Certificate in Systems Architecture Security

Designed to provide the experienced Systems Architect with the cybersecurity skills needed to design Secure IT Systems.

This pathway provides in-depth knowledge of cryptographical algorithms and protocols providing the learner with detailed knowledge in order to assess the correct type and usage of cryptography.


Software Colour Development

Starts January

Course Level
Course Credit
Course Contact
1 Year
20 Credits
Special Purpose Award
Dr. Hazel Murray
EU €2,800/ Non EU €4000

Programme Descriptor


Upon completion, you will have a mastery of advanced theoretical and practical knowledge and skills relevant to addressing the security requirements in all aspects of designing and assessing an enterprise information technology architecture.

You will also have a critical appreciation of the wider societal implications of design choices made in developing cybersecurity infrastructure. An ability to maintain professional integrity and high ethical standards in the application of cybersecurity and privacy principles to organizational requirements.

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Register your interest

Upon registering your interest, you will be contacted by one of Cyber Skills Programme Coordinators requesting your CV, including details of any courses/certificates taken to date that are related to the course, and a brief motivational statement explaining why you would like to do the course.

Acceptance is pending the completion of an application form and upload of your transcripts of third level results, as well as evidence of any relevant cyber security courses you have completed, to the OLAPPS portal once it becomes available. Recognition of prior learning in lieu of a related third level course is also considered on an individual basis once a student has applied.

The full cost of this course is EU €2,800/ Non EU €4000. Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €250 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee. You will not be charged for registering your interest or applying for the programme, you are only asked to pay an acceptance fee if a place is offered to you and you wish to accept it.