Information Technology with Cyber Security – MSc

Information Technology with Cyber Security – MSc

Specialism
Certification
MSc
Qualification level
MSc
Location
Aberdeen
Study type
Classroom
Duration
Full time (Sept) - 12 months Full time (Jan) - 17 months Part time - 24 - 36 months
Price
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About the course

Overview

The course provides an opportunity to develop the skills suitable for a career in Computing with specialist subjects in cyber security, enabling students to learn how to create and manage secure computer systems.

It allows those who wish to apply their knowledge and expertise in a technical environment to develop the cyber security skills required to develop and maintain secure computer systems and the computing skills needed to match software solutions to the needs of business. The course is suitable for graduates wishing to transition into an IT career from other disciplines, as well as for candidates wishing to extend their existing IT experience with a formal Computing qualification.

This course is available to study full-time or part-time. The part-time mode is ideal if you would like to develop your career but are unable to commit to full time study.

What you will study

Full-Time

Semester 1 (Sept start) / Semester 2 (Jan start)

  • Information and Security Management
  • IT Infrastructure and service management
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Data Management

Semester 2 (Sept start) / Semester 1 (Jan start)

  • Database and Web Security
  • Intranet Systems Development
  • Software Project Engineering
  • Data Visualisation and Analysis

Semester 3

  • MSc Project Investigation
  • MSc Project

Part-Time

Year 1

Semester 1 (Sept start) / Semester 2 (Jan start)

  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Data Management

Semester 2 (Sept start) / Semester 1 (Jan start)

  • Intranet Systems Development
  • Data Visualisation and Analysis

Year 2

Semester 1 (Sept start) / Semester 2 (Jan start)

  • IT Infrastructure and service management
  • Information and Security Management

Semester 2 (Sept start) / Semester 1 (Jan start)

  • Software Project Engineering
  • Database and Web Security

Semester 3

  • MSc Project Investigation

Year 3

Semester 1

  • MSc Project 

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How you will learn

You will learn to develop and manage the modern software tools and secure information systems demanded by industry using appropriate development methodology to provide high quality, secure software systems.

The core technical content of the course is directed towards the study of state-of-the-art tools and techniques in the fields of information and security management, software development, secure database systems and web security. Throughout the course, content is complemented by practical work, allowing you to support your theoretical understanding by developing real-world problem solving skills and gaining practical experience.

You will be taught through a mixture of lectures, tutorials, labs and external speakers, supported through our online virtual learning environment affording access to a wide variety of resources and support materials.

Group and Individual Projects

  • You will work on a group project designed to simulate a number of industry-relevant challenges and develop team-working skills.
  • You will also undertake a substantial individual project allowing you to extend and focus skills on a topic of particular interest.

Course Duration for Part-time Students

Part-time September start students

  • A) Part-time September start students who would like to work on their project during the summer start their project in May of their second year and complete in December of their third year. (approximately 28 months)
  • B) Part-time September start students who would like to avoid working on their project during the summer start their project in September of their third year and complete in May that year.  (approximately 33 months)

Part-time January start students

  • C) Part-time January start students who would like to work on their project during the summer will start their project in January of their third year complete their project in August that year. (approximately 32 months)
  • D) Part-time January start students who would like to avoid working on their project during the summer will start their project in January of their third year, have a break during the summer semester and continue their project September-December that year. (approximately 36 months)

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