Master of Science (Information Security)

 

PROGRAMME SPECIFICATION

The Master of Science (Information Security) is offered on a full-time and part-time basis. The full-time mode is offered only at the UTM main campus in Johor Bahru. The part-time mode can be conducted in Johor Bahru campus and Kuala Lumpur campus based on request and the number of enrolled students. The duration of study for the full-time programme is 3 semesters (1.5 years) and 4 semesters (2 years) for part time, subjected to the student’s entry qualifications with total number of credits is 45.

 

This programme bridges the gap between those information security aspects with the real world requirements. The aim of this programme is to support the global need in producing professional, dedicated and ethical information security experts who will effectively plan, design, manage and practice reliable information security mechanisms and technologies. The programme is designed based on CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) standards.

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GENERAL INFORMATION

1.   Awarding Institution

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

2.   Teaching Institution

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

3.   Programme Name

Master of Science (Information Security)

4.   Final Award

Master of Science (Information Security)

5.   Programme Code

MCSHA1AJA

6.   Professional or Statutory Body of Accreditation

Ministry of Higher Education

7.    Language(s) of Instruction

English

8.   Mode of Study (Conventional, distance learning, etc)

Conventional

9.   Mode of operation (Franchise, self-govern, etc)

Self-governing, Franchise

10.  Study Scheme (Full Time/Part Time)

Full Time/Part Time

11. Study Duration

Full Time

Minimum : 1.5 yrs (3 sems)

Maximum : 3 yrs (6 sems)

 

Part Time

Minimum : 2 yrs (4 sems)

Maximum : 4 yrs (8 sems)

Type of Semester

No. of Minimum Semesters

No. of Maximum Semesters

Full Time

Part Time

Full Time

Part Time

Normal

3

4

6

8

Short

 

COURSE CLASSIFICATION

No.

Classification

Credit Hours

Percentage

i.

University Common Elective

3

6%

ii.

Core Faculty Subjects

3

6%

 

Core Subjects

18

41%

iii.

Elective Subjects

9

20%

iii.

Project (I and II)

12

27%

 

Total

 

 

45

100%

Total Credit Hours to Graduate

45 credit hours

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Security Officer/Manager, Security Analyst, Security Engineer, Security Penetration Tester, Web Security Manager, Cyber Security Expert, Digital Forensic Expert.

Award Requirements

To graduate, students must achieve a total minimum of 45 credits hours with a minimum CPA of 3.0 including the completion of Master Project.

Further Information

ASSOC. PROF. DR. DAYANG NORHAYATI BINTI ABANG JAWAWI
Associate Chair
(Academic & Student Development)
School of Computing
Faculty of Engineering
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
81310 UTM Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Tel : 607-553 2009
Fax : 607-553 8829

OR

Program Coordinator
TS. DR. MAHEYZAH BINTI MD SIRAJ
Tel : 607-553 2206
Fax : 607-553 8822 / 553 8829