APU-DMU DUAL DEGREE PROGRAMME
Students who are under Masters Degree Programme will have the option to opt-in for the APU-DMU Dual Degree Scheme. Under this Scheme, students will receive 2 Degree Certificates & Transcripts upon graduation: 1 from Asia Pacific University (APU), Malaysia and 1 from De Montfort University (DMU), UK.
This programme is specifically designed to provide:
Opportunity for professional development at an advanced level within the area of Cyber Security.
Enhancement of skills and knowledge in Cyber Security for practising IT professionals.
Ability to further develop specialisation gained in taught modules through an extensive research-based and/or technical-based dissertation, to prepare the student to be a subject matter expert in the field.
Furthermore, APU is also poised to become a frontrunner in cybersecurity research through the establishment of the Forensics and Cyber Security (FSEC) Research Centre, through which research activities will be undertaken to challenge boundaries in the application of cybersecurity.
Who Should Attend
This programme is geared towards practising IT/Computing professionals within the industry who seek further formal qualifications in Cyber Security. In addition, professionals and managers who wish to enhance themselves with Cyber Security knowledge and skills to the postgraduate level will find this programme attractive. Fresh undergraduate students from Cyber Security / Digital Forensics background will also find this programme worthwhile as a path to further enhance their academic qualifications.
The Benefits of The Programme
On successful completion of this programme, you will be able to:
The curriculum covers a wide range of industry-relevant subject areas in Security Operations Centre (SOC) and Incident Response, Security Auditing and Assessment, Advanced Ethical Hacking, E-Investigation, Data Analytics in Cyber Security etc.
External reviews conducted by Cyber Security Malaysia (CSM), KPMG and F-Secure during the development of the programme curriculum.
Programme Support by an Industry Advisory Panel involving cybersecurity experts from Cyber Intelligence, Cyber Test Systems, Akati Consulting Group and Cyber Security Malaysia (CSM).
A fully-functional Security Operations Centre (SOC) that allows students to have a hands-on cybersecurity operations platform to monitor live data which allows them to perform real-time cybersecurity monitoring to fortify network defence with global threat intelligence and launching faster response on cybersecurity incidents
A full-fledged Cyber Threats Simulation and Response Centre – Cyber Range is also included within the Cyber Security Talent Zone in APU. Cyber Range incorporates latest technologies and a military-grade cyber-defence system, enabling students to understand and formulate defence strategies and practice the entire chain of cyber defence while preparing them to deal with real cyber threat attack when it happens.
A technical project related to Cyber Security as a dissertation in the final semester.
Research opportunities for students via APU’s Forensic and Cyber Security Research Centre - FSEC.
Modules & Project
The programme comprises 3 pre-requisite modules (for non-Computing students), 10 modules including 3 elective modules and a Project.
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES(FOR NON-COMPUTING STUDENTS: TO BE COMPLETED UPON 1st MONTH OF THE PROGRAMME)
Digital Forensic and Cyber Security Tools
Information Security Design
Cyber Security & Threats
Security Operations Center (SOC) & Incident Response
Advanced Ethical Hacking
Advanced Digital Forensics
Research Methodology in Computing & Engineering
ELECTIVE MODULES (CHOOSE 3)*
Network Design & Performance
Information Security Architectures
Security Audit and Assessment
Data Analytics in Cyber Security
Applied Scripting in Cyber Security
As part of this course, you are expected to complete an extensive project paper in relation to Cyber Security for both academic and industry purposes. This project paper will be supervised by a member of academic staff as the main supervisor. It may involve working with an external organization (probably directly relevant to your work or organization or any of our industry partners). You are given considerable flexibility in choosing any Cyber Security related topics to base your project paper. As for the deliverables, you are required to come up with a prototype / simulation / framework etc. (the list is just an example and not limited to only these) and to produce one project paper and a publishable conference / journal paper consists of summary of the work.
Cyber Security Analyst / Consultant
Information Security Analyst / Consultant
Cyber Security Incident Response Consultant
Digital Forensic Investigator
Cyber Security Engineer
Information Security Engineer
Cyber Security Manager
Information Security Manager
Bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA of 2.75 out of 4.00, or its equivalent qualification as acceptable by the Senate.
Bachelor’s degree with CGPA 2.50 out of 4.00, but below CGPA 2.75; can be accepted with rigorous assessment (include test, interview or portfolio).
Bachelor’s degree with CGPA below 2.50 out of 4.00 or qualification which is equivalent can be accepted with a minimum of 5 years relevant working experience in a related field.
English Requirements: Minimum IELTS score 5.0
* Applicants without a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Cyber Security or Forensic Computing must pass the prerequisite modules in Cyber Security and Digital Forensics to continue with the Master’s degree.* Applicants without a Computing-related Bachelor’s degree must pass the pre-requisite modules to continue with the Master’s Degree.
Malaysian student fees:Course Fees:Total: RM 32,600 + £475
International student fees:Course Fees:Total: RM 38,500 (USD 9,747) + £475