Cyber Security & Forensic Computing

Cyber Security & Forensic Computing

About Cyber Security and Forensic Computing

The cyber threat landscape is ever evolving and cyber security needs to be considered as a continuous effort to enable better protection, detection and mitigation of attacks on individual, corporate or national levels. Study of Cyber Security introduces the concepts and terminologies on the latest cyber threat landscape, and enables better understanding of cyber security. The study also unveils the recent attacks and threats, as well as an explanation on each of their mechanisms to acquire a deeper understanding and knowledge on the attack. The study allows cyber risk assessment and management so as to enable and help the organizations and Government to be better prepared and more resilient against cyber threats and attacks.

Program Objectives

Study of Cyber Security will allow understanding security threats and breaches

as well as securing Government or public networks

whereas Forensic Analysis allows detailed analysis of how the crime took place by connecting digital footprints

as well as securing Government or public networks

Program Details

Program Name Cyber Security and Forensic Computing
Awarded Degree Bachelor
Program Code CSFC
Credit Hours 132
Language of Instruction English
Mode of Study Full time
Duration 4 years
Number of Levels 8 levels
Number of Weeks/Levels 15 weeks
Program Requirements GPA 2.00/4.00 And complete summer training

 

Career Opportunities

 

The program aims to help graduates in the following career paths:

 

- Cybersecurity Architecture and Engineering

- Cybersecurity Automation

- Cybersecurity Governance, Compliance & Risk Management

- Cybersecurity Defensive Operations

- Cybersecurity Executive Leadership

- Cybersecurity Network Operations

- Cybersecurity Program Management

- Cybersecurity Strategic Planning & Policy Development

- Cybersecurity Threat Intelligence

- Digital Forensics

- Incident Response

- Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking

- Physical, Embedded & Industrial Control Systems Security

- Reverse Engineering

- Cryptography

- Secure Software Design

- Privacy & Trust Engineering

- AI for Cyber Security

Main Courses

FC 302 Computer Forensics and Investigation
FC 313 Cyber Security
FC 472 Security and Privacy Policies
FC 304 Digital Forensic Tools and Techniques
FC 353 Operating System Security
FC 332 Secure Software Design
FC 382 Defense Mechanisms
FC 411 Secure Network Design
FC 421 Applied Cryptography
FC 381 Ethical Hacking
FC 311     Web Security
FC 462 Security Risk Management
FC 372 Ethics and Professionalism
FC xxx Privacy and Trust Engineering

Program Requirements

Before entering the CSFC program, students have to complete the Prep Year program (PYP). A student may waive the PYP upon achieving the required levels in English, Mathematics, and Computer Skills via placement tests. During the PYP, students take two mathematics courses of 4 credits each. Besides this, in their PYP, students have to successfully complete the English course requirements (Level 5 of the PYP). Those who achieve an IELTS score of 5.0 (or equivalent of TOEFL score), prior to the end of the academic year, may be considered for early admission into the freshman academic program at that point of time. Students are also required to pass the course, ‘Preparatory Year Computing’ in the PYP. 

Cyber Security and Forensic Computing Framework

Requirements Courses Type Number of Credit Hours
General Compulsory 06
  Elective 12
College Compulsory 44
Major Compulsory (CS and FC) 54
  Supporting 03
  Elective 06
  Graduation Project 06
  Practical Training 01
Total Credits: 132
Requirements
General
Course Plan Num. of Credit Hours
Compulsory 06
Elective 12
Requirements
College
Course Plan Num. of Credit Hours
Compulsory 44
Requirements
Major
Course Plan Num. of Credit Hours
Compulsory (CS and FC) 54
Supporting 03
Elective 06
Graduation Project 06
Practical Training 01

Total of program Credit Hours

132

CSFC Study Plan

First Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Requisite
MATH 101 Calculus I 4 MATH 002
PHYS 101 General Physics I 4 MATH 002
CS 111 Introduction to Computing and Programming 4 PCS 001
ENGL 101 First Year Composition 3 ENGL 005
GHAL xxx Humanities, Arts, and Languages Elective 3  
  Total 18  

Second Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Requisite
MATH 102 Calculus II 4 MATH 101
PHYS 102 General Physics II 4 PHYS 101
CS 112 Object Oriented Programming 4 CS 111
ENGL 102 Introduction to Report Writing 3 ENGL 101
GSOS xxx Social Sciences Elective 3  
  Total 18  

First Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Requisite
CS 201 Introduction to Discrete Systems 3 MATH 102
CS 211 Data Structures and Algorithms 4 CS 112
CS 221 Fundamentals of Operating Systems 4  
GIAS 101 Islamic Culture 3  
CS 351 Fundamentals of Database Systems 4 CS 112
  Total 18  

Second Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Requisite
STAT 232 Probability and Statistics 3 MATH 102
CS 262 System Analysis and Design 4 CS 351
CS 314 Web Application Development 3 CS 112
GIAS 102 Arabic Language Skills 3  
CS 232 Computer Networks 4 CS 221
  Total 17  

First Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Requisite
FC 381 Ethical Hacking 3 CS 232
FC 313 Cyber Security 3 CS 232
FC 353 Operating System Security 3 CS 221
ENGL 201 Technical Writing 3 ENGL 102
FC 311 Web Security 3 CS 314
  Total 15  

Second Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Requisite
FC 302 Computer Forensics and Investigations 3 CS 232
FC 332 Secure Software Design 3 FC 353
FC 372 Ethics and Professionalism 3  
FC 304 Digital Forensic Tools and Techniques 4 CS 232
FC 382 Defense Mechanisms 3 FC 313
  Total 16  
Summer Practical Training (FC 394, Pre-requisite: Year 3 Core Courses): 1  credit

First Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite Co requisite
FC 491 Capstone Project I 3 FC 394  
FC 411 Secure Network Design 3 FC 313  
GIAS xxx Islamic Studies Elective 3    
FC xxx Professional Elective I 3 College Approval  
FC 421 Applied Cryptography 3 STAT 232,CS 201  
  Total 15    

Second Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite Co requisite
FC 492 Capstone Project II 3 FC 491  
GDMC xxx Diversity and Multiculturalism Elective 3    
FC 472 Security and Privacy Policies 2 FC 313  
FC xxx Professional Elective II 3 College Approval  
FC 462 Security Risk Management 3 FC 313  
  Total 14    

Total Credit Hours Required: 132

FACULTY

Dr. Syed Sadiqur Rahman

Assistant Professor
College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

Dr. Rashid Tahir

Assistant Professor
College of Computer and Cyber Sciences