2 - 4 semesters (Full-time)
4 -8 semesters (Part-time)


RM32,000 (International)


UKM Bangi


The Master of Cyber Security program is an advanced degree program designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to protect digital information systems from cyber threats. In today’s interconnected world, where technology plays a critical role in almost every aspect of our lives, the need for cyber security professionals has never been greater.

The program focuses on developing expertise in areas such as network security, cryptography, incident response, ethical hacking, and risk management. Students learn about the latest techniques used by hackers and how to counteract them effectively. They also gain a deep understanding of the legal and ethical considerations in the field of cyber security.

One of the key objectives of the program is to train students to think like hackers. By understanding the mindset and techniques of cyber criminals, students can better anticipate and respond to threats. They learn to identify vulnerabilities in systems and develop strategies to protect against attacks.

The curriculum of the Master of Cyber Security program typically includes a combination of theoretical coursework and hands-on practical exercises. Students may have the opportunity to work on real- world projects, simulate cyber attacks, and analyze security breaches. This experiential learning approach ensures that graduates are well-prepared to handle the challenges of the rapidly evolving cyber security landscape.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills to pursue various career paths in cyber security. They can work as security analysts, ethical hackers, information security managers, or consultants for government agencies, corporations, or non-profit organizations. The demand for cyber security professionals is high, and job prospects in this field are expected to continue growing in the coming years.

Program Advantages
No. Program Advantages
1. CSM certification examination
2. Financial Technology Security track endorsed by Standard Chartered
No.Course Learning Outcome
1.Employ basic and advanced knowledge in principles, theories, and scientific methods for effective solutions to cyber security problems,
2.Protect the organizational cyber assets as well as to plan, strategize and launch cyber counter-attack.
3.Implement a cyber security management standard for organization.
4.Supervise, communicate and work in team and have entrepreneur standard
5.Embrace cyber ethics value and continuously explore knowledge through lifelong learning.
StructureCourse CreditCourse
Compulsory20 credits (equivalent to 5 courses)TX6114 Computer Security
TX6124 Network Security
TX6134 Cyber Law and Ethics
TX6144 Information Security Management
TM6112 Research Method in Computing (AUDIT)
Electives8 credits (equivalent to 2 courses)TX6224 Intrusion Detection and Prevention
TX6244  Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing
TX6254 Security Audit and Assessment
TD6014 Fundamental of Digital Forensics
TD6314 Digital Media Forensic Analysis
TD6214 Data Recovery and Analysis
TX6334 Digital Banking and Financial Services
TX6344 Financial Technology and Risk
Project12 creditsTX609C Project
1.A Bachelor Degree in Computing with minimun CGPA of 2.75 from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia or other univerities recognised by the UKM Senate,
2.Other relevant professional/vocational qualifications which is recognised as equivalent to an honours degree by the Senate with relevant working computing experience.

For international candidates, requirements for English Language is:

1.Minimum 550 (PBT) / 46-59 (iBT) score for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) OR;
25.5 for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) OR;
3.Band 3 for Malaysian University English Test (MUET) OR;
4.Level B2 for the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR/CEFRL) as a prerequisite for entry into graduate programmes at FTSM.
1.Malay Language Courses (4 units)
2.All international students are required to follow two (2) Malay language courses equivalent to 4 units offered by the Citra Centre. Exemptions can be given to candidates who have taken and passed Malay language courses organized by other bodies recognized by the UKM Senate.
Learning Fees
FTSM > Postgraduate > Study Mode: Executives
👱Dr Wandeep Kaur a/p Ratan Singh
Faculty of Information Science & Technology (FTSM)
+6 03 – 8921 6176 / +6 03 – 8921 6184
👱Syahir Hazmi Samsudin
Project Manager, Executive & PBJJ Program, UKMShape

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