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) 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 availability of information.

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

For full-time students 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.

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 2007/2008

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 2008/2009

Emnekode Emnets navn O/V *) Studiepoeng pr. semester
  S1(H) S2(V) S3(H) S4(V)
IMT4601 Research Project Planning O     5  
Valgemne, 5 st.p. V     5  
Valgemne, 10 st.p. V     10  
Valgemne, 10 st.p. V     10  
IMT4901 Masteroppgave O       30
Sum: 0 0 30 30
*) O - Obligatorisk emne, V - Valgbare emne

Electives in the fall semester

Emnekode Emnets navn O/V *) Studiepoeng pr. semester
  S1(H) S2(V)
IMT4721 Autentisering V 5  
IMT4741 Intrusion detection and prevention V 5  
IMT4771 Foundations of Risk Analysis V 5  
IMT4751 Wireless communication security V 5  
IMT3491 Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing V 5  
IMT3551 Digital Forensics V 5  
IMT3292 Systemadministrasjon V 10  
Sum: 0 0
*) O - Obligatorisk emne, V - Valgbare emne