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Donát Bánki Faculty of Mechanical and Safety Engineering, Doctoral School of Safety and Security Sciences, PhD

Course status

HAC accredited (existing course in English language in 2012/2013)

Starting date(s) (following optional prep. course)


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Duration of the course

6 semesters (30 months)

Language requirements

English language (TOEFL/IELTS): TOEFL IBT test score of 90, PBT score 550, Cambridge First Certificate "B", or IELTS score of 5.0

Graduates of doctoral programs in information security are prepared to respond to the growing need for electronic security. Ph.D. candidates learn techniques to combat attacks on information systems and develop the skills to create new safety methods.

Doctorate programs in information security focus on advanced research in data and system securities, which have become areas of concern for many corporations. The growing number of individuals capable of carrying out attacks against security systems demands a corresponding increase in highly capable security professionals. Ph.D. candidates learn to prevent security breaches by studying topics like risk management, compliance and information confidentiality, integrity and governance. Much of the work in these programs emphasizes research techniques, which are essential to staying up to date with the most recent types of electronic attacks. Students also learn to develop new technology to combat these attacks, integrating programming, systems analysis, networking and engineering. Doctorate programs in information security and Safety Engineering usually take 3 years to complete. The degree culminates in a dissertation, which is a work of original research that is overseen by an advisory committee. Most programs require that students complete a comprehensive exam at the end of their third year of study.

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