Department of Cyber Security

Our Programme

Our Programme

The philosophy underlying B.Tech Cybersecurity programme is the production of manpower with cybersecurity expertise capable of protecting digital assets, as well as guarding critical infrastructure, business and industrial ecosystems in Nigeria in particular, and globally.

Beyond producing manpower with requisite capacity to ‘guard’ the Cyberspace, emphasis will be placed in the following areas: ­­

  1. Ethical Value System: As much as efforts will be made in ensuring that products of the programme are world-class Cybersecurity professionals, much more efforts will be made in ensuring that graduates of the programme do not find themselves in the wrong side of the ‘Cyber-war’ (i.e. they do not turn out to be ‘Cyber-criminals’). This would be achieved by inculcating and fostering a culture of sound ethical and moral values while preparing students of the programme for the rigorous task of safeguarding the Cyberspace. As a result, a graduate of the programme should be able to draw the line even when/where there might be a ‘professional pressure’ to compromise.
  2. Continuous Skills Evolution: It is common knowledge that as the day goes by, crime and fraud methodologies continue to evolve. It is therefore imperative that professionals who are tasked with the job of securing the Cyberspace must constantly evolve at a pace that puts them at an advantage over the criminals. For this reason, students in the programme will be imbued with:

The art of ‘unlearning and relearning’, which is fundamental to a proper skills growth/evolution process.  The desire to seek out new circumvention methods before the criminals do.

Our Entry Requirements

Candidates may be admitted into the 5-year degree programme in Cybersecurity programme through one of the following ways:

  • The Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)
  • Direct Entry

UTME Entry Mode

  • The minimum academic requirement is credit level passes in five subjects which must include English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and any other science subject at O’Level in nationally recognized examination obtained in not more than two sittings. In addition, an acceptable pass in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) with English Language, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry subject combination is required for admission into 100 Level.

Direct Entry Mode

  • Candidates seeking admission through direct entry must possess a minimum of ‘A’ Level passes or equivalent in three science subjects which must include Physics, Chemistry and any other subject relevant to Cybersecurity to be considered for admission into 200 level. This is in addition to fulfilling the UTME Entry requirements as indicated in (i) above.
  • Candidates who possess OND (Upper Credit) in relevant fields may be considered for admission into 200 levels provided they fulfil the UTME Entry requirements as indicated in (i) above. Equally, candidates who possess HND (Upper Credit) in relevant fields may be considered for admission into 300 levels provided they fulfil the UTME Entry requirements as indicated in (i) above.

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