Master in Information and Communication Technologies (mICT)

Academic content

Academic content

mICT is a continuing education programme at Aalborg University in Copenhagen focusing on cyber security and privacy. The programme gives the students knowledge and skills in technological as well as organisational aspects of cyber security and privacy. The programme offers insights in the following topics amongst others:

  • Network and application security
  • Cyber security threats such as destructive malware, fake antiviruses, and Denial of Service attacks in organisations
  • Enterprise technologies
  • Enterprise security and compliance
  • Risk assessment
  • Privacy analysis and Usable Privacy
  • Personal data and privacy (technology, design, legal constraints and rules)
  • IT security regulation and governance
  • Trust, identity and access management
  • Economics of privacy
  • EU and national IT security and data protection laws

In the final project, the student can, as an example, choose to focus on either of these topics in relation to the company or organisation he/she comes from, or work on a different topic as a spin-off of the learning.
 

STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAMme

The programme is structured in modules and organised as a problem-based study. A module is a programme element or a group of programme elements which aims to give students a set of professional skills within a fixed time frame specified in ECTS credits, and concluding with one or more examinations within specific exam periods. Examinations are defined in the curriculum.

The programme is based on a combination of academic, problem-oriented and interdisciplinary approaches and is organised based on the following work and evaluation methods that combine skills and reflection:

  • lectures
  • classroom instruction
  • Online teaching
  • project work
  • workshops
  • exercises (individually and in groups)
  • independent study
  • teacher feedback
  • reflection
     

1st trimester

Project module

Security and Privacy in Organisational Systems (10 ECTS)

Course modules

2nd trimester

Project module

Compliance and the Enterprise (10 ECTS)

Course modules

3rd trimester

Project module

Choose one among three project modules:

Course modules

Choose one among three course modules:

See also the general curriculum for mICT.