• Are These Cybersecurity Courses Online?

    Cyber Skills courses take place online in the evening via Zoom to facilitate the working professional.

  • What Is a Pathway and Microcredential?


    A pathway is a set of microcredentials packaged to provide workplace-ready skills for a specific job role. Designed in partnership with industry experts, our pathways address the growing need for cybersecurity expertise in the ICT sector. Starting in January or September, pathways run for two academic semesters or nine months. Pathways are fully accredited, part-time, and online, ensuring they seamlessly integrate with your work schedule and lifestyle. On successful completion, graduates are awarded a digital badge for each of the microcredentials, as and when results are issued, and a certificate at the end. 



    Our specially curated microcredentials are designed to provide you with targeted skills for a specific area of cybersecurity. Students can choose to study several microcredentials over time and upskilling in your own way. All microcredentials are fully accredited, part-time, and online and enable you to upskill in your own time. On successful completion, graduates earn university credits and are awarded a digital badge. Dive in and tailor your learning experience to your professional aspirations.

  • How Do I Know if a Course Is Right for Me?

    Cyber Skills pathways and micro credentials are designed for working professionals looking to upskill in Cybersecurity. When looking at a course that interests you, make sure to check the entry requirements, or contact us to discuss possible options.

  • Is There Course Funding Available?

    The HCI Pillar 3 Learner Subsidy funds 80% of Cyber Skills pathways and microcredentials. For more funding information, see here.

    Funding is also available through the Tech Industry Alliance Skillnet which offers up to 30% of the total course fee. For more information on Tech Industry alliance Skillnet funding, see here.

  • Do You Offer Springboard+ Courses?

    We offer a Higher Diploma in Cyber Security Operations. Applications need to be submitted via Springboard+. For applicants that meet the requirements of a level 8 honours degree in any discipline and are returners, formerly self-employed, or unemployed and in receipt of a qualifying DSP, then fees will be covered. Eligible working people wishing to reskill will also be considered with 90% of their fees covered.

  • When Can I Submit an Application?

    There are two intakes, one in September and another in January. Applications are accepted in early September and early January respectively. Once a semester has commenced, applications will open for the next intake.

  • To which university will I be registered in?

    You will be a registered student of Munster Technological University, with all the rights and responsibilities of an MTU student, but all programmes are supported by all 3 collaborating universities.

  • Are the Courses Full Time or Part Time?

    All Cyber Skills courses are part-time, fully online and take place in the evening.

  • Why Should I Upskill or Reskill in Cyber Security?

    Ireland is experiencing a crucial shortage of Cyber Security professionals, which is reflected by an impressive employment rate of 100%. On average, Cybersecurity professionals earn +19% higher than the average Irish salary. The industry is estimated to support up to €2.5bn in annual GVA and the employment of over 17,000 cyber security professionals in the sector by 2030.

  • Are There Exams, or Is It Continuous Assessment?

    There are no exams. There are two assignments per module each semester, one in week 6 and the other at the end of the semester.

  • Is there a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process available? 

    As with all MTU programmes, there is a recognition of prior certifications and relevant workplace experience process, further details can be found here.

  • Who are the award accreditation bodies?

    As with all MTU programmes, there is a recognition of prior certifications and relevant workplace experience process, further details can be found here.

  • Will I have access to a library?

    You  will  have automatic access to the all main MTU campus facilities and will be issued with an MTU student card.

  • What facilities are available to try out new skills?

    An online Cyber Range will be used by all programmes to provide a secure, sandboxed environment for students to try out the skills being taught in a controlled environment. The Cyber Range offers a wide range of opportunities to generate the real-world feel of responding to a cybersecurity crisis. The options include penetration testing, cyber forensics, secure network setup, incident response, secure system setup and vulnerability scanning. The Cyber Range supports individual and team-based activities. The platform is available anytime, anywhere for online cybersecurity activities. The Cyber Range will be used to reinforce the concepts delivered in the lectures through both labs and assignments and enables learners to get hands-on experience of real-world attacks and defenses.

If you have any further questions please contact Jacqueline Kehoe at info@cyberskills.ie