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Information and Network Security - Professional Diploma

Course Details

Available: Part- Time

Duration: 1 year

Award: Professional Diploma

Qualification: NFQ Level 9 Minor Award

Faculty: Science and Engineering

Course Type: Professional/Flexible

Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.

Contact(s):

Name:
Springboard
Email:
springboard@ul.ie

Brief Description

The Professional Diploma in Information and Network Security course is a one year part-time postgraduate programme (two semesters) and is designed for ICT professionals who wish to upskill to meet an emerging skills gap in the Information and Network Security area.

The Specialist Diploma in Information and Network Security course is a one-year part-time postgraduate programme (two semesters) and is designed for ICT professionals who wish to upskill to meet an emerging skills gap in the Information and Network Security area. It is a part-time intensive course, suitable for those working full-time, that will meet industry needs for skilled technology professionals who can plan, analyze and implement network and security measures.

Programme Objectives

The programme objectives are to equip the student with essential knowledge and skills required to operate and design secure computer network and information systems; to have an understanding of techniques for providing security services and for the application of data forensics techniques.

Who Will Benefit?

Technology professionals seeking to upskill part-time in contemporary and emerging best practices in the operation and design of secure computer network and information systems.

Autumn Semester Spring Semester
Cryptography & Security Fundamentals Communication & Security Protocols
Network & Host Security Data Forensics
  Industry-based Project

Level 8 honours primary degree, at minimum second class honours, in a relevant engineering/ computing/mathematics or technology discipline.

It’s expected that applicants will have experience in and a working knowledge of a programming language and of computer networking (TCP/IP);

Applicants who do not meet the academic entry requirements but who have significant relevant experience in the technology sector (minimum 5 years) and are encouraged to apply under the University Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy.

Applicants must also satisfy the English Language Requirements of the University.

What to Include with your Application
Delays in receiving these documents will affect the progress of your application.

  • Photo or Scanned original copy of your transcripts for all years of study. (Graduates of UL need only provide us with their Student ID number.)
  • Photo or Scanned copy of passport to verify ID and full legal name.
  • A copy of your most recent CV.
  • Applicants who do not have English as their first language may satisfy English Language requirements:
  • If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice

If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:
• English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
AND
• English language competency certificate

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The programme is fully funded for jobseekers and returners. 90% funding is available to full time workers under the Springboard+ 2019 criteria. See springboardcourses.ie website for eligibility details.

For information on funding and scholarships please click here.