Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity

  • Type : Undergraduate
  • Credit Hours : 123hrs
  • Language : English
  • Campuses : Al Ain & Abu Dhabi

Overview

Overview

The B.Sc. Program in Cybersecurity aims to produce competent cybersecurity professionals who can deploy efficient technologies and implement security solutions according to market and society needs, particularly in the UAE and Gulf region. The program enables graduates to address security issues from a stakeholder requirements and protection needs perspective and to use established engineering processes to ensure that such requirements and needs are addressed with appropriate fidelity and rigor.

This program is designed to serve UAE’s national Cybersecurity and privacy and to meet the growing demands for Emirati Information Technology professionals and skilled manpower from various commercial, private/public, and governmental sectors in the Abu Dhabi Emirate and the other Emirates as well.

 

Vision

Aspire to sustain and satisfy the information dynamics and security needs of the local and regional environment.

 

Mission

Educate and equip the students to appropriately manage information risk. This effort is advanced through policies, information and cybersecurity knowledge, and supporting tools and guidance that empower students to manage risk and prevent the unintentional, unlawful, or unauthorized disclosure, alteration, or destruction of IT resources.

 

Learning Outcomes

The students are expected to know and to be able to do by the time of graduation:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the program’s student outcomes and to the discipline.
  • An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  • An ability to design, implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
  • An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
  • An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.
  • Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development.
  • An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.

 

Job Opportunities

  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Engineer
  • Cybersecurity Architect
  • Cybersecurity Project Manager
  • Cybersecurity Researcher
  • Cybersecurity Administrator
  • Cybersecurity Software Developer
  • Cybersecurity Cryptographer
  • Cybersecurity Cryptanalyst
  • Cybersecurity Consultant

Admission Requirements

  • UAE Secondary School Certificate (Science) or its equivalent approved by the UAE Ministry of Education, with a minimum average of 60%.
  • A valid English Language Proficiency Certificate in one of the below certificates or its equivalent, at least as the following:
EmSATTOEFL ITPTOEFL iBTTOEFL CBTIELTSEosl
1100 500 61 173 5 B1

Graduation Requirements

To obtain a degree of “Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity”, a student must successfully complete 123 credit hours, including 12 weeks’ internship, with a cumulative GPA of at least 2 out of 4.

Study Plan

Course No Course Title CR.H. Prerequisite
General Education Program (33) CR.H.
Compulsory Courses (27) CR.H.
0102120 Computer Skills 3  
0201111 Science and Life 3  
0401120 English I 3  
0401121 English 2 3  
0405100 Arabic Language 3  
0406110 Islamic Culture 3  
0408100 Introduction to Psychology 3  
0508203 Scientific Research Methodology 3  
0501170 Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3  
Society and Civilization Elective (3) CR.H.
0406100 Arabs & Muslims' Contributions to Arts & Science 3  
0408101A Physical Education & Health 3  
0409100 Ethical Awareness 3  
0409101 Arab Society 3  
0409102 Environmental Awareness 3  
Managerial Skills Elective (3) CR.H.
0303100 Law and Society 3  
0408103 Thinking Skills 3  
0408104 Self-Assessment 3  
0501100 Introduction to Time Management 3  
0501150 Leadership and Teamwork 3  
Compulsory College Requirements (21) CR.H.
0107101 Calculus I 3  
0107102 Linear Algebra 3 (0107101)
0107103 Probability Theory and Statistics 3 (0107101)
0107201 Introduction to Numerical Methods 3 (0107104 &0107102)
0108103 Physics I 3  
0102220 Introduction to Programming 3 (0102120)
0107200 Discrete Structures 3  
Specialization Courses (48) CR.H.
      (1) Compulsory Courses (42) CR.H.
0102221 Object - Oriented Programming 3 (0102220)
0106320 Data and Computer Communication 3 (0104240)
0102330 Database Systems 3 (0102221)
0102420 Web Development 3 (0102220)
0102331 System Analysis & Design 3 (0102270)
0102450 Computer Networks 3 (0106320)
0102270 Data Structures and Algorithms 3 (0102221)
0102308 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence 3 (0102220) (0107200)
0104204 Computer Security Fundamental 3 (0102220)
0105410 Cryptography & Computer Network Security 3 (0102450)
0103455 Servers, Datacenters and Cloud 3 (0102450)
0103413 Computer Forensics 3 (0102320)
0104240 Digital Logic Design 3 (0107200)
0102410 Risk Assessment & Management 3 (0104204)
(2) Elective Courses (6) CR.H.
0103419 Cyber Competition 3 (0102270 & 0103413)
0103415 Big Data from Social Networks 3 (0102330)
0103414 Secure Systems Architectures and Mechanisms 3 (0104204)
0102412 Intrusion Analysis and Incident Management 3 (0102320)
0102414 Information Security Management and Governance 3 (0104204)
0103418 Cyber Warfare 3 0105410
Compulsory Supporting Courses (15) CR.H.
0107104 Calculus II 3 (0107101)
0102413 Mobile Applications and Security 3 (0102221)
0102340 Operating Systems 3 (0102240)
0102320 Ethical Hacking 3 (0104204)
0102500 Cybersecurity Law and Policy 3 0104204
Internship (3) CR.H.
0102493 Internship 3 >= 75 CR.H.
Capstone Project (3) CR.H.
0102494 Capstone Project I 1 >= 90 CR.H.
0102495 Capstone Project II 2 0102431

Guidance Plan

Course Description

Contact Us

Contact Us

College of Engineering
Al Ain University 

P.O.Box: 64141
Al Ain - UAE

Phone No: +971 3 7024888
Fax No: +971 3 7024777

E-mail: engineering@aau.ac.ae