Bachelor in Cyber Security


1. PROGRAM INTRODUCTION

      When the world is entering the 4th industrial revolution, machines are becoming more popular, cheaper to produce, and most importantly, connected together. This trend improve convenience for human, but poses the risks of insecured information sharing. Network devices and collected information are vulnerable to different types of attacks, such as tracking, stealing, or hijacking. This is critical to certain services, such as national security.

     The Cyber Security bachelor program at USTH meets the urgent needs for human resources in this field for organizations, enterprises and state agencies. Additionally, graduated students from this field can participate in research activities of academic institutes and universities.

   All courses in Cyber Security bachelor are taught in English, including lectures, practical works and tutorials. This international environment helps student to have huge advantages when compared with traditional domestic programs, especially with the ability to self-study and reading documents. Most up-to-date cyber-security documents are in English and will not likely be translated to Vietnamese in a near future.
 

2. PROGRAM CURRICULUM

     The Cyber Security bachelor program lasts 3 years, including:

  • The foundation year provides foundation knowledge to students for all specialties (60 ECTS).
  • Second year focuses on foundation knowledge regarding mathematics and computer science. These are the major building blocks of Cyber-Security. A total of 60 ECTS is offered to students. A majority of these courses is be shared with the ICT specialty.
  • The third year consists of Cyber-Security specialization courses (60 ECTS). Based on the requirement of the employers, these courses are grouped into 2 categories:
    • Information assurance concentrates on ensuring quality of the data stored in each system, including data encryption, key exchange, mechanisms to attacks using malware. This domain also provides to student knowledge about data recovery.
    • Network security ensures that the organization is well protected against network attacks. This domain covers different network services, such as Web, Cloud or wireless system. An introduction on detecting and preventing intrusion for such services is also provided to students.

Academic year

Semester

 

Course name

ECTS

B2

Semester 3

Management Sciences

Law on IP rights

1

Project Management

1

Foreign language

French 2.1

4

French 2.2

4

Scientific courses

Probability and Statistics

4

Numerical Methods

3

Discrete Mathematics

3

Algorithms and Data structures

3

Object-oriented Programing

4

Computer Architecture

3

Semester 4

Scientific courses

Computational Theory

4

Basic Databases

3

Computer Network

4

Operating System

4

Web application development

4

Advanced Computer Architecture and x86 ISA

4

Optional courses (choose 1 out of 2)

Software Engineering

4

Network Programing

4

Optional courses (choose 1 out of 2)

Mobile Wireless Communication

3

Distributed Systems

3

Total ECTS

60

B3

Semester 5

Management Sciences

Scientific Writing

2

Foreign language

French 3.1

3

French 3.2

4

Scientific courses

Law of cyberspace and ethics

3

Cryptography

4

Digital forensics

3

Mobile Forensics

3

Malware analysis

3

Data Integrity and Disaster Recovery

3

Intrusion Detection and Prevention System

4

Semester 6

Scientific courses

Administration of Computer Systems

3

Wireless and mobile network security

3

Web security

4

Cloud Security and Privacy

3

Penetration testing

3

Group Project

3

Internship

9

Total ECTS

60

 

3. PROGRAM OUTCOMES

     Graduated students are expected to have the following skills: implement technologies, processes and practices to protect networks, computers, programs and data from attack, damage and unauthorized access; operate and maintain security in information systems; detect, analyze and recover damage of security threats on information systems; develop security-related software.

      Students are also taught soft skills and language skils to adapt with the increasing requirements of professional working environment.
 

4. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

        After the bachelor course, students are able to apply for the following positions: cyber security (system) engineer, cyber security analyst, network administrator, system administrator, in the following organizations:     

  • Banks, insurance companies: data integrity, data protection
  • IT or production companies: network security
  • Security-focus companies

5. CONTACT INFORMATION

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+ Assoc. Prof. Luong Chi Mai – Co-director of ICT Department

    Email: [email protected]

+ Dr. Tran Giang Son – Deputy director of ICT Department

    Email: [email protected]   

+ Mrs. Trinh Thi Thu Trang - Academic assistant of ICT Department

    Tel: 84 24 3791 8527       

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