Nord Sec Mob Slides Students&Scholar 01102008Presentation Transcript
NordSecMob Master’s programme in Security and Mobile Computing
Helsinki University of Technology TKK,
Department of Computer Science and Engineering (coordinator), Espoo, Finland
Technical University of Denmark DTU,
The Royal Institute of Technology KTH,
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
University of Tartu UT,
Why a joint study programme in data security and mobile computing?
Nordic countries have been very innovative in mobile communication.
The first regional cellular network started there giving the telecom industry a very good starting point to the second and third generation networks and devices
They were pioneers in large scale internet-usage in Europe.
The biggest on-line banking system in the world has covered the area of Scandinavia ten years.
A broadband Internet-connection is assumed as a public service.
The requirements for mobile computing and security has created an industrial and scientific cluster in Nordic countries.
The participating universities are leading part of this cluster in their own countries in the scientific side.
The field of data security is too large area to be covered totally in one university.
A joint curriculum is defined which involves always two universities
The 120 ECTS credit points will be divided into two blocks:
1-2 semesters of teaching (30-60 ECTS) will be provided by home university
1-2 semesters of teaching (30-60 ECTS) will be provided by host university.
The programme includes three semesters of courses + a fourth research semester (Master’s thesis, 30 ECTS)
All students will graduate with M.Sc degree or equivalent from their home university and a M.Sc degree or equivalent from their host university.
All partners are able to provide double degree.
Structure of studies and degrees
Contents of scientific tracks
The student takes courses focusing on advanced topics on the selected area of scientific tracks:
TKK: Technical Information Security and Network services
KTH: Communications Systems Design
NTNU: Information Security
DTU: Software Security
Tartu: Mathematical foundations of Cryptography
The students must specify at the time of application, which track they wish to follow.
The first autumn term studies are taken at one of the three home universities: TKK, KTH and NTNU.
Students with the specialization “Software Security” move from home university to DTU for the first spring semester and stay second year at DTU.
Students with other specialization tracks move after first year studies to host universities (TKK, NTNU, KTH and Tartu) for the second autumn semester.
TKK KTH NTNU 1 st semester KTH TKK DTU NTNU 2 nd semester TKK DTU KTH NTNU Tartu 3 rd semester DTU TKK KTH NTNU Tartu 4 th semester
Admission criteria for students
A high quality Bachelor’s degree (a minimum of 180 ECTS) in Engineering (Computer Science or Information technology) or equivalent studies.
The applicants should have:
a solid knowledge of mathematics, programming skills, data structures and algorithms, computer architecture and basics of computer networks
a basic knowledge of following subject areas will be an advantage: databases and database management, principles of theoretical computer science, logic in computer science, software engineering, operating systems, concurrent programming.
Admission to the programme is granted on a competitive basis: the applicants are assessed on the basis of their previous academic record.
A good command of English language is required: TOEFL minimum score 580/237/92 or higher, IELTS score 6,5 or higher.
Fees and funding
All nationatiolities can apply for the programme
Erasmus Mundus: eligible are students who are not nationals of the EU/EEA states or candidate countries for accession to the EU (nor may he/she will have, by the end of February 2009, carried out his/her main activity for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in these countries)
21,000 Euro per academic year ( 10 monthly grants of 1,600 Euro + fixed amount of 5,000 Euro)
Scholarships for EU/EEA citizens: for excellent EU/EEA citizens selected in the programme in 2009 intake
5,000 Euro for two year studies
Nordplus: for all nationalities (except EM scholarship holders) for the mobility period (5-10 months) to the host universities TKK, KTH, NTNU and DTU
180 Euro/month + fixed amount 400 Euro
Erasmus: for the European students selected in the programme for the mobility period to Tartu.
The programme fee 8,000 Euro is charged from any other student than EU-member state and EEA nationals.
eligible are applicants who are not nationals of the EU/EEA states or candidate countries for accession to the EU (nor may he/she will have, by the end of February 2009, carried out his/her main activity for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in these countries)
3 monthly grants of 4,000 Euro + fixed amount of 1,000 Euro
criteria in NordSecMob-consortium
a PhD in Computer Science
teaching and research experience in some of the areas described for the research area of the scholar
a good command of English
available positions in NordSecMob-consortium
1. Scholar in services and security in mobile environments at / TKK
2. Scholar in language based technology at / DTU
Three-month Erasmus Mundus scholar positions for carrying out teaching or research assignments and scholarly work in the institutions participating in the programme.
Application deadline 9.1.2009
Selection meeting of programme Committee in early February
Admission results released at the end of February at the latest
The Commission decision concerning Erasmus Mundus scholarships in April-May