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Bachelor of Science in Security and Forensics program

Meru University of Science and Technology

Bachelors Degree Program 3 Years

Course Details

Course Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Security and Forensics degree program at Meru University is designed to equip students with the knowledge and ability to secure computing systems and networks from malice or intrusions, such as viruses and hackers, as well as expose them to current and developing computer forensic technologies. Graduates of this program are particularly exposed to skills that help keep computer systems secure, reliable and robust.

The world has witnessed immense computer crimes in the recent past prompting immediate efforts to curb the vices through enhanced computer security techniques. This course offers skills to learners that will help in detecting, preventing, mitigating and dealing with computer criminals.

Students who pursue the Bachelor of Science in Security and Forensics degree program at Meru University will learn how to design and create computer systems to curb malicious users from causing damage to the system, and focus on studying the whole security life cycle covering the identification of risks and threats, testing of security measures and responses required if security measures fail. Through this programme, students will be equipped with in-depth knowledge in network security, systems hardening, the process of forensically gathering evidence and analysing captured data, as well as legal aspects of cyber security.

This course exposes students to core computer science areas like networking, programming, database management and operating systems as well as security and forensics areas like evidence handling, evidence analysis, pattern and audit trailing, security tools / techniques, human psychology and the criminal justice system.

Graduates of this program can become Digital security officers, Computer forensic investigators, Database analysts, Digital forensic analysts, Technology security specialists, Systems Administrators.

Minimum Entry Requirements

The minimum entry requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Security and Forensics degree program at Meru University are:

  • Be a holder of K.C.S.E with a minimum aggregate of C+ (plus) and a minimum of C (plain) in Mathematics and Physics / Physical Sciences OR
  • KACE with 2 principal passes in science subjects and at least a Credit in Mathematics.

Course Objectives

Students studying for their Bachelor of Science in Security and Forensics degree program at Meru University will:

  • Learn what causes crime and how it affects our society
  • Build leadership skills that could help you stand out and advance in your career
  • Learn a variety of methods for finding, gathering, and reading data stored on digital media
  • Familiarize yourself with the increasingly complex and powerful technologies used in fighting crime
  • Develop the critical thinking skills you need to effectively investigate crime, enforce laws, and implement corrections
  • Strengthen the communication skills that you need to effectively share information, persuade others and manage conflicts
  • Develop aptitudes to function successfully in criminal justice computer forensics, with a focus on firewall security, database maintenance, and security management
  • Learn how the different arms of the U.S. criminal justice system (police, courts, and corrections) work together at the federal, state, and local levels to keep our society safe
  • Refine your ability to apply ethical thinking and judgment to a wide range of criminal justice situations discussions of relevant ethical issues are included in every CJ course

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