Master of Science in Information Security -

Innledning

Information technology permeates all aspects of society and has become critical to industry, government, and individual well-being.

Securing these vital services and structures and the availability of trustworthy information whenever and wherever it is required has become both an area of intensive research and also of burgeoning commercial activity. A master of science in information security will provide the students with the knowledge and theoretical background as well as with the requisite skills and attitudes to succeed in this challenging yet eminently rewarding field.

Studiets varighet, omfang og nivå

This is a two-year master program (120 ECTS credits) which is also possible to complete on a three year schedule as a part-time student. The degree awarded upon completion is “Master of Science in Information Security”.
The program qualifies students to proceed to PhD studies.

Forventet læringsutbytte

The program offers a wide range of courses, both technical modules and modules dealing with social, legal and management aspects. By the end of the second year of this programme, the students will be proficient, not only in the relevant technology, but also in the social and legal aspects of information technology security. This involves knowledge in topics like confidentiality, integrity and ease of access to information. Through a master's thesis, the students will deepen their knowledge in at least one professional field in the practical or theoretical information technology sector.

Internasjonalisering

There will be several opportunities for traveling abroad to do the master thesis (agreements with selected universities will be signed in 2007).

Målgruppe

There are two focus groups for this study program:

1.Full-time international and national students that have completed a bachelor's degree in computer science or a related subject

2.Part-time students from both public and private sector working with technology or management issues related to information security

Opptakskrav og rangering

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in computer science or a related subject to qualify for admission.

The applicants must document that they have at least 10 ECTS credits in mathematics/statistics and at least 60 ECTS credits in computer science subjects.An additional 4 points will be awarded for completed masters program in computer science or a related subject and 1 point (up to a maximum of 4) will be given for each documented year of full time employment within information security.

A grade point average of C is required.

Studiets innhold, oppbygging og sammensetning

The program has two different course structures shown below. For full-time students (or part-time students with much past experience in information security) the two years consist of a first year with all mandatory courses (50/50 technology and management courses) and a second year with electives and a master thesis. For part-time students the same course structure is divided over three years with 20 credits each semester except for the fourth semester where students only have do 10 credits (optional additional independent study).

Study methods

* Lectures
* Exercises
* Project work
* Essay/Article writing
* Independent study
* Group exercises
* Lab exercises

Emnetabeller

Master of Science in Information Security - 1st study year 2006/2007

Emnekode Emnets navn O/V *) Studiepoeng pr. semester
  S1(H) S2(V) S3(H) S4(V)
IMT3701 Kryptologi O 10      
IMT4162 Informasjonssikkerhet og sikkerhetsarkitektur O 10      
IMT4111 Sikkerhetsledelse O 10      
IMT4101 Sikkerhet i distribuerte systemer O   10    
IMT4421 Vitenskapelige metoder O   5    
IMT4481 Information Society and Security O   5    
IMT4091 Rettslige aspekter ved informasjonssikkerhet O   10    
Sum: 30 30 0 0
*) O - Obligatorisk emne, V - Valgbare emne

Master of Science in Information Security - 2nd study year 2007/2008

Emnekode Emnets navn O/V *) Studiepoeng pr. semester
  S1(H) S2(V) S3(H) S4(V)
IMT4441 Forprosjekt til masteroppgave O     5  
Valgemne, 5 sp V     5  
Valgemne, 10 sp V     10  
Valgemne, 10 sp V     10  
IMT4901 Masteroppgave O       30
Sum: 0 0 30 30
*) O - Obligatorisk emne, V - Valgbare emne

Electives in the fall semesters

IMT4711 Incident Response and Computer Forensics

IMT4XXX Information Warfare (autumn 2007)

IMT3292 System Administration

IMT4721 Authentication

IMT4731 Perimeter Security

IMT4741 Intrusion Detection and Prevention

IMT4751 Wireless Communication Security


Course structure for part-time students (three years)

Emnekode Emnets navn O/V *) Studiepoeng pr. semester
  S1(H) S2(V) S3(H) S4(V) S5(H) S6(V)
IMT4162 Informasjonssikkerhet og sikkerhetsarkitektur O 10          
IMT4111 Sikkerhetsledelse O 10          
IMT4421 Vitenskapelige metoder O   5        
IMT4481 Information Society and Security O   5        
IMT4091 Rettslige aspekter ved informasjonssikkerhet O   10        
IMT3701 Kryptologi O     10      
Valgemne, 10 sp V     10      
IMT4101 Sikkerhet i distribuerte systemer O       10    
Valgemne, 10 sp V         10  
Valgemne, 10 sp V         10  
IMT4901 Masteroppgave O           30
Sum: 20 20 20 10 20 30
*) O - Obligatorisk emne, V - Valgbare emne

Electives in the fall semester:

IMT4711 Incident Response and Computer Forensics

IMT4XXX Information Warfare (autumn 2007)

IMT3292 System Administration

IMT4721 Authentication

IMT4731 Perimeter Security

IMT4741 Intrusion Detection and Prevention

IMT4751 Wireless Communication Security