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.

GRADING SCALE
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
TUITION FEES
l
APPLY TODAY
FIND OUT MORE

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

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 & Assessments

i

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

SEMISTER I

YEAR 1

Scientific Computation

US CREDITS: 3

 

Fundamentals of Cyber Systems

US CREDITS: 3

 

Computer Security

US CREDITS: 3

 

Network Security

US CREDITS: 3

TOTAL CREDIT: 12

YEAR 2

Software Security Testing

US CREDITS: 3

 

Web Application Security

US CREDITS: 3

 

Cloud Security

US CREDITS: 3

TOTAL CREDIT: 9

SEMISTER II

YEAR 1

Fundamentals of Machine Learning and Data Analytics

US CREDITS: 3

 

Fundamentals of Cryptography

US CREDITS: 3

 

Cyber Forensics and Incident Responses

US CREDITS: 3

 

Ethical Hacking

US CREDITS: 3

TOTAL CREDIT: 12

YEAR 2

 

 

 

 

Master’s Project

US CREDITS: 12

TOTAL CREDIT: 12