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.
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.
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).
*Winter Application deadline has been extended to August 1.
Priority will be given to those who apply within the official deadlines listed above. Some programs may continue to accept applications after these deadlines. For more information, please contact the department.