Master's Degree Programme, 2 years, Gjøvik

Information Security

– Learning outcome

Expected learning outcomes

Knowledge

  • The candidate possesses advanced knowledge in the field of information security in general and the following particular topics: computer and network security, security management, incident response, security of critical information infrastructure and legal aspects of information security. The candidate possesses special insight and expertise in information security technology, digital forensics or security management, depending on the chosen program track.
  • The candidate possesses thorough knowledge of academic theory and methods in the field of information security.
  • The candidate is capable of applying knowledge in new areas within the field of information security.
  • The candidate is familiar with current state-of-the-art in the field of information security.
  • The candidate possesses thorough knowledge of scientific methodology, needed to plan and carry out research and development projects in the field of information security.

Skills

  • The candidate is capable of analyzing existing theories, methods and interpretations of theories within the field of information security as well as solving theoretical and practical problems independently.
  • The candidate is capable of using independently relevant methods in research and development in the field of information security. These methods include literature study, logical reasoning and performing scientific experiments together with interpreting their results.
  • The candidate is capable of performing critical analysis of different information sources and applying the results of that analysis in academic reasoning and structuring and formulating scientific problems.
  • The candidate is capable of completing an independent research and development project of moderate size under supervision (example: the master thesis), adhering to the current code of ethics in scientific research.
  • The candidate is capable of carrying out a plan of a research project under supervision.

General competence  

  • The candidate is capable of analyzing academic, professional and research problems.
  • The candidate is capable of using knowledge and skills to carry out advanced tasks and projects.
  • The candidate is capable of imparting comprehensive independent work in the field of information security. The candidate also mastered the terminology in the field of information security.
  • The candidate is capable of communicating academic issues, analysis and conclusions both with experts in the field of information security and with the general audience.
  • The candidate is capable of contributing to innovation and innovation processes.