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Digital tech is booming but with this comes increased threat of cyberattacks and the need for secure systems. There is a huge demand for security experts to identify and defend against cyber-attacks. Learn how to protect companies, customers, and systems against cyberattacks and ensure sensitive data is secure with the IU Bachelor in Cyber Security. Become a specialist in statistical and digital forensic methods and enter an exciting career field that is continually growing in importance. Study 100% online with IU.

Program Structure

1st semester

  • Operating Systems, Computer Networks and Distributed Systems
  • Introduction to Data Protection and IT Security
  • Mathematics: Analysis
  • Introduction to Academic Work
  • Introduction to Programming with Python
  • Statistics - Probability and Descriptive Statistics

2nd semester

  • Mathematics: Linear Algebra
  • Collaborative Work
  • Object-Oriented and Functional Programming with Python
  • Introduction to Network Forensics
  • Requirements Engineering
  • System Pentesting Basics

3rd semester

  • Introduction to the Internet of Things
  • Intercultural and Ethical Decision-Making
  • IT Project Management
  • DevSecOps and Common Software Weaknesses
  • Algorithms, Data Structures and Programming Languages
  • Statistical Computing

4th semester

  • Cryptography
  • IT Law
  • Host and Software Forensics
  • Specification
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • IT Service Management

5th semester

  • Seminar: Current Topics in Computer Science
  • Advanced-Data Analysis
  • Project: Data Analysis
  • Cloud Computing
  • Elective A

6th semester

  • Elective B
  • Elective C
  • Bachelor Thesis & Colloquium

Academic Requirements:

  • Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate such as A-Levels, IB Diploma including your Transcript of Records.
  • Proof of eligibility to study a bachelor's degree at university in Germany.

Depending on your chosen programme, academic level, and background, you might need to also take one of the following to make sure you are ready to study with us:

  • Bachelor Entrance Examination
  • Pathway Programme
  • English Level:
    - Proof of English skills.
    - Speexx B2.2 Certificate (complimentary when signing up with IU - free of charge)
    - If English is your native language or you graduated from an English-speaking school/university, you do not have to prove your English skills.