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Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Cybersecurity

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Programme Code: CR_KINSY_9
Mode of Delivery:Full Time, Part Time, ACCS, Open
No. of Semesters:2
NFQ Level:9
Embedded Award:Yes
Programme Credits:60
programmeReviewDate:September 2023

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.
PO3 Skill - Range
  (a) An ability to 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.
PO4 Skill - Selectivity
  (a) An ability to identify and analyse emerging technologies with the potential to solve significant potential challenges in 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.
PO6 Competence - Role
  (a) Develop the technical competence required for the role of senior security officer for medium/large organizations.
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 expertise knowledge of the Information Security 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
COMP9038 Incident Response & Forensics
COMP9053 Scripting for Cybersecurity
Module Code Module Title
COMP9035 Cloud Security
COMP9033 Data Analytics
COMP9047 Malware Investigations
COMP9059 Online Fraud Analytics
COMP9049 Embedded Security
COMP9062 Big Data Processing
COMP9072 Distributed Ledger Technology

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
COMP9056 Software Vulnerabilities
FREE6001 Free Choice Module
COMP9051 Threat Intelligence
COMP9071 Fraud and Anomaly Detection

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