The Institute of Technology Carlow has launched its BSc in Cybercrime and IT Security, which is now open for applications through the CAO for this September.
The course is the first of its kind in Ireland and in response to the global talent gap for tech talent, seeks to ensure that Ireland remains a tech hub in the face of increased risk of cyberattacks.
Speaking about the course, Dr Patricia Mulcahy, president of IT Carlow said “One of the biggest factors in meeting industry needs is higher education and training. In order to capitalise on the opportunity to become a global cyber hub, we must ensure Ireland has a talent pool of cyber professionals. This degree programme will deliver for the digital technology sector, nationally and internationally.”
Students starting on the course in September will work on a syllabus containing advanced programming, software engineering, networking, cybercrime legislation, computer forensics, reverse engineering and malware analysis, and penetrating testing (ethical hacking).
The course will also include a six month work placement.
Graduates will be qualified for roles in ethical hacking, secure application development, secure network management and digital forensics.