After completing the studies you will know about management, technical implementations, auditing, legislation and regulations of cyber security. You know how to plan, develop, implement and control different technological solutions in realistic company environments. You also learn how to test and audit these solutions. You have the knowledge and skills to defend cyber security attacks in a realistic environment.
Cyber security applies to all companies and organisations, whose business depends on working information technology environments. The constantly automating, digitizing and IT- dependent society needs a functional and secure IT environment. Thus, cyber security touches the lives of all of us as consumers, employees, entrepreneurs and citizens as members of society, regardless of age.
The key contents of the education
The extent of the education is 60 ECTS credits. Your studies include the following.
Expert Core Competence
- Security Management in Cyber Domain, 5 credits
- Cyber Security Implementation in Practice, 5 credits
- Auditing and Testing Technical Security, 5 credits
- Cyber Security Exercise, 5 credits
- Master’s Thesis, 30 credits
Shared Master Competence
- Research and Development, 5 credits (preferred)
- or Management, 5 credits
- Elective Master’s Degree Level studies, 5 credits
Master’s Thesis is a Research and/or Development project, which is clearly working life oriented as it is assigned by a company or an organization. With the Master’s Thesis you clearly demonstrate your ability to apply current research information to an industry or business related problem. You demonstrate your abilities to perform in a job demanding highly specialised knowledge and skills.
In addition to that, the education deals with the general security activities in the field of ICT, legislation of the field and national security criteria. Theoretical contents include also the design, encryption and detection methods of data security.
During the education, the students will learn to find known and unknown vulnerabilities of information technology devices and to test data security. The students will also learn to defence against data security threats and to realize counter-measures.
The intake for the education is 20 students. The education will be delivered as a multiform teaching where the contact hours will take place during the weekends (approximately 1 weekend per month). The delivery is designed in such a way that it is possible to pass the degree studies alongside a full time employment within two years.
The assignments are carried out in our Realistic Global Cyber Environment (RGCE) cyber range. The environment is constantly updated according to the current research and industry developments.
The teaching will be conducted in English.
Application timetable for Cyber Security and Artificial Intelligence and Data-Analytics
- Application period starts 8 January 2020. Online application form at www.studyinfo.fi
- Application period ends 22 January 2020 by 3 p.m. (UTC+2)
- Deadline for the attachments 29 January 2020 by 3 p.m. (UTC+2), please attach a copy of your bachelor’s degree and work certificates to the online application (concerns all applicants)
- Invitations for entrance examination around end of February
– Entrance exams in Finland during weeks 11-13 (9 – 27 March 2020)
- The student selection results are announced at the latest 5 June
- Deadline to confirm the study place 10 July 2020 by 3 p.m. (UTC+2)
- Studies will begin in the beginning of September 2020
Entry requirements and enclosures
Cyber Security: the requirements for eligibility are a bachelor’s level degree in engineering in the field of information and communications technology (ICT) or other equivalent degree and at least two years (24 months) of relevant work experience after the bachelor’s degree.
Artificial Intelligence and Data-Analytics: the requirements for eligibility are a bachelor’s level degree in engineering in the field of technology or other equivalent degree and at least two years (24 months) of relevant work experience after the bachelor’s degree.
Please note that all applicants must attach the required certificates directly to the online application form (e.g. as pdf/jpg/png -files):
- copies of the original degree certificates (bachelor’s degree)
- copies of work certificates (minimum 2 years from the field after graduation)
- authorised translations of the certificates, if needed*
*if the certificates are written in any other language than Finnish, Swedish or English, you have to enclose authorized translations of the certificates in one of these languages. The translator must sign and stamp the translations.
If you cannot submit attachments online, you can return them by email to the admission services. The attachments have to be submitted/returned by 29 January 2020, 3 p.m. (UTC+2). at the latest.
The original certificates will be checked at the Student Services in the beginning of studies. The selection is not final until they have been checked. If the applicant has given false information about ones qualifications, it may make one ineligible for admission.
The minimum requirement regarding work experience is at least two years (24 months) of relevant work experience gained after the bachelor’s degree.
JAMK accepts work experience also after a vocational college diploma or a higher vocational diploma (in Finnish: opistoasteen tutkinto, ammatillisen korkea-asteen tutkinto) before completing a bachelor’s degree. If an applicant has completed one of these diplomas before graduating from the bachelor’s degree, the work experience is accepted also after the prior degree. Even in this case the minimum requirement of work experience from the field is 2 years (24 months).
The work experience must be from the field of the degree (used for applying) or from field that the applicant is currently applying. An applicant can count in work experience until 31 July 2020.
Note that the work certificates must include a title (and preferably also a job description), working period and it must be signed (and if possible stamped) by the employee. Part-time work can be transferred into whole months, in a way that, 150 hours or 20 full workdays (at least 7 hours per day) corresponds to one month. Service in an army, non-military service or nursing leave is not considered as work experience. If an applicant has worked as an entrepreneur it is necessary to provide for the Admissions Services a document to prove it. For example, a Finnish entrepreneur need to have a document that proves one has YEL- or MYEL-insurance.
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