Why pursue a Master's in Information Systems Security?
The academic aim of this Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) program is to prepare students with the skills, knowledge, cutting-edge technologies, expertise and best practices to be security architects capable of designing, implementing, analyzing and managing the security of real-life information systems.
Second, the program will put the emphasis on helping each individual acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to maximize his or her potential as a researcher in information systems security. Students will engage in applied research and academic course of study examining existing theory and ways in which these influence the security of information systems.
Applicants to the Master of Engineering may apply to the Industrial Experience option in the industrial milieu through the Institute for Co-operative Education.
The requirements described here are in addition to the general degree requirements for the Master’s programs in the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science.
In order to graduate, students must have a CGPA of at least 3.00.
Credits. A fully qualified candidate is required to successfully complete a minimum of 45 credits. Additional credits may be required in some cases.
Transfer Credits. Students may be granted transfer academic credits for, in general, not more than eight credits taken in approved graduate studies prior to their entry into this program. A course submitted for transfer credits must be appropriate to the student’s program study at Concordia University. An application for such credit will be considered only at the time of admission.
Time Limit. All work for this MEng degree for full-time students must be completed within 12 terms (four years) from the time of initial registration in the program at Concordia University; for part-time students the time limit is 15 terms (five years).
Courses. Students must take a total of 45 credits of course work at the 6000 or 7000 level.
The breakdown of the 45 credits is as follows:
Twenty credits of core courses (INSE 6110, 6120, 6130, 6140, 6150) from topic area E69.
Twenty-five credits of 6000 or 7000 numbered courses from any topic area from departments within the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science. Students shall only take one of the courses (INSE 6961, ENGR 6991, ENCS 6931) from topic area E63.
Applicants to the Master of/Magisteriate in Engineering in Information Systems Security must hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in:
Any engineering or science discipline provided that the student has a strong background in information systems
Admission to the program is competitive and only applicants with high academic standing will be considered. Qualified applicants requiring prerequisite courses may be asked to take such courses in addition to their regular graduate program. The Faculty Graduate Studies Committee, in consultation with the Institute, is responsible for the recommendation of all applications for admission.
Residence requirements. The minimum residence requirement for the Master’s degree is three terms (one year) of full-time study, or the equivalent in part-time study.
Priority will be given to those who apply within the official deadlines listed above. Some programs may continue to accept applications after these deadlines. For more information, please contact the department.