Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security Degree Program
4 Years (8 Semesters)
124 Credit Hours
Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters

Program overview

What is the Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security?

The Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security program will prepare students for careers in the network security industry. The curriculum includes combined core topics in the realm of computing and cyber security, such as: computer systems, network and computer forensics, system and network security, ethical hacking, applied offensive and defensive security, and human and organizational security. Students will learn best practices for the design of secure modern networks and software systems as well as advanced techniques for security engineering, digital forensics, applied offensive and defensive security and applied cryptography. Students will learn about evolving threats and the proper use of specific security tools. Both security theory and hands-on practice are stressed and emphasized in this program.

Why Should I Take It?

Cyber Security is one of the most in-demand technology fields in the world as societies become ever more dependent on Smart solutions and technologies. With the UAE’s goal of transitioning into a paperless Smart City, the need for experts in cyber security to build the safeguards needed to protect the countries citizens from cyber theft and attack is huge.

Canadian University Dubai’s Degree in Cyber-Security will teach you to identify cyber threats of all kinds and equip you with the knowledge and ability needed to create the most effective strategy to stop and intercept these threats proactively through vigilant monitoring methods. You will graduate with in depth software cyber security knowledge and the ability to educate future employers and employees about their security responsibilities, making you the perfect candidate for this growth industry.

How Can I Use It?

There are a wealth of career opportunities available to graduates of this degree, such as:

  • Chief Information Security Officer/Engineer.
  • Forensic Computer Analyst.
  • Information Security Analyst.
  • Penetration Tester and evaluator.
  • Security Architect.
  • Cyber Security Engineer.
  • Security Systems Administrator.
  • IT Security Consultant.

Program Requirements

Requirements Compulsory
Credit Hours
Credit Hours
Credit Hours
University Requirement (UR) 21 6 27
Program Core (CR) 61 - 61
Program Major (MJ) 30 6 36
Total 112 12 124

University Requirements

University Requirements are 27 credits out of which 21 credits Compulsory Courses. Every student is required to take the mandatory credit hours that cover Islamic culture, English communication skills, and Innovation. These requirements are:

Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Credit Hours

1) Languages, Islamic Culture, UAE studies, Arabic and Innovation (21 Cr.H.)

LNG 181 English I for Engineering Computing None 3
LNG 182 English II for Engineering Computing LNG-181 3
GED 198 Islamic Culture None 3
GED 196 Communication Skills in Arabic 1 None 3
GED 199E UAE Society None 3
ENT 141 Fundamentals in Innovation and Entrepreneurship 1 None 2
ENT 142 Fundamentals in Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2 ENT-141 1
ENT 241 Entrepreneurship I ENT-142 2
ENT 242 Entrepreneurship II ENT-241 1

2) Humanities:Students should selecttwocoursesfrom the following pool:(6 credits)

GED 110E Modern Art Appreciation None 3
GED 111 Music Appreciation and Communication None 3
GED 112 Using Positive Psychology at Work LNG-172 or LNG-182 3
GED 252E Critical Thinking LNG-172 or LNG-182 3
GED 205E Psychology in Every Day Life LNG-172 or LNG-182 3
GED 272E Fundamentals of Public Speaking LNG-172 or LNG-182 3
GED 324E Ethical Reasoning for Today’s World LNG 172 or LNG 182 3

Core Requirements (61 Cr.H.)

All students who are enrolled in the B.Sc. in Cyber Security program, independently of their major, must complete the following 61 credit hours (20 courses)

# Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Credit Hours
1 BCS 101 Elements of Computing None 3
2 BCS 102 Introduction to Computing Science I BCS-101 3
3 MTH 112 Calculus I Pass Math Placement test or MTH-012 3
4 MTH 113 Calculus II MTH-112 3
5 MTH 114 Linear Algebra MTH-112 3
6 MTH 130 Probability and Statistics MTH-112 3
7 MTH 120 Discrete Mathematics None 3
8 MTH 203 Discrete Mathematics for Computing Science MTH-120, BCS-102 3
9 BCS 201 Logic for Computing Science MTH-120 3
10 BCS 202 Introduction to Computing Science II BCS-102 3
11 BCS 203 Software Specifications BCS-202, BCS-201 3
12 BCS 204 System-Level Programming BCS-102 3
13 BCS 205 Programming Paradigms BCS-202, BCS-201 3
14 ENG 210 Computer Architecture BCS-202 or ENG 101 4
15 BCS 206 Information Structures BCS-202, MTH-203 3
16 BCS 302 Scientific Computing BCS-102, MTH-114 3
17 BCS 305 Software Architecture BCS-203, BCS-206 3
18 BCS 306 Database Management Systems BCS-202, BCS-201 3
19 BCS 309 Algorithms I BCS-201, BCS-206 3
20 BCS 401 Ethics for Computing Professionals None 3



B.Sc. in Cyber Security Major Requirements (36 credit hours)

The 36 credit hours are covered by the completion of 8 compulsory courses totalizing 30 credit hours and two elective courses (6 credits hours) to be selected from elective courses. The list of the courses is given below:

Compulsory Courses (30 credit hours)

Each student enrolled in the B.Sc. in Cyber Security is required to successfully complete the following:

List of the 10 Compulsory Courses (30 Cr.H.)

# Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Credit Hours
1 BCS 301 Operating Systems ENG-210, BCS-206 4
2 BCS 303 Security Principles and Practices BCS-206 4
3 CYS 311 Security Threats and Risk Analysis BCS-303 3
4 CYS 312 Cryptographic Algorithms and Protocols BCS-203, BCS-204, BCS-303, BCS-309 (co) 3
5 CYS 411 Engineering Secure Software CYS-312 3
6 BCS 308 Communication Networks BCS-301 3
7 CYS 412 Mobile and Wireless Security CYS 411, BCS 308 4
8 BCS 410 Computer Science Project Completed 90 Cr.H 6



Elective Courses (6 credit hours)

Each student is required to successfully complete two of the following courses

# Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Credit Hours
1 CYS 413 Web Application Security and Testing CYS 411 3
2 CYS 414 Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking CYS 411 3
3 CYS 415 Malicious Software CYS 411 3
4 CYS 416 Human and Organizational Security BCS-303 3