PROFESSIONAL MASTER’S IN CYBERSECURITY ENGINEERING

OVERVIEW

The course aims to provide the necessary competencies for a cyber security specialist who is responsible for strengthening information systems as well as preventing cyber-attacks and security incidents, carrying out risk analysis and offering security measures to mitigate threats in their workplace or for an external client.

The level of turbulence in the information space is growing rapidly. Security has become a broad and complex concept and being competent in matters related to media literacy, strategic communication, technologies and cyber security is important to us as individuals as well as representatives of states and organisations. Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences' study offer addresses this demand, offering education that prepares specialists with skills in:

✔️Media & Information Literacy

✔️Strategic Communication & Governance

✔️Virtual Reality & Smart Technologies

✔️Cybersecurity Engineering

CAREER

In the near future the demand for Engineering and Information and communication technology specialists will surpass supply, which opens up great career prospects for cybersecurity specialists. 

Graduates can work in various public and private sector organisations as integrated security testers and cybersecurity specialists, who can collaborate effectively, think critically and make data-based decisions.

Partners

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FAST FACTS

Language: English
Duration: full-time 2 years (4 semesters)
ECTS: 120
Degree title: PROFESSIONAL MASTER’S DEGREE IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES
EQF: Level 7
Exchange opportunities:  Available through Erasmus+ and Nordplus.

ECTS GUIDE

Course title

ECTS

Ethical hacking

3

Web application penetration testing

3

Reverse engineering

1,5

Information gathering

3

Network, mobile and cloud security

4,5

Digital forensics

3

Intrusion detection and prevention

3

Secure software design

3

Incident handling and response

3

System security engineering

3

Project managment techniques, tools and practices

3

Managerial economics

3

Strategic ICT managment

3

Data maining

3

Communication theory

3

The art of argumentation and critical thinking

3

Social media analysis workshop

3

Internet psychology

3

Rights, obligations and liability of actors on the internet

3

History of power and influence

3

Law of data security and investigatigation

3

Cybersecurity policy

3

Information system audits and assurance

3

Information security risk managment

3

Security culture

3

Latvian language (foriners)

3

Other optional courses

3

Python for penetration testers

3

Applied cryptography

3

Innovation and creative problem solving

3

Internship

9

Master's thesis

30

TOTAL:

120

 

APPLICATION FEES

Tuition fees: EU, EEA, Swiss Confederation - 1924 EUR per academic year (full-programme 3848 EUR). Non-EU, Non-EEA 3282 EUR per academic year (full-programme 6564 EUR).

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technologies or Information and Communication Technology
  • Evidence of English language competence (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS).
  • Master's theses proposal - view here

For further information, get in touch with International Office at international@va.lv.