Solve security challenges in the latest technologies through research and innovation.

Admission is open for Spring 2022

Master of Science in Information Technology (Cyber Security)

College of Technological Innovation

Acquire the knowledge and develop the expertise and skills to become proficient in the areas of network/internet security, database security, digital forensics, ethical hacking, information security management and cyber criminal behavior.

Why Choose an Information Technology (Cyber Security) Degree?

Organizations in industry and governments globally are susceptible to a wide range of cyber-attacks. These threats are becoming increasingly more elaborated and malicious. And the targets of these attacks are struggling to address the challenges of cyber security because there is a significant shortage of cyber security professionals in the world.

With a Master of Science in Information Technology (Cyber Security) you will be part of a rare breed of cyber security professionals who can design secure systems, attack secure systems, apply standards and best-practices to business applications, as well as navigate the legal and regulatory environment surrounding technology. You will learn the tools and techniques to address attacks which already exist in our current tech landscape, as well as the kinds of attacks that are likely to occur in the future as we progress towards the Internet of Things and Web 3.0.

What Will You Learn?

The curriculum is designed to combine a rich theoretical foundation with a strong laboratory component to provide students with lifelong learning capabilities and marketable skills for today’s demanding job market.

Students have the option to choose between a thesis and a non-thesis study track. In both tracks, students complete a set of security courses.

  • In the thesis study track, students work on a research topic throughout two courses. Students choosing the thesis study track will gain essential research skills to support their academic careers.
  • In the non-thesis study track, the two research courses are replaced with two courses focusing on the technical and management aspects of security. Students choosing the non-thesis study track will enrich their cyber security skills from the technical and management perspectives.


Key Facts

Program Duration

4 Semesters (On Average)

Location

Abu Dhabi and Dubai

Language of Instruction

English

Credit Hours

30

Cost Per Credit Hour

AED 3,200

Application Deadline

6 December 2021

Who Should Pursue a Master of Science in Information Technology (Cyber Security) Degree?

The program is ideal for job seekers with bachelor's degrees who want to enter the workforce after graduation. The program is also designed for mid-career professionals who desire a career change, use the degree for career advancement, enhance their skills in their current positions or pursue a doctoral degree.

Admission Requirements

Admission is open to males and females of all nationalities. Applicants must have earned a four-year baccalaureate degree with a CGPA of 3.0 or higher from an accredited university and demonstrate sufficient English proficiency to manage a challenging, fast-paced graduate program. An admissions interview is required.

Career Opportunities

Graduates can find employment as information security experts in a variety of upper-level positions in organizations such as information security management, cyber security specialist, network/internet security specialist, digital forensic analyst and information security analyst. Additional employment opportunities include areas of secure web-based e-services, financial institutions, information security audit/consultancy firms and government organizations where national security needs are a priority.

Why Should You Choose Zayed University’s College of Technological Innovation?

Legacy of Zayed University

Zayed University proudly bears the name of the Founding Father of the UAE, the Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan whose leadership legacies continue to guide and inspire the nation.

Accreditation and Recognition

National and international accreditation will guarantee you a globally recognized graduate degree.

Dynamic Campuses Located in Abu Dhabi and Dubai

State-of-the-art computer laboratories will provide you first-hand experience with the technologies and tools in high demand by employers today.

Leading Academics in the Field

Our faculty’s international professional experience and cutting-edge research will contribute to an exceptional learning experience

Superior Academic Support

Small interactive class sizes will support your learning environment.

Powerful Alumni Networks

Join talented alumni members who will present you with excellent networking opportunities.

Rigor and Research

The combination of research-oriented and strong skill-based components will provide you with advanced theoretical knowledge and practice based learning that is focused on employability.

Strong Collaboration with Industry and Government

Putting theory into practice will facilitate your learning process.

Legacy of Zayed University

Zayed University proudly bears the name of the Founding Father of the UAE, the Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan whose leadership legacies continue to guide and inspire the nation.

Accreditation and Recognition

National and international accreditation will guarantee you a globally recognized graduate degree.

Rich Curriculum

The combination of research-oriented and strong skill-based components will provide you with advanced theoretical knowledge and practice based learning that is focused on employability.

World-Class International Faculty

Internationally credentialed faculty will ensure the academic quality of your graduate program.

Superior Academic Support

Small interactive class sizes will support your learning environment.

Dynamic Campuses Located in Abu Dhabi and Dubai

State-of-the-art computer laboratories will provide you first-hand experience with the tools and technologies in high demand by employers today.

An Extensive Alumnus Network

Join talented alumni members who will enrich your learning experience.

Deanship of Graduate Studies

Zayed University Abu Dhabi & Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Website

www.zu.ac.ae

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