Master of Science in Cyber Security Management

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Programme Overview

Academic Level
Academic Level

Postgraduate/Masters, Single Major

Awarded by
Awarded by

WMG, University of Warwick, UK

Programme type
Programme type

Full-time & Part-time, (Full-time, 1 year | Part-time, 2 years)

Campus location
Campus location

SIM Headquarters

Application Dates
Application Dates

Applications has closed

Estimated Fees (incl. GST)
Estimated Fees

(incl. GST)*

S$38,111.26 to S$40,015.86

* Exclude application fee, preparatory or bridging course fee, and other fees. Refer to the Fees & Financial Aid section for details.

Master of Science in Cyber Security Management, University of Warwick


Programme Outline

Awarded and developed by: WMG, University of Warwick, UK

Protect your business from cyber threats

Cyber security is not merely about the Internet. As cyber security becomes a growing constant in the ever evolving digital landscape, our dependence on multiple, complex, interacting digital systems increases day by day. 

This programme is designed for graduates and professionals looking to understand or apply cyber security in a consultancy, strategic, business or management context. Over the duration of this course, you will be trained to have both the technical insight into the security of digital systems and devices, and also the management of people who interact with them. You will be prepared to manage cyber security within an enterprise, from influencing the risk appetite of the board to managing firewall reconfiguration during a cyber attack.

Suitable for those working or intending to work in the area of IT security. Qualifications in engineering, IT, scientific disciplines and as well as other background with suitable IT grounding can be considered for admission.

Why a Master’s from WMG, University of Warwick?

  • Three-way participation: University + Organisation + Participant
  • Developed with industry to address real-world problems
  • First-hand understanding of issues facing modern business and industry
  • Academically delivered with global industrial inputs and experience
  • Application-based assignments and projects

Benefits to Individuals & Organisations

  • On the job (in-company) assignments & projects
  • Approach business issues as you would with an external consultant
  • Immediate application of both concepts and tools

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Learning Outcomes

You will:

  1. Appreciate the nature of cyber threats to an organisation and its resources.
  2. Focus on the strategic deployment and implementation of cyber security in an organisation Build and support secure systems that support the strategic growth of business
  3. Learn important technical security concepts such as digital forensic investigation, cryptosystems, penetration testing, cyber defence, cloud native computing and more

Further Studies & Career Prospects

Graduates can expect to work within corporate information-security and technology teams, consultancies, government information-security departments, management tracks in information critical organisations and cyber security related research.

University graduates have gone on to work for companies such as Accenture, Capgemini, CISCO, Facebook, PwC, Reckitt Benckiser, Tata Consultancy Services, Thales, Vodafone and more. 

Some examples of roles that university graduates secured include anti-fraud analyst, forensic technology consultant, frontend web developer, gdpr consultant, operational intelligence developer, security engineer, systems administrator, technology consultant.

Also, graduates may further their studies in PhD and doctoral programmes from universities around the world upon completion of this programme.

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Curriculum

Structure

  • Comprise eight taught modules (of seven core modules and one elective module) and an MSc Project, totalling to 180 credits.
    • Taught modules – 120 credits
    • MSc Project – 60 credits
  • Delivered on a modular basis over 12 months with every module having pre-learning activities and face-to-face classes. Before face-to-face delivery, participants will receive an online introduction of the module and the instructions for pre-learning activities.
  • All learning resources will be accessible by participants online.
    • Pre-learning activities – 10 hours
    • Face-to-face contact – 40 hours
  • Fully taught by faculty from WMG, University of Warwick, ensuring the same academic input for the Singapore programme.
    View a list of lecturers’ teaching modules (PDF 251 KB)
  • Average teacher-participant ratio – 1:35
  • Exemptions: Nil 
  • Minimum Class Size: 20 participants to commence. If the class fails to commence due to low take-up rate, participants will be informed within one month before programme commencement with the refund of application fee.
  • Face-to-face Delivery: Generally held in classes on SIM campus unless otherwise stated.

Full-time

Participants will be offered modules based on the first 8 modules commencing from the start of the programme. Every module is typically delivered over a month, with intensive lessons over five full days in the day and for some modules, over week nights and full day on weekends i.e. in sessions of 3 to 9 hours usually over 1 week or 2 weekends.

Part-time

Modules are delivered typically in January, March, May, July, September and November, usually 3 hours on weekdays and 9 hours on weekends. Generally, participants may choose from the modules offered at SIM during the candidature period however, it is recommended of participants to complete modules in the first eighteen months and focus on their MSc Project in the remaining six months.

Typical Module Schedule

Mon – Fri: 6:30pm – 10pm (Wed: no class)
Sat: 9am – 6pm (2 weekends)
Sun: 9am – 6pm (1 weekend)

Schedule is subject to change by the University.

