Bachelor in Cyber Security

Bachelor in

Cyber Security

Study Online or On Campus in Norway

The programme provides comprehensive training in securing digital systems against online attacks, cybercrime and digital warfare. It equips students for careers focused on strengthening digital defences and protecting data and information. 

Online Studies

12 August 2024

3 years full time

NOK 49.000,- per semester
NOK 0,- admission fee

State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen)

Online+ Oslo/Bergen

12 August 2024

3 years full time

NOK 57.000,- per semester
NOK 0,- registration fee

State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen)

Campus Kristiansand

12 August 2024

3 years full time

NOK 62.000,- per semester
NOK 1.900,- registration fee

State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen)

Why Study Cyber Security?

In a world driven by digital systems, with smart homes and self-driving cars, the need to secure critical infrastructure and digital assets is paramount. Digitalisation brings with it complex challenges that require competent IT security professionals. Therefore, there is a significant demand for these professionals in various sectors.

During the programme, you will learn how to protect digital assets through strong IT security and technology skills. You will gain practical experience using tools and a variety of techniques to create a secure digital environment. Upon completion, you will have the qualifications and skills to meet the challenges of a wide range of organisations and industries, making you highly sought after in the job market.

Career Opportunities

After completing the program in cyber security, you can pursue roles such as:

  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Ethical Hacker
  • Security Consultant
  • Security Engineer
  • Software Developer
  • Privacy and Compliance Officers
Hussein Toufayli

Hussein Works with Cyber Security at the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation

Programme information

The education combines fundamental computer science with specialised knowledge in cyber security and elective courses. The curriculum includes topics such as hardware and network security, operating systems, and penetration testing.

In the first year, you will build a strong technical foundation and develop research and collaboration skills. In the second year, you will delve deeper into information security, focusing on penetration testing and network security. Here, you will benefit from the invaluable industry experience of our lecturers, who bring real-world examples and engaging stories to the teaching.

The third year concludes with a bachelor project, where you apply your expertise to innovative systems. Electives provide additional competence, aiming to prepare you for current and future technological challenges.

First-year subjects:

  • Problem Based Learning and Research Methodologies (5 ECTS)
  • Introduction to Programming (10 ECTS)
  • Discrete Mathematics (10 ECTS)
  • Programming and Databases (10 ECTS)
  • Network Principles (10 ECTS)
  • Introduction to Information Security (5 ECTS)
  • Studio 1 (10 ECTS)

Second-year subjects:

  • Operating Systems (10 ECTS)
  • Penetration Testing (10 ECTS)
  • Network Security (10 ECTS)
  • Information Security Management (10 ECTS)
  • Criminality and Warfare in the Digital Domain (10 ECTS)
  • Studio 2 (10 ECTS)

Third-year subjects:

  • Computer Network Defence (10 ECTS)
  • Computer Network Attack (10 ECTS)
  • Elective Courses (3 x 5 ECTS)
  • Vulnerabilities (5 ECTS)
  • Bachelor Project (20 ECTS)
School: Noroff University College
Application deadline: Continuous admission. Applications are processed in the order they are submitted.
Language of instruction: English
Accreditations: Approved for loans and grants from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen). Accredited by NOKUT.
Degree: Bachelor
Credits: 180 ECTS

Hardware and Software

We recommend the following equipment:

  • Good internet connection
  • Headphones with a microphone
  • Webcam
  • Two USB flash drives with 8-16 GB storage space
  • One or two USB flash drives with 1-4 GB storage space
  • Two monitors or 1 ultrawide screen
  • An additional storage drive (at least 1 TB is recommended)

PC or laptop with the following requirements:

  • Microsoft® Windows® 10 or 11
  • CPU: Intel i5 (64-bit Intel® or AMD® multi-core processor is recommended)
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX (GeForce RTX 3070 is recommended)
  • RAM: 16 GB (32 GB is recommended)
  • Storage: 500 GB (SSD/NVMe is highly recommended)

You must have all administrative rights to install and manipulate all aspects of the computer. Minimum requirements apply to all those purchasing/using their own machine.

As a student, you will receive a student license for software, but before that, you can consider the following:

  • Microsoft Office
  • VMware Workstation

Noroff has ongoing admissions, and applications are processed in the order they are received. The earlier you apply, the earlier you can secure a study place.

To qualify for the program, you must have general study competence or vocational education with a professional certificate. It is also possible to apply based on recognized prior learning.

In addition there is a special requirement of Math R1, or S1 and S2, or international equivalent. Other documented knowledge or education can be accepted as equivalent.

For international students, depending upon which country you have received your education from, the requirements will differ. Please use this website where you can find the specific requirements for your country at the bottom of the page.

You can read more about admission requirements here.

All our study programs are approved for loans and grants from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen). You can apply to the Loan Fund for basic support (loan and grant; NOK 137,907) and tuition fees (NOK 74,366).

As an adult student, you can receive loans and grants from the State Educational Loan Fund. This also applies if you work while studying.

As a main rule, you must be a Norwegian citizen to receive support from the Norwegian State Educational Fund. However, foreign citizens may also be entitled to financial support. Check here to see if you are eligible.

You can read more about payment, loans, and grants here. 

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