|Third Level Colleges|
Several of our colleges offer degree or master and doctoral research programs in information security, with specialisation in fields like forensics (Letterkenny IT, DCU, Limerick IT, WIT), mobile (UL) and cloud (CIT). UCD’s Centre for Cyber Crime Investigation runs dedicated programmes for senior international criminal investigators.
The colleges interact with industry in order to make the course content most relevant to the needs of industry. Several of the courses include internships in the industry and final year, masters and doctorate theses are often ‘’live’ projects with local industry.
If you are a third level college providing courses in information security and would like to be included on the ISI website, please email: marketing[at] infosecurityireland.org
The Institute of Technology Blanchardstown is a third level college providing courses leading to degrees, masters and PhDs in Computing, Engineering and Business. ITB has 3 and 4 year full-time and part-time specialist degrees in the Information Security & Digital Forensics areas coordinated by Dr. Anthony Keane. (Dr Keane's HEAnet national conference presentation)
LyIT has two campuses, Letterkenny and Killybegs. The Schools of Business, Engineering, Science and Tourism provide a wide variety of programmes, with awards right up to Masters and Doctorate level. LyIT offers a three year Level-7 BSc in Computer Security and Digital Forensics and a one year add-on Level-8 Honours Degree with the same title. It also offers a PGDip/MSc in Enterprise Applications Development which has significant elements of security and cloud computing and an internship with local employers.
Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) is a university-level institution in the South-East of Ireland with over 10,000 students and 1000 staff. WIT offers tuition and research programmes in various areas from Higher Certificate to Degree to PhD.
"For LYIT, one of the primary benefits of ISI membership is that it has enhanced our connectivity with the security industry. This has created opportunities for industry-academia collaboration and has helped to inform the Institute's teaching and research strategy."