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HNCCyber Security Technologist

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Why study a Cyber Security Technologist HNC at Solent University

Gain the knowledge and professional skills required of a Cyber Security Technologist (Cyber Security Engineer) on this two year HNC programme.

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    investment in our campus and industry-standard facilities
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    in the top 20 best student cities (StudentCrowd, 2023)
  • You’ll be taught in small class-based sessions.
  • Study in our high-tech computer networking labs with industry-standard facilities including Cisco routers and switches, and software including Kali Linux, Metasploit and a wide range of tools capable of foot printing, reconnaissance and scanning.
  • You will be studying in the South East which continues to dominate the tech industry, alongside London (BDO UK, Nov 2022).

Course overview

Cyber Security is a key issue across all aspects of our lives. From developing fingerprint and facial recognition technologies for our smartphones, through to preserving the national security of our country, the role of the cyber security technologist has never been more significant or important.

You’ll study areas including cyber security standards, network applications, problem solving through programming and routing and switching – all taught by a dedicated and experienced course team.

At Solent we place great value in connecting you with the wider computing industry. You will encounter real case studies and be exposed to the ways that technologies and associated practices happen in real-life working contexts.  Further industry exposure will come in the form of talks and lectures from practitioners. Furthermore, you may also undertake industry visits to see how practice is applied in the context of a real working environment.

Upon successful completion you may choose to progress onto the BSc (Hons) Cyber Security degree at Solent.

This course is part of the South Coast Institute of Technology (IoT), a partnership of colleges, universities and industry-leading employers to create new career opportunities in the technology sector. IoT courses like this one are precisely tailored to the needs of employers in the maritime, engineering and digital industries – industries which are hungry for talented new engineers, technologists, technicians and creatives like you.

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Course features

  • Specialist facilities

    This course has access to specialist facilities

Who is this course for?

This course is open to a wide range of learners of all ages and backgrounds who are looking to make the steps to move into a career in cyber security technology. 

What does this course lead to?

Cyber Security Technologists are found in all sectors and organisations that employ technology, for example Digital, Telecoms, Technology, Business Services, Defence, Government, Finance, Health, Retail, Critical National Infrastructure, Transport, Automotive sectors; and in all types and sizes of organisation including large corporates, public sector bodies, academic institutions, charities, and small and medium enterprise (SME).

Typical job titles include: Cyber Security Engineer, Cyber Security Consultant, Cyber Security Architect, Cyber Security Analyst, Cyber Security Specialist, IT Security Technician, Embedded Engineer.

Meet the team

The University cannot guarantee any particular members of staff will teach specific aspects of the course in the future, but will endeavour to ensure the teaching team maintains their balance of experience and qualifications.


The course makes use of Solent’s excellent EC Council certified security and specialist networking labs, which feature a wide variety of real-world equipment from Cisco (including Cisco Packet Tracer), Fluke and HP, as well as high-fidelity simulation systems including the market-leading Opnet. You’ll also have access to our devices lab, a special test area integrated within one of our existing software development spaces. It consists of a range of real mobile devices, allowing students to test their web sites and apps on real equipment.

Our vibrant campus brings state-of-the-art facilities to enhance your learning and elevate your student experience. Our award-winning teaching building, The Spark is centred around students and offers a stimulating study environment with flexible learning spaces. Away from studying, why not try out the gyms, fitness studios and sports halls in our £28 million Sports Complex, or watch a blockbuster film at our student-run cinema with Dolby Atmos audio.

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