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Admission is open for Spring 2023

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Master of Science in Information Technology (Cyber Security)

College of Technological Innovation

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

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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

12 December 2022

Key Facts

Program Structure and Content

Year One
Year Two

SEC601 Research Methods

SEC605 Information Security

SEC610 Information Security, Policy, Ethics and Law

SEC630 Cyber Forensics

SEC615 Network and Internet Security

SEC638 Small Scale Digital Device Forensics

SEC675 Cyber Criminal Behavior

SEC620 Information Security Management

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.

Thesis Study Track

Students choosing the thesis study track will gain essential research skills to support their academic careers.

SEC699 Research Thesis

SEC699 Research Thesis

Non-Thesis Study Track

Students choosing the non-thesis study track will enrich their cyber security skills from the technical and management perspectives.

SEC640 Database and Enterprise Application Security

SEC645 Penetration Testing and Advanced Hacking Techniques

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Meet the Program Conveners

Dr. Zakaria Maamar

Professor

Chair, Computing and Applied Technology Department

College of Technological Innovation

Dr. Abdul Kadhim Hayawi

Assistant Professor

Graduate Program Coordinator

College of Technological Innovation

What Will You Learn?

Upon successful completion of this program, you will be able to:

Cyber Security Fundamentals: Demonstrate advanced knowledge, skills and competencies appropriate to security assessment, computer system security, and digital forensics within organizational contexts.

Cyber Security Investigation & Analysis: Conduct investigation, analysis and research into advanced areas of computer systems security and digital forensics within complex organizational contexts.

Cyber Security Management: Manage network and computer security systems within an organization to anticipate and respond to threats and attacks.

Cyber Security Professional Practice: Critically analyze global, ethical, legal, standardization and other non-technical issues pertaining to computer systems security and implement solutions to address them.

Cyber Security Applications: Initiate and explain cyber security policies, procedures, and technical solutions in an organizational context.

Cyber Security Systems and Practice: Demonstrate advanced knowledge and skills required to create, design and manage computer system security and digital forensics solutions within an organization using various methods and technologies.

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

Job seekers with bachelor's degrees who want to enter the workforce after graduation.

Mid-career professionals who want to make 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 2.5 for conditional admission) 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 the following areas:

Secure Web-Based e-Services

Financial Institutions

Information Security Audit/Consultancy Firms

Data Analyst/Scientist

Government Organizations (Where National Security Needs are A Priority)

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

Job seekers with bachelor's degrees who want to enter the workforce after graduation.

Mid-career professionals who want to make 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 2.5 for conditional admission) 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 the following areas:

Secure Web-Based e-Services

Financial Institutions

Information Security Audit/Consultancy Firms

Data Analyst/Scientist

Government Organizations (Where National Security Needs are A Priority)

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

Legacy of the 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 tools and technologies 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.

Financial Support Options

Teaching and research assistantships will help you develop vital skills and give you the opportunity to network with experts that will expand your professional experience in your field of interest.

Why Should You Pursue a Master of Science in Information Technology (Cyber Security)?

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