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Master's Degree Programme in Information Technology, Cyber Security

Master of Engineering

Degree title:
Master of Engineering

60 ects

Key learning outcomes

In the Cyber Security Master’s Degree Programme, you learn about the components of cyber security, including management, technical implementations, auditing, as well as legislation and regulations. You will acquire the skills to strategically plan, develop, implement and control different technological solutions in realistic company environments. Additionally, you will gain proficiency in testing and auditing these solutions. You will also possess the knowledge and skills required to effectively defend against cyber security attacks. These skills are proven in an exercise held in a cyber range, mimicking the real world of cyber security.

You will gain the ability to take on life-long professional learning, make decisions and communicate effectively as part of a multinational team. You will learn how to conduct research ethically.

Concerning sustainability, the aim is to develop and lead sustainable and responsible practices in your work and promote sustainability change in your work community and society. You can apply knowledge of sustainable development and future visions as the basis for comprehensively sustainable solutions. You are also able to analyse and evaluate multidisciplinary complex problems with systemic dependencies and different dimensions of solutions. You can lead your work community in finding and implementing operating models and in consolidation of sustainable solutions.

Education content and professional growth and know-how

Your professional growth is carried out with a tutoring process which starts at the beginning of the studies and continues until graduation. In this process, you complete your personal learning plan and discuss your needs for developing your target competences with your career tutor. The 60 ECTS programme is designed as obligatory core studies and optional studies. The discussions with the teacher tutor lead to selecting appropriate courses in your optional studies. Recognising prior learning (RPL) will be considered.

The core studies include a 25 ECTS cyber security module and a 30 ECTS master's thesis. The cyber security module will develop your expertise in cyber security. You can quite freely propose your topic for the 30 ECTS master thesis from the field of cyber security. Once the topic proposal is accepted, you are provided with personal supervision and guidance when writing your thesis. You also have a research-based development course (5 ECTS) to support your master's thesis research. In addition, you can take 5 ECTS of elective studies from other available master-level courses and develop their complementary competence through topics of your choice.

Flexible studies

You can choose your alternative or elective studies from EduFutura partner institutions (University of Jyväskylä and Gradia) and international studies from European EUDRES higher education institutions. You can also choose from Finnish and foreign partner universities, such as other universities of applied sciences and universities. You can apply for accreditation of higher education studies that you have completed elsewhere.

Working life oriented learning

The development assignments included in the study modules and courses are integrated into working life. The studies make use of the competencies and expertise of the study group members. The thesis focuses on work-life oriented research and development.

Career opportunities and employment

Past students of the degree programme work with the following titles in the public/private sector:

- Chief Security Officer
- Chief Information Security Officer
- Information Security Manager
- Security Professional
- Security Architect
- Solution Architect
- Information Security Specialist
- Cloud Security Architect


There are no specific degree-related or statutory qualification requirements in the field.

Further studies

You may, after graduating, apply for postgraduate studies at universities or studies at the School of Professional Teacher Education. You can also continue your studies by applying for corresponding further education programmes in foreign higher education institutions, such as EUDRES higher education institutions. The university of applied sciences offers opportunities for competence development in various institutes, such as the open university of applied sciences, specialisation training and work-oriented continuing education.

Education planning

The learning outcomes laid down in the curriculum of the degree programme have been derived from the analysis of the operating environment, Jamk's own strategy, and the school's core competence areas. The planning has been carried out in cooperation with representatives from regional working life. The development proposals and course feedback submitted by the students of the degree programme have been considered in the development of the curriculum. International expertise takes place by comparing the contents of the educational offerings of partner universities and with the expertise of the visiting lecturers. Representatives of the degree programme are closely involved in the activities of regional and international industrial networks.

Contact Information

Karo Saharinen
Senior Lecturer
School of Technology

Master's Degree Programme in Information Technology, Cyber Security
Master's Degree Programme in Information Technology, Cyber Security

Timing plans by study path

Master's Degree Programme in Information Technology, Cyber Security

Timing plans by study path

Master's Degree Programme in Information Technology, Cyber Security

Timing plans by study path

Master's Degree Programme in Information Technology, Cyber Security

Timing plans by study path

Master's Degree Programme in Information Technology, Cyber Security

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