The Master of Applied Science in Information Systems Security trains students to design, implement and manage the security of real-life information systems. Through applied research and academic coursework, you will be exposed to theories and practices currently used in securing information systems. You will have access to state-of-the-art laboratories and established research centres in a Faculty whose research topics include biometrics, cyber forensics, database security and cryptography. Financial support may be provided by a thesis advisor. This program has a Co-op option. Students should contact their academic advisor for more information.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, or Computer Science.
Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the Graduate Admission page for further information on the Language Proficiency requirements and exemptions.
In addition to the general admission requirements, the Gina Cody School (GCS) may require applicants to write the Engineering Writing Test (EWT) as a condition of admission to all graduate programs in Engineering and Computer Science. Depending on the result, students may be required to complete remedial English language courses in addition to their program requirements.
Engineering Writing Test (EWT). The Engineering Writing Test examines students’ ability to provide reasoned assessment of a short technical composition in English or French, and their ability to provide a qualitative account of quantitative or graphically presented data. The test is offered a number of times throughout the year. Based on their performance in the test, students may be asked to take remedial courses.
Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 45 credits.
16 credits – Core Courses
INSE 6110 - Foundations of Cryptography (4 credits)
INSE 6120 - Crypto-Protocol and Network Security (4 credits)
INSE 6130 - Operating Systems Security (4 credits)
INSE 6140 - Malware Defenses and Application Security (4 credits)
4 credits – Elective Course
Topic area E69 Information Systems Security, approved by the student’s supervisor
An INSE course, approved by the student’s supervisor and either the Graduate Program Director or the Director of the Institute.
25 credits – Thesis
INSE 8901 - Master of Applied Science Research and Thesis (25 credits)
4. An admission offer will not be issued until a supervisor match has been made. Students are encouraged to review the list of faculty members' field of interests and directly contact those with whom you would like to work.
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