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Master of Science - Computer Engineering & IT / Network and Cyber-Security

The Master of Science in ‘Computer Engineering and Information Technology’ with a profile in ‘Network and Cybersecurity’ is a highly industrially relevant and up-to-date program offered by the Canadian Institute of Technology (CIT). It is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to become future leaders in the fields of cybersecurity, network engineering, and general computer engineering, making them valuable assets in a wide range of industries.


The course is designed by CIT’s academic experts and industry professionals to rigorously prepare students to address the ongoing global shortage of network engineers and cybersecurity specialists. It also equips them with additional skills in database management, programming, and advanced project management. Students embark on this intensive program by studying modules taken from the fields of information engineering, cybersecurity, computer networking, JAVA programming, database design and administration. Industrial practices, including the latest approaches adopted by the industry to design and safeguard enterprise networks, are taught.


The essence of this program lies in understanding how to appreciate the vast flow of information coursing through the Internet and the necessity to protect it. The program addresses this by containing modules on: Cloud Computing for Business, Web Engineering and Advanced Cryptography. Strategically important modules also include: Mobile Computing, wireless communications, interconnection networks for multi-computers, communications security and advanced research methods.


Whichever profession the student finally settles upon, the student must develop a sense and culture of critical thinking and reflection to make the correct, reasonable, cost effective and ethical professional judgement. The program builds these skills through a solid understanding of theoretical methods, principles, tools and an examination of fundamental computer engineering and cybersecurity issues and processes.


To help the student seamlessly step into industry, internship opportunities are offered and built into this graduate program. This enables students to work with real-world problems utilizing emerging technologies and solutions alongside fellow software professionals. Teamwork is highly valued in the industry, and this is encouraged, with a strong emphasis on providing proper attribution and credit to the creators of the work that complete the assignment. Students on this program at CIT are encouraged to form lifelong networks as they are our future industrialists and entrepreneurs.

Target Skills

  • Network Design and Implementation: Design and implement computer networks utilizing the latest technologies and industry best practices.
  • Cybersecurity Strategy and Solutions: Develop strategies and solutions to protect computer networks from cyber threats and attacks.
  • Advanced Cryptographic Algorithms: Apply advanced cryptographic algorithms to enhance the security of computer networks and data.
  • Database Technologies and Management: Gain proficiency in the main database technologies and effectively manage databases for optimal performance and security.
  • JAVA Programming Proficiency: Master JAVA programming to develop efficient and secure applications for network and cybersecurity purposes.
  • Cloud Computing for Business: Understand and apply cloud computing technologies in a business context, considering security implications and optimization.
  • Web Engineering: Develop skills in web engineering to design and manage secure web applications and platforms.
  • Mobile Computing and Wireless Communications: Learn about mobile computing and wireless communication technologies, considering their security aspects and implications on network design.
  • Communications Security: Implement security measures to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of communication systems.
  • Advanced Project Management: Acquire advanced project management skills to successfully plan, execute, and deliver projects related to
    network design, cybersecurity, and IT.
  • Incident Response and Digital Forensics: Develop skills to effectively respond to cybersecurity incidents and conduct digital forensics to investigate and mitigate security breaches, ensuring a thorough understanding of incident handling and evidence preservation.

Program Outline

Course name
15 weeks

Career Opportunities

  • Cybersecurity Engineer
  • Cybersecurity Specialist
  • Network Solutions Architect
  • Network Technician
  • Network Manager
  • Network Analyst
  • Computer Forensics Analyst
  • Defence and Aerospace Sector
  • IT Administrator
  • Information Security Consultant
  • Ethical Hacking Professional
  • External Consultant
  • Cloud Security Specialist
  • Information Security & Network Manager
  • Information Security Professional/Officer
  • Security Technology Professional
  • Information System Auditor
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Database Manager/Administrator
  • CISO (Chief Information Security Officer)
  • Database Developer
  • Malware Analyst
  • Penetration Tester
  • Application Security Engineer
  • Incident Manager

Tuition Fees

3000 EURO

Admission Requirements

Bachelor's Diploma

Application Deadline:

Applications have been closed!