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Master of Science (Cybersecurity)

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Entry Criteria 65% KCAT Entrance
Duration 2 Years
Location Chennai & Germany
Fees per semester ₹1,45,000 + taxes
Next intake July 2022
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Your Journey!

 

KCIC (First year)

Year 1 – 60 ECTS – Chennai Campus
KCIC, India

IU (Final year)

Year 2 – 60 ECTS – Bad Honnef / Berlin Campus
M.Sc Cybersecurity

Academic Intakes

Online – Anytime
On-campus – up to 4x intakes per year

Post-Study Work in Germany

18 months PSW Visa
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Your Journey!

After UTS, we also provide two year work visa.

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Program Overview

King’s Cornerstone International College – India’s best International College partners with IU International Univesity of Applied Sciences to present an across-the-world academic experience, an opportunity to be a part of the world’s melting pot of technological advancement, and a world-class degree. M.Sc in Cybersecurity degree is 24 months i.e. 2 years of study with KCIC and IU, Germany. This qualification is aligned with NEP2020 for progressive awards when learners successfully complete Pre-masters and Masters’s during their study period.

Learners begin with concepts for Becoming leading Cybersecurity specialists of Tomorrow, from their Year 1 with industry networking, and training, and further progressing to corporate topics and internships with global companies of the corporate world. This Master’s qualification is a packaged degree, between KCIC and IU, aimed at developing critical thinking, and strategic management for budding Cybersecurity Specialists to harbor an edge in the international market.

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What you will study

In this program you learn to detect cyber-threats, expertise in the basics of modern operating systems, become familiar with distributed applications in the cloud as well as methods of software forensics and data analysis.

On completion of the program you will be able to examine network security principles, protocols and standards, Design and configure a secure network for a corporate environment, Undertake the testing of a network using a Test Plan, Analyse encryption ciphers and algorithms as methods to secure data in a cloud environment, Demonstrate the use of cryptographic and cryptoanalysis tools for improving security in a virtual private network, Examine the processes and procedures for carrying out digital forensic investigation, conduct digital forensic investigation on devices or networks or cyber attack

Syllabus

Your syllabus, outlines all the essential information of this course, including topics you will study and related reading materials. This will help you understand how you will be graded, understand assignments, and stay organised.

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Industry Focused Program

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Industry Connections

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Professional Recognition

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Rankings

Details

On completion of this course, you’ll progress in some of the most attractive fields and industries as we prepare you for a range of cyber security jobs. Advance your career in a wide range of roles, including information security manager, security analyst, security architect, security administrator, incident responder, security engineer, security auditor, security software developer, and vulnerability assessor.

Employers value the skills and knowledge that our students bring to the workplace, and many organizations/institutions recognize our qualifications. The validation of working with industry experts is key to structuring M.Sc programs to meet industry standards. This ensures our students graduate with the necessary expertise and employability skills that are interoperable with the business world and industry while providing the flexibility to land straight into an on-demand occupation. Kings Cornerstone and IU will deliver core Cybersecurity subjects within the first 12 months, then transfer abroad to pursue their remaining 12-month period with IU.

While hosting an active academic community, students are encouraged to participate in Clubs and Societies, with numerous events running around the year. With business hubs around the locale, IU’s campuses are a landmark of industry engagement, and a great base for student stalwarts to make a positive social impact. Courses taught in the first two years of this study are available under Syllabus.

For years, institutions have valued the skills and knowledge of application-based learning that students of IU-based curriculum bring to the world of work. Endorsements were received from well-known companies like BTIIC, CHIC, and other similar innovation centres. Employability skills and competencies for student career success is the key focus for this qualification by delivering learning that is rooted in the real world and developing work-ready graduates with the professional skills and behaviours that represent a professional attitude.

With IU’s involvement in student communities, student members can access webinars, professional courses and interactions with several major companies and NGOs. Core competencies are developed in the programme in a balanced framework of cognitive (knowledge), affective (behaviours) and psychomotor (practical) learning outcomes to encourage a more vocational and practical approach to learning. The final year thesis is designed to include direct involvement of global companies, providing a haven of access and insight into well-known Cybersecurity environments.

