Master of Science in

CYBER SECURITY

Degree Overview

Computer technology plays a crucial role in every aspect of our lives in communication, sharing of data, payments, and bank transactions. All institutions from government to private sector rely on IT services and are under threat of cyber terrorist attacks. The cyber-attacks increase rapidly, become more and more frequent and sophisticated, because of this the demand for cybersecurity professionals exceeds the supply.

Our program has been designed to give students the skills needed to meet this growing demand, including how to handle security incidents, identify new and existing threats, and determine methods to minimize them. After successful completion of the program a job as a cyber-security specialist is practically guaranteed.

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Minimum Admissions Requirements for this Program

Applicants must have a full qualification at MQF level 6 in Information Technology/Computer Science/Engineering bachelor's program or a related discipline (e.g., applied physics or mathematics).

Students are expected to have undergraduate training in computer programming, software development, the basic concept of algorithm or mathematical modelling.

Specifically, all incoming students are expected to meet the following fundamental requirements:

(1) general knowledge of science, engineering science at his undergraduate degree,

(2) complete at least one course of computing/programming (e.g., an introductory module using a high-level language such as Java, C++, C#, Visual Basic, C, or Python) at his undergraduate degree.

Most undergraduate programs in science and engineering provide the necessary background. Students deficient in one or more of these areas may be admitted into the MS program on Provisional Status. Advancement to Regular Graduate Status will not be considered until all deficiencies have been rectified.

Admission is based on evaluation of the applicant's letter of intent, undergraduate transcript, IELTS or TOEFL score, letters of recommendation, and professional experience (if any). Applicants are expected to have an undergraduate CGPA of 3.00 at 4.00 scale on the last 60 units (120 ECTS) of his/her assessment.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Program length:

2 years / 4 semesters.

GPA needed to earn the degree:

3.0 or higher

Credits needed to earn the degree:

48US credists / 96ECTS 

Degree level:

MQF Level 7

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 & Assessments

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mode of delivery & assessment

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 Opportunities

 

 

  • Security Architect
  • Security Director
  • Vulnerability Assessor

2-Years Degree Plan Outline

SEMESTER I

YEAR 1

CSC 501

Scientific Computation

US CREDITS: 3

 

CSC 502

Fundamentals of Cyber Systems

US CREDITS: 3

 

CSC 512

Computer Security

US CREDITS: 3

 

CSC 513

Network Security

US CREDITS: 3

TOTAL CREDIT: 12

YEAR 2

CSC 551

Software Security Testing

US CREDITS: 3

 

CSC 552

Web Application Security

US CREDITS: 3

 

CSC 553

Cloud Security

US CREDITS: 3

TOTAL CREDIT: 9

SEMESTER II

YEAR 1

CSC 504

Fundamentals of Machine Learning and Data Analytics

US CREDITS: 3

 

CSC 505

Fundamentals of Cryptography

US CREDITS: 3

 

CSC 526

Cyber Forensics and Incident Responses

US CREDITS: 3

 

CSC 527

Ethical Hacking

US CREDITS: 3

TOTAL CREDIT: 12

YEAR 2

 

 

 

 

CSC 591

Master’s Project

US CREDITS: 12

TOTAL CREDIT: 12