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BSc Network Cybersecurity Add On

Bachelor of Science in Network Cybersecurity (Add-on)

This programme will be delivered in a part-time online mode commencing September 2021

Discipline: Computer Science and Applied Physics

Location: Mayo

NFQ Level: 7

Programme Duration: Two years

Mode of Study: Full time

Application Route: Apply direct to GMIT

Entry Requirements: The minimum entry requirement is a level 6 (Higher education) major award in a cognate area or equivalent. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can be used as a means to gain entry to the programme, or gain exemptions in accordance with Code of Practice N


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Why Study?

This ordinary add-on degree aims to upskill IT practitioners in current tools and techniques to protect information at rest, in transit or processed for an organisation in line with industry best practices and in compliance with appropriate standards.

IT and data security is omnipresent and every organisation implements security measures at the network and operating system level to protect data from unauthorised access, disclosure, modification, or destruction.

It involves the planning, configuring and ongoing management of compliant network equipment and software to provide confidentiality, integrity, and availability to protect the network and data against malicious external and internal threat

Programme Modules

The Bachelor of Science in Network Cybersecurity is a full Level 7 award that can be awarded to learners on successful completion:

  • Certificate in Network Cybersecurity
  • Certificate in Data Cybersecurity

The advised order is to complete the Certificate in Network Cybersecurity before registering to complete the remaining credits in the Cert in Data in Cybersecurity.  This allows you to apply the learning in Network Cybersecurity as part of the Cybersecurity Practical Project. 

Resulting in you achieving the BSc in Network Cybersecurity part-time over two years. 


Certificate in Network Cybersecurity

(30 ECTS)

Certificate in Data Cybersecurity

(30 ECTS)

LAN Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity Standards, Risk and Compliance
NOS Security Database Management
Network Routing & Switching Information Technology Project Management
Transition to Work Cloud Information Security
  Information Technology Operations Management
  Cybersecurity Practical Project


Essential Information: 

Start Date:          September 2021

This programme will be delivered in a part-time online mode.

Teaching materials will be available online, and exercises and projects will focus on software and technologies that are available to students. Students will require access to a computer and the Internet, which are available on-campus but will have to be provided by students themselves when learning online.

At the start of all module’s lecturers will schedule a webinar/lecture detailing how to communicate with lecturer and other students (email and forums). It will be highlighted that some assessment activities will require collaboration on the virtual learning environment (VLE) or other social networks. Lecturers will interact with students in person and on the VLE forum. Lecturers will lead by example by posting comments on their comments and facilitate discussion by posting links to relevant and interesting material.  Timely feedback will be given on assessment submissions. Lecturers will encourage discussion around their solutions versus others. Live (and recorded) webinars will be posted as links and will be continuously referred to during module.


How to Apply

Applications for 2021/22 are now closed. 

If you have any queries on this please email

Recognition of Prior Learning may be used to gain access to this programme in accordance with GMIT’s Recognition of Prior Learning policy.  For more information on the RPL process, please visit 


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