Master of Science in
CYBER SECURITY

Degree Overview

The issue of cyber security continues to be a major issue for both individuals and large corporations. For businesses it is no longer a question of if a cyber-attack will occur but rather when, and as such the demand for qualified IT security professionals has risen exponentially.

Our program has been designed to give students the skills needed to meet this increased demand, including how to handle security incidents, identify new and existing threats, and determining methods to minimize them.

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Program Details

Program length:

2 years / 4 semesters

Credits needed to earn the degree:

48 US credits / 96 ECTS 

GPA needed to earn the degree:

3.0 or higher

Degree level:

MQF Level 7

Additional Degree Entry Requirements

Apart from the generic Admission Requirements for Grad programs, this Masters requires:

Applicants must have a full qualification at MQF level 6 in IT or Engineering.  

Students are expected to have undergraduate training in mathematics, physics, computing, and mathematical modeling. Most undergraduate programs in science and engineering provide the required background. Applicants are expected to have an undergraduate equivalent of CGPA 3.0.

Program Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to: 

(a) Acquire the skill set necessary for detecting cyber security threats and predicting their impact should they strike.

(b) Develop secure and resilient mechanisms for the protection of computer networks and software.

(c) Defend against cyberattacks when they occur, minimize their impact, and assess the damage done

(d) Utilize effective current security tools and appliances to manage and secure the operations of cyber resources and their services.

(e) Communicate the current security posture of the organization and develop a plan to identify vulnerabilities and how to address them.

Mode of Delivery and Assessments

The method of teaching follows the standard classroom model in which the primary mode of instruction is lectures, laboratory experiments, and engagement with students through discussion.

Engineering disciplines require strong mathematics skills.  Assessments (in-class examinations, homework and individual and team projects) will focus on those skills.  In general, grades will be assigned based on performance on those assessments.

Career Oportunities

Security Architect

Security Director

Vulnerability Assessor

2-Year Degree Plan Outline

SEMESTER I

US CREDITS

COURSE

  • 3
    Scientific Computation
  • 3
    Fundamentals of Cyber Systems
  • 3
    Computer Security
  • 3
    Network Security

TOTAL:   12

SEMESTER II

US CREDITS

COURSE

  • 3
    Fundamentals of Machine Learning and Data Analytics
  • 3
    Fundamentals of Cryptography
  • 3
    Cyber Forensics and Incident Responses
  • 3
    Ethical Hacking

TOTAL:   12

SEMESTER I

US CREDITS

COURSE

  • 3
    Software Security Testing
  • 3
    Web Application Security
  • 3
    Cloud Security

TOTAL:   9

SEMESTER II

US CREDITS

COURSE

  • 12
    Master’s Project

TOTAL:   12

Kamila Khaziakhmedova
Admissions Officer 

Maria Lia
Admissions Officer

Contact the Admissions Office!

If you have any questions about the admissions process, make sure to contact our admissions team. 

Email: admissions@aum.edu.mt

Phone: +356 2169 6970

 

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