Course Details

Course Code(s):
Course Start Date:
Spring 2025
12 Weeks
University Certificate of Study
Faculty: Electronic & Computer Engineering
Course Type: Professional/Flexible, Online
Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.


Name: Muzaffar Rao

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Brief Description

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Module Description Module Code NFQ Level ECTS Credits Start Date Cost

Secure OT-ICS Networks

CE5032 9 6 TBC


This micro-credential represents a single module within a larger further award (eg. Certificate, Diploma, Masters). By taking this micro-credential you may be eligible to apply for a credit exemption should you progress to study for a further award. The programmes associated with this MicroCred are: 

The aim of the module is to enable students to understand the differences between IT and OT security risks, the impacts of users behaviour and how to establish a Cyber Security Management System (CSMS).

This module was developed under the CyberSkills HCI Pillar 3 Project. Please refer to the consortium agreement for ownership.

Learning outcomes:

On the successful completion of this module participants will be able to:

  • Assess, manage and evaluate Operational Technology (OT) Security
  • Present mitigation strategies for OT security
  • Identify the differences between Information Technology (IT) and OT security
  • Develop a Cyber Security Management Strategy
  • Value and accept the importance of security awareness for Operational Technology (OT)
  • Level 8 degree (H2.2 award level or with appropriate industrial experience post-degree) in Computer Science/IT/Computer Engineering or related disciplines.
  • Basic understanding of of OT/ICS protocols and networks. This micro-credential will cover security aspect of OT/ICS networks.    

Entry requirements are established to ensure the learner can engage with the course material and assessments, at a level suitable to their needs, and the academic requirements of the module. By applying to this micro-credential, you are confirming that you have reviewed and understand any such requirements, and that you meet the eligibility criteria for admission.

Successful completion of this module does not automatically qualify you for entry into a further award. All programme applicants must meet the entry requirements listed if applying for a further award.

Fees €1,250

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