The Bachelor of Computing in Information Security aims to:
- To provide a broad-based, inter-disciplinary information security undergraduate programme within NUS.
- To contribute to the national focus on growing the pool of cyber security professionals in Singapore.
- To produce graduates who are able to understand information security issues and practices from both technical and organisational points of view.
Graduates of this programme are expected to have possible career choices as software engineers, systems administrators, malware researchers, security analyst, cybersecurity incident responder, and security consultant. They are expected to find employment in industries that deal with sensitive information (e.g., banks, insurance, defence), government organisations, and firms that provide security consultation/systems/services.
This programme enables students to attain, by the time of graduation:
- Strong knowledge of computer science foundations and fundamentals, including (a) familiarity with common computer science themes and principles, (b) high-level understanding of systems as a whole, (c) understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of computer science and their influences in practice.
- An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, components, or program to meet the security needs.
- An understanding of the processes and challenges that support the delivery and management of information security in an organisation.
- An ability to function effectively in teams to accomplish a common goal.
- An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities.
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organisations, and society.
- Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development
- An ability to use the current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for information security practice.