This programme aims to produce graduates with critical understanding of information governance and assurance, combined with technology risk management practices. Students will learn how to explore the threat landscape and develop countermeasures for cybersecurity attacks. Students also study security for the Internet of Things (IoT) and the security concepts and technologies used in mobile devices.

The overall aims of the programmes are to:

  • Develop student's knowledge of the complex body of knowledge related to the cybersecurity discipline and develop their intellectual ability for abstract analysis and synthesis at the level for postgraduate research.
  • Produce graduates who can make reasoned, critical decisions for selecting or implementing appropriate cybersecurity solutions to solve complex real-world problems.
  • Produce graduates with sufficient technical and inter-personal skills to make an immediate contribution to their chosen profession in cybersecurity.
  • Enable students to acquire cognitive and critical reflection skills to equip them for a research career within the School's research groups.
  • Graduates can expect to be employed in one of the increasing number of sectors needing cybersecurity specialists, such as the defence industry, financial industry, telecommunications, and health sector.

Why Teesside University

Teesside University is a leading university with an international reputation for academic excellence that provides an outstanding student and learning experience underpinned by research, enterprise and the professions.

Founded on a rich heritage, the University has taken a leading role in employer engagement, the enhancement of learning, teaching and the student experience, real-world research, staff and leadership development, employer workforce development, social, cultural and community enrichment and widening participation.

This bold commitment and vision culminated in the University becoming the first modern university to receive recognition as the Times Higher Education UK University of the Year. More recently the University was awarded The Queen’s Anniversary Prize 2014-18 for world-class excellence in relation to its work with business and the enterprise agenda.

Learning Outcomes

The programme will enable students to develop the knowledge and skills listed below. On successful completion of the programme, the student will be able to:

Personal and Transferable Skills

  • Use personal reflection to analyse self and own actions. Make connections between known and unknown areas, to allow for adaptation and change
  • Identify, evaluate and maintain capailities and qualities to support effective communication in a range of complex and specialised contexts
  • Work effectively with multiple teams as leader or member
  • Demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of a range of security environments and the ability to operate responsibly within them
  • Use judgement to make evidence-based decisions within complex academic and/or professional contexts
  • Accept full accountability for the outcome and impact of those decisions

Research, Knowledge and Cognitive Skills

  • Use highly abstract ideas, to develop critical responses, to contemporary theoretical discourses and to articulate new approaches to cybersecurity
  • Design substantial investigations to address significant areas of theory and/or practice
  • Select appropriate advanced methodological approaches and critically evaluate their effectiveness
  • Analyse complex, incomplete or contradictory evidence/data and justify the enquiry methodologies used and recognise and argue for alternative approaches

Professional Skills

  • Autonomously adapt own performance in complex and unpredictable contexts
  • Autonomously implement and evaluate improvements to performance drawing on innovative or best practice
  • Incorporate a critical ethical dimension to their practice managing the implications of ethical dilemmas in cybersercurity, working proactively with others to formulate solutions

Hacking the Human

Mobile Systems and Cybersecurity

IoT Security

IT Ethics and Law

Systems Administration and Security

Research Methods

Masters Project: Cybersecurity

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 100 (lecture)

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 20 (tutorial)

Click here to download profiles of lecturers.

Duration & Intakes

Full-time
Duration  Commencement  Completion
   May 2021  April 2022
12 months  September 2021  August 2022
Part-time
Duration  Commencement  Completion
   May 2021  October 2022
18 months  September 2021  February 2023

Fees & Structure

 Structure  Tuition Fees  Non-tuition Fees
 Full-time  S$25,680.00  S$700.00 - S$1,700.00
 Part-time  S$25,145.00  S$700.00 - S$1,700.00

Application fees: S$160.50

Note:
# All application fees are non-refundable.
All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
# Local: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop, medical insurance and fee protection scheme.
#Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop and fee protection scheme.
# International: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop, medical insurance, medical examination and administrative fee.
#Non-tuition fees for international students may vary.
#Non-tuition fees are non-refundable, refer to MDIS refund policy for more details.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be of age 18 and above and possess one of the following entrance requirements:

A minimum 2:2 Bachelor's degree in related discipline or equivalent international qualifications

OR

A degree in any discipline with relevant work experience

OR

Mature Candidates 30 years and above with 8 years of work experience

English Language Requirements

A minimum grade C6 in English at GCE "O" Level

OR

IELTS score of 6.0 (with no element below 5.5)

OR

MDIS Professional Certificate in English

OR

Pass the MDIS Placement Test

OR

Equivalent

Financial Assistance Scheme

Student loans from the organisations listed below are available to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents. Please contact the organisations directly to find out how you may benefit from their services.

Study Loans

 Organisation  Contact Number  Website
 TCC Limited  +65 - 6319 3700   http://www.tcc.org.sg
 DBS Bank  1800 111 1111  http://www.dbs.com.sg
 Maybank  1800 629 2265  http://www.maybank2u.com.sg

0% INTEREST CREDIT CARD INSTALMENT PLANS
For All Programmes (Available in 6 or 12 months)

 Organisation  Contact Number  Website
 Standard Chartered Bank  1800 747 7000  http://www.standardchartered.com.sg
 Maybank  1800 968 2265  http://www.maybank.com.sg
 UOB  1800 226 6121  http://www.uob.com.sg
 OCBC  1800 363 3333  http://www.ocbc.com.sg
 DBS  1800 111 1111  http://www.dbs.com
 POSB  1800 339 6666  http://www.posb.com.sg
 Bank of China  1800 669 5566  http://www.bankofchina.com/sg


