Post Graduate Diploma in Cybersecurity Management (Post Graduate Diploma in Cybersecurity Management )

Munster Technological University Cork (TBC)
Key Programme Details
Award

Postgraduate Diploma

NFQ Level

9 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online

Mode

Full Time

ECTS Credits

60

General Information
Contact

Triona McSweeney

Email

triona.mcsweeney@mtu.ie

Phone

021-4335122

Address

MTU Cork

Role

Course owner

Important Dates
Application Deadline

01/08/2021

Start Date

06/09/2021

End Date

31/12/2022

About this Course

The PG Dip Cybersecurity Management programme will prepare a broad range of graduates for roles as cybersecurity professionals with leadership responsibilities within industry. Cybersecurity managers must ensure that the risk to information assets is minimised by implementing well-designed security measures. They are responsible for staying abreast of the threat landscape to prevent (and design policy to respond to) malicious actors. They implement cybersecurity management frameworks and ensure that all employees and vendors operate within these frameworks. They advise and guide their business on national, EU and international laws for dealing with personal data, credit card information, health care data and other personally identifiable information. They have governance responsibilities ensuring cyber risks are identified and quantified according to well-defined metrics and implement systems that mitigate these risks.

Entry Requirements

Applicants who hold a Level 8 award from any discipline are eligible to apply for the PG Diploma in Cybersecurity Management programme. Applicants who do not hold a Level 8 award but have significant industrial experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

Long Description

The PG Dip Cybersecurity Management programme will prepare a broad range of graduates for roles as cybersecurity professionals with leadership responsibilities within industry. Cybersecurity managers must ensure that the risk to information assets is minimised by implementing well-designed security measures. They are responsible for staying abreast of the threat landscape to prevent (and design policy to respond to) malicious actors. They implement cybersecurity management frameworks and ensure that all employees and vendors operate within these frameworks. They advise and guide their business on national, EU and international laws for dealing with personal data, credit card information, health care data and other personally identifiable information. They have governance responsibilities ensuring cyber risks are identified and quantified according to well-defined metrics and implement systems that mitigate these risks.

Cybersecurity managers also need to have the digital skills in enterprise security architecture to work with teams in procuring and developing IT systems, the transversal skills to determine what risks/vulnerabilities/attacks these systems identify/detect/prevent, the management skills to be capable of prioritising cybersecurity resources and will have leadership skills in working with diverse teams.

In order to perform the role, required learners will undertake a series of modules designed to develop these skills. The programme will be delivered online over three semesters.

Timetable Info

3 semesters (20 credits per semester).
Programme schedule available here: https://cs.cit.ie/cybermgmt-pgdip-sched

Delivery Notes

Online

Admissions Contact Details
Address

Cork

Phone

0214335040

Email

AdmissionsCork@mtu.ie

RPL Information

https://www.cit.ie/rpl

Application Procedures

apply online through www.springboardcourses.ie
Demand for this programme is very high so please upload the following documentation with your application in a single zip file.
Academic Documents
→ Up-to-date CV (include all information that may be relevant to your application in terms of qualifications, work experience etc)
→ Academic Transcripts (this must include your degree qualification at a minimum and can also include any additional qualifications and/or certifications)
→ Statement of Purpose (minimum 400 words)
Administrative Documents
→ To progress your application to this Springboard+ program, two non-academic eligibility requirements must also be satisfied.  These are your Employment status and your Residency/Nationality status.
You can check your eligibility for Springboard courses here: https://springboardcourses.ie/eligibility