MSc in Information Security

Khalifa University of Science and Technology

Program Description

MSc in Information Security

Khalifa University of Science and Technology

About

SCHOLARSHIP

Khalifa University of Science and Technology offers Graduate Research / Teaching Assistant (GRTA) scholarships to support qualified international students enrolled in graduate programs.

The scholarship provides generous remuneration and benefits that include:

  • Full coverage of tuition fees.
  • Medical insurance coverage for students under the Khalifa University visa.
  • Support to attend international research conferences.
  • The indicative monthly stipend for GRTA Scholarship is as follows (subject to change):

Application Opening!

We will start taking applications starting November 1st, 2018 for the next intake in September 1st, 2019.

The M.Sc. in Information Security degree is awarded to candidates who successfully complete the taught courses and thesis requirements of the program. The program is targeted for students with diverse backgrounds, including graduates of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Communication Engineering, Information Technology, Mathematics, or other pertinent specializations. The program follows a “width before depth” approach, starting with common core courses that cover essential Information Security topics. Subsequently, elective courses cover extra topics to deepen the student’s knowledge in specialized areas not covered in the core. Students are encouraged to choose their area of specialization around one of three main themes: Cryptology, Digital Forensics and E-Business Security. The thesis is usually undertaken on research topics identified by the supervisors. Alternatively, where applicable, students may propose thesis topics of their own or work on solving problems of their sponsoring organizations.

Objectives

The educational goals (objectives) of the M.Sc. in Information Security program are to produce graduates who:

  1. Advance professionally and are recognized as leaders in their chosen fields.
  2. Apply their technical expertise to address the needs of society in critical, creative, ethical, and innovative manner.
  3. Further develop their knowledge and skills through graduate education and professional schools.

Learning Outcomes

A student graduating with the M.Sc. in Information Security program will be able to:

  1. Identify, formulate, and solve advanced information security problems through the application of advanced knowledge of information security.
  2. Acquire knowledge of contemporary issues and demonstrate an advanced level of understanding in the field of information security.
  3. Design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze, interpret data and make decisions.
  4. Conduct research in a chosen area of specialization, document and defend the research results.
  5. Use techniques and modern tools necessary for information security practice.
  6. Function on teams and communicate effectively.
  7. Understand professional and ethical responsibilities.

Overall Structure and Requirements

The M.Sc. in Information Security is equivalent to 36 credit hours. The program consists of two main components:

Taught Courses Component: in this component the student is required to complete a program of advanced study in information security. This component is equivalent to 24 credit hours and consists of 8 courses, with 3 credit hours each and the Seminar in Research Methods course which has a zero credit rating. The 8 courses (24 credit hours) are: 4 core courses (12 credit hours), 2 theme courses (6 credit hours) and 2 optional courses (6 credit hours) selected from a list of electives.

Thesis Component: in this component the student is required to carry out an independent project in information security. This component is equivalent to 12 credit hours.

Summary of M.Sc. in ISEC Degree Program Structure and Requirements

Category Credits Required

Program Core

12

Seminar in Research Methods

0

Program Theme

6

Program Electives

6

ISEC Master’s Thesis

12

Total

36

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated October 10, 2018
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United Arab Emirates - Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
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