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.
Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 45 credits.
12 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)
16 credits minimum – Chosen from
Courses offered by CIISE from topic area E69.
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 (1-credit seminar), ENGR 6991 (5-credit project course), or ENCS 6931 (9-credit Industrial Stage and Training course).
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.
All applicants: Canadian / International / Permanent Resident
February 1 (all applicants)
July 1 (all applicants)
November 1 (all applicants)
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.
Late applications: Priority will be given to applications submitted on time. In some cases, programs may continue to accept applications as long as there is space available.
Tuition & funding
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Funding packages are generally available for students in thesis-based programs. Course-based students are eligible for a number of donor awards, and may consult with their department for program-specific opportunities.
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.