Bachelor - Cyber Security

3 years
1,752 EUR/year
Rolling admission
Rolling admission
Berlin / Germany
IU International University of Applied Sciences

Program description

This totally online Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security degree program will teach you how to identify and neutralize cyber threats and prepare you for a leadership role in the field. You'll learn cutting-edge information about Cyber Security and deal with real-world challenges including designing and coding secure systems and keeping them running smoothly.

To better understand and defend against cybercriminals, you will study not only incident response and digital forensics but also penetration testing and reverse engineering.

Program structure

Semester 1

  • 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

Semester 2

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

Semester 3

  • Intercultural and Ethical Decision-Making
  • Introduction to the Internet of Things
  • Algorithms, Data Structures and Programming Languages
  • Theoretical Computer Sciences and Mathematical Logic
  • IT Project Management
  • DevSecOps and Common Software Weaknesses

Semester 4

  • IT Service Management
  • Cryptography
  • IT Law
  • Host and Software Forensics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Information Security Standards

Semester 5

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

Semester 6

  • Bachelor Thesis & Colloquium


Tuition fees for international students

  • 146 EUR/month

An additional 1,000 EUR fee is charged for studying at one of our on-campus locations. The fee must be paid to IU by bank transfer no later than one month before the start of your studies. (The campus fee is not included in the tuition fees of the study programme)

Requirements for applicants

  • Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate such as A-Levels or IB Diploma and your transcript of records.
  • A subject-related higher education entrance qualification.

Depending on your qualifications, you might have to meet additional requirements, such as successfully passing a university entrance examination.

The admissions documents must be provided in English or German, if they were not issued in one of these two languages, a translation is required.

English language proficiency

We accept the following English language skills certificates*:

  • TOEFL (minimum 80 points)* or 
  • IELTS (minimum Level 6)* or 
  • Duolingo English Test (minimum 95 points)* or
  • Cambridge Certificate (minimum Grade B)*  

Is English your native language, or have you graduated from an English-speaking school or university? Then you do not need to prove your English language proficiency.

*Proof must be provided before the start of the study and must not be older than five years.

About the university

With a completely fresh approach, IU International University of Applied Sciences offers excellent programs for Bachelor, Master, and MBA degrees. They have developed campuses in Germany for students who choose to finish their coursework there, but they also provide comprehensive distance learning programs online. Additionally, students are free to mix the two.

It provides German and English-language campus-based, online, and blended learning programs. As of the summer semester of 2021, IU is the biggest state-accredited institution in Germany with over 100,000 students enrolled.

State recognition of the institution dates back to 1999, and in 2009 and 2021 it received accreditation from the German Science and Humanities Council. Additionally approved by the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA) on behalf of the German Accreditation Council are the study programs and the university's internal quality management ("system accreditation").

IU International University offers the following subject areas:

  • Design, Architecture & Construction
  • Health
  • Hospitality, Tourism & Events
  • Human Resources
  • IT & Technology
  • Marketing & Communication
  • Social Sciences
  • Transportation & Logistics
  • Business & Management

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