College of Computing and Informatics

College of Computing and Informatics

College of Computing and Informatics


The College of Computing and Informatics at the Saudi Electronic University offers a master's program in the field of information security, which aims to provide students with advanced knowledge necessary to excel in the contemporary highly competitive technology industry. The program focuses on the security of the electronic space of the institution. The program equips students with the knowledge, skills and capacity to prevent and protect enterprise data from the threat of digital crime. The courses also focus on critical analysis skills, technical skills and extensive use of virtual laboratories via the Internet. This program is designed for students wishing to pursue their careers as specialists in information technology with the aim of protecting the information of their institutions from any external penetration by integrating theories with practical application. To know the basics of information systems and to know how to manage information technology within the framework of the fundamentals of cybercrime.

The Importance and Reasons for Creating the Program

Keeping pace with the needs of the labor market and the Kingdom's 2030 vision.

The need for qualified professionals with the necessary knowledge and skills in the field of information security.

The need for qualified specialists in the field of combating electronic information crimes.

The need for specialists in assessing and analyzing local and international breaches that may occur to information systems.

Preparing cadres adhering to legal and ethical responsibilities while addressing problems related to information security.

Program Objectives

The program aims to provide learners with the knowledge and skills necessary to:

  1. The ability to differentiate between the various IT security models, their architecture, and the risks associated with transferring, processing, and storing information.
  2. Deal with attacks and threats on operating systems and networks in an effective manner.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge and explain the ethical and legal issues surrounding information security, which include information privacy and legitimacy.
  4. Evaluating and analyzing the local and international breaches that may occur to the information systems.
  5. Developing solutions to protect computer networks and information systems from threats and intrusions on both internal and external scales

Duration of Study in the Program

7 semesters, 2 courses per semester.

Career Opportunities for Graduates of the Program

Project Manager.

Information Security Analyst / Officer.

Director / Director of Information Security.

Information Security Analyst / Officer.

Director / Director of Information Security.

Director / Director of Information Technology.

Director / Director of Network Security.

Network Security Analyst / Administrator.

Educational and academic field professions in public and higher education institutions.

  • The Master of Data Science program contains 14 courses, three credit hours each, distributed over four semesters.
  • The program is only offered in English.

Coding ​ Course Name Credit Hours Prerequisite​
Level One
RES500 Academic Writing and Research Skills 3
IT500 Business and Information Technology 3
Level Two
CS507 Introduction to Cyber Security and Digital Crime 3 IT500
CS512 Cryptography Fundamentals 3 IT500
Level Three
CS562 Enterprise Cyber Security 3 / Lab IT500, CS507
IT575 Innovative Solutions in Complex Organizations 3 IT500, CS507
Level Four
CS564 Cyber Defense in Web Based Attacks 3 / Lab CS562
CS664 Cyber Security Defense and Countermeasures 3 CS507, CS562
Level Five
CS566 Securing the Enterprise Infrastructure with Cyber Security Techniques 3 / Lab CS562
CS683 Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing 3 / Lab CS664
Level Six
CS663 Digital Forensics and Investigations 3 / Lab CS683
CS666 Advanced Principles of Cyber Security 3 / Lab CS664
Level Seven
CS685 Information Security Legal and Ethical Issues 3 IT500
CS699 Capstone Project - Information Security 3 Department Approval
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