MEng in Information and Network Security From University of Limerick

Program Overview

Security has recently become a top priority as communication and information have become a key factor in economic and societal development. Networks and information systems are now supporting services and carrying data to an extent inconceivable only a few years ago. Concerns about security of electronic networks and information systems have been growing along with the rapid increase in the number of network users and the value of their transactions. Security has now reached a critical point where it represents a prerequisite for the growth of electronic businesses and the functioning of whole economies. Maintaining secure systems and guarding company information are considered critical in today's business environments. Most companies, especially those in banking, defence, e-commerce and telecommunications, are making systems security a top priority. Consequently, there is a great need for skilled professionals who can plan, analyse and implement security measures.

The MEng in Information and Network Security programme aims to provide graduates with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to contribute as technical leaders and researchers in systems security management.

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  Location

LimerickIreland

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  Course Duration

12 Months

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  Tuition Fee

 16,548

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IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 90

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The Master of Engineering in Information and Network Security provides a comprehensive grounding in key areas of security of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) systems.  The course is offered as a one-year, full-time taught postgraduate programme spanning a single academic year and requires full-time attendance on campus.  The course consists of a taught component and a project.  The total credit weighting of the course is 90 ECTS credits

Autumn
 

  • Cryptography & Security Fundamentals
  • Cryptographic Mathematics
  • Multimedia Communications
  • C++ Programming
  • Software Engineering


Spring
 

  • Data Forensics
  • Biometrics
  • Communication & Security Protocols
  • Network & Host Security
  • Master of Engineering Project 1: Project Identification’*


Summer
 

  • Master of Engineering Project 2: Project Design & Implementation*

 

An honours primary degree (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland), at minimum second class honours, in a relevant engineering, computing, mathematics, science or technology discipline. Applicants from other disciplines who have a significant mathematics or computing element in their primary degree will also be considered. Applicants who possess an honours undergraduate degree, at minimum second class honours, or equivalent in a non-numerate discipline and have a minimum of three years experiential learning in an appropriate computing discipline will also be considered.

Tuition Fees

These are based on ResidencyCitizenshipCourse requirements.

Review the three groups of criteria to determine your fee status as follows
 

  1. Residency
     
    • You must have been living in an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland for at least 3 of the 5 years before starting your course
       
  2. Citizenship
     
    • You must be a citizen of an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland or have official refugee status
       
  3. Course Requirements (all must be met)
     
    • You must be a first time full-time undergraduate (Exceptions are provided for students who hold a Level 6 or Level 7 qualification and are progressing to a Level 8 course in the same general area of study).
    • You must be undertaking a full-time undergraduate course of at least 2 year’s duration
    • You cannot be undertaking a repeat year of study at the same level unless evidence of exceptional circumstances eg serious illness is provided (in which case this condition may be waived)

Graduates of this programme will be able to develop and manage security policies related to organisations' IT systems and to combat threats to corporate technical resources.

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