Program contents

The program's curriculum focuses on current and practice-oriented contents. Due to the strong dynamics of the IT sector and the resulting short lifespan of knowledge in this field, the curriculum needs to be continuously adjusted. In addition to the lectures, labs, seminars and examinations, students are involved in research projects and are effectively prepared for the workplace through cooperative R&D projects and preparation of a final thesis.

Students will acquire the following competences:

Subject-specific competences

  • Professional knowledge of the technical, organizational and legal aspects of IT security
  • Application-specific method and process expertise in the designing and hardening of information systems
  • Application-specific expertise in assessing risks, threats and vulnerability of information systems
  • Research competences in IT-security related issues, as required for successful doctoral-level work
  • Practice-oriented problem-solving thinking

Interdisciplinary competences

  • Problem-solving competences, including for new and unfamiliar IT-security related issues
  • Communicative competences for discussing information, ideas, problems and solutions with both experts and laypersons on an academic level
  • Analytical competences for addressing the general ethical problems of information and enterprise security using the findings and methods of practical philosophy
  • Ability to make scientifically sound and practice-relevant decisions even on the basis of incomplete or limited information