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Information Security (MSc) (part-time)

  • Course Code

    CR_KINSE_9

  • Field of Study

    Computing

  • Type of Course:

    Masters Degree

  • Type of Qualification:

    MSc

  • Type of Study:

    Full time,Part time,Online

  • Application Closing Date:

    11th September 2017

Admission Requirements:

Entry to the MSc in Information Security will require a minimum of a Level 8 Honours Degree in Computing or in a cognate discipline. Applicants who do not hold a Level 8 degree but have significant industrial experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

Course summary

The MSc in Information Security part-time offering is taught fully online and is designed specifically for computing professionals working in the IT industry. The modules are assessed by online continuous assessment. The programme is hands-on in nature and provides the learner with detailed working knowledge of the tools used in the field of Information Security. Online lectures are delivered to students 2 evenings per week. Lectures are streamed live over the Internet and recorded to facilitate easy playback for learners. The full-time offering is taught on campus over one academic year and some elective modules may be taken online.

Department(s)

Computer Science

All part-time programmes at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.
Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2017-2018 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only. 

Course fees must be paid before attending lectures.

An Information/Registration session will take place on Wednesday 6th September from 6.00pm to 8.00pm at the CIT Bishopstown Campus. Institute staff will be in attendance to offer career guidance and assistance.

 

Course Fee

The following is the expected fees schedule for a typical student who begins the programme in September 2017

Part-Time Mode of Study (online delivery):

EU Students only: €9,000

Stage 1/Semester 1 (Sept 2017, 20 credits):                   €2000 

Stage 1/Semester 2 (Jan 2018, 20 credits):                     €2000 

Stage 2/Semester 1 (Sept 2018, 20 credits):                   €2000

Stage 2/Semester 2 (Jan 2019, 30 credits project):        €3000

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Fee per 5 credit module             €  500

Fee per 10 credit module           €1000

Fee per 30 credit module           €3000

Union of Students in Ireland (USI) Levy
The USI membership levy of €7.00 has been introduced as a result of a referendum where students opted to affiliate to the national Students’ Union. This levy must be paid before the start of Semester 1.

Duration & Delivery

Part-time: 24 months (4 Semesters) is the minimum duration (online delivery)

Part-Time Full-Time
Fully Online (Material and Assessments)
No. of weeks per semester: 13
No. of timetable hours/week: 8
Which days: Monday/Thursday
Online & CIT Bishopstown Campus
No. of weeks per semester: 13
No. of timetable hours/week: 16
Which days: Monday - Friday

 

Overview

Information security can be defined as the protection of information and information systems from unauthorised access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction in order to provide confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

Today, Information Security is becoming a function of increasing importance for the continued operation of commercial entities. The increasing level of interconnectedness of information networks and the reliance of business models on this interconnectedness has resulted in a network (currently the Internet) that has over a yottabyte of information stored, much of which is unsecured. This continuing trend is predicted to strongly increase the importance of Information Security within most multinational entities.

This programme aims to fill the ever increasing skills gap in this area and delivers material that follows the most current practise. Upon successful completion of this programme the student will both understand and deploy the most advanced methods to protect information at rest, in transit, and at work.

Award

Master of Science in Information Security (Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications).
Single module certification is possible.

 

CIT has developed a website which gives full details of all modules for all courses. The website also has information on recommended textbooks, average weekly workload, assessments and examinations.

Click here to view detailed module information.

 

All modules are worth 5 credits (ECTS) unless otherwise noted.

Mandatory Modules
Incident Response and Digital Forensics (10 ECTS)
Security Management and Law (10 ECTS)
Applied Cryptography
Web Application and Network Penetration Testing (10 ECTS)
Networking Security & Forensics (10 ECTS)
Scripting for System Administrators
Information Security Research Project (30 ECTS)

Elective Modules
Cloud Security
Data Analytics
Malware Investigations
Malware Reverse Engineering
Threat Intelligence
Software Security
Free Choice Module

 

  • Online application is open for programme beginning in September 2017.
  • Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €500 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.
  • Please attach and upload any documents such as transcripts, CV, other details relevant to the application.
  • Delivery of this programme is subject to sufficient number of applicants. Eligible candidates will be considered on a first come first served basis.

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Vincent Ryan
vincent.ryan@cit.ie
021 433 5112