Computer Systems and Networks Security - online

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Computer Systems and Networks Security - online
Course sheet
A.Y. 2021/2022
Bachelor
L-31 - Computer science
Bachelor
180
ECTS
Access
Limited enrollment with admission test
3
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian
The degree program aims to provide a broad and in-depth technological and methodological preparation in the IT area, with specific attention to topics in the cybersecurity and information privacy areas as well as a solid and methodological knowledge of the main areas of mathematics, physics, and the like, thus offering adequate preparation for assimilating, understanding and evaluating the impact of scientific and technological progresses within the Information technology area with particular focus on the cybersecurity and privacy fields. The graduate in Systems and Network Security will be able to face all the problems deriving from the creation of secure services both at infrastructural and application level. The course also aims to provide an in-depth operational knowledge that allows graduates to be engaged by professional subjects, either private or public, interested in the adoption of methodological and technological tools for improving the security of their IT services and infrastructures.
Cybersecurity Consultants
These professional figures operate in the business consultancy sector as a support to
companies in the analysis and resolution of IT security issues related to information system, data processing, system and network management, and applications development.
They carry out highly specialized professional activities in the field of business consultancy for both private and public companies which lack adequate computer security skills for correct and effective management of information systems as well as data processing systems.

IT technicians specialized in systems, networks and mobile devices security
Cyber security experts that inserted in the staff of a company bring the required skills for the secure management of databases, systems and networks equipment, PCs and mobile devices. The functions covered include: the management of access control policies and systems, the secure configuration and management of specific IT systems, the monitoring of a company IT systems and the management of technologies for disaster recovery and
business continuity.
The secure management of systems, networks and mobile devices is a corporate requirement spread horizontally on the large part of the industrial, public administration and services sectors. All large companies as well as small and medium-sized enterprises have an internal staff to manage their information systems, including proprietary data
and managerial and commercial transactions. Security and business continuity requirements are at the basis of the well functioning of such systems.

Specialized technicians in the analysis and development of secure software applications
The professional profiles included in this category belong to the professional profiles of software analysts and designers with particular skills regarding the use of methodologies
aimed at identifying security vulnerabilities and preventing security problems
in application. They are also experts in cryptographic techniques (algorithms and protocols) to be used for the protection of data.
Developing software according to security criteria and verifying the security of third party software are necessities now common to most software houses where this job profile is particularly required.

Specialized technicians in the analysis and development of secure web applications, multimedia, interactive and mobile applications
The professional profiles included in this category are web applications analysts and designers with specific skills regarding the security of applications characterized by strong interactivity and the use of mobile devices. These professionals integrate the ability to develop web applications with knowledge of the security problems and contribute to protect company assets from what is today the main channel of malicious code propagation, unauthorized accesses and computer crimes.
The increasing spread of e-commerce, web transactions between companies and the development of mobile apps for providing customer services makes these professional figures more and more relevant for all companies, both private and public and of any size and industrial sector, which have adopted web services as one of the main communication channels for their commercial presence or for the provision of services.

Technicians specialized in information and communication technologies
The professional profiles included in this category are experts in the management, deployment and use of information and communication technologies in the various operational contexts. These professionals integrate the ability to develop and maintain computer applications, even complex, with the knowledge of various application contexts (industrial automation, information systems, digital communication, decision support, etc.).
Graduates can operate in the many ICT application fields for the design, deployment and management of IT systems, and for the study of new architecture and/or applications

Employment statistics (Almalaurea)
The education program can be enriched by educational activities abroad both to deepen some topics and as socialization experience in international environments. WIthin the Erasmus+ program study periods can be taken in over 50 universities in Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Lithuania, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, Hungary. Courses will be recognized in the personalized study plan. These periods abroad are typically 5-month long and include courses for about 30 CFU, in the area of information and communication technology and related applications. Recognition of these educational activities will be based on the Learning Agreement, to be defined in advance by the student and the Erasmus coordinator at the Computer Science Department before starting the period abroad: course in the learning agreement with passed exams will replace the educational activities of the study plan ("manifesto"), either by covering the same topics or complementing the acquired basic competences. The Erasmus Committee at the Computer Science Department will perform the recognition of CFU obtained abroad and the definition of the personalized study plan. Similarly, stages to prepare the final dissertation are allowed in the same foreign universities. Recognition will be performed by the Department Erasmus Committee.
Erasmus: the coordinator for the Department of Informatics is Prof. Fabio Scotti
International Programs: the coordinator for the Department of Informatics is Prof. Vincenzo Piuri.
More information are available at the following link: http://www.di.unimi.it/ecm/home/didattica/international-studies
Enrollment

Admission requirements
Applicants to the online Bachelor's degree programme in Computer Systems and Networks Security must hold an upper secondary-school diploma or equivalent foreign qualification pursuant to Ministerial Decree no. 270 of 22 October 2004.

Admission assessment
Admission is capped in order to meet high-quality teaching standards relative to available resources. Therefore, applicants will be required to sit a TOLC (Test On Line CISIA) admission test.  There are 150 places available for the first year of the programme.
You may sit for the TOLC test at the University of Milan or any other member university of CISIA (Consortium of Inter-University Integrated Access Systems). Register to the TOLC test on the CISIA website (https://www.cisiaonline.it/).
The test providing access to the degree programme is TOLC-S, consisting of the following sections: basic mathematics (20 questions - 50 minutes), reasoning and problems (10 questions - 20 minutes), reading comprehension (10 questions - 20 minutes), basic sciences (chemistry, physics and geology - 10 questions - 20 minutes).
Each question has 5 answer options, of which only one is correct.
Score: +1 for a correct answer, -0.25 for a wrong answer, 0 for a no answer.
Candidates who take the TOLC-S and apply for admission to the online degree programme in Computer Systems and Networks Security will be included in a merit ranking based on the test score. The score will be weighted, for each section, according to the criteria set out in the call for applications. The winners may enrol within the deadlines.
The selection is divided into several time windows beginning in spring and ending in early September.
Students who have not achieved at least 10 points in the basics mathematics module will have to fulfil additional learning requirements (OFA).

