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Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security

Canadian University Dubai
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
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Application deadline: <p>Entry can be in the Fall, Spring, or Summer.</p>

About this program

Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security

The Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security program will prepare students for careers in the network security industry. The curriculum includes combined core topics in the realm of computing and cyber security, such as computer systems, network, and computer forensics, system and network security, ethical hacking, applied offensive, and defensive security, and human and organizational security. Students will learn best practices for the design of secure modern networks and software systems as well as advanced techniques for security engineering, digital forensics, applied offensive and defensive security, and applied cryptography. Students will learn about evolving threats and the proper use of specific security tools. Both security theory and hands-on practice are stressed and emphasized in this program.

Admission requirements

English Proficiency Requirements

All students are required to provide a certificate of English proficiency, such as TOEFL (minimum score of PBT 500/61 iBT), IELTS (minimum band 5.0), EMSAT (Minimum Score 1100), or their equivalents on another standardized national, or internationally, recognized test that is approved by the Ministry of Education in the UAE.

This condition of the admission policy applies to all students of all programs whose medium of instruction is English.

Students who would like to join the program of Bachelor of Arts in Creative Industries are required to provide a certificate of English proficiency, such as IELTS (minimum band 5.5), EMSAT (Minimum Score 1250), or an equivalent standardized English language test that is internationally recognized and approved by the ministry of education in the UAE.

The minimum score of the English proficiency test is a TOEFL score of 450 or its equivalent for programs whose medium of instruction is Arabic. Students should note that in order to transfer to a university in Canada a higher TOEFL score (normally a minimum of TOEFL 550) or its standardized equivalent may be required, depending on the admission conditions of our partner.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Semester 1

  • English I for Engineering Computing
  • Humanity Elective 1
  • Calculus I
  • Elements of Computing
  • Fundamentals in Innovation and Entrepreneurship 1

Semester 2

  • Discrete Mathematics
  • English II for Engineering Computing
  • Introduction to Computing Science I
  • Calculus II
  • Fundamentals in Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2

Semester 3

  • Linear Algebra
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Discrete Mathematics for Computing Science
  • Logic for Computing Science
  • Introduction to Computing Science II
  • Entrepreneurship I

Semester 4

  • Computer Architecture
  • Software Specifications
  • System-Level programing
  • programing Paradigms
  • Information Structures
  • Entrepreneurship II

Semester 5

  • Operating Systems
  • Islamic Culture
  • Scientific Computing
  • Security Principles and Practices
  • Software Architecture

Semester 6

  • Security Threats and Risk Analysis
  • Database Management Systems
  • Algorithms I
  • Cryptographic Algorithms and Protocols
  • Communication Networks

Semester 7

  • Computer Science Project
  • Ethics for Computing Professionals
  • Engineering Secure Software
  • Humanity Elective 2
  • Communication Skills in Arabic 1

Semester 8

  • Computer Science Project (Cont.)
  • Mobile and Wireless Security
  • UAE Society

Scholarships & funding

Scholarship awards range from 20%-50%.

The following scholarship options are available to Full-Time Undergraduate students:

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship
  • Sports Scholarship
  • Financial Hardship Scholarship
  • Special Needs Scholarship
  • Special Talent Scholarship


Tuition Fees: AED 63,189 / year

Career paths

There are a wealth of career opportunities available to graduates of this degree, such as:

  • Chief Information Security Officer/Engineer.
  • Forensic Computer Analyst.
  • Information Security Analyst.
  • Penetration Tester and evaluator.
  • Security Architect.
  • Cyber Security Engineer.
  • Security Systems Administrator.
  • IT Security Consultant.

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Canadian University Dubai

Canadian University Dubai (CUD) offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs based on a world-leading international curriculum. Located in the city’s vibrant business district, CUD gives students the unique opportunity to obtain a first-class Canadian education while experiencing the dynamic lifestyle...

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Canadian University Dubai

City Walk Al Wasl
117781 Dubai
United Arab Emirates

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