General information about the scope of the Cybersecurity course

Cybersecurity is a scope of studies for full-time second-cycle degree students in Computer Science, available from the summer semester of the 2019/2020 academic year. The course was created as part of the Integrated Development Programme at the Częstochowa University of Technology (called the ZPRPCZ project).

The scope in Cybersecurity was created as a result of cooperation between the Częstochowa University of Technology and IT leaders coming from the business environment.

The scope in Cybersecurity is financed under the ZPRPCz project, which makes every student of this scope a participant in the project. This can be treated as a valuable work experience, especially in terms of labour market expectations. It also has other significant advantages since a participation in the project offers: (1) access to brand new specialist lab facilities that are dedicated to this particular degree course and have been set up and equipped from the project funds, (2) an opportunity to take part in workshops and classes conducted by our external partners, (3) access to dedicated teaching materials prepared as part of the project for the needs of the classes, and last but not least (4) a possibility to do an internship outside the university with accommodation and board financed under the project. The conditions of joining the project are available in the Rules and Regulations (in Polish).

Why Cybersecurity?

Valid topics updated on a regular basis

The range of Cybersecurity offers excellent opportunities to learn about the state-of-the-art technologies, methods, tools and best practices related to a broadly understood cyber security at the level of a computer network, data, IT systems, enterprise, legal regulations, and many others.

Perfect answer to the needs of the labour market

Cybersecurity topics perfectly match current labour market expectations and are systematically modified taking into account the changing trends in the IT industry.

Excellent lecturer-student rapport

Cybersecurity course classes are conducted by the lecturers from two departments (ICI and ICIS) who are recognized for their extensive IT expertise and experience and a good rapport with their students. Any comments, ideas, problems and matters regarding the scope of Cybersecurity can be communicated to the persons listed in the Contact us section.

Opportunity to complete an interesting MSc thesis and continue your scientific development

Cybersecurity degree course offers access to knowledge and skills necessary to write an interesting master's thesis with a high implementation potential and/or of a scientific character. The best graduates can apply to continue their education within the scope of doctoral studies.

Classes conducted by experienced university lecturers and outsourced specialists

Classes conducted by experienced university lecturers and external specialists guarantee an opportunity to acquire the necessary theoretical knowledge and relevant practical skills in a variety of cybersecurity aspects.

Classes conducted in brand new dedicated laboratories at university

The scope of studies in Cybersecurity was created as part of the ZPRPCz project, the implementation of which involved setting up a dedicated, state-of-the-art laboratory facility at the Częstochowa University of Technology. The laboratories were created exclusively for conducting the Cybersecurity classes.

Possibility of study visits at the premises of our external partners

As a student of Cybersecurity, you will have a possibility of study visits at the premises of our partners, which will allow you to learn about the practical aspects of cyber security implemented in their enterprises.

Internship opportunities at the enterprises of our external partners’

Professional internships at our external partners’ give you an opportunity to learn practical details and gain hands-on experience in the cyber security systems implemented in these enterprises.

Cybersecurity subjects

The subjects in Cybersecurity have been carefully selected so as to prepare students and graduates for the professions of a security administrator, IT security system operator, IT security analyst, software tester, IT security auditor and forensic IT investigator. The schedule of full-time studies for the current academic year is available here.

The Cybersecurity curriculum and the scope of the subjects have been discussed with business professionals representing the IT industry using complex IT systems and dealing with the security of those systems.

Cybersecurity subjects will allow you to readily take on new challenges in your professional or scientific work - the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science holds the rights to confer master's, doctoral and postdoctoral degrees in Technical Computer Science.

