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About the Program
Computer Security is an integral part of daily life and the modern economy. Banks, transportation, electrical grids, hospitals, and schools rely on security to function safely. Security is essential in designing new software and systems such as delivery drones, self-driving cars, social networks, streaming platforms, and mobile apps.
A degree in Computer Security provides you with a skillset to kick-start your career as a leading expert in protecting these infrastructures. You will learn how to assess the cyber security risk and mitigate possible security threats in software, networks, databases, Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices, and other computer systems.
At the end of the program, you will develop an advanced understanding of computer science and software engineering topics with an emphasis on building secure systems.
We offer both BA and BSc degrees, which share the same computer science and math requirements.
Skills You’ll Gain
- Practice in software development
- Deep understanding of computer security principles and techniques
- Knowledge in advanced topics in cryptography
- In-depth comprehension and hands-on experience with web and network security protocols
- Practice in database and systems security
- Real world experience with a range of industry partners
- Know-how in penetration testing and attack detection.
- General understanding of malware development and malware detection processes
- Advanced knowledge of C and Java – used for projects involving software applications, server-side services, and mobile app development
- Software design models including design pattern and development
- Various networking and security tools
- Other languages include: C++, Eiffel, Unix Shell, SQL/mySQL database, PHP, Python
Possible Career Paths Include:
- Security Engineer
- Security Analyst
- Chief Security Officer
- Network Security Engineer
- Computer Security Analyst
- Information Security Analyst
- Security Researcher
- Systems Designer
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Some of our Co-op Employers
- Beyond Media
- Interac Corp
- University of Twente (Holland)
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BA or BSc
Complement your CS studies with either Science or Liberal Arts courses. It’s your choice.