Taught course

Information and Network Security

University of Limerick · Faculty of Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

An honours primary degree, at minimum second class honours, in a relevant Engineering, Computing, Mathematics, Science or Technology discipline. Applicants from other disciplines who have a significant Mathematics or Computing element in their primary degree will also be considered. Applicants who possess an honours undergraduate degree, at minimum second class honours, or equivalent in a non-numerate discipline and have a minimum of three years experiential learning in an appropriate computing discipline will also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

Programme Structure and Content: Semester 1- Cryptography & Security Fundamentals; Cryptographic Mathematics; Multimedia Communications; C++ Programming; Software Engineering,
Semester 2- Data Forensics; Biometrics; Communication & Security Protocols; Network & Host Security; Web-based Application Design; Master of Engineering Project 1/2.
Master of engineering project (practicum) enables students to gain experience in undertaking a significant engineering task, which will involve research into a selected topic in the area of information and network security, along with advanced design and implementation. The project commences in the Autumn semester and continues through to the Summer semester.

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the Universities English Language Requirements. Please visit http://www.ul.ie/graduateschool/non-european-applicants for the list of requirements

Fees and funding

The University of Limerick is offering 10 taught postgraduate scholarships to potential applicants for the 2014/15 academic year. The value of each scholarship is €2,000. The successful candidates will receive the scholarship in the form of a reduced fee. The Scholarships will be allocated by the faculties on the basis of financial need and personal statement from the applicants. Please visit our website for more information on how to apply.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MEng
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dr. Reiner Dojen
+353 61213442