Computer Science – Concentrations: 1. Cyber Security, 2. Mobile Systems, 3. Blockchain Technologies (MSc, 1.5 Years or 3 Semesters) – Distance Learning
|Duration||1.5 Years or 3 Semesters|
|Qualification Awarded||Master of Science in Computer Science|
|Level of Qualification||Master Degree (2nd Cycle)|
|Language of Instruction||English|
|Mode of Study||Distance Learning|
|Minimum ECTS Credits||90|
Profile of the Programme
The Master degree in Computer Science advances the students’ knowledge in core areas of computer science beyond the undergraduate level and exposes them to current and emerging trends.
The program provides an introduction to research within the field while strengthening the candidate’s effective application of computer science methods. The proposed Master degree in Computer Science is designed to have the learning outcomes related to: knowledge and understanding, application of knowledge and understanding for the analysis, design and development of computer systems. The curriculum prepares the student for a wide variety of computer-oriented careers, such as research, development, management, and teaching. The degree constitutes an independent and terminal study in addition to providing the basis for acceptance to, and continued studies towards, a doctoral degree in computer science.
The program aims of the specialization in Cyber Security focus on the impact of cyber warfare in the contemporary digital era and the analysis of threats, vulnerabilities and risks in a network environment. It also focuses on penetration testing principles and approaches to mitigate potential network attacks.
The program aims of the specialization in Mobile Systems focus on the fundamental concepts of Mobile Computing and wireless technology as well as on the development of software and applications for mobile platforms.
The program aims of the specialization in Blockchain Technologies focus on the fundamentals of digital currencies and the underlying blockchain technology. It also focuses on programmable smart contracts and the associated architectures such as Ethereum. It aims to prepare students on the possible impact of these technologies on various applications including those based on Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Internet of Things.
Graduates of the MSc programme should be able to:
- hold managerial positions in the ICT industry or government offices;
- become senior technical developers or administrators in the ICT marketplace;
- become entrepreneurs and establish their own enterprises;
- continue studying towards a doctoral degree.
In addition, graduates of the Cyber Security concentration will be well-suited for positions within government and private industry and should be able to:
- work as Chief Information Security Officers
- become System, Network, and/or Web Penetration Testers
- become Computer Network Defense Analysts
- hold positions such as Security Consultants as well as System and Application Developers
The specialization in Mobile Systems, will enable graduates to:
- become senior technical developers and Mobile Systems Experts providing Mobile computing solutions
- hold managerial positions in the Mobile Systems industry
- hold critical positions in Mobile industry operators
Alternatively, the specialization in Blockchain Technologies, will enable graduates to:
- work as senior Blockchain engineers developing new decentralized solutions
- work as Blockchain Architects designing new blockchain systems
- hold positions like Blockchain Advisors or Consultants
Access to Further Studies
Graduates of the programme can be accepted into Third Cycle degrees (Doctorate Degree)
Applications for admission to the program will be considered only from candidates that fulfill the minimum entrance criteria as described below:
- A Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or any other related field from a recognized university (i.e. American, European, or another recognized equivalent qualification) with a CPA of at least 2.0. Applicants with lower CPA will be considered on an individual basis.