 

Duration & Intakes

Full-time
Duration  Commencement  Completion
12 Months  May 2021  April 2022
 September 2021  August 2022

Fees & Structure

 Tuition Fees  Non-tuition Fees
  S$26,750.00  S$2,700.00 - S$2,800.00

Application fees: S$481.50

Note:

# All application fees are non-refundable.
All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
# Local: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop, medical insurance and fee protection scheme.
# Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop and fee protection scheme.
# International: Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fee, membership subscription fees, MDIS experience workshop, academic writing workshop, medical insurance, medical examination and administrative fee.
# Non-tuition fees for international students may vary.
# Non-tuition fees are non-refundable, refer to MDIS refund policy for more details.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be of age 18 and above and possess one of the following entrance requirements:

A minimum 2:2 Bachelor's degree in related discipline or equivalent international qualifications

OR

A degree in any discipline with relevant work experience

OR

Mature Candidates 30 years and above with 8 years of work experience

English Language Requirements

A minimum grade C6 in English at GCE "O" Level

OR

IELTS score of 6.0 (with no element below 5.5)

OR

MDIS Professional Certificate in English

OR

Pass the MDIS Placement Test

OR

Equivalent

Application Procedure

International student is required to apply for a student pass if he/she wishes to study full-time in Singapore.

Applicant is required to submit the following documents to MDIS:

MDIS Application Form

  • 4 recent passport-size photographs of the applicant. (against white background)
  • 1 copy of Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA) e-Form 16
  • Copy of applicant's passport pages showing his/ her particulars and travel and travel document's date of validity. (At least 1 year)
  • Copy of applicant's Birth Certificate / Affidavit
  • Copy of applicant's Certified / Notarised copy of Education Results/Certificates and Transcripts ( with detailed results)
  • Copy of the student pass (For applicants transferred from other schools in Singapore) or Notification for Cancellation of Student Pass, Visit pass and Embarkation Form.
  • Must show proof of English Medium Study / First Placement Test Attempted / IELTS / TOEFL
  • Copy of financial ability. (e.g. bank statement, fixed deposit / saving account ) • Visa Required Country only (E.g. minimum amount of RMB150,000 for PRC only)
  • Proof of parent's occupation (PRC only)
  • University Matriculation Form (if applicable)
  • Letter by applicant indicating interest to study with MDIS (study plan/ statement of purpose) for Master programmes

*Notarized English translations are needed if documents are in other languages.

For more enquiries, please contact us at 6278 8000 or email us at ib@mdis.edu.sg.

MDIS permits students to pay their course fee in instalments. An administrative charge of S$107.00 (inclusive of GST) will be levied on each late instalment payment of the course fee. Fees are payable upon confirmation and acceptance of the place in the programme before the programme commencement.

You may pay your fee by cash, NETS, VISA, MasterCard, AMEX or by cheque or through our financial assistance scheme.If payment is by cheque, please indicate the details of the programme applied for on the back of the cheque, stating clearly you personal particulars and company name. Unless otherwise stated, all fees are inclusive of GST.

Please note that under the Private Education Act, all students will enter into a Fee Protection Scheme contract with MDIS.

Application Procedure

International student is required to apply for a student pass if he/she wishes to study full-time in Singapore.

Applicant is required to submit the following documents to MDIS:

MDIS Application Form

  • 4 recent passport-size photographs of the applicant. (against white background)
  • 1 copy of Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA) e-Form 16
  • Copy of applicant's passport pages showing his/ her particulars and travel and travel document's date of validity. (At least 1 year)
  • Copy of applicant's Birth Certificate / Affidavit
  • Copy of applicant's Certified / Notarised copy of Education Results/Certificates and Transcripts ( with detailed results)
  • Copy of the student pass (For applicants transferred from other schools in Singapore) or Notification for Cancellation of Student Pass, Visit pass and Embarkation Form.
  • Must show proof of English Medium Study / First Placement Test Attempted / IELTS / TOEFL
  • Copy of financial ability. (e.g. bank statement, fixed deposit / saving account ) • Visa Required Country only (E.g. minimum amount of RMB150,000 for PRC only)
  • Proof of parent's occupation (PRC only)
  • University Matriculation Form (if applicable)
  • Letter by applicant indicating interest to study with MDIS (study plan/ statement of purpose) for Master programmes

*Notarized English translations are needed if documents are in other languages.

For more enquiries, please contact us at 6278 8000 or email us at ib@mdis.edu.sg.

MDIS permits students to pay their course fee in instalments. An administrative charge of S$107.00 (inclusive of GST) will be levied on each late instalment payment of the course fee. Fees are payable upon confirmation and acceptance of the place in the programme before the programme commencement.

You may pay your fee by cash, NETS, VISA, MasterCard, AMEX or by cheque or through our financial assistance scheme.If payment is by cheque, please indicate the details of the programme applied for on the back of the cheque, stating clearly you personal particulars and company name. Unless otherwise stated, all fees are inclusive of GST.

Please note that under the Private Education Act, all students will enter into a Fee Protection Scheme contract with MDIS.

Student Pass Application

International students are required to apply for a student pass if he/she wishes to study full-time in Singapore. Please click here for detailed information.

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Quick Information

Duration of Course
Full-time: 12 Months
Part-time: 18 months 

Award
MASTERS 

Commencement Dates

Full-time Programme
May 2021
Sep 2021

Part-time Programme
May 2021
Sep 2021

Contact Details

Local students:
+65 6247 9111

International students:
Main Hotline: +65 6796 7660