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Information Systems Security (MEng)

Master of Engineering (MEng)

Program overview

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.

Program details

Admission Requirements

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

Proficiency in English

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.

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)


Please apply online. Read the how-to guide for application procedures. 

1. Submit your application and pay a $100 CAD application fee.  A student ID number will be issued

2. Upload required documents. This link can also be found on the Student Hub's My CU Account page.

3. A completed file that is ready to be assessed will include:

For initial assessment purposes, scanned and uploaded copies of documents are accepted.  To finalize a file, once admitted, Concordia University will require official documents.

Information Systems Security
Canadian / International /
Permanent Resident
MEng Feb. 1 July 1 n/a

Sample classes

  • Foundations of Cryptography
  • Crypto-Protocol and Network Security
  • Operating Systems Security
  • Malware Defenses and Application Security
  • Security Evaluation Methodologies

For course list, please visit the Graduate Calendar.

For course descriptions, please visit the Graduate Calendar.

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