Master of Science in Industrial Networks and Cybersecurity

  • Master of Science in Industrial Networks and Cybersecurity
  • NFQ Level 9
  • For full details, go to the Admissions - Postgraduate section
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  • 1 Year Full-time
  • Carlow
  • None
  • Overview
  • Entry Requirements
  • Further Study & Careers
  • PAC Codes & Fees
  • How to apply
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This Master of Science in Industrial Networks & Cybersecurity is designed to meet the needs of companies in traditional manufacturing, smart manufacturing companies and those engaged in Industry 4.0.

The aim of the programme is to widen and enhance the existing skills of learners who typically have existing Operations Technology (OT) skills, and supplement these with a strong, skills-based, knowledge of industrial networking and Cybersecurity.

Graduates will acquire skills to bridge the gap between the manufacturing operations and the business and will gain a range of skills, techniques and approaches to equip them to best develop and protect the network and the processes in the manufacturing zone.

The aim of the programme is to develop theoretical and applied skills to allow graduates to work in operations, often with a close relationship to the IT manager and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), with a specific focus on the Industrial Networks and the Cybersecurity aspects of it.

What subjects will I study?

  • Industrial Control Systems
  • Advanced Industrial Automation
  • Programming I & II
  • Industrial Networks I & II
  • Cybersecurity I & II
  • Research Methods for Engineering
  • Dissertation (Engineering)
  • Work-based Project
  • Professional Development

Special Features

Students will learn about Industrial Control and Automation Systems (ICAS), Programming, Industrial Networks and Cybersecurity. To promote engagement with industry and raise awareness of technical advances, this programme combines blended learning with a work-based project, to build bridges between understanding and commercial application.



Entry Requirements

1. Graduates with a minimum for 2.2 honours in a Level 8 degree such as Electronics / Electrical / Mechatronics / Computer Engineering or equivalent programme. 


2. Graduates with a Level 7 Distinction award in Electronics / Electrical / Mechatronics / Computer Engineering or equivalent programme with a minimum 2 years relevant post qualification experience. 


3. EU and International graduates whose qualifications which are in line with the Bologna agreement or the international NARIC system for Level 8 comparison. 

4. International learners must have an English Language score of 6.0 ILETS or a Duolingo score of 100. 


Study & Career Opportunities

  • Work and collaborate with COO and CISO, operations engineers, IT engineers as well as vendors and information security consultants.
  • Analyse, design, interpret performance data, pinpoint improvement strategies, and understand network and the cyber security cybersecurity threat landscape.
  • Develop the skill and technical knowledge to be the focal point within the industrial operations team for networks and cybersecurity.

Successful graduates of this programme may apply to undertake a PhD at SETU Carlow or other third-level institutions.

Potential employment opportunities include:

  • Security architect
  • Penetration tester
  • Network engineer
  • CISO
  • Security engineer
  • Security auditor
  • Information security forensic expert
  • Incident responder
  • Vulnerability assessor

Course Codes & Fees

Enquiries to the Admissions or International Office (

Course Code Course Title Campus Location Schedule Fees Closing date for applications
SE61A Master of Science in Industrial Networks and Cybersecurity Carlow Full-time €8,700 Go to the postgraduate applications section for full details on all courses below
SE61B Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Industrial Networks and Cybersecurity Carlow Full-time €6,500  

How to apply

  1. Research & choose your course from our wide range of postgraduate offerings.
  2. Check out all of the relevant entry requirements, course code, closing dates and application instructions on the Admissions section of the website.
  3. Get started on your postgraduate journey at SETU Carlow!

For admissions queries from Irish or European applicants, please email:

All Non-EU international applicants may refer to the International section of the website for further details or email:


Dr. Stephen Scully

International (Non-EU) applicants may contact:
P: 00353-59-9175205