Master of Science in System and Network Engineering

Innopolis University

Program Description

Master of Science in System and Network Engineering

Innopolis University

The Secure Systems and Network Engineering is a master program which was originally brought to Innopolis University from University of Amsterdam (SNE at UvA). The program itself is very extensive, and students will have to devote their time fully to the study process. The program requires from 1.5 years of experience in security. Because of the complexity of homework assignments and topics covered during the year, we have comprehensive admission procedure, which includes tests and presentation.

Core courses

  • Fundamentals of Secure Networks
  • Secure Systems and Networks
  • Classical Internet Applications
  • Distributed Systems
  • Offensive technologies
  • Inter-networking and routing
  • Advanced networking
  • Cybercrimes and forensics
  • Advanced security

Acquired skills and knowledge

  • Obtain knowledge of computer security, including security protocols and cryptography
  • Understand the architecture and protocols of classical Internet applications (DHCP, DNS, the Email system, WWW)
  • Understand to a large extent the intricacies related to designing and developing a distributed computer systems
  • Understand the challenges and building a scalable IT infrastructure that is flexible and efficient to manage (Virtualization and Cloud Computing, Workstation and Server deployment, Datacenters, and Infrastructure management methodologies)
  • Obtain insight and skills in the subject of practical IT security (Physical security, Network security, Database security, Application security, Web app security)
  • Expertise in conducting computer forensics and cybercrime investigations
  • Knowledge in identifying and assessing vulnerabilities in IT systems including computers, networks and applications software
  • Expertise in designing and building security systems and its components

Job prospects

Our graduates are employed as:

  • Expert in Internet Security
  • Computer security architect
  • Penetration tester
  • Vulnerability assessor
  • Computer forensic analyst
  • Junior Researcher
  • System Engineer

Duration: 2 years


Selection Criteria

  • 1.5 years of experience in network security
  • Knowledge of English (Upper Intermediate or higher)
  • Knowledge of protocols and architecture of computer networks
  • Knowledge of programming languages: Python and the Unix command shell scripts
  • Knowledge of algebra and discrete mathematics
  • Experience in composition of technical documentation
  • To be enrolled in this program, it is mandatory to provide legalized and nostrificated diploma of higher education (Bachelor’s), translated into Russian and authenticated.


Based on the selection results, students receive educational grants, covering 100% of the tuition fee and monthly allowance.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated April 3, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Aug. 2019
2 years
Full time
Russia - Kazan, Tatarstan
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Russia - Kazan, Tatarstan
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