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Master of Science in Cyber Secirity

Khalifa University of Science and Technology
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
On campus
Abu Dhabi
English
Fall Term: September Spring Term: January

Program description

MSC IN CYBER SECURITY

The degree of Master of Science in Cyber Security is awarded for successfully completing the requirements of a program of study, which includes taught courses as well as thesis. The thesis is an independent investigation of specialized areas within the general field of cyber- and information security and associated disciplines.

The MSc in Cyber Security gives candidates the opportunity to deepen their knowledge in the broad field of Cyber Security and contribute to the process of discovery and knowledge creation through the conduct of original research. Candidates for this degree are taught and supervised by experienced faculty and are expected to demonstrate initiative in their approach and innovation in their work. In addition to successfully completing the taught course component of the program, candidates prepare and present a thesis on their chosen area. Research may be undertaken in several topics corresponding to the areas of focus identified by the University.

Objective

A student graduating with the MSc in Cyber Security will be able to:

  • Identify, formulate, and solve advanced Cyber Security problems through the application of modern tools and techniques and advanced knowledge of mathematics and science.
  • Acquire, review and integrate knowledge of contemporary issues in the field of Cyber Security, developing autonomous judgements.
  • Design and conduct experiments, taking responsibility of interpreting results and making decisions based on them.
  • Conduct research projects, document the research methodology and defend the project outcome.
  • Manage individual activities and lead team work in Cyber Security professional context.
  • Consistently and sensibly manage ethical issues emerging in professional activities.

Admission requirements

Students seeking the degree of MSc in Cyber Security must successfully complete a minimum of 36 credited hours as specified in the categories detailed in this section, with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.0.


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Program content

The MSc in Cyber Security program consists of a minimum of 36 credit hours. The required program credits are distributed as follows: 12 credits of Program Core courses, 12 credits of Program Elective courses, and 12 credits of Cyber-Security Master’s Thesis work.  The table below presents a summary of the MSc in Cyber Security degree program structure and requirements.  All the MSc in Cyber Security program courses, with the exception of the Research Seminar and the Master’s Thesis, have a credit rating of three credits each.

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Scholarships & funding

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Tuition fees

The program costs are waived for both local and international students.

Qualification

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student graduating with the MSc in Cyber Security will be able to:

  • Identify, formulate, and solve advanced Cyber Security problems through the application of modern tools and techniques and advanced knowledge of mathematics and science.
  • Acquire, review and integrate the knowledge of contemporary issues in the field of Cyber Security, developing autonomous judgements.
  • Design and conduct experiments, taking responsibility for interpreting results and making decisions based on them.
  • Conduct research projects, document the research methodology and defend the project outcome.
  • Manage individual activities and lead teamwork in Cyber Security professional context.
  • Consistently and sensibly manage ethical issues emerging in professional activities.

Career opportunities

A master’s degree in Cyber Security from Khalifa University helps open many career opportunities for future success. The field of cybersecurity is broad, therefore, graduates should have plenty of career opportunities to choose from both locally and internationally. These include network security, security management, digital forensics, ethical hacking, and penetration testing. The wide range of industries that utilize cybersecurity engineers include information and communication technology, government entities, banking/finance, oil and gas, healthcare, power generation and distribution, and transportation. The MSc in CSEC program at Khalifa University offers the student an excellent opportunity for interdisciplinary education, which will help them fulfil the requirement of these career paths. Graduates also go through rigorous training and research experience to enable them to pursue their studies at PhD level.

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Khalifa University of Science and Technology

Khalifa University of Science and Technology is an internationally top-ranked research-intensive university located in Abu Dhabi, UAE. It boasts three colleges, three research institutes, 18 research centers, and 36 departments covering a broad range of disciplines in science, engineering, and...


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Khalifa University of Science and Technology

Al Saada Street W
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

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www.ku.ac.ae

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Are you looking to study abroad? Do you hold a Bachelor's degree? Khalifa University of Science and Technology is located in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, and offer a range of Master's and PhD programs in Science, Engineering and Medicine. Fill out the form below to start your journey.

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