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Estonian IT College is opening a new curriculum – Cyber Security Engineering

The Estonian Information Technology College will open a new curriculum, Cyber Security Engineering, in autumn 2015. This curriculum is carried out in English.

This new curricula, Cyber Security Engineering, is designed to provide broad-based higher education in the area of cyber security engineering by integrating the software development and information system administration. The graduates of this curricula will able to design, develop, implement and manage independently secure IT systems.

„The new curriculum will connect the DevOps way of thinking and cyber security topics, providing challenges also to people with ICT area experience,“ said Margus Ernits, Lecturer of the IT College and manager of the Cyber Security Engineering curriculum. Margus Ernits added that the cyber security specialist with practical skills is able to operate in the area of system development as well as administration and this new curriculum creates pre-requisites for it.

“The cyber world becomes more and more important part in our life but up to now there was no such curriculum on the professional higher education and Bachelor Degree studies level,” said Tiit Roosmaa, the Rector of the IT College. “We have created a friendly, modern and innovative learning environment in the IT College, and we expect also interested people from abroad to this new curriculum in English. Opening of a new curriculum supports globalisation of the IT College and it provides the college students great opportunity to learn in an international company without leaving Estonia,” Tiit Roosmaa added.

Cyber Security Engineering is a daytime study curriculum of professional higher education (180 credit points or ECTS in the European Credit Transfer System) producing a specific vocational education equal to Bachelor’s degree. IT College graduates may choose to pursue their studies at the master’s level at home universities or abroad.

The nominal period of studies is 3 years and the teaching is carried out in English. A fee (1200 euros per semester) is charged for the Cyber Security Engineering curriculum studies.

The Cyber Security Engineering curriculum comprises the following modules:

  • Basic Skills and Competences (16 ECTS)
  • Basics of Infotechnology (24 ECTS)
  • IT Systems Development (38 ECTS)
  • IT Systems Administration (22 ECTS)
  • Cyber Security (16 ECTS)
  • Elective subjects (32 ECTS can be chosen from different modules)
  • Internship (27 ECTS)
  • Diploma Thesis (5 ECTS)

The applications are submitted in the information systems DreamApply and SAIS.

Please find more specific information about admission conditions at:

IT College is popular among the entrants. 725 applications for daytime and evening studies and 412 for distant learning, or total of 1137 applications were submitted during the previous admission period which is more than the number of students in the IT College. 170 new daytime and evening studies students and 90 distant studies students commenced their studies last academic year.

IT College is the first higher educational institution in Estonia who has successfully passed the institutional accreditation and quality assessment of curricula, receiving a positive assessment of international assessment experts in both assessment processes.

Estonian Information Technology College is a private non-profit institution of professional higher education established in 2000, managed by Information Technology Foundation for Education (HITSA). It is possible to obtain professional higher education on study programs of IT system administration, IT system development, IT System Analysis and Cyber Security Engineering. In total, more than 840 students study in day, evening and distant courses in IT College. 728 IT specialists have entered the Estonian IT labor market from IT College.


Additional information:

Estonian IT College
Raja 4C, Tallinn

Martina Tsänkmann, International Exchange Specialist
Phone +372 6285 831

Margus Ernits, Lecturer and Manager of Cyber Security Engineering curriculum
Phone +372 6285 868


Information forwarded by:
Marje Meenov, Marketing Manager
Phone +372 6285 817