Ibru Village, Agbarha-Otor

Ughelli North, Delta State, Nigeria

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Department of Cybersecurity

To evolve a broad strategy for human resource development that encompasses educational, cultural, social, and political development such that graduates can possess the unique cybersecurity ability to protect digital assets, and guard critical infrastructure, and business ecosystems amongst others.

  1. To build capacity and develop human capital in the field of cyber security, and to safeguard business transactions as well as corporate assets nationally and globally. In other words, the cyber security programme is to equip graduates with the knowledge and skills required to protect people, computers, networks, programs, data, and other critical infrastructure from attack, damage, or unauthorised access.



    The objectives of the programme are to:

    1. provide graduates with a broad and balanced foundational knowledge of cybersecurity;
    2. equip graduates with the capacity to analyse cyber security threats and risks for organizations;
    3. develop graduates on basic skills that would enable them to detect and prevent cyber-fraud;
    4. equip graduates with the capacity to develop detective codes and supportive software agents to address cyber security threats;
    5. equip graduates with digital forensic science techniques for the detection of cybercrimes;
    6. equip graduates with knowledge of cryptography for the privacy of information on computer systems;
    7. prepare graduates for the purpose of self-employment and job placement in government and industries; and
    8. develop graduates for professional practice and commitment to lifelong learning.
  1. Recent developments in computing, network technologies, Internet, and cloud technologies have made reliable and secure exchange of digital information vital to most human activities including banking, medicine, infrastructure management, and elections. As the use of information technology expands, so are the potential consequences of cyber-attacks, and the need for a skilled workforce to prevent and defend against them.


    Unfortunately, the pool of available talent to build and certify applications designed to withstand attacks, diagnose, and prevent security intrusions is inadequate to meet the growing needs all over the world. Government agencies, Business Organizations, Industries, and the Military are scrambling to find qualified professionals to safeguard their systems, businesses, and Infrastructures.


    The focus of this programme is to equip students with the knowledge, understanding, and skills to gather, analyse, develop, and present evidence gained from computer systems, professionally, to understand the impact of cybercrime and events upon business and the public and to be able to identify and implement specific security practices, features, and techniques to enhance the security of computer and computer-based systems.


    The related fields are:

    • Computer Science
    • Software Engineering
    • Criminology
    • Forensic
    • Information Technology
    • Information Systems
    • Data Science


    The following are possible areas of specialisation:

    • Cybersecurity Analysis
    • Information System Security
    • Network Security
    • Digital Forensic Analysis
    • System Security and Auditing

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

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



The minimum academic requirement is credit level passes in five subjects at O’Level in nationally recognised examinations 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 a relevant subject combination is also required for admission into 100 Level.


Direct Entry

Candidates seeking admission into a programme in Science through Direct Entry must satisfy the UME requirements in addition to possessing any of the following:

  1. At least two GCE ‘A’ Level/IJMB or its equivalent in a minimum of two Science subjects which must include Mathematics and Physics which are relevant to the intended programme to be considered for admission into 200 Level. This is in addition to fulfilling the requirement of a minimum of credit level passes in five relevant subjects at ‘O’ Level as indicated above.


  1. National Diploma with a minimum of Upper Credit or HND with a minimum of Lower Credit in any of the following:
  • Data Processing
  • Computer Engineering
  • Information System/ Information Technology
  • Engineering Technology
  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • Mathematics/Physics/Statistics
  • Mathematics Education/Physics Education/Computer Science Education


  1. First Degree of MCIU or any other recognized University by the Senate of MCIU.


  1. Credit passes in at least two subjects in NCE which

must include Computer Science, Mathematics and




Inter-University Transfer

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.

  1. 4.50 – 5.00     First Class
  2. 3.50 – 4.49     Second Class Honours (Upper Division)
  3. 2.50 – 3.49            Second Class Honours (Lower Division)
  4. 1.50 – 2.49            Third Class Division
  5. 0.00 – 1.49     Fail    


The class of degree to be awarded will be based on the final CGPA attained at the end of the programme as follows:




4.50 – 5.00        

First Class Honours

3.50 – 4.49         

Second Class Honours (Upper Division)

2.40 – 3.49        

Second Class Honours (Lower Division)

1.50 – 2.39        

Third Class Honours


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