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University of Doha for Science and Technology Bachelor of Applied Science in Data and Cyber Security
University of Doha for Science and Technology

Bachelor of Applied Science in Data and Cyber Security

Doha, Qatar

4 Years


Full time

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This is a four-year Applied Science degree with concentrations that will lead the graduates into specific jobs within the field of Data and Cyber Security. All students in this program will study generic Information Technology (IT) courses along with data and cyber security courses, which will enable them to understand and contribute to the information technology context in which data and cyber security functions are performed. The interdisciplinary area of "Cyber Security", which includes elements of data security, looks at how hardware and software systems can be designed and operated to ensure business or institutional security by reducing the threat of unauthorized access or intervention. The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET), the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Canadian Cyber Security Alliance, the Canadian Security Association, the Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS), and the Canadian Information Technologies Professionals Association recognize these fields and have established criteria and outcomes specific to these interrelated discipline areas.


Admission Requirements

High School or Academic Requirement

  1. High school graduation certificate or equivalent approved by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education with a minimum average of 60%, plus two courses: one final year Mathematics, and one final year Science (Biology, Physics, Chemistry) or Technology (Algorithms, Programming, Network, Computer Science, or equivalent); OR
  2. Two-year Information Technology Diploma from CNA-Q, or equivalent; OR
  3. One-year Advanced Information Technology Diploma from CNA-Q, or equivalent.

English Language Requirement

  1. The required score on the University English Placement Test or a passing score from another approved internationally recognized English language test, as validated by the Admissions & Registration Department; OR
  2. A valid (within two years) IELTS Academic Test Report Form with an overall band of 5.0 with no individual band score (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) below 5.0; OR
  3. Successful completion of Foundation Program requirements.

Mathematics Requirement

  1. Must achieve the required score on the University Math Placement Test; OR
  2. A valid SAT Report Form with a minimum score of 480.

Additional Admission Criteria

  1. Admission is competitive. Eligible applicants are ranked based on their overall final year (Grade 12 or equivalent) high school percentage, placement tests rankings, and Admission Priority Category.


Program Structure

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Computing & Problem Solving
  • English Communication I
  • Calculus I
  • Effective Learning Applied & Experiential Learning

Semester 2

  • English Communication II
  • Linear Algebra
  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Hardware

Semester 3

  • Science & its Applications Science & the Environment
  • Computing Ethics & Society

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Discrete Structures
  • Networking I
  • Web Technologies I
  • Statistics

Semester 2

  • Introduction to Operating Systems
  • Introduction to Data & Cyber Security
  • Introduction to Data Science & AI
  • Database Management Systems

Semester 3

  • Project Management
  • Islamic &Arab Civilization OR Introduction to Sociology OR Introductory Psychology OR Ethical Reasoning OR Law & Society OR Introduction to the Arts

Year 3

Semester 1

  • Qatar History &Society or Human Development or Global Economic Concepts or Globalization & Environment
  • Applied Cryptography
  • Networking II
  • Object Oriented Programming

Semester 2

  • Network Security
  • Web Technologies II
  • Cyber Security Analytics & Visualization
  • Secure Software Development

Semester 3

  • Privacy in the Digital Era
  • Qatar History &Society or Human Development or Global Economic Concepts or Globalization & Environment

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