Master of Science
Programme Code: BN_KMACS_R
Mode of Delivery:Full Time
No. of Semesters:3
NFQ Level:9
Programme Credits:90
Institute Code:BN528R
Programme Extra Information:20 credits to be taken from electives in semester 2

Programme Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme the learner will be able to :

PO1Knowledge - Breadth
 (a)expert knowledge of current, state-of-the-art specialist computing areas related to Cyber Security and will be able to demonstrate knowledge of relevant research methodologies.
PO2Knowledge - Kind
 (a)an awareness and critical understanding of developments in a number of specialist areas relating to Cyber Security and be able to discuss current challenges and research activities in these areas and apply accepted methodologies for tackling problems.
PO3Skill - Range
 (a)an ability to select and apply research tools and techniques of enquiry, forming a solid foundation for pursuing further research; critically evaluate design and implementation issues in cyber security areas as a result of the research undertaken and independently acquire and assess knowledge in novel and emerging technologies that effect cyber security.
PO4Skill - Selectivity
 (a)independently acquire and assess knowledge in Cyber Security technologies to successfully plan and implement a research project to solve a challenging cyber security problem; formulate judgements and synthesise conclusions following the completion of the research project.
PO5Competence - Context
 (a)A professional and confident attitude based on competence and excellence
 (b)An awareness, appreciation and ability to leverage changing nature of technology
PO6Competence - Role
 (a)An understanding and appreciation of the need for quality
PO7Competence - Learning to Learn
 (a)An attitude that recognises the need to constantly update knowledge and skills
PO8Competence - Insight
 (a)A customer and solutions focus
 (b)An attitude based on initiative, responsibility and problem ownership

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
MACS H6011 Network Security
MACS H6015 Digital Forensics
MACS H6014 Secure Communications & Cryptography

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
MACS H6021 Research Skills & Ethics
Module Code Module Title
MACS H6012 Cyber Crime Malware
MACS H6013 Business Continuity Management
MACS H6016 Biometrics
MACS H6017 Secure Programming
MACS H6019 Application Security
MACS H6020 Security Intelligence

Stage 1 / Semester 3

Module Code Module Title
MSIT H6029 MSc Research Project - 30