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Cybersecurity

​​​​​Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity (BSCY) is a four-year program with 136 credit hours toward graduation. It prepares students to deal with computer viruses, malware, and scams, and to protect personal privacy and organizational data from hackers and cybercriminals by setting policies and controls of ethics and risk management. Students learn how to create, operate, analyze, and penetrate computer systems and networks to ensure their security

The BSCY curriculum has been designed with input from cybersecurity experts to meet the recent  accreditation criteria of the of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) and the Association for computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) guidelines for cybersecurity programs.  The curriculum also has multiple industry-recognized certifications that are built into it   to support  students’ résumés.​

Program Tracks

  • Ethical Hacking: The Ethical Hacking track focuses on web applications hacking and network hacking.
  • Computer Forensics: The Computer Forensics track focuses on network forensics, mobile forensics, and analysis.
Also Dar Alhekmka University offers one of its kind program, which is double tracking as following:

  • Ethical Hacking & Computer Forensics

Program Mission

To graduate professionals, leaders, and entrepreneurs equipped with adequate knowledge and technical skills of international standards in the field of Cybersecurity.​

Program Goals

  • Qualify specialized and distinctive graduates in Cybersecurity to fulfill the requirements of the country
  • Ensure that best teaching strategies, alternative methods, and program offerings are  utilized to meet current and future market needs and to cater to students' learning differences. 
  • Encourage engagement with the community.
  • Promote research in cybersecurity.
  • Contribute to  financial sustainability. 

Why Choose this Program at Dar Al Hekma University?

  • The  curriculum of the program has been designed with input from cybersecurity experts to meet the recent ABET accreditation criteria and the ACM/IEEE guidelines for cybersecurity programs.
  •  The curriculum includes multiple industry-recognized certifications that are built into  it to support the students' resumes.
  •  The program has virtual labs equipped with the latest and most powerful tools for ethical hacking and digital forensics.
  • It obtained partnerships with high-standard international organizations in the field  like Cisco, the International Council of E-Commerce Consultants, also known as the EC-Council, and the Professional Evaluation and Certification Board  (PECB).
  • Instructors in the program are certified in cybersecurity by international organizations such as the EC-council and PECB
  • Students will be qualified to pass professional certification exams in cybersecurity from different vendors such as the EC-council, CompTia, Cisco, and the PECB.

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​​​​​ Programs​​
​​T​OEFL Score​​
(University Level)
Required ​Certificate Percentage​​
Tahsili​ Test Score​​​
​Othe Admission Requirement
​Bachelor Of Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity (Track)
Ethical Hacki​ng (Track)
Computer Forensics (Track)
​400-500
OR 900 in SAT
(500 math, 400 English)
​85%
​70%
​Science Track in High School

For further details about admissions, click here

Learning Outcomes


​On successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:​

Knowledge

  • Analyze  complex computing problems and  apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to  find solutions.

Skills

  • Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program's discipline.
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  • Apply security principles and practices to maintain operations in the presence of risks and threats.

Values

  • Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  • Function effectively as  members or leaders of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program's discipline.
​​​​Year One
Semester – Fall Semester – Spring

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

ICTC 1302
Information & Computing
Technology Concepts
3
COMM 1302
Communication Skills II
3
LOGC 1202
Digital Logic Concepts
2
ISLS XXXX
Islamic Studies
3
ARTS XXXX
Arts & Design
2
BSCS 1330
Discrete Structures
3
COMM 1301
Communication Skills I3BSCS 1350
Introduction to Programming
3
ARAB XXXX
Arabic Studies
3
BSCS 1320
Computer Architecture &
Organization
3
MATH 1304
Calculus I
3
BSCY 1310
Fundamentals of
Cybersecurity
3
BSCS 1160
Compuer Ethics & Society
1
Total Credit Hours 17 Total Credit Hours 18

