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Information and Network Security - Specialist Diploma

Course Details

Available: Part- Time

Duration: 1 year

Award: Specialist 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 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.

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 fulltime, that will meet industry needs for skilled technology professionals who can plan, analyse 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.

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.