SEGi College Sarawak prepares students for high-demand cybersecurity jobs with new degree programme

SEGi College Sarawak is expanding its commitment to preparing students for the future of work by introducing a new BSc (Hons) Computer Science degree with a focus on cybersecurity and networks. Dr. Catherine Menon, a lecturer at the University of Herefordshire, recently visited the college and spoke to final year students about the degree programme, as well as the job opportunities and technologies they will be exposed to upon graduation. 

Dr. Menon stressed the importance of cybersecurity in the tech industry during his presentation, highlighting the potential vulnerabilities that come with the adoption of new technologies such as self-driving cars and medical devices such as pacemakers. She also outlined the skills students will gain through the degree programme, beginning with coding in the first year and progressing to networking and cybersecurity specialisation in the second and third years. 

According to a report by Cybersecurity Ventures, global spending on cybersecurity products and services is expected to exceed $1 trillion from 2017 to 2021. According to the report, the demand for cybersecurity professionals is expected to reach 3.5 million unfilled positions by 2021. 

This degree programme’s introduction at SEGi College Sarawak is timely, as Sarawak embraces the Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR 4.0) and adapts to new technologies. Students can also work in a variety of industries, including health care, robotics and artificial intelligence in the automotive industry, office security, and transportation services. 

The efforts of SEGi College Sarawak in introducing new degree programmes and preparing its students for the future of work demonstrate the college’s commitment to remaining relevant and competitive in the ever-changing landscape of the tech industry. 

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