BSc Cyber Security

BSc Cyber Security

ABOUT bsc cyber security program
"Fortify digital landscapes, outsmart cyber threats, and safeguard the future with our Cyber Security program."
The Cyber Security program at FBIU provides a deep understanding of the intricate world of digital protection. The curriculum is designed to equip students with a robust foundation in the principles and practices of cyber security. Students are exposed to the latest strategies and techniques in combating cyber threats, ensuring that they are ready to tackle real-world challenges. From studying cryptography, network security, and risk management, to delving into ethical hacking and digital forensics, this program nurtures professionals who are capable of safeguarding digital information and infrastructures. The knowledge and skills gained from this program pave the way for a multitude of career opportunities in the ever-evolving cyber security sector.

Course Structure

Program run for four (4) academic years for UTME candidates and three (3) years for Direct Entry candidates.

4 Years Program

Intakes: From June
Year 1 - 100 Level

Introduction to Computer and Applications
Introduction to Statistics
Elementary Mathematics I
General Chemistry
English and Communications
Introduction French Language I

Fundamentals of Cyber Security
Problem Solving Techniques
Elementary Mathematics II
Use of Library, Study Skills and ICT
Electricity & Magnetism
Introduction French Language II
Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Year 2 - 200 Level

Software Foundation for Cyber Security
Information Security Policy
Discrete Structures
Mathematical Methods
Principles of Programming I
Foundation of Nigerian Culture, Government and Economics
Peace and Conflict Resolution
English and Communications

Information Security Engineering
Biometric Security
Principles of Programming II
Introduction to Digital Forensics
System Analysis and Design
Logic and Philosophy
Use of Library, Study Skills & ICTs

Year 3 - 300 Level

Server Crime Investigation Forensics
Fraud Detection & Prevention Techniques
Applied Cryptographic Techniques
Computer Ethics & Cyber Law
Principles of Operating System
Fault Tolerant Computing
Research Methods & Technical Report Writing
Data Communication and Networking


Year 4 - 400 Level

Data and Network Security
Threats, Exploits and Counter Measures
Artificial Intelligence
System Vulnerability Assessment and Testing
Enterprise Security and Information Assurance
Information Security Risk Analysis and Management
System & Network Forensics
VoIP and Multimedia Security

Digital Forensic Analysis
Introduction to Ethical Hacking
Security Strategies for Web Application &Social Networks
Threat Hunting & Incident Response
Database Management Systems

Entry Requirements

Entry into 100 Level
Candidate must
- pass Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) with minimum required points in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Use of English.
- pass FBIU Screening/Post UTME.
- have Credit level in 5 subjects (English, Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics), the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) or together with an appropriate pass in the Joint Admission & Matriculation Board (JAMB) Examination, at not more than two (2) sittings.
200 Level Direct Entry

Candidates with pass in the General Certificate of Education (GCE) at advanced level in Physics, Chemistry and Biology (or Zoology) and also with a minimum of 5 credits in the following subjects – Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English Language and Mathematics at ‘O’ level: in addition to satisfying the minimum entry requirements through JAMB, or graduates with at least a second class honours degree (22) in related disciplines, but must also have a minimum of 5 credits in the subjects stipulated at ‘O’ level. Holders of Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) Certificate who must also have a minimum of 5 credits in the subjects stipulated at O’ level are eligible. Holders of Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) certificate with biology, chemistry physics subjects combination with at least 12 points, and also have minimum of 5 credits in the subjects listed above.

Transfer to the program (Intra/Inter University)

This is applicable for candidates that satisfy entry level and direct entry level above and other regulations of the University as reviewed from time to time.