Postgraduate Diploma in Cybersecurity - MTU Cork Campus (Postgraduate Diploma in Cybersecurity - MTU Cork Campus)

Munster Technological University (TBC)
Key Programme Details
Award

Major

NFQ Level

Level 9 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

60

Department

Computer Science

General Information
Contact

Vincent Ryan

Email

vincent.ryan@mtu.ie

Phone

00353214335112

Address

Bishopstown, Cork

Role

Course Owner

Important Dates
Application Deadline

26/08/2022

Start Date

12/09/2022

End Date

22/12/2023

About this Course

This one and a half year part-time PostGradute Diploma in Cybersecurity aims to develop students both technically and personally and produce focused graduates of very high academic and practical standards to match the needs of both the Irish and international IT industry and the ever-expanding vacant roles in Cybersecurity. The Postgraduate Diploma programme consists of the taught modules in the Masters in Cybersecurity, which we have been running since 2016 and is delivered both online and in campus.

The graduates from the Masters and PostGraduate Diploma in Cybersecurity are in very high demand, and all are in employment shortly after graduating. Indeed, if we could produce more graduates, we are of the opinion that they would also be employed. There are over 1 Million open positions in Cybersecurity worldwide that are not being filled because the experts do not exist, and the expanding Cybersecurity industry here in Ireland needs graduates to fill vacant roles.



Entry Requirements

Participants should ideally have an Honours award in a level 8 Bachelors in a cognate discipline, and have a good knowledge of Computer Networking. Every applicant will be individually assessed.

Long Description

This one and a half year part-time PostGradute Diploma in Cybersecurity aims to develop students both technically and personally and produce focused graduates of very high academic and practical standards to match the needs of both the Irish and international IT industry and the ever-expanding vacant roles in Cybersecurity. The Postgraduate Diploma programme consists of the taught modules in the Masters in Cybersecurity, which we have been running since 2016 and is delivered both online and in campus.

The graduates from the Masters and PostGraduate Diploma in Cybersecurity are in very high demand, and all are in employment shortly after graduating. Indeed, if we could produce more graduates, we are of the opinion that they would also be employed. There are over 1 Million open positions in Cybersecurity worldwide that are not being filled because the experts do not exist, and the expanding Cybersecurity industry here in Ireland needs graduates to fill vacant roles.

The programme was developed in conjunction with the local Cybersecurity industry, many of whom were invited to a meeting in MTU, where a proposed draft of the programme was discussed. The programme is technical in nature, and hands-on skills are emphasised. It is aimed at graduates with an Honours award in a cognate discipline, who have a good knowledge of Computer Networking. Graduates form the programme will have the option of paying the fee for the project/thesis module (COMP9021), and thereby pursuing the Masters in Cybersecurity, should they choose to do so.

Graduates from the Masters in Cybersecurity are employed in organisations such as Sophos, Dell, TCS, IBM, TikTok, AT&T, Servicenow, Accenture, Trend Micro, Bank of America, Bank of Ireland, eSentire, Forcepoint, Verizon, Arista Networks, FireEye, Trellix, McAfee and AWS.

The programme will be delivered online using MTU's state of the art eLearning system. Labs are hosted 24/7 on MTU's world class private cloud infrastructure and on CyberRange. During the programme, students will be immersed in a broad set of modules in the area of Cybersecurity covering Offensive Security, Network Security & Forensics, Security Risk and Compliance, Incident Response & Digital Forensics, Scripting for Cybersecurity and Applied Cryptography.

Please note this is an intensive part-time programme run over one and a half years. It will be very demanding and will require significant commitment from all students. However, at the end of the course you will have acquired an excellent, industry recognised qualification. More details are available at the MTU Computer Science website (http://cs.cit.ie).

If you are applying for this programme, be sure to upload one ZIP file of the Academic Documents which are:
1. Up-to-date CV (include all information that may be relevant to your application in terms of qualifications, work experience etc)
2. Academic Transcripts (this must include your degree qualification at a minimum and can also include any additional qualifications and/or certifications)
3. Statement of Purpose (approx. 400 words outlining why you are applying for this programme)

Timetable Info

Typically, lectures will be timetabled on 2 evenings every week from 18:00 to 22:00.
All lectures are recorded, and can be viewed at any time by the students.

Delivery Location

Bishopstown, Cork

Delivery Notes

The delivery is 100% online. Students never need to visit MTU Cork in person.

Admissions Contact Details
Address

Bishopstown, Cork

Phone

021 4335040

Email

AdmissionsCork@mtu.ie

RPL Information

https://www.cit.ie/rpl

Application Procedures

Apply online through www.springboardcourses.ie