IU International is accredited and certified with a seal of approval from the German Accreditation Council. All IU study programmes, materials, and services meet high internal and external quality standards, which are regularly reviewed and updated.

IU got top marks from university rating platform QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) for services, technology and commitment to online learning. What’s more is we were the first German university to get 99 out of 100 points on the QS Stars Report.
In the current edition of Germany’s largest study ranking, IU won 6 out of 25 categories in the field of business administration. More than any of 300+ institutions assessed.
We have won multiple awards for our innovative courses, as well as our anytime online examination system. These awards include the 2019 Corporate LiveWire Innovation and Excellence Award, and the 2017 Best of IT Innovation Award by Initiative Mittelstand (SME).

Teaching includes learning from tutoring, case study, webinars, guest speakers from the Industry, peer-to-peer discussion, presentations, role play, and assignments (variety of forms including practical and written. Learners will be assessed based on their coursework (Harvard Systems) instead of an exam.

The course is aligned with the internship/apprenticeship framework from year two, learners must collaborate with the industry to align with occupational standards to improve KSBs (Knowledge, Skills, and Behaviour). The industry is at the heart of KCIC & IU’s qualifications. Co-designed with industry, students and education experts, KCIC & IU’s M.Sc provides a real-world experience as well as academic knowledge. Cybersecurity has applications in almost every industry sector including, but not limited to, Defence, Financial Technology, Advanced Manufacturing, Banking, Energy, Civic Society, and Public Policy. Graduates from the course will be well placed to progress into a career across a range of industrial settings in these sectors.

Throughout qualification development and validation, working with industry experts helps to structure our qualifications to meet industry standards. This ensures that students leave with the required expertise and employability skills as identified by business and industry, and with the flexibility to go straight into employment or to continue to a degree.

Access to hands-on learning with cutting-edge ML, AR/VR and Quantum computing technologies is imminent throughout the course period. Groupwork and Individual work with these technologies govern a crucial facet of IU’s student experience.

iuBH Degree

This is an IU International University of Applied Sciences Degree, delivered in partnership with King’s Cornerstone International College (KCIC). IU is accredited and certified by the German Accreditation Council. The graduating student is conferred with an MSc. in Cybersecurity.

All IU study programs, materials, and services meet high internal and external quality standards, which are regularly reviewed and updated. Moreover, IU provides an official Europass Diploma Supplement once a student graduates, to ensure that the degree is recognized across the world.

In the current edition of Germany’s largest study ranking, IU won 6 out of 25 categories in the field of business administration. More than any of the 300+ institutions assessed.IU has won multiple awards for our innovative courses, as well as our anytime online examination system. These awards include the 2019 Corporate LiveWire Innovation and Excellence Award, and 2017 Best of IT Innovation Award by Initiative Mittelstand (SME).

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Sample ATHE Award

This is a university-packaged program with an ATHE Award. Learners can complete 90 credits awarded during the first two years, prior to transferring to iuBH to complete the remaining modules. The ATHE qualification integrates industry accreditations through the British Computing Society (BCS) and the Institute of Science and Technology (IST).

Using this certificate learners may apply for part-time work in the UK while studying. Under the current revisions from the UK Government, students are eligible to work up to 20 hrs/per week while studying and full time during semester breaks.

This is an optional preference. If students intend to pursue this qualification with their IU degree, registration and academic costs would be incurred. For more information, please contact us via admission@cornerstone.edu.in

 

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Industry Projects and Case Studies

Learn through real-life industry projects sponsored by top companies across industries.

  • 16+ Real-world Case study
  • Practical & Assignment based assessments
  • Work-integrated learning with Industry partners
  • First two years of the program are designed and developed by ATHE, UK
  • Get mentored by Industry professionals
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3G Third Gen

3G (third generation) technology attracted the attention of mobile phone operators, who spent $130 billion in Europe to acquire 3G spectrum licenses in 2000. 3G became popular as it offered operators cost effectiveness in providing services for users. Vodafone joined the race to launch 3G technology by focusing on providing content services to users. The company launched a £15 million advertising campaign to promote its content services and to boost subscription rates. But with several other mobile phone operators also following a similar strategy, analysts are sceptical about the company’s ability to recover the investment made on the spectrum license and on the promotion of 3G.

