Bachelor in Cyber Security

General

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Program Description

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The cybersecurity bachelor program is taught in ENGLISH. As enterprise is becoming focused on the security of its information systems, the demand for cybersecurity specialists continues to increase. The Bachelor of Cyber Security prepares students to handle the full variety of threats and challenges that the modern enterprise faces.

Students start with foundations in mathematics and computer science, continue with programming and security tools and arrive to the understanding of the full range of current cyber threats, enterprise security architecture as well as legal and ethical aspects of security.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

First Year

In the first year, students obtain the foundational theoretical knowledge they need to become cybersecurity professionals. The programme builds the mathematical basis upon which students will develop an understanding of programming, computer networks, and enterprise information systems during following years. The courses are mostly given in a form of lectures and takeaway coursework.

Modules

  • Combinatorics & Graphs
  • Foundations of programming
  • Calculus
  • Foundations of mathematical logic
  • Linear algebra
  • Data structures and algorithms
  • Combinatorics and graphs – 2
  • Calculus – 2
  • Data structures and algorithms – 2
  • Linear algebra – 2
  • Computer Organisation and Systems
  • Combinatorics
  • Operating systems
  • Calculus – 3
  • Captstone Project
  • Seminars & Workshops

Second year

The second year also offers fundamental courses in cryptography and principles of secure programming. Most courses require practical coursework and a course project enabling students to get a feel for the challenges and approaches used in this field. The students will also begin developing software for the Capstone project.

Modules

  • Probability theory
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Java
  • Practical Unix
  • Parallel and Distributed Computing - 1
  • Introduction to Cyber Security
  • Machine learning – 1
  • Secure Programming
  • Compilers
  • Introduction to Computer Networking
  • Database Systems Principles
  • Windows Administration
  • introduction to Cryptography
  • Scripting Languages
  • Web Applications
  • Capstone Project
  • Seminars & Workshops

Third Year

During the third and final year, students focus on a variety of cybersecurity topics including advanced network management, operating system security, policy analysis and implementation, vulnerability analysis and legal environment. The courses are taught by researchers and professionals who practice the material they teach either academically or professionally. This is the best opportunity to learn cybersecurity first hand from leading practitioners. The goal of the final year is to expose students to a range of real-world security challenges and mitigation strategies and to ensure a seamless transition into a professional role.

Modules

  • Linux Administration
  • Human Aspects of Cybersecurity: Law, Ethics, and Privacy
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Advanced Network Management & Security
  • Operating Systems Security
  • Policy Analysis and Implementation
  • Enterprise Information Systems & Clouds
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Risk Management
  • Vulnerability Analysis, Penetration Testing
  • Data Visualization
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Technical Project Management
  • Performance Oriented Computing
  • Computer Forensics
  • Software Testing, Verification, and Validation
  • Leadership & Group Dynamics
  • Writing, Documentation, TeX, JavaDoc, Academic
  • Capstone Project
  • Seminars & Workshops

Check our 2019-2020 academic schedule for an overview of all the classes we are offering. 

Konstantin Mertsalov
Konstantin Mertsalov
Ph.D., Director of Software Development Europe, Rational Retention. 
Konstantin Mertsalov is European Director of Development at Rational Enterprise, a globally leading software development company specializing in enterprise information management.
Originally from Russia, he moved to New York in 1998 to study Computer Science and Applied Mathematics and continued his academic career with a Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Ph.D. on large dynamic social networks. He's an expert on machine learning, information diffusion in social network, semantic web search, unstructured data, big data, and data analytics in general. He developed U Rank, a search engine that allows people to organize, edit and annotate search results as well as share information. 

Check out our Cyber Security program for more information!

Last updated Apr 2020

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