M.Sc.(Hons.) in Cyber Security

Duration

1 YEAR

HOURS

2720

CREDITS

739

IN-TAKE

JULY 2020

INVESTMENT

LKR 485,000

Course Overview

The course has been designed with a high degree of relevance to the industry’s needs. By nature the course is practitioner-oriented. It provides highly marketable Computer Security and Digital Forensics skills. Cyber Security or IT security, is the protection of information systems from theft or damage to the hardware, the software, and to the information on them, as well as from disruption or misdirection of the services they provide. Digital forensics is identifying, preserving, recovering, analyzing and presenting facts about digital evidence found on computers or digital storage media devices in relation to computer crime.

All students will take the core modules, which are designed to give a comprehensive introduction to this specialized field. The course will cover basic digital forensics and network security, and computer system tools and the Linux/UNIX operating system. It will also deal with digital evidence in a professional manner (that includes adhering to appropriate legal guidelines). You will then follow either the Cyber Security or Digital Forensics pathway within the course (though each lead to the same named degree: the pathways are simply opportunities to specialise within the field). In addition, all students will take a Research Methods module and complete a project module.

Course Module

  • Cyber Security Evidence and Procedure
  • Fundamentals of Security Technology
  • Internet Security
  • Research Methods and Professional Practice
  • Cyber Security and Forensics Project
  • Advanced Computer Forensics
  • Computer System Tools
  • Data Recovery and Analysis
  • Cyber Security Applications
  • Cyber Security Threats and Countermeasures
  • Risk Management

Entry Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Information Technology, Information and Communication Technology, Information Systems, Physical Sciences or Engineering from a recognized university.
  • Any other degree with 30 credits in computing from a recognized university.
  • Any other equivalent qualification in computing that would be acceptable to the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) and the senate of the university.

Career Opportunities

Researcher in Applied Cryptography
Researcher in Network/Computer Security
IT Security Engineer
Computer Security Incident Responder
Source Code Auditor
IT Security Operations Specialist
Cyber Security Manager
Information Security Analyst
Information Security Consultant
Information Security Assurance Officer
Information Security Assurance Analyst
Information Security Risk Officer

Key Features

CUTTING-EDGE CURRICULAM

Our proven educational approach is committed to putting cuttingedge learning materials and classroom technology in the hands of our teachers.

ADVANCED CERTIFICATION

Advance certifications upon successful completion of the program.

ON THE GO LEARNING

Learn the most recent technologies in the go.

FOR THE INDUSTRY

Receive one-on-one mentoring from industry experts.

CAREER SUPPORT

Get access to career coaching services and get introduced to the right employer.

CAMPUS PLACEMENTS

On a decentralized platform, the top performing students get access to campus placements.

Career Opportunities

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