BSc Cyber Security & Privacy

Overview

Duration

6 Semester

Start of programme

Winter semester

Degree

Bachelor

Campus

Sankt Augustin

Degree programme contents

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What to expect of the course

For successful and responsible digitalisation, we need solutions and experts for cyber security and privacy. You want to take responsibility?

The degree programme provides a solid knowledge of the fundamentals of computer science and offers a wide range of specialist topics in cyber security & privacy.

Analytical skills, curiosity and creativity are vital for this degree programme: developing these skills and deepening them using knowledge and examples from theory and practice is one of the important learning objectives of this course.

Future Perspectives

There is currently a strong demand for academically trained specialists in cyber security and privacy both in companies and public authorities.

Graduates can, for example, work in case management on a “Cyber Security & Privacy” topic in public authorities such as the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) or at the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI). However, you can also work as an IT security officer in companies with critical security structures. Other possible career fields are penetration testing, IT security analysis at companies, public authorities (e.g. also forensic analysis at police authorities) or data protection officers.

Graduates may also opt for career fields in classical computer science , e.g. IT consulting, software development and IT system design.

Those who want to pursue a career in an academic environment can join a consecutive Master’s programme in Cyber Security & Privacy (currently in planning), plan their doctorate with the in-house Graduate Institute or aim for a position as a research associate.

1/9 What our partners say

Detlef Kraus SRC Security Research & Consulting Ltd.
“As an IT security company from Bonn with a testing centre recognised by the Federal Office for Security and other international organisations, SRC welcomes the establishment of the Cyber Security & Privacy course at Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences. Not only the increased use of digital techniques and systems due to Covid 19 have made it clear that security and confidentiality are more than justified requirements in this digital world. SRC is already looking forward to receiving applications from graduates of the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences who, from experience, are very well qualified.”
Prof. Ulrich Kelber Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
“The protection and security of data, IT infrastructures and digital processes are crucial topics in our increasingly digitalised world. The new bachelor’s degree programme in “Cyber Security and Privacy” can make a significant contribution to creating more urgently needed experts in business, science and administration, who have developed a sound knowledge of information technology, an understanding of data protection, IT security and IT law, and who think about these issues from the outset of any project.
Prof. Dr. Michael Waidner Head of the Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology and Director of the National Research Centre for Applied Cyber Security ATHENE
“Current analyses and feedback from industry show that there is a lack of good cybersecurity personnel. We therefore welcome the planned establishment of the ‘Cyber Security & Privacy’ degree programme, which will help to meet the growing demand in this field in the medium to long term. which will help to meet the growing demand in Germany in this area in the medium and long term. The university’s high level of competence in the field of information security will lead to well-qualified graduates who will be able to solve the demanding tasks in industry and public administration.”
Hans-Dieter Husfeldt Bonn Police Police Director, Head of Strategy & Controlling
“Criminal activities are increasingly shifting into the digital space. The internet is the central platform for the planning and execution of crimes. In this context, cyber security is of course of outstanding importance. For the police, it is strategically important to form security alliances with other authorities, the economy and universities in addition to their own intensive activities. The added value of such networks lies especially in bringing together different experiences and competences, bundling them and making them available to all. Against this background, my authority recently signed a “Letter of Intent” with the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences. We hope that this will bring us closer together and thus dovetail practice and theory even better. The “Cyber Security & Privacy” degree programme, which is designed as a cooperation model, opens up a new and exciting field. I am very excited about it. In my view, it can contribute to making the region even more interesting and further strengthening it as a cyber hub of national as well as international significance.”
Detlef Kraus SRC Security Research & Consulting Ltd.
“As an IT security company from Bonn with a testing centre recognised by the Federal Office for Security and other international organisations, SRC welcomes the establishment of the Cyber Security & Privacy course at Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences. Not only the increased use of digital techniques and systems due to Covid 19 have made it clear that security and confidentiality are more than justified requirements in this digital world. SRC is already looking forward to receiving applications from graduates of the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences who, from experience, are very well qualified.”
Dr. Hubertus Hille Chief Executive Officer of the Bonn/Rhein-Sieg Chamber of Industry and Commerce
“Cyber security is one of the major challenges countless companies face. Qualified personnel who could systematically tackle and solve these issues are rare. The Cyber Security Cluster Bonn is dedicated to becoming the heart of cyber security in Germany or even Europe. It is wonderful news that the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences and the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences have now joined forces and are setting up degree programmes that will make an important contribution to the next generation of specialists.”
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christof Paar Founding Director of the Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy
“Cybersecurity and the protection of privacy have now developed into a central social issue. It has been apparent for some years that specialised courses of study are needed for this where students are introduced to the complexity of modern cyber security from the very first semester. I very much welcome the fact that Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences is taking the logical step of offering an innovative Bachelor’s programme in Cyber Security & Privacy. Having worked in this field for 25 years, I am sure that graduates will have bright future prospects in companies, authorities and research.”
Thomas Tschersich Telekom AG Chief Security Officer Deutsche Telekom AG, Managing Director and CTO at Deutsche Telekom Security GmbH
“Digitalisation is very contradictory these days. On the one hand, the digital transformation means great opportunities for all of us – in our professional and private lives. On the other hand, new risks and dangers are rising in parallel. The challenge for our industry is therefore above all to confront this paradox. We have to solve security problems that suddenly confront the whole world. And for that we need determined security experts. We need people who dare to think and go new ways. We need talents with different backgrounds who want to work creatively and innovatively. And as a basis for this, we need a well-founded and modern education because the connections between people and technology are complex. And knowledge alone is not enough for security. That’s why I’m all the more pleased about the growing training opportunities in cyber security – including the launch of the new Cyber Security & Privacy degree programme at Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences.”
Dirk Backofen Chairman of the Board of Cyber Security Cluster Bonn e.V.
“Digitisation without cyber security – that’s not possible! We must protect the achievements of digitalisation and our assets against attacks by hackers! For this, we need the ‘army of the good’, which bundles all forces and all cyber security knowledge and thus puts the army of hackers in their place. And this ‘army of good’ constantly needs new input based on the latest scientific findings and it needs creative new blood. That’s why I am extremely pleased that the Cyber Campus NRW is creating precisely the symbiosis of scientific institutions that will help to ensure that we in NRW have as many young experts as possible on the subject of cyber security, who will then make a decisive contribution to a DIGITAL.SECURE. NRW.”
1/4 Why choose Cyber Campus NRW
Our graduates are solidly trained computer scientists in a sought-after specialised field.
2/4 Why choose Cyber Campus NRW
Since the subject is evolving rapidly, we frequently adapt our teaching content to current developments.
3/4 Why choose Cyber Campus NRW
As universities of applied sciences, we place a lot of emphasis on practical training in real-life situations: our students work a lot in small groups on projects and apply their specialist knowledge in a company for 12 weeks.
4/4 Why choose Cyber Campus NRW
We are part of an extensive network of companies, authorities and research institutions in the region. Thus our students do not only learn from us, but they also benefit from our partners.

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Einschreibefrist für den B. Sc. Cyber Security & Privacy ist für das WiSe 2021/2022 vom 01. Juni 2020 bis 30. September 2021.

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Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences
Prof. Dr. Kerstin Lemke-Rust