Want to fight online threats?
Personal data breaches, digital attacks and leaked databases – they are inevitable items in today’s news. And with major organizations such as hospitals, universities, banks and the government all relying on more complex and crucial systems, securing these has become more vital than ever. The Security Engineering programme teaches you how to identify and prevent security threats by using advanced technology. Most of the time you will learn on the job, working on applications in collaboration with real clients.
What's Security Engineering like?
This full-time exchange programme at bachelor's level consists of a project that includes research (24 ECTS credits) and elective cross-departmental courses (6 ECTS credits). Guest lectures and workshops are also part of the programme.
Project (24 ECTS credits)
You will be working on a cybersecurity project in a team of 3 to 5 students. Together you will investigate the possibilities and solutions in cybersecurity and work on new applications using procedures, protocols, tools and technology. This will be done in close collaboration with real clients. Conducting research, developing proof-of-concepts and/or building prototypes will form a substantial part of your daily work.
The Security Engineering projects can vary considerably. Examples of previous projects are:
- Development of security policies for government.
- Researching and building a proof-of-concept for a secure mobile app delivery platform for the Dutch Police.
- Deployment of new technology and/or new applications for students.
Your project will take 32 hours a week for 20 weeks and will be executed at the company’s location or in a real-life setting You will present the final product at the semi-annual Winnovation Expo by the end of the semester.
Shape your own semester
In the Security Engineering programme, every project is different. This means that learning opportunities can vary as well. It is up to you how you choose to shape your semester.
As part of the project there are coaching sessions, guest lectures, workshops and regular sessions in which you and your fellow students share your obtained knowledge and progress. Some workshops are obligatory (e.g. project management and planning), others are elective (such as scrum, growth hacking or game design). The workshops are not graded individually, but are aimed to contribute to the success of your project. Besides this, learning from different disciplines (such as business, application and technology) and different professional environments are important objectives of this programme.
Complete your exchange semester or year by taking one or more electives. The module Introduction to Windesheim is compulsory for all international students, but you are free to choose from the other options. You will receive ECTS credits when you complete a module successfully.
Want to know more about the exchange programme of Security Engineering? Check the course catalogue for more information about matters such as assessment and teaching methods.
- Project (24 ECTS credits)
When you decide to do an exchange programme at Windesheim, you have to sign the Learning Agreement of your programme. The Learning Agreement is a crucial document for the recognition of a study period abroad. It is an agreement between you, your university and Windesheim.