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Information Systems Security MEng

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the Master of/Magisteriate in Engineering in Information Systems Security must hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in:

  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Science

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 GCS 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.

Requirements for the Degree

The requirements described here are in addition to the general degree requirements for the Master’s programs in the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science.

In order to graduate, students must have a CGPA of at least 2.70.

  1. Credits. A fully qualified candidate is required to successfully complete a minimum of 45 credits. Additional credits may be required in some cases.

  2. 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.

  3. Time Limit. Please refer to the Academic Regulation page for further details regarding the Time Limit requirements.

  4. 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:
    1. Twenty credits of core courses (INSE 6110, 6120, 6130, 6140, 6150) from topic area E69.
    2. Twenty-five credits of 6000 or 7000 numbered courses from any topic area from departments within the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science. Students shall only take one of the courses (INSE 6961, ENGR 6991, ENCS 6931) from topic area E63.
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