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MSc. Computing (Computer Security)

Interest in computer security is booming - the increase in cybercrime has led to a demand for experts in this area.

That's why we've designed this online course - it's your opportunity to learn how to protect and safeguard the information stored on digital devices around the world.

Our course will take your existing computing knowledge and develop your security expertise, with in-depth focus on penetration testing and ethical hacking. We'll teach you how to break systems in order to tighten the security and stop others from breaking into them, and develop new ways of protecting a company's security.

You will also study other key areas of computer security such as authentication, access control, malware, vulnerabilities, secure coding, sandboxing and virtualisation.

Year One, Semester One (5 Cores)  
Code Course name LH PH TH CH CU  
CS 505 Advanced Programming 30 30 - 45 3  
CS 506 Contemporary Issues in Computing 30 - 30 45 3  
CS 507 Machine Learning 30 30 - 45 3  
TM 500 Research Methods 30 - 30 45 3  
SE 500 Software Design & Modeling 30 - 30 45 3  
Total           15  
Year One, Semester Two (3 Cores)  
Code Course name LH PH TH CH CU  
  3 Cores            
CS 512 Security of Software 30 30 - 45 3  
IT 501 Electronic Commerce Technologies 30 16 14 45 3  
CS 510 Cryptosystems 30 30 - 45 3  
  1 Elective            
NW 502 Network Analysis & Monitoring 30 30 - 45 3  
CS 509 Mobile Cloud Computing 30 30 - 45 3  
IS 503 Data Mining 30 30 - 45 3  
Total           12  
Year Two, Semester One (2 Cores & Dissertation)  
Code Course name LH PH TH CH CU  
  2 Cores            
NW 602 Security of Networks 30 30 - 45 3  
TM 602 Legal & Ethical issues 30 - 30 45 3  
TM 601 Dissertation            
Total           6  
Year Two, Semester Two (3 Cores)  
Code Course name LH PH TH CH CU
  3 Cores          
TM 601 Dissertation - 120 30 75 5
BA 522 Financial Management 30 30 - 45 3
BA 509 Strategic Human Resource Management 30 30 - 45 3
Total           11