Master of Science in Computing in Applied Cyber Security (Research)

Master of Science
Programme Code: BN_KMACS_M
Mode of Delivery:Full Time
No. of Semesters:2
NFQ Level:9
Programme Credits:90
Institute Code:BN528M
Programme Extra Information:30 credits to be taken from Group Elective 1, 2 or 3 in semester 1

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

Group Elective 1
Module Code Module Title
MACS H6011 Network Security
MACS H6015 Digital Forensics
Group Elective 2
Module Code Module Title
MACS H6012 Cyber Crime Malware
MACS H6017 Secure Programming
MACS H6019 Application Security
Group Elective 3
Module Code Module Title
MACS H6013 Business Continuity Management
MACS H6016 Biometrics
MACS H6020 Security Intelligence

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
MSIT H6060 MSc Research Project - 60