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Master of Science in Cybersecurity

Programme Code: CR_KINSE_9
Mode of Delivery:Full Time, Part Time, ACCS, Fully Online
No. of Semesters:3
NFQ Level:9
Embedded Award:No
Programme Credits:90
programmeReviewDate:September 2023
Field of Study:Computer Science

Programme Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this programme the graduate will be able to demonstrate... :

PO1 Knowledge - Breadth
  (a) A mastery of advanced theoretical and practical knowledge and skills relevant to Cybersecurity, including Cryptography, Security Management, laws relating to data protection and computer crime legislation, Network Security, Network Forensics, Incident Response, Digital Forensics, Penetration Testing, Web App Security and Scripting. The student will also be able to master other specialist areas of Cybersecurity by taking electives that match their interests.
PO2 Knowledge - Kind
  (a) A capacity to critically appraise developments in a wide range of technologies in Cybersecurity; discuss current challenges and research activities in these areas; apply research methodologies to tackling research problems.
PO3 Skill - Range
  (a) An ability to select and apply standard research tools and techniques of inquiry, forming a solid foundation for pursuing further research; critically evaluate design and implementation issues in Cybersecurity as a result of the research undertaken; exhibit research capability in a number of cutting edge areas in the fields of Cybersecurity; complete a major research project.
PO4 Skill - Selectivity
  (a) Develop new research skills to plan and implement a research project using emerging technologies to solve a challenging problem requiring an appropriately high level of technical expertise in the area of Cybersecurity.
PO5 Competence - Context
  (a) Analyse and document measures to address risks and weaknesses in Cybersecurity infrastructures; develop guidelines regarding professional and ethical practices in the exploitation of computer technology; design and implement a solution that requires significant preliminary research for novel and unfamiliar situations.
PO6 Competence - Role
  (a) Develop the technical competence required for the role of senior security officer for medium/large organizations; assume the role of technical lead of a project of significant complexity related to Cybersecurity.
PO7 Competence - Learning to Learn
  (a) An ability to reflect on their strengths and weaknesses and how they will involve continuing professional development in their personal development plan. Develop expert knowledge of the Cybersecurity landscape and anticipate skills shortages to direct continuing professional development.
PO8 Competence - Insight
  (a) A critical appreciation of the design issues in developing a Cybersecurity infrastructure, taking into account the environment and context in which it is being applied. Expert knowledge of the emerging threats and countermeasures in the field and the ability to anticipate cybersecurity needs.

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
COMP9046 Network Security & Forensics
COMP9053 Scripting for Cybersecurity
COMP9038 Incident Response & Forensics
Module Code Module Title
COMP9072 Distributed Ledger Technology
COMP9035 Cloud Security
COMP9049 Embedded Security
COMP9059 Online Fraud Analytics
COMP9047 Malware Investigations
COMP9033 Data Analytics
COMP9062 Big Data Processing

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
COMP9012 Applied Cryptography
COMP9050 Offensive Security
COMP9079 Security Risk & Compliance
Module Code Module Title
COMP9048 Malware Reverse Engineering
COMP9051 Threat Intelligence
COMP9056 Software Vulnerabilities
FREE6001 Free Choice Module
COMP9071 Fraud and Anomaly Detection

Stage 1 / Semester 3

Module Code Module Title
COMP9021 Computing Research Project

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