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Master of Science in Information Security

Programme Code: CR_KINSE_9
Mode of Delivery:Full Time, Part Time, Distance Learning, ACCS
No. of Semesters:3
NFQ Level:9
Embedded Award:No
Programme Credits:90
programmeReviewDate:March 2020
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 Infrormation Security, 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 Information Security by taking electives that match their interests.
PO2 Knowledge - Kind
  (a) A capacity to critically appraise developments in a wide range of technologies in Information Security; 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 Information Security as a result of the research undertaken; exhibit research capability in a number of cutting edge areas in the fields of Information Security; 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 Information Security.
PO5 Competence - Context
  (a) Analyse and document measures to address risks and weaknesses in Information Security 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 Information Security.
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 an Information Security 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 information security needs.

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
COMP9046 Network Security & Forensics
COMP9053 Scripting for Sys Automation
COMP9038 Incident Response & Forensics
Module Code Module Title
COMP9035 Cloud Security
COMP9049 Embedded Security
COMP9059 Online Fraud Analytics
COMP9047 Malware Investigations
COMP9033 Data Analytics

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
COMP9039 Security Management and Law
COMP9012 Applied Cryptography
COMP9050 Offensive Security
Module Code Module Title
COMP9048 Malware Reverse Engineering
COMP9051 Threat Intelligence
COMP9056 Software Vulnerabilities
FREE6001 Free Choice Module

Stage 1 / Semester 3

Module Code Module Title
COMP9021 Computing Research Project

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