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Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity Engineering

College
College of Computing and Informatics
Department
Computer Engineering
Level
Undergraduate
Study System
Courses
Total Credit Hours
132 Cr. Hrs
Duration
4 Years
Intake
Fall & Spring
Location
Sharjah Main Campus
Language
English
Study Mode
Full Time

Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity Engineering

Overview

The proposed program enables the students to build solid technical foundation in cybersecurity engineering. During the study, students take courses on essential computer engineering topics and courses on data breaches, software and hardware vulnerabilities and possible solutions to improve security of various computer systems from cyberattacks. In the final year, students will develop senior capstone projects in line with the latest industry needs for building cyber-resilient systems. Senior students are required to perform practical training in industrial or governmental organization to improve their understanding of cybersecurity risks in real work environment and the measures to mitigate them. 


Introduction

This program is designed using the credit hour system. Program is established to deliver 132 credit hours of courses that are divided into general education (24 credit hours) and specialized cybersecurity engineering subjects (108 credit hours). All technical courses are designed carefully for engineering degree with professional international curriculum standards. Both theoretical and practical aspects of the subjects will be covered and demonstrated. The courses provide both breadth and depth in secured computer architecture and hardware embedded systems, digital forensics, secured software development, cryptography and data hiding and more of the topics in both secured hardware and software of computer systems.   


Program Goals

The goals of the program are to:
  1. Maintain the knowledge and skills necessary for a lifelong career in cybersecurity engineering to provide quality services to the community.
  2. Remain globally competent and effective leaders.     
  3. Continue to develop, through lifelong learning opportunities, their knowledge for using modern design tools and new technologies in the practice of cybersecurity engineering.    
  4. Secure admission to and succeed in graduate study in internationally recognized universities.


Program Learning Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of the program, student will be able to:
  1. Identify, formulate, and solve complex problems in cybersecurity engineering or related fields by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. Apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. Describe ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations, including cyber security threats and attacks, and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5.  Function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. Conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.

 
Curriculum and Coursework

Program Structure
RequirementsCompulsoryElectiveTotal
CoursesCredit HoursCoursesCredit HoursCoursesCredit Hours
University Requirements61826824
Program Requirements37
993940108
Total Credit Hours117 ​15 ​132 ​
 


Program Requirements

  1. Compulsory courses (99 credit hours)
  2. Elective Courses (9 credit hours)



Study Plan: Course List
University Requirements

The university requirements consist of 18 compulsory credit hours and 6 elective credit hours selected from 2 baskets; students select one elective from each basket
 
The program requires students to take 24 credit hours, 18 of which are compulsory and the 6 are electives. Seven domains are covered:

Every student should take one course from Domain A, one course from Domain B, "Islamic Culture" the sole course in Domain C, "UAE Society" the sole course in Domain D, "Fundamentals of Innovation & Entrepreneurship" the sole course in Domain E, "Introduction to Information Technology" the sole course in Domain F, one course from Domain G, and one course from Domain H.


a)  Compulsory Requirements (18 credit hours); Domains A-F:

Domain A: English Language

 
Domain B: Arabic Language
 

Domain C: Islamic Studies

 
Domain D: UAE Studies
 

Domain E: Innovation & Entrepreneurship
 

Domain F: Information Technology

 

b)  Elective Requirements (6 credit hours); Domains G-H:

 
Domain G: Humanities and Arts


Domain H: Natural and Health Sciences

 


Domain A: English Language
Domain B: Arabic Language
Domain C: Islamic Studies
Domain D: UAE Studies
Domain E: Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Domain F: Information Technology
Domain G: Humanities and Arts
Domain H: Natural and Health Sciences


