Checking date: 23/04/2019

Course: 2020/2021

Master's Thesis
Study: Master in cybersecurity (288)

Coordinating teacher: REVIRIEGO VASALLO, PEDRO

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Type: Master Final Project
ECTS Credits: 12.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
36 ECTS of compulsory subjects (including both seminars) and 12 ECTS of elective subjects.
Capability of developing and applying original ideas often in a research context. (CB6) Capability of applying the knowledge acquired from the different subjects of the Master to solve problems in new environments or less familiar for the student taking into account a bigger (even multidisciplinar) context. (CB7) Capability to relate and integrate knowledge and facing the complexity of making judges from incomplete or partial information, including student's personal reasoning judgement and knowledge. This includes taking into account legal and ethical questions about the consequences of executing a given procedure given a particular context. (CB8) Capability of concisely communicating the student's personal conclusions, including the knowledge and reasons those conclusions are based on, to an specialized or non specialized audience. (CB9) Learning abilities to allow further study and follow technology evolution. (CB10) Besides, the student willl also acquire the specific competences related to the chosen field of the Master Thesis, and will enforce the related general competences.
Description of contents: programme
The Master Thesis, hereinafter TFM, is the development, delivery and public defense of an original work related to some Cibersecurity area. The supervisor of the TFM will be a teacher of the Master Program or a teacher of one of the three involved departments. The work documentation will follow the working rules of technical articles. The student will ellaborate and submit a document detailing the work done. This document will include the review of the related state of the art, the followed methodology, the used tools, the detailed description of the proposal or solution, and the time scheduling and cost expenses.
Learning activities and methodology
The TFM is an autonomous activity realized under supervision, and consistent with the identified problem: context and present knowledge of the problem, evolution proposals, work methodologies proposed, learning the applicable toools for the solution, etc. The supervisor will schedule the tutoring hours. Specific rules from the UC3M:
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 100
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 0
Additional information

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.