Campus : Southampton
Start dates: September, January.
The cyber security engineering master’s conversion degree will help equip students with the essential skills and knowledge to become cyber security specialists, learning how to tackle cybercrime and manage security systems.
As well as gaining a firm grounding in web and software development, students on this course will learn the necessary skills to become ethical hackers, penetrate test networks, and prevent and eradicate malware. Students will also develop their problem-solving skills and explore research methods.
The course curriculum is developed with input from a variety of sources, including an industrial liaison panel, to ensure students are studying the latest technology and working practices employed by industry experts.
To aid study, students have full access to the University’s specialist networking labs equipped with industry-standard networking equipment from Cisco, Fluke and HP, as well as high-fidelity simulation systems, including the market-leading Opnet. Using Alienware computers and CISCO Packet Tracer, students can practice their software development skills and test their web applications.
Module Breakdown (All modules are core)
- Research Methods
- Professional Issues and Practice
- Pilot Project
- Research Project
- Computer Fundamentals
- Cyber Security
- Cyber Security Management
- Web Technologies
Minimum 2:2 (second class) honours degree from a UK university or its equivalent.
Applicants will normally be expected to have a good honours degree. This does not have to be in design but, applicants should have experience in a relevant industry or be able to demonstrate a link between their current job/experience and design. This refers to design in the broadest sense so can include organisational design, systems design and service design as well as more traditional design disciplines such as product, fashion and graphics.
If you don’t meet the academic requirements
Mature applicants with a lower qualification and at least 3 years of appropriate professional experience may be accepted.
If you have substantial relevant experience alone, your application will be considered on its individual merit.