Motto: Innovation Drives Transformation


Course ID
Cybersecurity (CYB)
Core Values


The mission of the B. Tech in Cybersecurity program is to:
  1. Educate and train a new generation of cybersecurity professionals who can design, develop, and maintain secure and reliable computing systems and networks.
  2. Provide students with a comprehensive understanding of cybersecurity principles, technologies, and best practices to protect digital assets from cyber threats.
  3. Foster a culture of innovation, critical thinking, and collaboration to address the evolving cybersecurity challenges in various industries and organizations.
  4. Prepare students for successful careers in cybersecurity and related fields, including government, finance, healthcare, and technology.
  5. Contribute to the advancement of cybersecurity knowledge and practices through research, outreach, and community engagement.
Our goal is to produce graduates who are:
  1. Well-versed in cybersecurity fundamentals, including security principles, risk management, and compliance.
  2. Proficient in cybersecurity technologies, such as firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and encryption.
  3. Able to analyze and respond to cybersecurity threats and incidents effectively.
  4. Equipped with soft skills, such as communication, teamwork, and problem-solving, to work effectively in multidisciplinary teams.
  5. Prepared to pursue advanced degrees or certifications in cybersecurity and related fields.


By achieving this mission, we aim to make a positive impact on the cybersecurity landscape and contribute to the protection of digital assets and society as a whole.


Our vision is to be a leading academic program in cybersecurity, recognized for:
  1. Excellence: Producing highly skilled and knowledgeable cybersecurity professionals who are in high demand by industry and government.
  2. Innovation: Advancing the field of cybersecurity through cutting-edge research, development, and application of new technologies and techniques.
  3. Leadership: Preparing students to assume leadership roles in cybersecurity and related fields, shaping the future of digital security and privacy.
  4. Collaboration: Fostering a community of cybersecurity professionals, academics, and practitioners who work together to address emerging threats and challenges.
  5. Social Impact: Contributing to the protection of digital society, promoting cybersecurity awareness, and enhancing national security.
Our vision is to create a program that:
  1. Sets the standard for cybersecurity education and research
  2. Attracts top talent from around the world
  3. Develops innovative solutions to real-world cybersecurity challenges
  4. Fosters a culture of collaboration and knowledge sharing
  5. Makes a positive impact on the global cybersecurity landscape
By realizing this vision, we aim to play a significant role in shaping the future of cybersecurity and protecting digital assets and society.

Core Values

Core Values for B. Tech in Cybersecurity
Our core values are the guiding principles that shape our program’s culture, policies, and actions. They are:
  1. Integrity: We operate with the highest ethical standards, promoting honesty, transparency, and accountability in all our endeavors.
  2. Excellence: We strive for excellence in teaching, research, and service, continuously improving our program to meet the evolving needs of the cybersecurity field.
  3. Innovation: We embrace creativity, innovation, and risk-taking, encouraging students and faculty to explore new ideas and solutions to cybersecurity challenges.
  4. Collaboration: We foster a culture of teamwork, collaboration, and mutual respect, recognizing that cybersecurity is a collective responsibility.
  5. Diversity and Inclusion: We promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, creating an environment where all students, faculty, and staff feel valued, respected, and empowered to succeed.
  6. Social Responsibility: We recognize the critical role cybersecurity plays in protecting society and strive to make a positive impact through our research, education, and service.
  7. Lifelong Learning: We encourage a growth mindset, promoting continuous learning, professional development, and adaptation to the rapidly evolving cybersecurity landscape.
  8. Respect for Privacy and Security: We prioritize the responsible collection, use, and protection of sensitive information, upholding the highest standards of data privacy and security.
These core values serve as our guiding principles, shaping our program’s culture and influencing our decisions, actions, and interactions with students, faculty, staff, and the wider cybersecurity community.
Program Philosophy for B. Tech in Cybersecurity
The B. Tech in Cybersecurity program is designed to produce graduates who can effectively address the evolving cybersecurity threats and challenges in the digital world. Our program philosophy is built on the following core principles:
1. Hands-on Learning
We believe in providing students with practical experience in cybersecurity tools, techniques, and technologies to prepare them for real-world challenges.
2. Interdisciplinary Approach
Cybersecurity is an interdisciplinary field that requires knowledge of computer science, networking, cryptography, and other related areas. Our program integrates concepts from these fields to provide a comprehensive understanding of cybersecurity.
3. Continuous Learning
The field of cybersecurity is rapidly evolving, and our program encourages students to stay up-to-date with the latest developments and advancements in the field.
4. Ethical Considerations
We emphasize the importance of ethical considerations in cybersecurity, including privacy, security, and social responsibility.
5. Collaboration and Communication
Effective communication and collaboration are crucial in cybersecurity. Our program fosters teamwork, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills to prepare students for real-world scenarios.
6. Industry-Relevant Curriculum
Our curriculum is designed in consultation with industry experts to ensure that students are equipped with the skills and knowledge required by the cybersecurity industry.
7. Experiential Learning
We provide opportunities for students to work on real-world projects, internships, and research projects to apply theoretical knowledge to practical problems.
Key Components:

A B.Tech in Cybersecurity curriculum encompasses a comprehensive array of subjects tailored to meet the dynamic demands of the cybersecurity landscape. Core components typically include:

  1. Foundations of Cybersecurity: Understanding the principles, concepts, and frameworks underpinning cybersecurity practices.
  2. Network Security: Examining techniques to secure network infrastructures, detect intrusions, and prevent unauthorized access.
  3. Cryptography: Delving into the algorithms and protocols used to secure communication and data transmission.
  4. Cyber Threat Intelligence: Analyzing emerging threats, vulnerabilities, and attack vectors to proactively defend against cyber attacks.
  5. Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing: Learning offensive security techniques to identify and remediate vulnerabilities within systems.
  6. Cyber Forensics: Investigating cyber incidents, collecting digital evidence, and preserving data integrity for legal proceedings.
  7. Compliance and Legal Aspects: Understanding regulatory frameworks, compliance standards, and legal implications surrounding cybersecurity practices.

Earning a B.Tech in Cybersecurity offers numerous benefits to both individuals and organizations:

  1. High Demand: With the ever-growing threat landscape, cybersecurity professionals are in high demand across industries, ensuring a plethora of career opportunities.
  2. Competitive Salaries: Cybersecurity roles command competitive salaries and lucrative compensation packages due to the specialized skill set and expertise required.
  3. Career Progression: The field of cybersecurity offers diverse career paths, allowing individuals to specialize in areas such as ethical hacking, incident response, security architecture, and risk management.
  4. Contribution to Security Posture: Graduates play a pivotal role in enhancing organizations’ security posture, safeguarding sensitive data, and mitigating cyber risks.
  5. Continuous Learning: The cybersecurity landscape is dynamic, requiring professionals to engage in continuous learning and professional development to stay abreast of emerging threats and technologies.
Career Paths for B. Tech in Cybersecurity Graduates
The B. Tech in Cybersecurity program prepares students for a wide range of career opportunities in the field of cybersecurity. Some potential career paths include:
  1. Security Analyst: Monitor and analyze security event logs, implement security measures, and respond to incidents.
  2. Penetration Tester: Simulate cyber attacks to test system vulnerabilities and develop remediation strategies.
  3. Incident Responder: Respond to and contain security incidents, and develop plans for future prevention.
  4. Chief Information Security Officer (CISO): Oversee and implement organization-wide cybersecurity strategies.
  5. Cybersecurity Consultant: Provide expert advice on cybersecurity best practices and risk management.
  6. Network Security Engineer: Design and implement secure network architectures and protocols.
  7. Cryptographer: Develop and apply encryption techniques to protect data.
  8. Digital Forensics Investigator: Investigate cybercrimes and analyze digital evidence.
  9. Security Architect: Design and implement secure systems and applications.
  10. Cybersecurity Researcher: Conduct research to identify new threats and develop innovative solutions.
  11. Government Agency Roles: Work in government agencies, such as law enforcement or national security, to protect national interests.
  12. Security Engineer: Implement and maintain security systems, such as firewalls and intrusion detection systems.
  13. Compliance Officer: Ensure organizations comply with cybersecurity regulations and standards.
  14. Cybersecurity Trainer: Educate individuals and organizations on cybersecurity best practices.
  15. Entrepreneur: Start a cybersecurity-related business, such as a security consulting firm or product development company.
These career paths are not exhaustive, and the field of cybersecurity is constantly evolving, creating new and exciting opportunities for graduates.

Basic Admission Requirements and Expected Duration of the Programmes

Candidates can be admitted into any of the degree programmes in Science by one of the following three ways:

  1. The Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)
  2. Direct Entry
  3. Inter-University Transfer

UTME Entry Mode

The minimum academic requirement is credit level passes in five (5) subjects at O’Level innationally recognised examination including English Language, Mathematics and three other Science subjects which are relevant to the intended programme at not more than two sittings. In addition, an acceptable pass in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) with relevant subject combination is also required for admission into 100 Level.

Direct Entry Mode

Candidates seeking admission into a programme in Science through Direct Entry must havepasses at GCE ‘A’ Level/IJMB or its equivalent in a minimum of two (2) Science subjects relevant to the intended programme to be considered for admission into 200 Level. This isin addition to fulfilling the requirement of a minimum of credit level passes in five (5) relevant subjects at ‘O’ Level as indicated above.

Inter-University Transfer Mode

Students can transfer into 200-Level courses provided they have the relevant qualifications. Universities are to certify that students meet the minimum requirements for the Inter-University Transfer.

Minimum Duration

The minimum duration of science programmes is five (5) academic sessions for candidates whoenter through the UTME Mode. Direct Entry candidates admitted into the 200 level of their programmes will spend a minimum of three (4) academic sessions.