Cybersecurity subjects include, among others, the following:

Regulatory, strategic and cyber security aspects - national and European context

Security audit

Security of mobile and web applications

Wireless and mobile networks security

Security of computer networks

Certification in cyber-security

Elements of computer forensics

English

Cryptanalysis

Cryptography

Methodology of scientific research

Modeling and analysis of information systems

Labour market

Database systems

Training on safe and hygienic learning conditions

Artificial intelligence in cybersecurity

Technological, social and psychological aspects of data security

Technologies, methods, tools and good practices that increase IT security

Identity verification

Detecting and analyzing threats and responding to security incidents

Advanced methods for data analysis

Cyber security threads

Bussines continuity

Computer network infrastructure menagement

Teaching Cybersecurity classes

Classes in Cybersecurity are conducted by our academics with an extensive hands-on experience, who systematically follow the trends evolving in the IT industry and account for them in their teaching. They represent two IT departments at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science at the Częstochowa University of Technology which are involved in this special cooperation, i.e. the Institute of Computational Intelligence (ICI) and the Institute of Computer and Information Science (ICIS). The cooperation of these departments brings together their best scientific, professional and teaching experiences to make the Cybersecurity classes truly compelling.

Łukasz Bartczuk

Dr inż.

Janusz Bobulski

Dr hab. inż., prof. PCz

Piotr Dziwiński

Dr inż.

Tomasz Gałkowski

Dr inż.

Rafał Grycuk

Dr inż.

Kamil Halbiniak

Dr inż.

Artur Jakubski

Dr

Mariusz Kubanek

Dr hab. inż., prof. PCz

Artur Starczewski

Dr inż.

Sabina Szymoniak

Dr inż.

Cybersecurity workshops and internships

An important advantage of the Cybersecurity course, resulting from the implementation of the ZPRPCz project, is its offer which includes both workshop classes and internships.

Workshops are held at the Częstochowa University of Technology and are all conducted by external IT specialists from the IT business. Classes on the following topics are planned: backward analysis of software in exercises, digital single market - European Union policy on cybersecurity, the security of web applications in exercises and the cybersecurity system of the Republic of Poland.

Internships are available to students who want to gain hands-on work experience outside university in external entities related to the IT business. Interns who will qualify will be reimbursed for accommodation and board under the ZPRPCz project.

Master's theses in Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity students have a great variety of subjects to choose from for their MSC theses and the department in which the thesis will be completed. It should be agreed with the thesis supervisor who you choose to guide you during the process of its writing. You can also complete your thesis in cooperation with an external entity.

If you are a Cybersecurity student who is having trouble finding a supervisor of your master's thesis, contact the Cybersecurity scope of studies coordinator open to discuss it with you. The necessary contact details are provided further on.

Cybersecurity tutor’s contact details

We are striving to ensure that studying Cybersecurity is satisfactory in every aspect. If you are a person who needs to choose a scope of studies and has questions to ask, please contact us. If you are a person who is already studying Cybersecurity and has questions, problems, comments or ideas that relate to this scope of studies or any of its specialist subjects, please contact us. We will make every effort to address the questions and issues you choose to share with us. Please contact the following person:

Dr inż. Sabina Szymoniak
Department of Computer Science
Ul. Dąbrowskiego 73, 42-201 Częstochowa
room 211
e-mail address: sabina.szymoniak@icis.pcz.pl
landline: +48 343250589

Not only does choosing the scope of your studies determine your performance at university, but it also shapes your professional future. It should be really well thought through.

The Integrated Development Program at the Częstochowa University of Technology

The "Integrated Development Program at the University of Technology" is registered at no. POWR.03.05.00-00-Z008/18, and it is implemented at the Czestochowa University of Technology in the years of 2019-2023 (starting July 1, 2019), it received funding in the amount of PLN 10,982,694.74 as part of the Integrated University Programs competition organized by the National Center for Research and Development and is co-financed by the European Union under the European Social Fund (Operational Program Knowledge, Education and Development, Priority Axis: III Higher education for economy and development, Action: 3.5 Comprehensive university programs). The amount of funding from the European Union totals PLN 9,256,215.13.

The aim of the "Integrated Development Program at the Częstochowa University of Technology" is to improve the competences of the students of the Częstochowa University of Technology in the first- and second-cycle studies and to improve the quality of university operation and management. The information about the project is available at: pcz.pl/pl/zprpcz. The faculty project coordinator is:

Dr inż. Milena Trzaskalska
Department of Technology and Automation
Al. Armii Krajowej 19c, 42-202 Częstochowa
room 114 (building C)
e-mail address: trzaskalska@ipp.pcz.pl
landline to room 114 in building C: +48 343250655

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