Systems & Software Security

Letterkenny Institute of Technology


Course Name Systems & Software Security
Course Provider Letterkenny Institute of Technology
Course Code LY_KSSCT_M
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major Letterkenny Institute of Technology Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Part time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Letterkenny
Application Date Application Deadline - 14 September.
Duration 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
Course Fee EU Fees: €5,000.00
Non-EU Fees: €10,000.00
Entry Requirements Minimum Entry Requirements
Level 8 Honours Degree in Computing, or equivalent, second class honours (2.2), or Higher Diploma in Computing (Conversion Course into Computing). If you do not have an honours degree but have relevant experience you may also be eligible to apply via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
Number of Places 12
Course Content

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Our Master of Science in Computing in Systems & Software Security is a two semester programme followed by a dissertation. Developed in collaboration with the IT industry and with major companies, including Pramerica, following...

Subjects Taught Semester Proposed Modules Mandatory/elective Credits Hours Per Week

Year One
Semester 1
• Secure Infrastructure Mandatory 15 5
• Secure Programming Environments Mandatory 15 5

Semester 2
• Security Threats and Countermeasures Mandatory 15 5
• System Security and Cryptography Mandatory 15 5

Year Two
Semester 3
• Dissertation Mandatory 30 4
Careers or Further Progression Follow-on Courses
Follow up programmes elsewhere include:
• Level 10 studies (Doctoral) at other institutions and universities at home and abroad.

Career Pathways
The main employers are:
• Companies with Large Computer Networks
• Payment Card Industry
• Financial Services Companies

Graduate Careers
Graduate careers typically include:
• Security Incident Analyst
• Secure Systems Manager
• IT Security Threat Analyst
Further Enquiries Further Information
Thomas Dowling
Head of Department
Telephone: +353 (0)74 918 6304
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