St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences

Cyber Security and Resilience

  • MSc
  • Co-op, Full-time
  • English
  • 4 Semester
  • UAS St. Pölten
  • 30 Places

Create Secure Cyber Infrastructures

The development and operation of secure and resilient information systems is a basic requirement for the functioning of our digital society. The English-language study programme ideally prepares you for a job in the field of cyber security and resilience and offers you the best career opportunities – both at home and abroad. Cyber Security and Resilience aims at providing you with the necessary knowledge to develop and operate secure and resilient information systems and digital services.

Course Contents

The dual structure of the master degree programme allows our students to put their acquired know-how into practice directly at our partner companies. In this way, you achieve the best possible learning outcomes and you are well prepared for current cyber security challenges.

Focus of the curriculum

  • Organisational Security and Resilience is concerned with organisational security measures, standards and best practices as well as risk and resilience management
  • Technical Security and Resilience deals with the technical protection of information systems and the analysis of vulnerabilities and security incidents
  • Applied Security Competence (Dual Project) supports students in putting their knowledge into practice with company partners
  • Future Work Skills promotes the transfer of knowledge in areas such as conversation techniques during audits, data analysis skills or personnel management
  • Diploma Thesis/Master Thesis enables students at the end of their studies to focus on an individually chosen topic

Career Prospects

Information security plays a central role for companies and institutions. Recent studies have shown that experts in the field of cyber security and resilience are in urgent demand. After completing this study programme, you will be a sought-after specialist with various different career opportunities and professional prospects:

  • (Chief) Information Security Officer
  • Cyber Defense Analyst
  • Security Consultant
  • IT Forensic Expert
  • Cyber Risk Manager
  • Information Security Auditor
  • Cyber Resilience Specialist
  • Data Protection Officer

Entry requirements

Completion of a relevant bachelor degree programme at a university of applied sciences or completion of an equivalent study programme at an accredited Austrian or foreign post-secondary educational institution with least 180 ECTS credits and a duration of at least six semesters.


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Start of studies:
annually in September

Tuition fee:
EUR 363.36 + ÖH contribution

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