Department of Applied Computer Sciences

IT & Mobile Security


The master degree programme in IT & Mobile Security reflects modern developments: mobile devices are increasingly replacing desktop PCs, both for professional and private use. The security of sensitive data, networks and systems is more important than ever before. Discover new and innovative ways of ensuring greater IT security.

What you will learn:

Software security

You'll detect security risks before minimising or eliminating them. In order to do so, you’ll learn the basic principles of software engineering and secure software development.

Mobilie security

You’ll examine mobile devices, thoroughly familiarise yourself with the subject of cryptography, and design secure software.

Mobile solutions, security and cross-platform development

You’ll learn to apply secure mobile applications on different platforms, and to design, develop and test mobile solutions such as native mobile apps.

Mobile operating systems and security

You’ll learn more about mobile operating systems and their architecture. You’ll also learn to safeguard these systems, both in terms of operational reliability (safety) and against external attacks (security).

Mobile network security

You’ll extend your knowledge of network security to encompass mobile devices and infrastructures. You’ll devise and plan secure computer networks with a focus on mobile usage.

Secure software design and hacking

Secure software design and hacking – you’ll learn to plan and implement secure services in cloud and server systems. Security is an extremely important part of distributed enterprise software systems, and so you’ll explore different techniques for designing secure architectures. You’ll also learn about the current attack vectors used by hackers in the fields of software exploitation, web applications, industrial control systems, IoT, LAN and WLAN. This knowledge enables you to devise appropriate defense strategies and assess the security of IT systems.

Did you know, …

… that the part-time master degree programme is designed to fit in with career and family commitments?

The programme is taught on Thursdays from 6 pm, Fridays from 2 pm and Saturdays from 8.30 am. These teaching times are divided between campus-based and online units. You’ll spend two weekends per month at the university, with the remaining time spent studying via blended-learning in synchronous modules. In addition, you’ll be required to attend FH JOANNEUM for one week per semester.

Did you know, …

… that our ICT and security experts are highly sought-after in the professional world?

They work in businesses which offer ICT services, for providers and firms which primarily deploy ICT as a tool for legal databases and e-government, investigation and prosecution of ICT crime, or in research and development – in short, wherever sensitive data is processed.

Did you know, …

… that you can spend a semester abroad?

International exchange is an important element of the programme. From the second semester you can complete a minimum of one semester at a partner university abroad.