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Case Study – Burj Al Arab

The building is built on sand, which is unusual as most tall buildings are founded on rock. The Burj al Arab is supported on 250, 1.5M diameter columns that go 45 meters under the sea. As there is only sand to hold the building up the columns rely on friction.

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Case Study – Infosys

E.ON began its ServiceNow led digital transformation journey by first setting up a single consolidated platform as an internal tool for service management and then integrating all the other supplier tools into it. Infosys helped E.ON transition to the ServiceNow cloud based platform to modernize IT service management across the enterprise. Infosys powered the implementation with its Enterprise Service Management Café that helped standardize and reduce the overall duration of the implementation significantly.

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    What's Included in the Fees

    • Study and acquire 60 ECTS points for credit with KCIC
    • Access to e-learning modules, and IU student access portals
    • Transfer paperwork & Assistance Visa & housing support Bank loan guidance & assistance Exam fees
    • eBooks & Studio charges Portal access to LMS Software access

    Eligibility Requirement

    • Bachelors degree

    Preferred Bachelor’s field of study in Computer Science; IT; Business Informatics; Computer Engineering; or any Computer-related field.

    Coding language awareness and should have achieved at least 60% in all Mathematics subjects.

    CGPA of 6.5 or above, out of 10. If CGPA point scales are different, 65% and above.

     

    • Clear the KCAT – King’s Cornerstone Aptitude Test

    The KCAT is our premier standardized test and is required by students seeking admission into our Undergraduate courses*. The test is an online-based proctored exam that assesses your skills in common topics encountered during your senior year (Grade 11 & 12) of school.

    *Exemptions are available for students who have cleared the SAT exam. However, this is on a case-by-case basis. To assess your eligibility for exemption, Apply Now immediately!

    Instructors

    Learn from India’s top Cybersecurity faculty and industry leaders

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    Prof. Daya Bennet

    Faculty- Business

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    Prof. Navindi Naotunna

    Attorney at Law in Australia

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    Prof. Sarath Kodagoda

    School of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering

    Testimonial

    Very content with my learning at KCIC, learning two years of my international program here has reduced the cost of study abroad by 60%, and I am excited about my international career.

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    KCIC offers a different learning environment, unconventional educational methods, with opportunities combined with industrial visits, workshops, and other things, to compete at international level.

    Student Avatar Annie

    I was studying Aeronautical in a traditional college, hearing Cornerstone I shifted from Bangalore and joined here. The foundation year started with direct aerospace units, unlike other colleges.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Unlike, traditional college, Kings Cornerstone, one of the best colleges for international students delivers the international curriculum developed by the world’s largest education company Pearson, in the UK with a focus on practical training including work integrated learning (WIL) engaging the students with the employer while learning.

    First, two years at Chennai campus is limited to 20-25 students per class. Every year we plan to recruit 250 to 300 students across all departments giving them the assured transfer to Melbourne campus. However, the final years at the Melbourne campus gives you the multicultural environment with 81,000 students studying across the RMIT.

    Kings Cornerstone, one of the best colleges for international students will provide fundamental tools and equipment required for the first two years. The first two years at Kings Cornerstone is a solid foundation to advanced learning at RMIT Melbourne. Since the final years are planned in Melbourne, the facilities provided to students are world-class. They access the same materials, tools, technology what is currently used in the industry.

    Take a virtual tour to RMIT manufacturing facility that you have access during the final years at Melbourne. Check out ‘This is Engineering at RMIT’, ‘EMBER – an engineering innovation’ RMIT’s New Academic Street and Telstra Challenge Projects at RMIT.

    We have guest lectures from various universities that we partner with. Most of our Indian qualified trainers or facilities are industry trained.

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