Year Two
Semester – Fall Semester – Spring

Course Code 

Course Title

Credit Hours 

Course Code 

Course Title

Credit Hours 

ISLS XXXX
Islamic Studies
3
ARAB XXXX
Arabic Studies
3
STAT 2301
Statistics
3XXXX XXXX
Required Gen. Ed Elective
3
BSCS 2355
Object-Oriented
Programming
3
BSCS 2375
Networking & Data
Communication
3
BSCS 2351
Fundamental Data
Structures
3
BSCS 2310
Analysis of Algorithms
3
BSCS 2370
Operating Systems
3BSIS 2340
IS Project Management
3
BSCY 2311
Basic Cryptography
Concepts
3
BSCY 2320
Secure Software Development
3
Total Credit Hours 18 Total Credit Hours 18

Year Three
Semester – Fall Semester – Spring

Course Code 

Course Title

Credit Hours 

Course Code 

Course Title

Credit Hours 

EMOI 1201
Emotional Intelligence
2
ISLS XXXX
Islamic Studies
2
XXXX XXXX
Free Elective
3XXXX XXXX
Free Elective
3
BSCS 3360
Software Engineering
3
BSCS 3345
Human Computer Interaction
3
BSCY 3330
System Components
Security
3
BSIS 3320
Database Management
Systems
3
BSCY 3340
Networks & Connections
Security
3BSCY 3360
Human Privacy & Security
3
BSCY 3350
Managing Systems
Security
3BSCY XXXX
Program Elective
3
Total Credit Hours 17 Total Credit Hours 17

Year Four
Semester – Fall Semester – Spring

Course Code 

Course Title

Credit Hours 

Course Code 

Course Title

Credit Hours 

ENTR 3301
Entrepreneurship &
Design Thinking
3
BBBF 1101
Basic Brain &
Body Fitness
1
XXXX XXXX
Required Gen. Ed Elective
3BSCY 4380
Societal Security &
Cyber Law
3
BSCY 4312
Information Storage
Security
3
BSCY 4292
Capstone Project II
3
BSCY 4370
Organizational Risk
Management & Governance
3BSCY 4393
Internship
3
BSCY 4291
Capstone Project I
3BSCY XXXX
Program Elective
3
BSCY XXXX
Program Elective
3
Total Credit Hours 18 Total Credit Hours 13​

​​​​​Career Prospects​

The program equips students with the necessary skills that qualify them for a variety of career paths/jobs in the market including, but not limited to: ​

  • Information security officers
  • Cybersecurity specialists
  • Cybersecurity analysts
  • Ethical hacking specialists
  • Computer forensics specialists
  • Project managers
  • Information technology specialists
​​​​ ​ ​​​​​In addition to the above POS in BSCY, students will also cover the following courses based on her chosen track:


Track 1: Ethical Hacking​
​​ Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
BSCY 3304Ethical Hacking Concepts 3
BSCY 4305Web Applications Ethical Hacking3
BSCY 4306Network Ethical Hacking3​
​ ​
​​ ​Track 2: Computer Forensics​
Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
BSCY 3307Computer Forensics Investigations3
BSCY 4308Network Forensics and Analysis3
BSCY 4309Mobile Forensics and Analysis3​

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For students who choose double tracking. The following POS will be followed in addition to the main POS: ​

Double Track: Ethical Hacking and Computer Forensics
Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
BSCY 3304Ethical Hacking Concepts 3
BSCY 4305Web Applications Ethical Hacking3
BSCY 4306Network Ethical Hacking3
BSCY 3307Computer Forensics Investigations3
BSCY 4308Network Forensics and Analysis3
BSCY 4309Mobile Forensics and Analysis3


Dr. Dheyaaldin Hashim AlSalman

Assistant Professor

Hekma School of Engineering, Computing and Informatics

Dr. Hashim Mohammed Alaidarous

Chair - Assistant Professor

Hekma School of Engineering, Computing and Informatics

Dr. Homam Reda Kamel El-Taj

Assistant Professor

Hekma School of Engineering, Computing and Informatics

Key Facts

Program Name

Cybersecurity


Academic Degree

Bachelor


Credit Hours

136


Program Length

4 Years


Mode of study

Full time

Dr. Sahar Siraj Shabanah

Dean, Hekma School of Engineering, Computing & Informatics; Coordinator, Hekma School of Design & Architecture


PhD, Computer Science, George Mason University, USA, 2010

MSc, Computer Science, George Washington University, USA, 2001

BSc, Computer Science, King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, KSA, 1990

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