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Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Cybersecurity
Partner: Fairmont State University

Students in this degree program will learn the necessary computer science skills as well as take courses in mathematics and general studies.Courses will increase student’s knowledge on data structures, Algorithms,Programming, language concepts and theory and Operating systems. By graduation students will develop programs effectively in at least 3 languages under at least 2 operating systems.

Students who are accepted for the September 2017 intake for this degree will be offered a 100,000 MUR scholarship to be distributed in 25,000 MUR increments per semester.

Admissions Requirements:

Mauritians

  1. Complete online application
  2. Submit photo ID
  3. Submit secondary school results with one of the following:
    • 3 Subjects at A-level and 1 subject at subsidiary level at High School Certificate Examination, or
    • 2 Subjects at A-level and 2 subjects at subsidiary level at the High School Certificate Examination, or
    • 3 Subjects at A-level at the London General Certificate Examination.
  1. Submit proof of competence in the English language with one of the following:
    • TOEFL internet-based (iBT) exam score of 71 or paper-based exam score of 525
    • IELTS score of 6.0 overall band score with a minimum of 5.0 on each sub scale

*For English proficiency: Scores that are more than 2 years old are not accepted.

Student can apply by uploading soft copies of documents, but must provide original hard copies of some document upon acceptance into a degree program.

Payment details

A deposit fee of 10% of your tuition fee should be paid to secure your seat at The American Campus upon confirmation of an offer.

Pay tuition (or first payment from payment plan) and fees prior to the start of the semester.

International students

  1. Complete online application
  2. Submit copy of passport
  3. Submit secondary school results having successfully completed secondary school with official secondary school transcripts with grades from the last three years computing to a minimum GPA of 2.50. Equivalent secondary credentials will be evaluated.*
  4. Submit proof of competence in the English language with one of the following:
    • TOEFL internet-based (iBT) exam score of 71 or paper-based exam score of 525
    • IELTS score of 6.0 overall band score with a minimum of 5.0 on each sub scale**

*O levels, A levels, and Baccalaureate results will be evaluated and converted to GPA.

**Scores that are more than 2 years old are not accepted.

Student can apply with soft copies of documents, but must provide original hard copies of some document upon acceptance into a degree program.

Payment details

International students must pay tuition and fees for the first semester prior to travelling to Mauritius.

International students must show proof of funding for one year tuition and 6 months housing and other expenses at the time of application.  This is a total of about 9,000 USD.

International students are requested to meet all the Mauritius student visa requirements. Please contact our support team on admissions@tac.education for further guidance.

Course List:

Year 1

Semester 1:

  • COMP 1100 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTING
  • COMP 1120 PRINCIPLES OF PROGRAMMING
  • MATH 1561 INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL REASONING
  • ENGL 1101 WRITTEN ENGLISH
  • GENERAL STUDIES

Semester 2:

  • COMP 1130 PRINCIPLES OF PROGRAMMING
  • MATH 2562 INTRODUCTION TO DISCRETE MATHEMATICS
  • ENGL 1102 WRITTEN ENGLISH
  • CRIM 2250 CYBERCRIME
  • GENERAL STUDIES

Year 2

Semester 3:

  • COMP 2200 OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING
  • COMP 2220 FUNDAMENTALS OF COMPUTER SECURITY
  • COMP 2270 DATA STRUCTURES
  • MATH 2501 CALCULUS I

Semester 4:

  • COMP 2201 MACHINE ORGANIZATION
  • COMP 2230 NETWORK PROGRAMMING
  • BISM 2600 INTRODUCTION TO NETWORK ADMINISTRATION
  • GENERAL STUDIES

Year 3

Semester 5:

  • COMP 3340 OPERATING SYSTEMS
  • COMP 3380 INTRODUCTION TO CRYPTOGRAPHY
  • SCIENCE ELECTIVE
  • GENERAL STUDIES

Semester 6:

  • COMP 3390 NETWORK SECURITY
  • COMP 3395 ETHICAL ISSUES IN COMPUTING
  • MAJOR ELECTIVES
  • GENERAL STUDIES
  • FREE ELECTIVES

Year 4

Semester 7:

  • COMP 4410 DATABASE MANAGEMENT
  • COMP 4415 VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT
  • GENERAL STUDIES
  • FREE ELECTIVES

Semester 8:

  • COMP 4440 SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
  • COMP 4495 CYBERSECURITY SENIOR PROJECT
  • GENERAL STUDIES
  • FREE ELECTIVES

Career Opportunities with a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Security:

  • Computer programmers
  • System analysts
  • Software engineers
  • Database engineers
  • Security analysts

*Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Cybersecurity is still under TEC Approval

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