MSc in Computing in Applied Cyber Security

Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown (BN528)
Key Programme Details
Award

Master of Science

NFQ Level

9 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Classroom - Daytime

Mode

Part-Time

ECTS Credits

90

Skills Area

Information/Communications Technology

General Information
Contact

Springboard Administrator

Email

info@itb.ie

Phone

018851530

Address

Institute of Technology Blanchardstown, Blanchardstown Road North, Dublin 15,D15

Important Dates
Application Deadline

15/09/2017

Start Date

18/09/2017

About this Course

*** APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED ****
The Masters in Applied Cyber Security provides high-level training in modern information security technologies and learning skills for people wishing to enter the Information & Cyber Security industry in Ireland.
Graduates from this programme will be good decision makers, have excellent applied research skills, good at implementing and operating security technology such as secure communications, networking & cyber security, cyber crime investigating, business continuity & disaster recovery planning and management.

Entry Requirements

Second Class Honours grade 2 (GPA 2.5 or equivalent) in a Bachelor of Science (Honours) level 8 in Computing or equivalent, including graduates from Higher Diploma in Computing conversion courses.

Long Description

The MSc in Computing programme is of particular value to holders of a primary degree in computing, IT, or equivalent, working as IT professionals. It is also of value to individuals with a computing degree background who wish to develop their career towards working within a research-oriented environment at a postgraduate level.
This programme will give you the skills and knowledge to secure personal data and allow graduates to work as security professionals in any of the business and industry sectors. This course focuses on developing hands-on skills backed by theoretical knowledge. An essential part of the master’s degree is the creation of a body of work presented as a thesis which demonstrates ability in research methods, analytics and report writing. The graduates of this programme will be independent learners, good problem solvers and experienced researchers.
Students on this programme will also take part in Capture-the Flag competitions and through their course work, engage with real world problems with companies so that graduates from the programme have the necessary skills to make a difference in the work place.
ITB is also part of Information Security Ireland (ISI) - a central force in the field of Information Security promoting interaction with technology firms, research institutes, academia & government. http://www.infosecurityireland.org/

Work Placement :
Work placement begins once all taught modules have been completed and examined in June. The student will complete 3 months continuous work placement and complete a research project exercise based on their work practice which will be awarded 30 credits on submission of a dissertation project report. Students will be placed with companies of which many already have graduates from our previous Cyber Security courses and they help with getting students suitably placed.

Course Modules :
September to December
• Digital Forensics
• Secure Communications & Cryptography
• Network Security

January to May
• Business Continuity Management
• Cyber Crime Malware
• Research Skills & Ethics

June to August
• MSc Research Project



Why Choose This Course

The MSc in Computing programme is of particular value to holders of a primary degree in computing, IT, or equivalent, working as IT professionals. It is also of value to individuals with a computing degree background who wish to develop their career towards working within a research-oriented environment at a postgraduate level.

Career Opportunities

Our former graduates now work in Deloitte, Integrity Solutions, Rits, Espion, BH-Consulting, Liberty IT, Cobalt Technology, Integrity Solutions, Ward Solutions and larger international companies like Qualcomm, IBM, Deloitte, E&Y, KPMG, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Ericsson, Zurick Insurance and many more.

Timetable Info

Monday and Wednesday 9am - 6pm

Delivery Location

Campus/Classroom

Delivery Notes

Campus/Classroom

Admissions Contact Details
Instructor

Springboard Administrator

Address

Admissions Office Institute of Technology Blanchardstown Blanchardstown Road North Dublin 15

Phone

01 8851530

Email

info@itb.ie

Application Procedures

Apply online at https://www.springboardcourses.ie/