What will I learn?

The academic aim of this Master of Applied Science (M.A.Sc.) program is to prepare students with the skills, knowledge, cutting-edge technologies, and expertise and best practices to be security architects capable of designing, implementing, analyzing and managing the security of real-life information systems.

Second, the program will put the emphasis on helping each individual acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to maximize his or her potential as a researcher in information systems security. Students will engage in applied research and academic course of study examining existing theory and ways in which these influence the security of information systems. Financial support may be provided by a thesis advisor in certain cases.

This program has a Co-op option.

Faculty Research Interests:

CIISE produces a high level of multidisciplinary research activity. Faculty members are involved in a wide range of research projects sponsored by both industry and government agencies in various areas of research, classified as follows: systems engineering, software engineering, middleware, systems security, cryptography and data security, cyber forensics, incident handling, security evaluation, biometrics, communication networks, communication protocols, image processing, 3D graphics, computer vision, pattern recognition, design science, requirements engineering for product design, tele-geo-informatics, augmented reality, infrastructure and facilities management, project management, geographic information systems, statistics, supply chain management, quality management, e-business systems, decision support systems, RFID, operations research, optimization, and artificial intelligence.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of 45 credits)

Tuition fees
Tuition fee: CAN $31,141 - CAN $43,423 for 45 credits
Start date

Expected January, September 2022


Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science

1515 Street. Catherine W,


Quebec (QC),

H3G 2W1, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants to the Master of/Magisteriate in Applied Science in Information Systems Security must hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in:

  • Computer Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Any engineering or science discipline provided that the student has a strong background in information systems

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