Master of Science in Cybersecurity

This is a two-year program consisting of 33 Credit Hours designed and offered by DU to prepare students with undergraduate degrees in technology disciplines for responsible leadership roles in the technology-based and information-based workplaces. The Master of Science in Cybersecurity degree equips technology professionals to assess the security needs of information and network systems and then to manage the implementation and maintenance of the recommended security solutions./p>


The objectives of the Master of Science in Cybersecurity are to:

  • Develop capability in the students to protect institutional computer systems and networks.
  • Prepare students to apply, manage and observe cybersecurity technology to ensure the fortification of institutional Information Technology infrastructure.
  • Inculcate skills in the students to be able to critically recognize, analyze and assess the critical and remedial security breaches and attacks.
  • Integrate state of the art technology to solve critical issues in the field of Cybersecurity.
  • Recognize, articulate, and analyse issues in Cybersecurity through latest state of the art tools and techniques applicable in the field.
  • Rationally manage ethical issues emerging in practiced Cybersecurity undertakings.
  • Communicate effectively cybersecurity related issues by reporting orally and in written.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of best practices in cybersecurity management.
  • Understand ethical challenges that confront a cybersecurity professional.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental and advanced concepts of operating systems, networks, and cloud computing.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of cybersecurity regulatory environment and ethics.
  • Mitigate and overcome the challenges evolved in Cyber attacks.
  • Use techniques to guard the institutions security architecture and the data against attack and unlawful access.
  • Analyse and evaluate networks, cybersecurity problems and apply theoretical principles of computer science and relevant disciplines to find appropriate solutions.
  • Work independently and collaborate effectively in team.
  • Communicate effectively, present and write professional reports.

Admission to the Master of science in cybersecurity requires the candidate to have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related domain recognized by MoHERI, Sultanate of Oman
  • A minimum CGPA with Good score or equivalent in Bachelors in Computer Science or a related domain.
  • A minimum CGPA of 65% or equivalent could be considered as eligible with a minimum of 2 years of work experience
  • Have an IELTS score of minimum 6.00 or equivalent.

Students with bachelor degree from other majors must study and pass minimum of 4 bridging courses (12 credits) and maximum of 8 (24 credits) bridging courses in Computer Science recommended by the interview panel with a grade not less than C.



CYBR 501 Advanced Computer and Network Security

  • CYBR 511 Data security and privacy
  • CYBR 521 Introduction to cybersecurity
  • CYBR 551 Information Assurance
  • CYBR 561 Advance cryptography
  • CYBR 601 Penetration Testing Ethical Hacking and Social Engineering
  • CYBR 611 Software Quality Assurance
  • CYBR 621 Research methods and ethics
  • CYBR 651 Digital Media Forensics and Analysis
  • CYBR 690 Industrial Project
  • CYBR 505 Special topics in Cybersecurity
  • CYBR 515 Security issues in IoT
  • CYBR 525 Artificial Intelligence Techniques for Cybersecurity
  • CYBR 535 Secure Web Development
  • CYBR 545 Introduction to Block Chain Security
  • CYBR 555 Security in Wireless Network
  • CYBR 565 Big Data Security
  • CYBR 575 Security in Pervasive Computing
  • CYBR 585 Security and Privacy in Cloud Computing
  • CYBR 595 Data Recovery & Analysis

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POS Cybersecurity