The master degree programme in Information Technology Security trains specialists equipped to research, design, produce, assess, coordinate and manage the computer systems employed in all areas of computer technology and science, in connection with the security and protection of systems, networks and computer infrastructure, and the secure and confidential processing of data.
Graduates deal with the design, development, production, assessment, maintenance, control and management of secure and protected computer systems and infrastructure. Their work is targeted first and foremost at the continuous improvement of secure and protected computer systems, also in terms of the secure management of sensitive data.
These competences are underpinned by a capacity to adopt and propose key innovations in the sector within the relevant field of application. The master degree programme is therefore designed to train professionals equipped with advanced scientific and technological competences, methodological and operational skills and an open, critical approach to issues connected with the use and adoption of computer technologies.
Information Technology Security graduates are qualified to assume positions of high responsibility within projects that involve consultancy and the analysis, design, management, maintenance, and marketing of medium to large-scale computer systems.
Graduates can operate in a wide range of fields connected with the design and management of computer and telematics systems and the study of new systems and applications. This line of work can be pursued in all areas of the public and private sector that make use of computer technologies.
The most pertinent market segments are therefore: banks, insurance companies, logistics and transport, health, public administrations, telecommunications and the media, service companies, and industry.
Application and admission: Open with entry requirements examination.
Students must have level B2 proficiency in English. Proficiency may be certified at the time of matriculation by submitting a certificate of level B2 language proficiency or better, or by sitting the SLAM (University Language Centre) Placement test during the first year of studies only, between September and December.
Students who do not pass the test must follow the SLAM language courses and obtain appropriate certification within the year the plan of study calls for a language exam.
The programme of study can be enriched by educational experiences in foreign universities, as a way for students to expand their knowledge as well as socializing in a challenging international environment.
They will follow courses to be included in individual study plans under the Erasmus+ agreements with over 50 universities in Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Lithuania, Norway, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, Hungary. The period abroad typically lasts 5 months and includes educational activities for around 30 CFU credits.
The topics cover information and communication technologies and their applications.
The activities carried out are recognised based on the Learning Agreement defined by the student with the Erasmus manager of the Computer Science Department before starting the activities, and on their successful completion. The courses successfully passed abroad will replace activities included in the Student Information Booklet, inasmuch as they cover the same areas or complete basic skills.
A special commission of the Computer Science Academic Board will take care of the recognition of credits earned abroad and the definition of the study plan including these credits. Students can also do an internship at a foreign university to prepare for their thesis. The credit recognition procedure is similar to the one provided for courses.
Highly recommended, not mandatory.