The TOLC test includes an additional English section, consisting of 30 questions to be answered in 15 minutes. This section does not count toward the overall test score.

You will find detailed information, registration procedures, dates, deadlines and more in the call for applications and at:
https://www.unimi.it/en/study/enrolment

https://www.unimi.it/en/study/bachelor-and-master-study/degree-programme-enrolment/enrolment-first-degree-programme


Remedial activities and tests
Students with additional learning requirements will have to carry out remedial activities organised by the University in the period October-December, and then take a test to prove they have filled their gaps. Otherwise, they may not take any second-year exams before passing the Continuum Mathematics exam.
For information: https://ssrionline.cdl.unimi.it/it/studiare/le-matricole


Transfers and second degrees
Transfer students from a degree programme of the University of Milan, or another university, and graduate students will be waived from the test only if they meet the following requirements, based on a preliminary assessment of their academic career:
- if the student, in the pre-assessment phase, is awarded at least 30 credits, of which 12 for Continuum Mathematics, he/she is admitted to the second year with no test or additional learning requirements (OFA);
- if the student is awarded less than 30 credits, he/she must register for the test.
To this end, candidates will have to submit a specific request for prior assessment of their academic career using the online service stated in the call for applications.
These candidates must provide a full transcript of records (listing exams, subject areas, credits, grades) and attach the course syllabi. For more details, please refer to the call for applications.
The request for career assessment must be submitted no later than 10 June 2021.
The assessment outcome will be notified by email by 15 July 2021.
Students admitted to years subsequent to the first will be required to enrol in compliance with the deadlines and procedures specified in the call for applications.
Students admitted to the first year will be required to take the test and register for the call.

Places available: 150 + 5 reserved for non-EU citizens

Call for applications

Please refer to the call for admission test dates and contents, and how to register.

Session: 1

Application for admission: from 15/03/2021 to 27/05/2021

Application for matriculation: from 08/06/2021 to 18/06/2021

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Session: 2

Application for admission: from 21/06/2021 to 14/07/2021

Application for matriculation: from 19/07/2021 to 02/08/2021

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Session: 3

Application for admission: from 06/08/2021 to 13/09/2021

Application for matriculation: from 16/09/2021 to 22/09/2021

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Programme description and courses list
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Continuum mathematics 12 96 Italian MAT/01 MAT/02 MAT/03 MAT/04 MAT/05 MAT/06 MAT/07 MAT/08 MAT/09
First four month period
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Computer programming 12 96 Italian INF/01
Cybersecurity management 6 48 Italian INF/01
Discrete mathematics 6 48 Italian MAT/01 MAT/02 MAT/03 MAT/04 MAT/05 MAT/06 MAT/07 MAT/08 MAT/09
Second four month period
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Computer architecture 6 48 Italian INF/01
Cybercrime legal framework 6 48 Italian IUS/17
Third four month period
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Web and mobile programming 6 60 Italian INF/01
Open sessions
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
English assessment B1 (3 ECTS) 3 0 Italian
be activated by the A.Y. 2022/2023
First four month period
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Algorithms and data structures 12 96 Italian INF/01
Operating systems i 6 48 Italian INF/01
Operating systems ii 6 48 Italian ING-INF/05
Second four month period
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Computer networks 12 96 Italian INF/01
Databases 12 96 Italian INF/01
Third four month period
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Cryptography 6 48 Italian INF/01
Statistics and data analysis 6 48 Italian INF/01
be activated by the A.Y. 2023/2024
First four month period
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Computer forensics 6 48 Italian IUS/20
System and network security 6 60 Italian INF/01
Second four month period
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Biometric systems 6 48 Italian INF/01
Secure software design 6 48 Italian INF/01
Third four month period
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Web e mobile system security 6 48 Italian INF/01
Conclusive activities
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Economical, ethical, social, and legal aspects of it 3 24 Italian
Final stage 15 0 Italian
Final exam 3 0 Italian
The compulsory prerequisites between the courses are as follows:
Prescribed foundation courses
Learning activityPrescribed foundation courses
ALGORITHMS AND DATA STRUCTURES COMPUTER PROGRAMMING (compulsory)
DATABASES COMPUTER PROGRAMMING (compulsory)
OPERATING SYSTEMS I COMPUTER PROGRAMMING (compulsory)
OPERATING SYSTEMS II COMPUTER PROGRAMMING (compulsory)
STATISTICS AND DATA ANALYSIS CONTINUUM MATHEMATICS (compulsory)
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Location
Milano
Course locations
Gli esami si svolgono presso il Settore Didattico di via Celoria 18, Milano.
Head of study programme
Quality Assurance Delegate

The tuition fees for students enrolled in Bachelor's, Master's and single-cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments with different calculation methods and payment schedules:

  • The amount of the first instalment is the same for all students
  • The amount of the second instalment varies according to the ISEE University value, the degree programme and the student status (on track / off track for one year or off track for more than a year) 
  • An additional fee is due for online programmes

The University also offers:

  • Concessions for students meeting high merit requirements
  • Diversified tuition fees according to the student's home country for international students with assets/income abroad
  • Concessions for international students with refugee status

Scholarships and benefits

The University provides a range of financial benefits to students meeting special requirements (merit, financial or personal conditions, international students).

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