Digital Assurance and Security Management

Bachelor in

Digital Assurance and Security Management

Study Online or On Campus in Norway

Get involved in management of security and protection of valuable digital assets. This Bachelor's degree covers IT skills ranging from business processes to database systems, management and IT architecture.

Online Studies

12 August 2024

3 years full time

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

State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen)

Online PLUS Oslo

12 August 2024

3 years full time

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

State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen)

Why Study Digital Assurance and Security Management?

The demand for digital assurance and security management professionals is greater than ever. As our reliance on digital platforms grows, so do the threats directed at them, which are becoming increasingly complex. Professionals with the ability to secure and insure our digital assets will be invaluable in the future.

This bachelor's degree focuses on security management and assurance, combining basic accounting with IT auditing principles. The programme has no specific maths admission requirements. Upon completion, you'll be able to work in areas such as ensuring companies comply with laws and regulations, managing cyber risk, and overseeing security operations.

Career Opportunities

After completing the program in digital assurance and security management, you can work as:

  • Cyber Risk Manager
  • Regulatory Compliance Manager
  • Information Security Manager
  • Internal Auditor
  • Assurance Specialist
  • Privacy and compliance officers
Digital Assurance and Security Management

– We are the first to offer a bachelor's degree that specifically focuses on this expertise

Programme information

During the first year of the programme, you will gain a fundamental knowledge of core technical principles and a broad understanding of business management and processes.

The second year is more in-depth and specialised. Here, you will develop expertise in understanding and managing cyber risks, apply knowledge of accounting and auditing, and gain an in-depth understanding of IT architectures. All of this is supported by knowledge and skills relevant to cyber security management.

The third year provides additional skills relevant to IT operational management and business insight. Your knowledge of security management and leadership expands, and you have the opportunity to specialise through elective courses. The year concludes with a bachelor's project, allowing you to apply your latest skills to innovative systems and applications.

First-year subjects:

  • Academic Skills 1
  • IT Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Business Analytics
  • Programming and Databases
  • Introduction to Business Processes
  • Information Security and Governance
  • Foundations of Accounting

Second-year subjects:

  • Management Accounting
  • IT Risk Management
  • IT Audit Principles
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • IT Governance
  • Risk and Compliance 1
  • IT Architectures
  • IT Audit Practice

Third-year subjects:

  • Business Intelligence
  • IT Operational Management
  • Elective
  • IT Governance
  • Risk and Compliance 2
  • Bachelor Project
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 station (at least 1 TB is recommended)
  • PC or laptop with the following specifications:
    • 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 strongly recommended)

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

As a student, you will receive student licenses for software, but before that time, you can look into:

  • 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.

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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