This course provides an opportunity for candidates wishing to formalise their existing IT experience with a qualification, and for graduates of non-computing disciplines to develop the specialist skills suitable to transition into an exciting career in computing with a specialism in cyber security.
The course will provide you with the core computing and cyber security knowledge and skills required to work within a technical IT environment. Throughout the course, content is complemented by practical work, undertaken in state-of-the-art facilities, using tools and techniques to allow you to match software solutions to the needs of businesses. This practical element will enhance your theoretical understanding by developing real-world problem-solving skills; enhancing your employability as a graduate.
You will learn to develop and manage the modern software tools and secure information systems demanded by industry using appropriate development methodology to provide high-quality, secure software systems.
The core technical content of the course is directed towards the study of modern tools and techniques in the fields of information and security management, software development, secure database systems and web security.
Throughout the course, content is complemented by practical work, allowing you to support your theoretical understanding by developing real-world problem solving skills and gaining practical experience.
You will be taught through a mixture of lectures, tutorials, labs and external speakers, supported through our online virtual learning environment affording access to a wide variety of resources and support materials.
Part-time September start students
Part-time January start students
Practical class or workshop
A significant portion of this courses is underpinned by independent learning, and you will be expected to be responsible for managing your coursework, reading and other learning activities appropriately.
STAFF DELIVERING ON THIS COURSE
Our staff members feature in the annual Support and Teaching staff with Appreciation and Recognition (STAR) awards voted by the students and organised by RGU:Union. Recently we have been awarded two Lecturer of the Year awards and an award for Continued Excellence.
Many of our academic staff are Fellows or Senior Fellows of the Higher Education Academy or are working towards this accolade. This is a professional recognition of practice, impact and leadership of teaching and learning.
Staff on this course could also include: visiting lecturers, visiting Distinguished Researchers, library staff and industry experts and postgraduate researchers.
Typically students are assessed each year:
Students have the option to seek a short placement. However, permission to undertake a placement is at the discretion of the School and is not guaranteed.
As a graduate of this you could go on to work in a wide variety of IT careers, for example, to work as a Software Engineer, Applications Developer, Business Analyst, Database Developer, Web Developer, Network Manager and Administrator. You could also go on to pursue a career in research or academia.
Aberdeen is home to many multinational oil and gas companies and associated suppliers such as mainstream software houses, IT providers to major oil-related companies, specialist software consultancies, and venture capital start-ups.
The university is involved in a number of commercial collaborations on a local, national and international scale with organisations such as BP, British Geological Survey, Wood Group PSN, Accenture, WIPRO and many Aberdeen-based software development companies.
The course also prepares students for research careers by providing the skills necessary of an effective researcher. Suitable MSc graduates may continue to PhD programmes within the school.
Visit the Information Technology with Cyber Security (MSc) page on the Robert Gordon University website for more details!
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