6 Semester Fulltime/ 8 Semester Part-time
Start of programme
Information Security ManagementWeighting: 5 of 5
Data Protection & PrivacyWeighting: 4 of 5
Secure Operation of IT SystemsWeighting: 5 of 5
Problem-Based LearningWeighting: 5 of 5
Digital TransformationWeighting: 5 of 5
Hackathon and Application ProjectsWeighting: 4 of 5
What awaits you during your studies
The study concept is based on problem-based learning; set problems from real-life situations are solved largely independently with an active approach geared to practical applications.
With the skills you acquire as a graduate of the Cyber Security Management degree programme you will be able to carry out important key tasks for companies in process-related and organisational information security, in IT operations and in information technology.
You will deal with the design, development, selection and use of IT security architectures, IT security procedures and technologies in the company and on the administration level. With your competence and qualification, you will take on relevant tasks at the interface between the specialist departments and IT security.
As a graduate of this degree programme you will be qualified professionally and methodically to effectively meet the requirements of current and future job profiles within the information and communication technology sector as well as critical infrastructures, depending on your chosen focus and personal interests.
You can subsequently work in the following professional fields, for example:
Within a company as
- Information Security Officer
- Data Protection Officer
- IT Security Officer
- Cyber Security Expert in the field of Network Access Control (network security)
- IT Security Expert in the field of Identity Access Management (identity management)
- In-house Lead Auditor or Controller
Job profiles as an external employee / freelancer
- Network Security Specialist
- ISMS Implementer in compliance with ISO/IEC 27001 and IT Grundschutz (IT Baseline Protection)
- Auditor in compliance with ISO/IEC 27001 / EnWG of BNetzA and BSI
- Advisor/Consultant with different fields of specialisation.
As a graduate you will also be highly sought after by federal authorities, such as the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI).
The high demand for IT security specialists ensures interesting starting salaries and above-average earnings. In the ranking with incomes of other professionals, average salaries are right at the top.
1/6 What our partners say
Jochen Klenner“The digital revolution will continue to speed up as a result of the experience gained during the pandemic in recent weeks, for example with regard to remote working and teaching. However, secure systems and data are an essential basis for a digital society . We want to train the required specialists, for example, to prevent attacks on public and private infrastructures such as hospitals, data centres and energy suppliers.”
Dr. Bodo Karnbach ITK Rhineland“Ensuring cyber security is of paramount importance to us. Data management in connection with material and assembly engineering is a matter of trust – and the trust of our customers is of the utmost importance to us. With increasing and complete digital data handling, different measures are needed to protect this trust than were previously employed.”
Dr. Günter Krings, Member of the German Federal Parliament (Bundestag)“The IT skills shortage is one of the big problems we are facing during digitisation of public life and this is even more true regarding experts in cyber security. The new Cyber Campus NRW is therefore all the more important for our region, as it means that the great backlog in demand for digitisation is finally being addressed. As a result we’re not only doing something for the competitiveness of our businesses, but we’re also making great strides towards a more modern and secure public administration.”
Dr. Peter Schlegelmilch Brain of Materials AG“Our society is becoming increasingly digitised. Sensitive data is stored on a wide variety of electronic media and exchanged through a number of networks. This means that there are many points of attack for criminals to damage companies, be it by means of theft, blackmail, alteration of sensitive data or by damaging the IT infrastructure. For this reason we need a growing number of new experts to provide protection.”
Rolf A. Königs AUNDE Achter & Ebels GmbH“In today’s world digitisation has become a permanent and evolving aspect of our personal and professional lives. To keep pace with this development we must ensure that we also technically and structurally manage the associated risks. This is why it is especially important for our region to train highly-qualified specialists for this growing and complex field at our Cyber Campus NRW.”
Jürgen Steinmetz IHK Mittlerer Niederrhein (Chamber of Commerce and Industry)“The Cyber Campus NRW is important for our region because it will ensure that our companies have access to urgently needed IT specialists. Security is the fundamental requirement for the success and acceptance of digitisation. The Cyber Campus NRW will make a valuable contribution in this respect. I was happy to work with all partners to make this happen, and I’m pleased that the federal state supported our initiative.”