Master of Science (MSc) in Cyber Security
This Program is accredited by the MFHEA
Cyber Security Course Overview
The MSc in Cyber Security is designed for graduate engineers aspiring to advance into cyber security management careers within technological organizations. In a global economy, it is vital for companies to hire and develop new talent that can bridge communication gaps in many contexts.
Our students are trained to understand computer and network technologies, and how to secure and protect their operations as well as the applications and data. In a global context, our students are adept at finding common ground and fostering international ties to create new ideas and perspectives. Our program focuses on creating leaders who are able to adapt to exploit emerging cyber technologies and have the knowledge and expertise to secure and manage their operations against cyber attacks.
General Pedagogical Methods used for this Program
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. The instructor provides material, including where appropriate videos, for the students to study outside of class. In class, in addition to lectures to clarify the material, the instructor leads in-class exercises (problems, design projects, instructing on software, discussions, etc). In addition, there will be lab experiments to enable students to comprehend the security fundamentals discussed in the class and acquire hands on in using and applying learned concepts to secure and protect computers, networks, data and applications. Out of class reading and homework assignments are regularly assigned, submitted and graded. Students also have the opportunity to engage in one-on-one instruction through office hours given by the course (module) instructor.
GENERAL ASSESSMENT POLICY AND PROCEDURES
Assessments 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. Students with learning disabilities will be addressed. Additional time or quiet settings will be provided for examinations for those students as determined appropriate. Cheating and Plagiarism Exams will be administered in classroom settings by the instructor. Appropriate identification will be required. Class notes or limited sets of materials may be available to students during exams. Only simple calculators without memory cards will be permitted to avoid students bringing additional materials to assessments. The plagiarism tool, Turn-it-in, will be applied to document reports and papers are not copied from other sources without proper citation.
RELATIONSHIP TO OCCUPATION/S
The MSc cyber security degree program is intended to produce graduates who are able to develop and implement effective security solutions for computer networks, computing systems, data and applications. This Program is in response to student and employer demand for a highly skilled workforce in cyber security that knows the fundamentals of cyber security and how to utilize emerging security technologies and tools to secure and protect employer cyber infrastructures. This degree program does not lead to a warranted profession or regulated occupation.