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Cyber Security & Forensic Computing Department

Overview

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 of the latest cyber threat landscape and enables a better understanding of cyber security.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • SO1: Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  • SO2: Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
  • SO3: Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  • SO4: Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments autonomously in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles. 
  • SO5: Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline and beneficial to the community.
  • SO6: Apply security principles and practices to maintain operations in the presence of risks and threats.
  • SO7: Apply qualitative or quantitative study, investigative, and research methods and techniques independently and collaboratively across a wide spectrum of current and emerging cybersecurity topics.
  • SO8: Explain cybersecurity and forensics foundations, principles, concepts, procedures, methodologies, operations, policies, techniques and technologies.

Program Educational Objectives

  • PEO 1:  CSFC graduates take practical and concrete initiatives to acquire cyber security and forensics education and continuously grow as professionals ever-focused on improving their skillset and competencies.
  • PEO 2: CSFC graduates draw on the versatility of their experiences to contribute positively, ethically and respectfully, to the world around them, using their cyber security skillset only as a force for good.
  • PEO 3: CSFC graduates use their highly developed skills in research and enquiry to identify and creatively tackle real-world problems.
  • PEO 4: CSFC graduates take a hands-on approach to problem solving by utilizing the practical and theoretical skillset they have acquired over the course of their education.
  • PEO 5: CSFC graduates build strong professional relationships and work efficiently with others to achieve a common goal.

Program Enrolment and Graduation Statistics

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First Year Composition ENGL 101
Credit Hours 3
Requisite Prerequisite
Subject ENGL 005
Introduction to Computing and Programming CS 111
Credit Hours 4
Requisite Prerequisite
Subject PCS 001
General Physics I PHYS 101
Credit Hours 4
Requisite Prerequisite
Subject MATH 002
Calculus I MATH 101
Credit Hours 4
Requisite Prerequisite
Subject MATH 002
Humanities, Arts, and Languages Elective GHAL xxx
Credit Hours 3
Requisite
Subject
Calculus II MATH 102
Credit Hours 4
Requisite Prerequisite
Subject MATH 101
General Physics II PHYS 102
Credit Hours 4
Requisite Prerequisite
Subject PHYS 101
Object Oriented Programming CS 112
Credit Hours 4
Requisite Prerequisite
Subject CS 111
Introduction to Report Writing ENGL 102
Credit Hours 3
Requisite Prerequisite
Subject ENGL 101
Social Sciences Elective GSOS xxx
Credit Hours 3
Requisite
Subject
Islamic Culture GIAS 101
Credit Hours 3
Requisite Prerequisite
Subject MATH 102
Introduction to Discrete Systems CS 201
Credit Hours 3
Requisite Prerequisite
Subject CS 112
Data Structures and Algorithms CS 211
Credit Hours 4
Requisite
Subject
Fundamentals of Operating Systems CS 221
Credit Hours 4
Requisite Co-requisite
Subject CS 211 
Fundamentals of Database Systems CS 351
Credit Hours 4
Requisite Prerequisite
Subject CS 112
Arabic Language Skills GIAS 102
Credit Hours 3
Requisite
Subject
System Analysis and Design CS 262
Credit Hours 4
Requisite Prerequisite
Subject CS 351
Probability and Statistics STAT 232
Credit Hours 3
Requisite Prerequisite
Subject MATH 102
Web Application Development CS 314
Credit Hours 3
Requisite Prerequisite
Subject CS 112
Computer Networks CS 232
Credit Hours 4
Requisite Prerequisite
Subject CS 221
Ethical Hacking FC 381
Credit Hours 3
Requisite Prerequisite
Subject CS 232
Cyber Security FC 313
Credit Hours 3
Requisite Prerequisite
Subject CS 232
Operating System Security FC 331
Credit Hours 3
Requisite Prerequisite
Subject CS 221
Web Security FC 311
Credit Hours 3
Requisite Pre & Co- requisites
Subject CS 314, FC 313
Technical Writing ENGL 201
Credit Hours 3
Requisite Prerequisite
Subject ENGL 102
Computer Forensics and Investigations FC 302
Credit Hours 3
Requisite Prerequisite
Subject CS 232
Secure Software Design FC 332
Credit Hours 3
Requisite Prerequisite
Subject FC 353
Ethics and Professionalism FC 372
Credit Hours 3
Requisite
Subject
Digital Forensic Tools and Techniques FC 304
Credit Hours 4
Requisite Prerequisite
Subject CS 232
Defense Mechanisms FC 382
Credit Hours 3
Requisite Prerequisite
Subject FC 313
Field Experience /  Internship FC 394
Credit Hours 1
Requisite
Subject
Capstone Project I FC 491
Credit Hours 3
Requisite Prerequisite
Subject FC 394
Secure Network Design FC 411
Credit Hours 3
Requisite Prerequisite
Subject FC 313
Islamic Studies Elective GIAS xxx
Credit Hours 3
Requisite
Subject
Professional Elective I (e.g., FC 405 - Incident Response) FC xxx
Credit Hours 3
Requisite Department Approval
Subject
Applied Cryptography FC 421
Credit Hours 3
Requisite Prerequisite
Subject STAT 232, CS 201
Capstone Project II FC 492
Credit Hours 3
Requisite Prerequisite
Subject FC 491
Diversity and Multiculturalism Elective GDMC xxx
Credit Hours 3
Requisite
Subject
Security and Privacy Policies FC 472
Credit Hours 2
Requisite Prerequisite
Subject FC 313
Professional Elective II (e.g., FC 494 - Python for Ethical Hacking) FC xxx
Credit Hours 3
Requisite Department Approval
Subject
Security Risk Management FC 462
Credit Hours 3
Requisite Prerequisite
Subject FC 313

Career Opportunities

  • Cybersecurity Architecture and Engineering 
  • Cybersecurity Automation 
  • Cybersecurity Governance, Compliance & Risk Management 
  • Cybersecurity Defensive Operations 
  • 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 

University Of Prince Mugrin - Male campus

FPH5+XV6,

Al Aqool, Medina 42241,

Saudi Arabia
Tel: 920000238

University Of Prince Mugrin - Female campus

FPH5+XV6,

Al Aqool, Medina 42241,

Saudi Arabia
Tel: 920000238