Computer Systems and Networks Security
The degree programme in System and Information Technology Network Security equips graduates both with a broad, solid and in-depth technological and methodological training in the field of computing, with a specific focus on questions relating to security and privacy (cybersecurity), so as to enable them to handle all issues connected with the production of secure infrastructure or application services, and with a solid knowledge and methodological basis in the main sectors of mathematical, physical and related sciences.
The course is also designed to offer in-depth practical training, equipping graduates to enter all professional, industrial and Public Administration fields engaged in the use and development of secure infrastructure for the distribution of information and access to services distributed. It therefore prepares graduates not only to understand the diverse applications of computing, particularly security and privacy issues, but also to assimilate, understand and evaluate the impact of the continuous technological and scientific advances in the field.
Theory and practice
In the course of studies, ample space is devoted to the fundamental disciplines of computer science. These teachings are instrumental to the acquisition of notions and theoretical concepts that allow students to master both current and future technologies. However, theoretical teachings are also supported by others of a more applicative nature, that allow the students to acquire skills and competences which can be immediately usable.
Starting from the first year, in fact, students will attend computer lab sessions where, supported by teachers, they put into practice what they have learned. In addition, students are required to develop projects, including working in groups, such as – for example – creating a web application for password management, detecting pages that can be attacked on a site, using penetration testing tools for checking the security level of an application.
Graduates are qualified to pursue the following professional roles, among others, for which an increasing range of opportunities exist within firms, public bodies, or through freelance work: analysts, design engineers, service providers, consultants and marketing officials for corporate computing systems and secure e-business systems, experts in security, hacking prevention and data confidentiality, computer network application system developers (web service), and heterogeneous distributed system and critical mission integrators. 2 The most pertinent market segments are therefore: banks, insurance companies, commerce, logistics and transport, health, public administrations, telecommunications and media, service companies, industry, entertainment.
Traditional and online versions
The degree course in Computer Systems and Networks Security is provided both in the traditional version, with face-to-face lessons, and online version. Within the online version, in particular:
- the course of study is almost totally online (presence is required only for exams);
- the learning environment is web-based in order to allow students to organize their own training path as free as possible from time and space constraints;
- intermediate tests and exam sessions are concentrated over time and reserved for students of the online course;
- specific teaching materials are featured, such as video lessons, lecture notes and self- assessment exercises;
- an individual tutoring service is also provided.
Application and admission: Limited enrolment with admission test.
Access is conditional on passing an online test (TOLC-S, CISIA OnLine Test, www.cisiaonline.it ) which will give rise to a merit ranking.
Additional learning obligations (OFA)
Students who do not pass the entrance examination on mathematics, are assigned additional learning obligations (OFA, Obblighi formativi aggiuntivi) that they must fulfil in accordance with the provisions of the Programme Structure.
OFA: English language
Students must have level B1 proficiency in English. Proficiency may be certified at the time of matriculation by submitting a certificate of level B1 language proficiency or better, or by sitting the SLAM (University Language Centre) Placement test during the first year of studies only, between September and December.
Students who do not pass the test must follow the SLAM language courses and obtain appropriate certification within the year the plan of study calls for a language exam.
Altre sedi di svolgimento delle lezioni: Settore Didattico, via Celoria 20; Settore Didattico, via Golgi 19; Didatteca, via Venezian 15.
For students enrolled on bachelor’s, master’s and single cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments of different amounts and with different payment deadlines:
- the first, corresponding to the minimum amount, is the same for all students
- the second - technically referred to as an ‘all-inclusive fee’- that is variable.
Students can also be entitled for tuition fee reductions such as:
- lowering for students who meet high merit requirements
- fixed amounts calculated on the basis of the student's citizenship group for those with income/property abroad
- support for students who have political refugee status.
More info at: Fees - current academic year
Scholarships and benefits
L’Ateneo fornisce inoltre una serie di agevolazioni economiche a favore dei propri studenti con requisiti particolari (merito, condizioni economiche o personali, studenti internazionali) come: