Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security Degree Program
4 Years (8 Semesters)
127 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 Structure

Program Requirements

Requirements Compulsory
Credit Hours
Elective
Credit Hours
Total
Credit Hours
University Requirements (GE Courses) 21 6 27
Program Core Requirements 64 - 64
Program Major Requirements 33 3 36
Total 118 9 127

University Requirements [General Education Courses - 27 Credits]

Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Credit Hours

Compulsory Courses (21 Credits)

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

Elective Courses (06 Credits): Students are required to select Two Courses from the following Courses

BIO 102 Biology I None 3
SHS 103 Chemistry None 3
SCI 210 Modern Physics None 3

Program Core Requirements [Core Courses - 64 Credits]

Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Credit Hours
BCS 101 Elements of Computing None 3
BCS 102 Introduction to Computing Science I BCS 101 3
MTH 112 Calculus I Pass Math Placement Test or MTH 012 3
MTH 113 Calculus II MTH 112 3
MTH 114 Linear Algebra MTH 112 3
MTH 120 Discrete Mathematics None 3
MTH 130 Probability and Statistics MTH 112 3
MTH 203 Discrete Mathematics for Computing Science BCS 102, MTH 120 3
BCS 201 Logic for Computing Science MTH 120 3
BCS 202 Introduction to Computing Science II BCS 102 3
BCS 203 Software Specifications BCS 201, BCS 202 3
BCS 206 Information Structures BCS 202, MTH 203 3
BCS 222 Programming Paradigms BCS 201, BCS 202 3
ENG 210 Computer Architecture BCS 202 or ENG 101 4
BCS 305 Software Architecture BCS 203, BCS 206 3
BCS 306 Database Management Systems BCS 201, BCS 202 3
BCS 309 Algorithms I BCS 201, BCS 206 3
BCS 311 Scientific Computing BCS 102, MTH 114 3
BCS 323 System-Level Programming BCS 102 3
BCS 401 Ethics for Computing Professionals None 3
ENG 420 Internship 90 Credit Hours & CGPA ≥ 2.0 3

Program Major Requirements [33 Credits]

Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Credit Hours

Compulsory Courses (30 Credits)

BCS 221 Communication Networks BCS 102 3
BCS 301 Operating Systems BCS 206, ENG 210 4
BCS 303 Security Principles and Practices BCS 221 4
CYS 311 Security Threats and Risk Analysis BCS 303 3
CYS 312 Cryptographic Algorithms and Protocols BCS 203, BCS 303 3
BCS 405 Artificial Intelligence BCS 206, BCS 222 3
BCS 410 Computer Science Project Completed 90 Credit Hours 6
CYS 411 Engineering Secure Software CYS 312 3
CYS 412 Mobile and Wireless Security BCS 308, CYS 411 4

Elective Courses (03 Credits): Students are required to select One Course from the following courses

SWS 215 Web Development BCS 306 3
CYS 413 Web Application Security and Testing CYS 411 3
CYS 414 Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking CYS 411 3
CYS 415 Malicious Software CYS 411 3
CYS 416 Human and Organizational Security BCS 303 3