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Information Systems Security MEng

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, or Computer Science.

Additional Admission Requirements

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.

Degree Requirements

Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 45 credits.

Please see the Engineering Courses page for course descriptions.

Information Systems Security MEng (45 credits)


credits of Core Courses:


INSE 6110 Foundations of Cryptography (4.00)
INSE 6120 Crypto-Protocol and Network Security (4.00)
INSE 6130 Operating Systems Security (4.00)


credits minimum chosen from courses offered by CIISE from topic areas: 

E02 - Developments In Engineering  

E69 - Information Systems Security  

E70 - Information Systems Engineering  



Remaining credits chosen from other courses offered by the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science. Students shall only take one of the following courses: 


INSE 6961 Graduate Seminar in Information and Systems Engineering (1.00)
ENGR 6991 Project and Report III (5.00)


Academic Regulations

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

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. Please refer to the Academic Regulation page for further details regarding the Time Limits.

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