Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences receives a license for its new "Cybersecurity Engineering" programme

On June 13th the Quality Agency for Higher Education granted a license to the Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences Master's programme "Cybersecurity Engineering".

On June 13th the Quality Agency for Higher Education granted a license to the Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences Master's programme "Cybersecurity Engineering".

In the near future, demand for engineering, information and communication technology specialists will significantly exceed the number of experts available, thereby opening up career opportunities for cybersecurity professionals. Particular growth is expected in the cybersecurity industry, where the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the NIS Directive are both launching a rapid change in 2018, stepping up requirements for e-services and e-product security tests.

"The content of the programme is based on an interdisciplinary approach, expert advice and industry demand.  A proportion of teaching staff of the programme are industry experts and includes business internships. Students will be provided with opportunities to improve their competences in the ViA support structures, such as the Cybersecurity laboratory, Knowledge and Technology Centre (KTC), participate in the Latvian cybersecurity community, including working in non-governmental organisations,” says Sintija Deruma, Deputy Head of Information Technologies Studies for the "Cybersecurity Engineering" study programme.

The study programme offers 15 state funded places for the EU applicants and the duration of the programme is 2 years (4 semesters). Upon graduation, students will obtain a professional Master's degree in Information Technologies.

The study programme is licensed in the accredited study direction of ViA "Information technologies, computer engineering, electronics, telecommunications, computer controls and computer science".

Find out more about the study program and the application conditions here.