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Certificate in Secure Software Development

Programme Code: CR_KSSDE_9
Mode of Delivery:Part Time, Fully Online
No. of Semesters:2
NFQ Level:9
Embedded Award:No
Programme Credits:20
programmeReviewDate:May 2024

Programme Outcomes

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

PO1 Knowledge - Breadth
  (a) A systematic understanding of the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills relevant to the development of secure software at the forefront of the field.
PO2 Knowledge - Kind
  (a) A critical awareness of emerging issues relating to the development of secure software which minimises the risk exploitation which is informed by the latest research in the field of cyber-security.
PO3 Skill - Range
  (a) Select and apply standard and customised tools and techniques, including novel and emerging technologies to develop software that is designed from the foundation to be secure.
PO4 Skill - Selectivity
  (a) Select from complex and advanced skills across the field of cybersecurity to critically analyse the security of existing software and to develop new software that is secure by design.
PO5 Competence - Context
  (a) Analyse and document measures to address risks and security weaknesses in software which is under development.
PO6 Competence - Role
  (a) An ability to act as champion in the design, development, updating and assessment of secure software and to develop secure software to industry standards informed by the latest research in the field.
PO7 Competence - Learning to Learn
  (a) Critically analyse the currency of their own knowledge of secure software development and act to address weaknesses in their understanding relevant to specific software development projects by researching state of the art tools and techniques and emerging threats.
PO8 Competence - Insight
  (a) Demonstrate a critical appreciation of the wider consequences to society of software that is vulnerable to attack and maintain high ethical standards in their treatment of such vulnerabilities.

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
CYBR8001 Cybersecurity Standards & Risk
CYBR9001 Secure Software Development

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
CYBR9002 Security Assurance
CYBR9003 Practical Cryptography

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