Course Distribution
 
First Year
​Fall Semester 
​Spring Semester
Course #Course TitleTypeCr.HrCourse #Course TitleTypeCr.Hr
0201102Arabic LanguageC31501100Introduction to ITC3
1430115Physics IC31501211Programming IIC3
1430116Physics I Lab
C11440161Calculus II for EngineersC3
1440133Calculus I for EngineersC31430117Physics IIC3
0202112English for Academic PurposesC31430118Physics II LabC1
1501116Programming IC41502170Introduction to CybersecurityC3
Total ​ ​17Total ​ ​16
 

Second Year
​Fall Semester
​Spring Semester
Course #Course Title
TypeCr.HrCourse #Course TitleTypeCr.Hr
1502220
Introduction to Probability and Data Analysis for EngineersC31502250Introduction to Computer ElectronicsC3
1440261Differential Equations for EngineersC31502271Introduction to CryptographyC3
1502201Digital Logic DesignC31502202Digital Logic Design LabC1
1501215Data StructuresC31502232Microprocessors & Assembly LanguageC4
1502111Discrete Mathematics for EngineersC31502314Advanced Discrete Mathematics for EngineersC3
    XXXXXXXUniversity Elective 1E3
Total ​ ​15Total ​ ​17
 

Third Year
​Fall Semester
​Spring & Summer Semester
Course #Course TitleTypeCr.HrCourse #Course TitleTypeCr.Hr
1502346Computer Communications and Networks
C31502496

Summer
Practical Training Cybersecurity EngineeringC3
1502251Introduction to Computer Electronics LabC11502372Introduction to Digital ForensicsC3
1502340Data CommunicationsC31502371Secure Software Design and DevelopmentC3
1502326Computer System ArchitectureC31502373Information Security ManagementC3
0402340Engineering Computations & Linear AlgebraC31502370Secure Operating SystemsC3
1502270Database securityC31502444Computer and Network SecurityC3
Total ​ ​16Total ​ ​18
 

Fourth Year
​Fall Semester
​Spring Semester
Course #Course Title
TypeCr.HrCourse #Course TitleTypeCr.Hr
1502347Computer Communications & Networks Laboratory 
C
1
1502300Professional, Social and Ethical Issues in EngineeringC1
1502450Introduction to Hardware SecurityC3
0302200Fundamentals of InnovationC3
XXXXXXXDepartment Elective 1
E30204102UAE SocietyC3
XXXXXXXUniversity Elective 2E31502495Security Capstone IIC3
0104100Islamic Culture
C3XXXXXXXDepartment Elective 2E3
1502494Security Capstone IC1XXXXXXXDepartment Elective 3E3
1502310Artificial Intelligence for EngineersC3    
Total ​ ​17Total ​ ​16
 

Course type:

C: Compulsory
E: Elective

 

Duration:

The normal duration of the program is eight semesters (four years).


Mode of Study:

Full-time


Degree Requirements:

A minimum of 132 credit hours are required to complete the program including 99 credit hours of major core requirements and 9 credit hours of major electives. In addition to the University courses for general education.

 

Employability:

Demand in the cybersecurity job market is soaring while supply is running critically low. Cyber security engineers are responsible for protecting the networks and systems of an organization against threats from adversaries in cyberspace. The functions of cyber security engineers include performing assessments and penetration testing, development and implementation of secure network solutions. Cybersecurity engineers can apply for the following jobs:
IT Security Engineer, Network Security Engineer, Cybersecurity Architect and Consultant


Entry Requirement:

  1. attain a minimum overall average of 75% in the UAE Secondary School Science Certificate or its equivalent. Holders of UAE Industrial Secondary School Certificate or its equivalent with a minimum average of 85% may apply to join the Cybersecurity Engineering Program.
  2. Attain a TOEFL score of no less than 500. Applicants who do not sit for the TOEFL or who score less than 500 are admitted into the Intensive English Program (IEP). Details of the IEP program.
  3. The applicant should not have been expelled from the UoS or any other institution for academic or disciplinary reasons.


Contact Information:

CCI : +97165050514
Email: cci@sharjah.ac.ae