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Information & Network Security

This MEng provides in-depth knowledge of emerging security threats and solutions for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) systems. Equips students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to identify, develop and implement highly secure systems and networks that serve enterprise goals.

Entry requirements

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.

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the criteria below (no longer than two years prior to application):

Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:

•Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved

•Irish Leaving Certificate English –Ordinary Level Grade D or above

•TOEFL – 580 (paper based) or 90 (internet based)

•IELTS – Minimum score of 6.5 with no less than 6 in any one component.

•English Test for English and Academic Purposes (ETAPP) – Grade C1

•GCE 'O' level English Language/GCSE English Language – Grade C or above

•Cambridge Assessment English - Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English Grade B

•GCE Examination Boards – Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations – Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate – School Certificate Pass 1-6 / University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council – School Certificate Pass 1-6

Results in examinations other than those listed above may also be accepted as meeting our English language requirements. Contact the International Education Division for advice

Duration

1 year full time

Careers or further progression

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.

Further enquiries

Course Director
Dr Reiner Dojen
Tel: +353 (0) 61 213442
Email: reiner.dojen@ul.ie

Subjects taught

Semester 1
•Cryptography & Security Fundamentals
•Cryptographic Mathematics
•Multimedia Communications
•C++ Programming
•Software Engineering
•Master of Engineering Project 1*

Semester 2
•Data Forensics
•Biometrics
•Communication & Security Protocols
•Network & Host Security
•Web-based Application Design
•Master of Engineering Project 2*

Semester 3
•Master of Engineering Project 3*

•*Master Project 1/2/3 is a single project undertaken throughout the entire year.

Comment

This MEng provides in-depth knowledge of emerging security threats and solutions for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) systems. Equips students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to identify, develop and implement highly secure systems and networks that serve enterprise goals.

Application date

WHAT TO INCLUDE WITH YOUR APPLICATION:

•Qualification transcripts and certificates

•English language qualification if English is not your first language

•Certified English translations of your transcripts/certificates where the originals are in a language other than English.

•A copy of your birth certificate (long document)

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: 09/Sep/2019

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