CUK Gets CUE’s Nod to Offer BSc Network Engineering and Cybersecurity. In a significant stride towards advancing the world of technology and education, the Commission for University Education (CUE) officials visited The Co-operative University of Kenya (CUK) on October 19, 2023. Their visit was not just another routine audit inspection; it marked the green light for launching an exciting new academic programme in the School of Computing and Mathematics (SCM), the BSc Network Engineering and Cybersecurity.
The CUE’s thorough inspection yielded a promising verdict: CUK met and exceeded the minimum threshold to mount this groundbreaking program. This achievement reflects the university’s dedication to staying at the forefront of technological education and preparing students for the challenges of the digital age.
The BSc Network Engineering and Cybersecurity programme, which is one-of-a-kind, is poised to be a game-changer in networking and cybersecurity education. The programme is designed to efficiently produce the next generation of network engineers equipped with diverse skills, including designing, developing, documenting, and deploying different kinds of networks. The program covers a broad spectrum of networks, ranging from Local Area Networks (LAN) and Wide Area Networks (WAN) to Wireless Networks, as well as Industry Standard Cybersecurity competencies.
Students enrolled in this program will be exposed to a strong foundation in network planning and security systems through a comprehensive and well-thought-out curriculum that benefits from the input of accomplished academic and industry experts. It is designed to include theoretical knowledge and hands-on practical experience, ensuring that graduates are well-prepared for the challenges they’ll face in the real world. As a result, they will have the skills and knowledge required to excel in various career paths within the IT and cybersecurity sectors. This program will empower students to become ideal network and security experts by seamlessly integrating cybersecurity skills. It’s not just about creating networks but defending them in an increasingly complex digital landscape.
Graduates from the BSc Network Engineering and Cybersecurity program at CUK will find themselves in high demand in the labor market. Equipped with a broad skill set, they can pursue careers as Network Engineers, IT managers, Cybersecurity specialists, and much more. The industry’s ever-increasing need for qualified professionals in these fields ensures a promising future for program graduates.
To guarantee the quality of education and the success of this groundbreaking program, CUK boasts a solid and dedicated faculty. These experienced professionals will impart knowledge, provide mentorship, and guide students through their academic journey.
The CUE’s approval and support, combined with the university’s commitment to excellence, have set the stage for CUK’s BSc Network Engineering and Cybersecurity program. This program represents an exciting opportunity for students to be part of an innovative and dynamic field, shaping the future of network engineering and cybersecurity.
As CUK prepares to launch this program, it marks a significant step forward in the ever-evolving world of technology and education. The BSc Network Engineering and Cybersecurity program is more than just a degree; it’s a gateway to a world of possibilities where the next generation of Network Engineers and Cybersecurity experts will thrive.
By Dr. Shem Mbandu, Dean School of Computing & Mathematics