Master Of Science (Information Assurance)

Introduction

Information Assurance (IA) is the practice of assuring information and managing risks related to the use, processing, storage, and transmission of information. While focused dominantly on information in digital form, the full range of IA encompasses not only digital but also analog or physical form. Information assurance as a field has grown from the practice of information security, which in turn grew out of practices and procedures of computer security. IA also is best thought of as a superset of information security, integrating people, technology and operations to establish security and protection across multiple layers and dimensions.

The MSc (Information Assurance) programme offered by Razak Faculty of Technology and Informatics will be the integration of digital forensic science, security engineering, IT risk management of management systems and standard compliance towards a safe and secured information society against emerging threats.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES & OUTCOMES

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

  1. Practice in-depth and specialist knowledge of Penetration Testing and Network Security to effectively assured information security in organizational.
  2. Demonstrate business acumen and higher-order thinking skills necessary to solve complex organizational information and decision problems through research, innovation and creativity which drive them to sustain intellectual curiosity and know how, and be lifelong learners
  3. Show adaptability in different roles, responsibilities, surroundings and communities, enabling them to contribute and lead in their organizations and society
  4. Demonstrate effective communication skills to a wide variety of audiences and practice professional, ethical, and societal responsibilities

 

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

  1. Integrate and generate in-depth information assurance knowledge in professional practices for the benefit of information assurance discipline
  2. Organise, construct and verify a set of activities to solve information assurance problem
  3. Evaluate situations and react and display through discussion and communication among peers and others.
  4. Integrate information assurance professional ethics in the profession, organisation and society.
  5. Organise and adapt contemporary knowledge independently and manage information effectively and securely.
  6. Demonstrate managerial and enterprising skills.
PROGRAM STRUCTURE

Core Courses (Compulsory)
MANA 1523: Data Quality Assurance
MANA 1563: E-Crime Investigation and Incidence Response Management
MANA 1513: Information Engineering
MANA 1533: Enterprise Information Assurance
MANA 1543: Access Control and Perimeter Protection
MANA 1573: Cyber Law and Ethical Issues

Elective Course (Choose four (4) only)
MANA 2633: Information Assurance Architecture and Technologies
MANA 2733: Enterprise Risk Management
MANA 2833: Penetration Testing and Protection Mechanism
MANA 2433: Critical Infrastructure Security and Cyber Threats
MANA 2533: Biometrics in Information Assurance
MANA 2623: Wireless Infrastructure Security
MANA 2123: Issues in Information Assurance
MANA 2723: Software Development and Vulnerability Analysis
MANA 2223: Applied Cryptography
MANA 2133: Principles of Business Continuity Management

Master Project
MANA 1015: Master Project 1
MANA 2027: Master Project 2

University General Courses
Compulsory
UANP 0013: Research Methodology

Choose one (1) only
UANP 6013: Informatics in Society
UHAP 6013: Seminar on Global Development, Economic and Social Issues

 

Course structure for Package 01 Students

YEAR 1

SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2
Code Course Name Credit Code Course Name Credit
MANA 1523 Data Quality Assurance 03 MANA 1513 Information Engineering 03
MANA 1563 E-Crime Investigation and Incident Response Management 03 MANA 1533 Enterprise Information Assurance 03
UANP 0013 Research Methodology 03 MANA 1543 Access Control and Perimeter Protection 03
MANA 2xx3 Elective 1 03 MANA 2xx3 Elective 2 03
UANP 6013 Informatics in Society 03 MANA 1015 Project 1 05
Total 15 Total 17

 

YEAR 2
SEMESTER 1
Code Course Name Credit
MANA 1573 Cyber Law and Ethical Issues 03
MANA xxxx Elective 03 03
MANB 2027 Master Project 2 07
Total 13

 

Course structure for Package 02 Students

YEAR 1
SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2
Code Course Name Credit Code Course Name Credit
MANA 1523 Data Quality Assurance 03 MANA 1513 Information Engineering 03
MANA 1563 E-Crime Investigation and Incident Response Management 03 MANA 1533 Enterprise Information Assurance 03
UANP 0013 Research Methodology 03 MANA 1543 Access Control and Perimeter Protection 03
MANA 2xx3 Elective 1 03 MANA 2xx3 Elective 2 03
Total 12 Total 12

 

YEAR 2
SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2
Code Course Name Credit Code Course Name Credit
MANA 1573 Cyber Law and Ethical Issues 03 MANA 2027 Project 2 07
MANA 2xx3 Elective 3 03
UANP 6013 Informatics in Society 03
MANA 1015 Project 1 05
Total 14 Total 7

 

ADMISSION

FEES

Master of Science (Information Assurance)
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Package 1 Package 2
Types of Fees Local International Local International
Processing Fee(Non-refundable) RM 60 USD 50 RM 60 USD 50
Caution Fee(Refundable) RM 200 RM 200 RM 200 RM 200
Programme Fee* Subject to change RM 13,120 RM 25,654 RM 15,120 RM 30,654

Note:
• Tuition fees do not include accommodation charges, personal bond, medical checkup, and the VDR/Visa application fee.
• Fees stated above are subject to change (the University reserves the right to change the tuition fee without prior notice).
• Students must pay total fee before Graduation.
• Master Package 1 (Weekday Class): 3-8 Semesters
• Master Package 2 (Weekend Class): 4-8 Semesters

Scholarship and Financial Aids
Student can obtain financial assistance from:
1. My Brain 15: (https://biasiswa.moe.gov.my/MyBrain15)
2. PTPTN: (http://www.ptptn.gov.my/web/guest/pinjaman) and
3. MARA (web address: http://www.mara.gov.my/web/guest/biasiswa-/- pinjaman-pelajaran).
4. Student can also withdraw EPF savings. UTM will issue a support letter once the offer letter to the student has been issued

ENTRY REQUIREMENT
General University Requirements:
• Basic conditions of entry is referring to the Evaluation Guidelines Admission 1998 Pind.1/2013.
Faculty’s Requirement:
• Admission requirements are as specified by the School of Graduate Studies. Additional conditions are Master’s Degree in the engineering and science field recognized by the Senate of UTM with honours or equivalent with CGPA 2.50 and above.
OR
a) Bachelor’s Degree (Honours) in applied and pure science with minimum CGPA ≥ 2.50, an applicant must pass an interview.
OR
b) An applicant who has lower academic achievement, work experience in related field will be considered.
• English Language Requirement (for international student):
All international students applying to UTM must have a valid two-year old TOEFL or IELTS certificate. Students with a TOEFL score of 550 (or 79 IBT) or an IELTS Band 6 will be enrolled in a faculty programme without undergoing UTM English Courses.
Starting from Semester II/2010/2011, students who applied for Master or PhD programme – Teaching English as a Second Language, must have a valid two-year certificate of TOEFL with a score of 600 and above or IELTS Band 7 and above (or IBT/CBT equivalent)

How to Apply
Please visit http://admission.utm.my/apply-now/

AWARD REQUIREMENT

Student will be awarded with Master of Science (Information Assurance) or after graduating and meet the conditions set by UTM as below:

  • Pass all courses with a total accumulated credit of 45 and pass CGPA of 3.0 and above.
  • Achieved all conditions given in the preparation of Masters Project
  • An applicant has applied for the award of Master of Science