Information Security

Experience-based master's degree, 3 years, Gjøvik

Information Security

– Learning outcome


Learning outcome

On successful completion of the programme, candidates are expected to possess learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence.

Knowledge

  • The candidate possesses advanced knowledge in the field of information security related to crime investigation and digital forensics.
  • The candidate possesses thorough knowledge of the theory, best practices and methods in the field of information security and cyber incidents handling.
  • The candidate is capable of applying knowledge in new areas relevant to crime investigation and attack prevention.
  • The candidate is familiar with current state-of-the-art knowledge in the following fields of information security: digital forensics, malware analysis, cyber intelligence, intrusion detection and systems security.
  • The candidate possesses thorough knowledge of research methodology needed to plan and carry out application and development projects in the field of information security.

Skills

  • The candidate is capable of analysing existing theories, methods and interpretations of theories, as well as independently analysing and solving theoretical and practical problems.
  • The candidate is capable of independently using relevant methods in fact-finding and development. These methods include literature study, critical thinking, logical reasoning and performing methodologically sound experiments along with interpretation of their results.
  • The candidate is able to perform critical analyses of different information sources and applying the results of such analyses in academic and practical reasoning, structuring and in formulating theoretical and application-specific problems.
  • The candidate is able to carry out a plan of a specialization project under supervision.
  • The candidate is able to complete an independent study and a development project of moderate size under supervision (example: the master’s thesis), adhering to the current code of professional conduct and ethics in academic fieldwork.

General competence

  • The candidate is capable of analysing professional and academic problems.
  • The candidate ia able use knowledge and skills to carry out advanced tasks and projects.
  • The candidate is capable of imparting the results of comprehensive independent work in the field of information security. The candidate also masters the terminology in the field of information security.
  • The candidate is able to communicate academic issues, analyses and conclusions both to experts in the field of information security and to the general public.
  • The candidate emerges with greater insight and confidence in the professional role.
  • The candidate is able to identify and evaluate ethical dilemmas in the work he or she conducts.
  • The candidate is able to contribute to innovation and innovation processes.