Master of Computer Science (Information Security)

The MS in Computer Science with Specialization Information Security (MSCS-IS) is offered on a full-time basis and duration of study is 2 years.  This programme provides students with advanced knowledge, skills in current information security and they will be able to put theory into practice with an individual capstone project

Career Opportunity

  • Security Analyst
  • Computer Forensic Investigator and Cyber chime
  • Security Systems Administrator
  • Information Security Architect
  • Ethical Hacker/Penetration Tester
  • IT Security Consultant
  • Cryptologist or Cryptographer

Entry Requirements

  1. A Bachelor’s Degree with good honours in a relevant field from SIMAD University (SU) or any other institutions of higher learning recognized by the senate.
  2. Original Secondary School Certificate.
  3. Processing fee of USD $ 70                    
  4. Two (2) copies of photos with white background

MS (CS) with IS-Specialization Program Structure

OURSES MODULE (42 Credit Hours)
CORE COURSES (30 Credits) + INFORMATION SECURITY RESEARCH PROJECT (12 Credits)

CORE COURSES (30 Credits)

  Common Courses 
NOCourse codeCourse nameCredit hour
1MCS101Machine Learning3
2MCS102Ubiquitous Computing and Internet of Things (IoT)3
3MCS103Advanced topics in Algorithms3
4MCS104Data Mining3
  Specialization Courses 
5MCS -IS07Computer Forensic and Investigation3
6MCS-IS08Information Security Management3
7MCS-IS09Cryptography and Security Protocol3
8MCS-IS10Network & Internet Security3
9MCS-IS11Global Issues in Cyber Security – Advanced topics3
10MCS106Research Methodologies in Information Security3
INFROAMTION SECURITY  RESEARCH PROJECT/ THESIS
1MS-ISP01Master Project I6
2MS-ISP02Master Project II6

Fees

Per SemesterFee
Sem 1$413
Sem 2$413
Sem 3$413
Sem 4$413
Sem 5$413
Sem 6$415
Total$2480.00

Assessment Format

Format AFormat B
Course Work60%100%
Final Exam40%0%
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