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Master of Science in Cybersecurity Management

Programme Code: CR_KCYMN_9
Mode of Delivery:Full Time, Fully Online
No. of Semesters:3
NFQ Level:9
Embedded Award:No
Programme Credits:90
programmeReviewDate:June 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 the theoretical knowledge and applied skills necessary determine how Cybersecurity governance, risk and compliance enable the alignment of security architecture, engineering and operations to meet business goals. 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 critical understanding and appraisal of a number of specialist areas in cybersecurity; discuss current challenges and research activities in these areas and apply accepted methodologies for tackling research problems.
PO3 Skill - Range
  (a) Evaluate and apply research tools and techniques of inquiry; investigate current challenges in Cybersecurity practice and research; formulate appropriate strategies from emerging theories; communicate to a range of audiences in both written and verbal media cutting edge work in the field of Cybersecurity.
PO4 Skill - Selectivity
  (a) Develop the necessary skills to plan and implement a work based project incorporating novel and emerging practices and technologies to develop a solution to a complex problem in Cybersecurity.
PO5 Competence - Context
  (a) Analyse and document measures to address risks and weaknesses in Cybersecurity policy and procedures; develop guidelines regarding professional and ethical practices in Cybersecurity; design and implement management frameworks and practices with the aim of improving an organisation's security posture and enhance resilience’s against cyberattacks.
PO6 Competence - Role
  (a) Develop the competence required to lead and manage projects in Cybersecurity involving multidisciplinary teams in medium/large organizations; communicate the complexities of Cybersecurity technical project elements to strategic leadership teams in an organisation; Evaluate Cybersecurity risks with the aim of preparing an organisation against likely attacks.
PO7 Competence - Learning to Learn
  (a) Develop the knowledge to formulate an appropriate continuing professional development plan based on personal goals. Acquire the knowledge and skills to independently learn and understand Cybersecurity trends to direct new self directed learning and manage the learning pathway of a cybersecurity team.
PO8 Competence - Insight
  (a) Expert knowledge in assessing the risk of emerging threats in Cybersecurity and applying governance and management countermeasures in compliance with legal and industry standards to mitigate these threats.

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
COMP9079 Security Risk & Compliance
COMP9080 Security Architecture
COMP9081 Security Contingency Planning
Module Code Module Title
COMP9053 Scripting for Cybersecurity
MGMT9034 Strategic Thinking
FREE6001 Free Choice Module

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
COMP9082 Security Management and Law
COMP8063 Emerging Cyber Trends
Group Elective 1
Module Code Module Title
COMP9084 Security Group Project
COMP9083 Security Work Based Project
Group Elective 2
Module Code Module Title
MGMT9063 Communications & Cybersecurity
COMP9012 Applied Cryptography
MRKT9014 People Management Strategies
COMP9071 Fraud and Anomaly Detection
FREE6001 Free Choice Module

Stage 1 / Semester 3

Module Code Module Title
COMP9021 Computing Research Project

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