Letterkenny Institute of Technology


LYIT is located in County Donegal, a region in the North West of Ireland that is one of the most beautiful in the country and well serviced with transport links. LYIT is a lively and inspirational place that attracts a creative mix of 3,000 students both from the local area and from 31 different countries. This gives us a vibrant array of cultures and activities on campus and a friendly, supportive and relaxed atmosphere where students and staff work closely together. The Institute has partnership agreements with over 60 universities all over the world and offers programs of study in various areas and levels, ranging from undergraduate to masters and doctoral degrees.

The college’s two campuses are based in Letterkenny, the commercial hub of the county, and in Killybegs, a picturesque fishing town and Ireland’s premier seaport. These modern, integrated campuses encourage strong academic learning and career-focused practical experience. We have excellent facilities in all departments, such as a suite of graphic design studios, state-of-the-art nursing resources, special purpose laboratories, training kitchens and restaurants, and an on-campus business development centre, CoLab, to support spin-off enterprises. Our multi-purpose centre, An Dánlann, houses our excellent sport and recreational facilities in addition to our medical centre, counselling service, careers office and chaplaincies.

We are deeply committed to the people in our region. Part of our mission is to help raise the economic prospects of the young people who study with us and by doing so, the prosperity of the wider communities into which they will graduate. That’s why every course we offer teaches the latest knowledge and skills that employers demand. As part of this, we are involved in many cross-border programmes and are currently fostering a strategic alliance with the University of Ulster.

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MSc in Systems and Software Security

Campus Full time September 2017 Ireland Donegal

The MSc is a three semester taught programme in computing which focuses on topics applicable to Systems and Software Security. [+]

Is this Course for You? The MSc is a three semester taught programme in computing which focuses on topics applicable to Systems and Software Security. These are followed by a dissertation which will offer the student the opportunity to apply a range of topics covered in the taught part of the programme to demonstrate an extended knowledge and ability in that area. The dissertation will normally be completed over one to two additional semester’s. From an industry point of view, this programme was developed in partnership with the IT industry in the north-west and with Pramerica in particular. The objective of developing the course is to ensure a supply of highly-skilled and experienced graduates for key employers locally and throughout Ireland. The existence of the course and the placement reflects the commitment of employers to this field of expertise. Graduates from this course can expect to find attractive employment opportunities locally and nationally. Note: Students may chose to leave the course after the first 60 credits (taught modules) and will obtain an exit-award of a Post-graduate Diploma in Computing in Systems and Software Security. Students who continue on to complete the dissertation will obtain an MSc in Computing in Systems and Software Security. Learning Outcomes On completion of the course the graduate will be able to: Appraise discipline expertise in computing principles and concepts and of secure coding and infrastructure in particular. Critically analyse and evaluate a wide range of computing related technologies and their application with emphasis on secure technologies. Evaluate, synthesize, defend and discuss research, development and application of computing technologies in a structured, reasoned and coherent way Evaluate the application of computing technologies in its economic, legal, social and ethical context. Work effectively as an autonomous individual or as part of a team. Follow-on Courses Progression to programmes leading to a Doctoral Degree (by research), are available internally at LYIT or through a range of other Institutes of Technology and Universities in Ireland and abroad. Progression internationally to some second cycle (e.g. 'Bologna Masters') degree programmes. [-]