Cyber Security and Information Assurance


Master Program in Cyber Security and Information Assurance

The Internet Technology has played a crucial role in transforming our lives. We are now connected to each other more than ever. This innovation helps drive our social well being and businesses to the unforeseen level. The widespread usage of portable computers and mobile devices allows us to share information and conduct businesses from anywhere at any time thanks to the underlying communication infrastructure capable of transporting large amount of data across the globe. However, there are some people who exploit this free information sharing capability in order to benefit his personal interest at the expense of others. It is known that the number of malicious incidents and the average damage done by those incidents are rising. We, as an educational institution, must respond to this alarming increase in malicious activities. This Master Program is, therefore, specially established to build a strong foundation for students in the areas of Cyber Security and Information Assurance so that they could help the country cope with current and new issues in cyber security and information assurance.

This one-year program is aimed for two types of students: those who would like to be hands-on in securing network software and equipment and those who would like to manage how information is stored and distributed in an organization. The “cyber security” track will target the former type of students and the “information assurance” track will target the latter type of students. The program is developed based inputs from experts in both academic and industry.

If you are looking to improve your knowledge and skills in cyber security and information assurance, this program is right for you.

Information updated on Nov. 21, 2019

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Students will study at Mahidol University for 2 years (course work for 3 semesters). In order to graduate, students needs to complete the total of 36 credits.

Academic Year

Mahidol University Phayathai campus:

Semester 1: August – December
Semester 2: January – May
Semester 3 (summer): June – July (no class)

PROGRAM LOCATIONS

Students in the Master of Science Program in Cyber Security and Information Assurance will take two years of study in Mahidol University (MU), Bangkok, Thailand (Phayathai Campus).

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

The structure of the entire program consists of four semesters (two years). Students will take 18 credits of core courses during 1st Year (Semester 1 and Semester 2). Students in Plan A (thesis track) will take 6 credits of elective courses in 1st Year (Semester 1) and 2nd Year (Semester 1) plus 12 credits of thesis in  1st Year (Semester 1) and 2nd Year (Semester 1 and Semester 2). Students in Plan B (project track) will take 12 credits of elective courses in Module 2 and 3 plus 6 credits of research project in 2nd Year (Semester 1 and Semester 2).

  Plan A (Thesis) Plan B (Thematic Paper)
Core Courses

(Credits)

Elective Courses

(Credits)

Thesis

(Credits)

Core Courses

(Credits)

Elective Courses

(Credits)

Thematic Paper

(Credits)

1st Year,

1st Semester

12     12    
1st Year,

2nd Semester

6 3 3 6 6  
2nd Year,

1st Semester

  3 3   6 3
2nd Year,

2nd Semester

    6     3
Overall Program 18 6 12 18 12 6

STUDY PLAN

Plan A (thesis):

1st Year
1st Semester 2nd Semester
ITCY 511 Computer and Network Security 3 credits ITCY 531 System Hardening and Penetration Testing 3 credits
ITCY 512 Information Security Management 3 credits ITCY 571 Information Assurance and Risk Management 3 credits
ITCY 513 Cyber Ethics and Law 2 credits Elective Courses * not less than 3 credits
ITCY 515 Research Methodology and Seminar in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance 1 credits

ITCY 698

Thesis 3 credits
ITCY 541 Digital Forensics Technologies and Techniques

3 credits

     

Total   12 credits

Total   12 credits

2nd Year
1st Semester 2nd Semester
Elective Courses * not less than 3 credits

ITCY 698

Thesis

6 credits

ITCY 698

Thesis 3 credits      
Total   6 credits Total   6 credits


Plan B (project)
:

1st Year
1st Semester 2nd Semester
ITCY 511 Computer and Network Security 3 credits ITCY 531 System Hardening and Penetration Testing 3 credits
ITCY 512 Information Security Management 3 credits ITCY 571 Information Assurance and Risk Management 3 credits
ITCY 513 Cyber Ethics and Law 2 credits Elective Courses * not less than 6 credits
ITCY 515 Research Methodology and Seminar in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance 1 credits
ITCY 541 Digital Forensics Technologies and Techniques

3 credits

Total   12 credits

Total   12 credits

2nd Year
1st Semester 2nd Semester

COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION

ITCY 697

Thematic Paper

3 credits

Elective Courses * not less than 6 credits

ITCY 697

Thematic Paper 3 credits
Total   9 credits                                             Total   3 credits

ELECTIVE COURSES

Students enrolled in this program can choose to study either Cyber Security track or Information Assurance track.

