The fall application deadline for this program has been extended to April 1.
Tuition & funding
The MEng 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 examine the theories and practices currently used in the security of information systems. You will have access to state-of-the-art laboratories and research centres in a faculty whose areas of study include cyber forensics, database security and cryptography, among many other categories. Some examples of current research projects include quantitative models of network vulnerabilities, analysis and design of stream ciphers and security evaluations of open-source softwares.
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.
Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 45 credits.
Please see the Engineering Courses page for course descriptions.
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)
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 English language proficiency page for further information on requirements and exemptions.
All applicants: Canadian / International / Permanent Resident
February 1 (all applicants)
July 1 (all applicants)
January 30 (all applicants)
Priority will be given to complete applications submitted by the deadline. In some cases, programs may continue to accept applications as long as there is space available.
International students: Considering the waiting period involved in meeting the entry requirements to Canada and Quebec, we strongly encourage international applicants to apply early and submit supporting documents prior to the deadline.
Tuition and fees of the program may depend on your student status, among other key factors. Estimate these costs based on the most common situations.
Funding packages are generally available for students in thesis-based programs. Course-based students may be eligible for a number of donor awards, and may consult with their department for program-specific opportunities.
Get $3,000 in special funding for non-thesis master's programs. Learn more
Engage in cutting-edge research in state-of-the-art laboratories for IT security ethics, digital copyright, computer fraud and abuse, infrastructure protection and espionage laws, privacy laws, business records, and digital forensics.
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