Mercy College International Graduate Pathway - Cybersecurity (STEM)

Information systems and computer networks are under constant attack from hackers, viruses and worms. The Cybersecurity Master of Science degree prepares students with the technical and analytical skills to secure data files, defend computers, shield computer networks and protect critical national electronic infrastructure.

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MSc Cybersecurity

Information systems and computer networks are under constant attack from hackers, viruses and worms. The Cybersecurity Master of Science degree prepares students with the technical and analytical skills to secure data files, defend computers, shield computer networks and protect critical national electronic infrastructure.

Career Opportunities
Students in the cybersecurity program can pursue careers as:

  • Information system security officer
  • Network security administrator
  • Information security analyst
  • Forensic analyst
  • IT auditor
  • Information system governance officer
  • Information assurance engineer
  • Information assurance analyst

Key Information

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Start Dates

May 2024

Pathway Tuition Fee

$12,814.00$18,414.00

Course English Language Requirement
MCI Graduate Pathway (3 semester) IELTS 4.5 with no less than 4.0 in each component
MCI Graduate Pathway (2 semester) IELTS 5.0 with no less than 4.5 in each component
MCI Graduate Pathway (2 semester) IELTS 5.5 with no less than 5.5 in each component

What will you study?

As a graduate pathway student you will study English Language, as well as academic courses tailored towards your final degree. Each course is 3 credits and will count towards your final degree. During the final semester you have a choice of two courses depending on your interests.

Course information

This course provides a broad view of information assurance and security and its major subjects: protection of information assets; access to information system; hacking; legislation and industrial standards. In addition, this course will serve as a guideline for students to make their course selections.

This course covers cybersecurity majors with background knowledge units that are required by major graduate-level cyber security courses. It focuses on the fundamental concepts related to networks, operating systems, database systems, and computer programming/scripting languages. Students learn both the concepts and the related skill sets in this course. The course provides a fast-paced introduction to scripting languages, core concepts of computer networks, and various system issues developed in computer operating systems and database management systems.

This course introduces the concepts of database theories, secure database and methods of protecting data. It covers the discretionary and mandatory access controls, secure database design, data integrity, secure architectures, secure transaction processing, information flow controls and inference controls, and discusses various secure database models including distributed database system.

This is one of the three courses you can choose from in your final semester.

This course introduces network firewall security. It will cover basic installation techniques, discuss how to make an intelligent choice of firewall technology and present basic firewall troubleshooting. Moreover, it will cover different intrusion detection systems and their signatures. Students will complete hands-on exercises and case projects for testing and evaluating various firewall techniques.

This is one of the three courses you can choose from in your final semester.

This course reviews the critical skills and methodologies used to ensure compliance to public- and private-sector regulatory requirements, starting from understanding organization’s regulations, rules, and laws. This course covers how to facilitate internal and external audit requirements, ensuring proper levels of controls, both IT and process level.

This is one of the three courses you can choose from in your final semester.

Continuation degrees

This study route offers you a pathway to the following degree course

DIRECT
MSc (Hons)
Cybersecurity
The Cybersecurity Master of Science degree prepares students with the technical and analytical skills to secure data files, defend computers, shield computer networks and protect critical national electronic infrastructure. Students can pursue careers as network security adminis -trators, information security administrators or IT auditors and many other positions

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