Applied IT Security

... looks into questions such as ...

  • How can information be represented, saved, transmitted and processed?
  • Which system (Internet, computer networks, mobile phones, cars etc.) vulnerabilities are there and when are systems vulnerable?
  • How do complex IT systems stay safe in accordance with pre-defined safety objectives (privacy, integrity, authenticity, anonymity)?
  • How do cryptographic processes work (e.g. data encryption, digital signatures) and how are they implemented?
  • How can systems be protected against hacker attacks?

Degree programmes


Applied IT Security, Master 1 subject

What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

  • it provides substantial expertise regarding IT security based on the three-pillar model: Computer Science - Information Technology - IT Security.
  • as a coordinated distance-education course, it provides the opportunity of aquiring additional qualification in a flexible and individual manner, whilst maintaining a full-time job.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • Cryptography
  • Network Security
  • System Security
  • Embedded Security
  • Information Security Management
  • Computer Forensics
  • Data Protection

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,

... have:

  • substantial understanding of computer science, information technology and mathematics

... enjoy:

  • logical reasoning, understanding technological principles, making new discoveries and creating new designs, and promoting innovation

... struggle through:

  • different problems and scientific issues

This degree programme is suited for graduates in the following subjects
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • related subjects
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • as researchers
  • as developers
  • as consultancy providers
  • as project managers
  • as executive staff

And else?

An internship ...

is optional.

Studying abroad ...

can be done voluntarily.

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Verena Nuth
Building, Room: Lennerhofsstr. 19, 44801 Bochum
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-22436
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft ETIT
Building, Room: ID 1/405
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-23806
Website Fachschaft


Degree programmes' website


Degree: Master of Science
Start: Winter- and summer semester
Duration: 4 semesters
Classroom language: German, English
Cost: 18.000 €

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