Master's Degree education

Master's Degree Programme in Information Technology, Cyber Security

Master of Engineering, 60 ECTS

Master of Engineering

  • Degree Programme
  • Curricula
  • Implementations

Key learning outcomes

Student knowledge profile is dictated through his personal learning plan.

Cyber Security Master’s Degree programme student knows how about management, technical implementations, auditing, legislation and regulations of cyber security. The student will know how to plan, develop, implement and control different technological solutions in realistic company environments. The student will also learn how to test and audit these solutions. Student has the knowledge and skills to defend cyber security attacks in a realistic environment. 

The student will have the ability for life-long learning professionally, make decisions and communicate effectively as part of a multinational team. The student knows how to conduct research ethically.

Education content and professional growth and know-how

The professional growth of students is carried out with a tutoring process which starts at the very beginning of the studies and continues until graduation. In this process students complete their personal learning plans and discuss their needs for developing their target competences with their designated teacher tutors. 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 students’ optional studies. The core studies icnludes 20 ECTS Cyber security module and 30 ECTS Master thesis. Cyber security module develop students' expertise in the Cyber security and the students can choose their topics for their 30-ECTS master thesis. The students are provided with personal supervision and guidance in master thesis seminars when writing their theses. The courses in the management module and the research and development module aim to develop students' shared master competences. In addition, students can take 5 ECTS of elective studies from management electives or other available master level courses and develop their complementary competence.

Flexible studies

Students can take the studies part-time (in 3 years) based on their preference. Most of the courses are implemented by blending in-class activities with learning in virtual environments. Students can also choose their electives from master level courses of other degree programmes or from CampusOnline, Edufutura, Yritystehdas, and Future Factory. Prior learning can be recognized via other master level studies or through work experience based on discussions with course instructors.

Higher level studies completed elsewhere may be accredited as part of your degree. The student must have a certificate or some other document to prove that they have completed the studies. Skills acquired elsewhere can also be described and demonstrated to enable accreditation. Further information is available in the Study Guide.

Working life oriented learning

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

Career opportunities and employment

Past students of the degree programme work with following titles in 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

The graduate may apply to continue on to postgraduate studies in science or arts at universities (Act 558/2009, Section 37) and in the school of professional teacher education. Studies can be continued by applying for corresponding post-degree education at universities abroad, for example. A university of applied sciences also provides opportunities for continuing education in the form of specialisation studies, open studies, an online study portal (CampusOnline) and working life based 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 industirial networks.