FAQs

  • How do I apply?

    There is an online application portal through the Cyber Skills website where you can apply for an entire pathway or an individual module. The application will be processed through the Munster Technological University admissions office.

  • To which university will I be registered in?

    You will be a registered student of Munster Technological University, with all the rights and responsibilities of an MTU student, but all programmes are supported by all 4 collaborating universities.

  • Who are the award accreditation bodies?

    All awards are accredited by QQI and earn ECTS credits. 

  • Is there a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process available? 

    As with all MTU programmes there is a recognition of prior certifications and relevant workplace experience process , details can be found at https://www.cit.ie/rpl 

  • Are all courses fully online? 

    All lessons and assessments are online.

  • Will I need any specialised hardware or software?

    You just need a computer with an internet connection, camera, and microphone, no specialised software is required.

  • Will there be scheduled class times? 

    There will be a schedule of evening online lectures.

  • Will I have access to a library?

    You  will  have automatic access to the all main MTU campus facilities and will be issued with an MTU student card.

  • What facilities are available to try out new skills?

    An online Cyber Range will be used by all programmes to provide a secure, sandboxed environment for students to try out the skills being taught in a controlled environment. The Cyber Range offers a wide range of opportunities to generate the real-world feel of responding to a cybersecurity crisis. The options include penetration testing, cyber forensics, secure network setup, incident response, secure system setup and vulnerability scanning. The Cyber Range supports individual and team-based activities. The platform is available anytime, anywhere for online cybersecurity activities. The Cyber Range will be used to reinforce the concepts delivered in the lectures through both labs and assignments and enables learners to get hands-on experience of real-world attacks and defenses.

If you have any further questions please contact Jacqueline Kehoe at info@cyberskills.ie