Assessment & Attendence

  • 100% attendance rate
  • Participants will be assessed by coursework – the application of concepts and tools to solve company problems. Coursework can take various forms such as written assignment, project, presentation etc. The assessments are subject to change by the University and some coursework may be group-based.
  • Participants will progress through each module upon completion of its coursework.

Requirements to Graduate

To attain the Master of Science in Cyber Security Management, participants must successfully complete the coursework of eight modules, an MSc Project and meet the programme’s conferral requirements.

The degree awarded and the degree certificate is the same as that awarded in the UK.

A degree congregation ceremony presided by the University of Warwick is normally held once every two years at SIM HQ. Alternatively, graduates may choose to attend the degree congregation in January or July in the UK.

Modules

The modules offered will be at the discretion of WMG, University of Warwick and SIM.

  • Cyber Security Consultancy
  • Digital Forensic Investigation
  • Management of Cryptosystems
  • Managing Cyber Risk, Audit and Compliance
  • Penetration Testing
  • Proactive Cyber Defence
  • Study, Professional and Analytical Skills

(Choose one)

  • Cloud Native Computing
  • Enterprise eCommerce Solutions
  • Programming and Fundamental Algorithms
  • Machine Intelligence and Data Science

One elective module will be offered each year at SIM.

View list of modules and descriptions (PDF 149 KB)

The individual MSc Project accounts for about one-third of the Master’s degree overall grading. Participants will specialise in an approved area of cyber security, conducting appropriate research in the cyber domain in compliance with the University’s guidelines and standards.

Participants will be guided by industrialists and academic supervisors to work on their dissertation.

On completion, participants will submit the project in the form of a written dissertation (no less than 10,000 words) and to attend an oral examination on their project topic.

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Admission Criteria

Accepted Entry Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (UK Upper 2nd Class Honours degree or its equivalent) or
  • Bachelor’s degree (UK Lower 2nd Class Honours degree or its equivalent) with at least two years of relevant post-qualification professional experience; or 
  • Successful completion of WMG’s relevant Postgraduate Award; or 
  • Successful completion of SIM Graduate Diploma Programme; or
  • Mature candidates (at least 30 years old) with a Singapore Local Polytechnic Diploma and at least eight years of relevant work experience.
  • Additionally, candidates must have a background in IT from prior studies or relevant work experience.

Candidates with other qualifications can be assessed on individual merit.

Applicants who have a work permit or employment pass can be considered for admission to part-time study.

English Language Requirements

A Secure English Language Test (SELT) is required as proof of English Language Proficiency. This test must have been conducted within 2 years of the formal start date for the programme.

  • IELTS 6.5 overall (with at least 6.0 in each band); or
  • TOEFL 92 (iBT) overall with scores in listening=21, speaking=23, reading=22 and writing=21; or 
  • Pearson Test in English (Academic) with a minimum score of 62 (with at least 59 in each of the four component scores);

Applicants whose entry qualification was attained in Singapore or other English Speaking Country (as defined by UKVI) in the last two years with at least two years of study in an English medium institution are exempted from English Proficiency Requirement.

Applicants who have worked in an international company for at least the last two years where English is the day-to-day language of business may be exempted from the English Proficiency Requirement based on written company evidence of their proficiency in the use of English for Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing on a daily basis.

Other Requirements

  • Two satisfactory academic/industrial referees, and
  • A letter of academic interest and objective in undertaking postgraduate study

An interview by the Programme Director and/or Programme Faculty may be required as part of the admission process. 

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Fees & Financial Aid

All fees are inclusive of prevailing GST for the intakes in 2022 and are payable before term/module commencement (exclude textbooks).

Payment to SIM can be made through SIMConnect using Credit Card (Visa or Master), PayNow, eNETS, OCBC Interest-free Instalment Plan (min. S$500) and cheques.

Programme Fees

Full-time: Fees are payable over three instalments in April, October, and January. Per instalment payable is based on the number of modules taken in each term.

Part-time: Fees are payable on a per-module basis.

Breakdown Fee

Per Module (applies to repeat fee, subject to approval)

S$4,332.43 (international students, full-time)
S$4,125.92 (local students, full-time & part-time)

MSc Project

S$5,356.42 (international students, full-time)
S$5,103.90 (local students, full-time & part-time)

Total

S$37,749.60 (international students, full-time)
S$35,952.00 (local students, full-time & part-time)

Mandatory One-time Fees

All fees inclusive of prevailing GST.

 

International Student Induction Fee

A one-time fee payable by new full-time international students. This fee covers pre-arrival and arrival support, including activities to enhance the international student learning experience.

As applicable, this is payable with the programme fee’s first instalment.

S$428.00

 

Application Fee

Payable for each application form that is submitted. Fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. The fee will be refunded fully only if the intake does not commence. Unpaid applications will not be processed

Local applicants:
S$96.30

International applicants: S$481.50 (not inclusive of all fees related to Student’s Pass application)