

Course Content

Cyber Security focuses on Networking Skills\Techniques that are used by real world industry to ensure security of systems. Focus of learning will include, Incident management and risk, penetration testing, scripting, security etc. You will have an opportunity to undertake professional qualifications in Cisco Cyber Security Essentials and Cyber Ops, Comptia A+, Network+ and Security+ which are highly sought after and recognised by industry. Students are required to undertake a Work Based Learning module or Project Management module as part of their studies.

Optional Modules

Students will undertake Work Based Learning or Project Management

Assessment Method

Assessment is by the use of coursework assignments with some module examinations throughout the duration of the course.

Progression Opportunities

The articulation route for successful graduates from the Foundation Degree in Cyber Security and Networking Infrastructure allows for progression onto university degree courses in computing related disciplines subject to individual course requirements. Employment opportunities may also exist on successful completion.

Entry Requirements

For admission to this course the following qualifications are accepted. Two A'levels (grades A-E) and three passes at GCSE (Grades A-C/4-9); BTEC National Qualifications awarded by Pearson; Cambridge International Pre-U Diploma; Relevant Level 3 National Vocational Qualifications with Substantive Experiential Learning; European, International or Welsh Baccalaureate; Higher or Advances Highers of the Scottish Qualification Authority; Irish Leaving Certificate with a combination of Ordinary and Higher levels; Successful completion of an access course or relevant foundation course; A relevant BTEC Higher National Certificate Awarded by Pearson. Students who do not hold any formal level 3/4 qualifications but hold significant and relevant Industrial experience may gain admission through experiential learning and should request for the College Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) procedure. A minimum of 64 (CC) UCAS tariff points for Full-time, 56 (CD) UCAS tariff points with grade C or above for GCSE English and Maths. Entry is also subject to successful interview. Applicants who do not meet the formal entry requirements may be eligible for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APEL). In the event of over-subscription entry criteria may be enhanced. Refer to general entry requirements.