Network & Information Security
About the course
The programme seeks to provide graduates with the skills necessary to enable them to find employment in the I.T. sector or to proceed to obtaining higher qualifications in computing and network security. The programme learning outcomes are in accordance with those outlined by QQI for Level 9 qualifications.
The aims of the programme are to:
– Prepare graduates who can competently embrace the many complex and integrated analytical, technical and design aspects of computing networks and communication systems security
– Prepare learners who can develop robust and efficient network security plans, strategies and solutions
– Prepare graduates who can identify industrial requirements of computer network security and can analyse security risks and can propose solutions
– Deepen significantly the learners' knowledge of many interrelated areas: resilience of it infrastructure security, ethical hacking tools, hacking and penetration tools, etc
– Significantly extend the graduates' knowledge and understanding of the specialist area of cryptography and computer forensics
– Extend the learners' in-depth knowledge, understanding and practical skills in meeting the specific technical and design requirements of exacting industry standards as they emerge
– Develop the skills necessary to do independent research in a professional manner
– Prepare graduates who can critically assess and reflect on the major challenges in the field of network security and suggest ways in which they might be addressed
– Develop learners who can rigorously apply appropriate research, design and implementation methodologies in their development of network security solutions
– Prepare learners who can reliably perform a range of distinct roles within group based project teams by establishing effective collaborative working relations with colleagues to achieve common goals.
The programme contains eight taught modules and a final Dissertation/Dissertation by Practice. Four modules are taught per semester so students complete eight taught modules over two semesters and then complete a project over a period of twelve weeks. The overall programme is one calendar year long. The learners who start in September, complete taught modules by the following May and complete their projects over the summer, thus completing the entire programme within one calendar year.
Candidates applying for this course should have a 2.2 Level 8 honours degree or above in Computing Science, or a 2.2 Higher Diploma in Computing or related discipline or international equivalent and/or relevant work experience.
Research Methods, Telecommunication and Network Services, Managing Information Security, Computer Forensics
Cryptography, IT Infrastructure Protection & Ethical Hacking, Legal and Ethical Aspects of Information Security, Information & Network Security Technologies
Dissertation by Practice
1 year Full-Time / 2 years Part-Time.
Application can be made directly to the GCD Admissions Office or via the website www.griffith.ie/apply
Applications for all direct entry programmes (undergraduate, postgraduate, part-time/evening time) must be made on the website www.griffith.ie/apply and relevant* supporting documentation can be emailed to email@example.com or posted to:
The Admissions Office,
Griffith College Dublin,
South Circular Road,
*All applications for direct entry to undergraduate programmes should include a copy of official Leaving Certificate results with the exception of mature applicants (who must supply evidence of date of birth).
Post Course Info
Graduates who are successful on the MSc course are eligible to be considered for entry onto a doctoral degree.