Cyber Security Track Information Assurance
ITCY 514 Fraud Analysis and Detection ITCY 551 Application of Cryptography
ITCY 534 Reverse Engineering and Vulnerability Analysis ITCY 552 Authentication Technology Management
ITCY 543 Network Forensics ITCY 553 Secure Software Design
ITCY 544 Mobile Security ITCY 573 E-Services Security Management
ITCY 545 Cloud Security ITCY 581 Incident Response Management
ITCY 562 Intrusion Detection and Prevention ITCY 592 Special Topics in Information Assurance
ITCY 591 Special Topics in Cyber Security and Forensics

Information updated on Nov. 21, 2019

TUITION AND FEES

Academic Year
Education Fee
Expenses
International Student
Thai Student
Baht
USD
[1 USD ~ 33 Baht]
Baht
USD
[1 USD ~ 33 Baht]
2562
Plan A (Thesis & Courses) 
Overall Program
488,200
14,800
298,200
9,100
1st year, 1st semester
138,500
81,000
1st year, 2nd semester 196,600 118,600
2nd year, 1st semester 147,500 93,000
2nd year, 2nd semester 5,600 5,600
Plan B (Thematic Paper & Courses)
Overall Program
453,700
13,800
274,200
8,400
1st year, 1st semester
138,500
81,000
1st year, 2nd semester
135,100
81,100
2nd year, 1st semester
174,500
106,500
2nd year, 2nd semester
5,600
5,600

Scholarships

Partial scholarships are available for exceptional students. The applicant can apply for the scholarship in application form. The scholarship award will be considered by the program committee on the case by case basis.

Information updated on Nov. 21, 2019

APPLICATION

For prospective students:

Students who are eligible to apply to this Master Degree program must have the following qualifications:

  • Hold a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Electrical Engineering, or computer-related from any of the Ministry of Thailand’s accredited universities. Exceptions can be made for students who have a Bachelor degree with at least 15 credits of computer-related courses.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Have an English Proficiency Examination score as required by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
  • Exemptions from the above conditions may be granted by the Programme Chair and Committee under exceptional circumstances

To apply to Mahidol University’s Master of Science in Cyber Security and Information Assurance program, please visit the graduation school via this link (http://www.grad.mahidol.ac.th/Admission/online/Admission2019_PhD/index.php)

Important Dates

Events Round I
Application Period Dec 1, 2019 – Mar 5, 2020
Announce the applicant list: Mar 10, 2020
Interview Date Mar 18, 2020
Announce the result Mar 31, 2020
Register and pay for the 1st semester Apr 1 – Apr 7, 2020
Semester Starts (1st Semester, Academic Year 2020) Aug 2020
Events Round II
Application Period Mar 6 – May 5, 2020
Announce the applicant list: May 10, 2020
Interview Date May 13, 2020
Announce the result May 31, 2020
Register and pay for the 1st semester Jun 1 – Jun 7, 2020
Semester Starts (1st Semester, Academic Year 2020) Aug 2020
Events Round III
Application Period May 6 – Jul 5, 2020
Announce the applicant list: Jul 10, 2020
Interview Date Jul 15, 2020
Announce the result 31 Jul 2020
Register and pay for the 1st semester Aug 1 – Aug 7, 2020
Semester Starts (1st Semester, Academic Year 2020) Aug 2020
Events Second Semester Round
Application Period Sep 1 – Nov 5, 2020
Announce the applicant list: Nov 10, 2020
Interview Date Nov 18, 2020
Announce the result Nov 30, 2020
Register and pay for the 2nd semester Dec 1 – Dec 7, 2020
Semester Starts (2nd Semester, Academic Year 2020) Jan 2021

Why Studying at Mahidol University?

Mahidol University is internationally known for its strength in research and education. Graduates from the university contribute greatly to the society. The state of arts educational and research infrastructure propel the university to the regarded as one of the top educational institutions in the Thailand. Mahidol University is selected to be one of nine Thailand’s National Research Universities. The educational environment and recreational facilities support students to fulfill their academic ambition.

Information updated on Nov. 21, 2019

CONTACT US

Thailand:

Dr. Assadarat Khurat
Faculty of Information and Communication Technology
Mahidol University
999 Phuttamonthon 4 road
Salaya, Phuttamonthon
Nakhonpathom 73170
THAILAND
Tel: 66-2-441-0909
email: assadarat.khu@mahidol.ac.th

Information updated on Nov. 21, 2019

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