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Edinburgh Napier University

Computer Security and Forensics

UCAS Code: GG56
BEng (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
BEng 4 years part-time 2017
BEng (Hons) 6 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

81%

Subjects
  • Information systems
  • Software engineering
Student score
81% MED
81% MED
% employed or in further study
93% MED
89% MED
Average graduate salary
£18k LOW
£24.5k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Grades BBC required to include a Science: Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Engineering Science, Psychology, Maths or Physics.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Grades BBBB required to include a Science: Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Engineering Science, Psychology, Maths or Physics.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
28

Award of Diploma with three HL subjects at grades 6, 5, 4 to include a Science at grade 5 and 4 points in SL Maths and English.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of Not Available and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

81%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£1,820

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Modules

Year 1: Software development 1; computer systems 1; practical networks 1; introduction to the information profession; introduction to human-computer interaction; option 1. Year 2: Software development 2; practical networks 2; database systems; systems and services; applied Cisco networking (security/wireless); option 2. Year 3: Networked services; security and forensic computing; applications development; group project; two core options. Year 4; Information (society and security, distributed systems, advanced security and digital forensics); XML web services; honours project.

Edinburgh Napier University

Craighouse campus

Edinburgh Napier University is a dynamic and forward-looking institution dedicated to educational services relevant to the needs of students and employers. By offering creatively designed courses, flexible study methods and accessible routes to higher education we equip graduates for success in a competitive job market and are one of Scotland's top universities for graduate employability.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
31%
69%

Year 1

37%
63%

Year 2

1%
50%
49%

Year 3

23%
77%

Year 4

16%
84%

Year 5

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
7%
60%
33%

Year 1

21%
18%
61%

Year 2

80%
20%

Year 3

50%
20%
30%

Year 4

25%
75%

Year 5

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 88%
Student score 81% MED
Able to access IT resources

94%

Staff made the subject interesting

89%

Library resources are satisfactory

94%

Feedback on work has been helpful

66%

Feedback on work has been prompt

66%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Received sufficient advice and support

87%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
18% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
21% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
18% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
327 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
48% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 93% MED
Average graduate salary £18k LOW
Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

47%

Graduates who are administrative occupations: finance

3%

Graduates who are information technology technicians

17%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Information systems courses cover a range of areas, including information design, modelling and the finance industry. How well graduates did made a particular difference in 2012 – computing graduates with good grades were much less likely to be out of work after six months. Most students do get jobs, though, and starting salaries are good – particularly in London, and that’s where over a quarter of graduates started work last year. Be realistic with these degrees – opportunities are not spread throughout the country and you might struggle, for example, to get an information systems job outside the larger cities.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 88%
Student score 81% MED
Able to access IT resources

94%

Staff made the subject interesting

89%

Library resources are satisfactory

94%

Feedback on work has been helpful

66%

Feedback on work has been prompt

66%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Received sufficient advice and support

87%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
19% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
8% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
35% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
362 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
67% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 89% MED
Average graduate salary £24.5k MED
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

6%

Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

52%

Graduates who are information technology technicians

4%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
A specialist subject, and not surprisingly graduates tend to go into software engineering roles. The degree classification students achieved made a particular difference in 2012 – computing graduates with good grades were much less likely to be out of work after six months. Most students do get jobs, though, and starting salaries are good – particularly in London. At the moment, recruitment agencies are the most common route for graduates from this degree to get their first job - meaning it's worth getting in touch with a few specialist agencies in advance of graduation to get a foot in the door.
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