School of Applied Sciences

Information Technology Security

Duration 4 Years
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About the Program

Due to the rapid development and expansion of information technologies, the security problem that arises with the increasing use of the internet has become a common and indispensable part of life in the public, private and personal scale. As the internet has become a part of our social and economic lives, it has enabled new concepts such as cloud operations to be used and companies to implement information and communication issues using these networks. To ensure information security, institutions and countries have developed and implemented standards, policies and strategies to create protection against information security threats.
The Information Technology Security Undergraduate Program aims to provide students with experience in information systems security, cryptology, network security and database security, and the knowledge and skills that will enable them to take an innovative role in the research and development of new technologies.

Educational Opportunities

The curriculum of the Information Technology Security Program is formed to be compatible with the fields of management information systems, information technology, computer engineering, information systems engineering, software engineering, and artificial intelligence engineering and to provide interdisciplinary competence.
Students will have the opportunity to start their career by the experience of applying theory into practice due to their internships in the last year of their education.
Students will also have the opportunity to observe the real-life, on-spot practices of information security experts and experience different aspects of information technology security and practices in institutions and organizations.

CIU Progression Programs Students

Career Areas

Today, information security experts are needed in many sectors. Graduates of the program can be employed in information processing centers and software companies as “Information Security Expert” where electronic information security is provided. They will also be able to continue their academic careers with a Master's or Doctorate Degree.

Contact

Cyprus International University
School of Applied Sciences
Science and Technology Center, ST256
Tel: +90 392 671 1111 Extension: 2751
School E-mail: secretary-sas@ciu.edu.tr
Director E-mail: mnat@ciu.edu.tr

Compulsory modules

First Semester
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS-I

Course code

BUSN101

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

6
This course is designed to teach introductory business students fundamental knowledge about a business. For this purpose, understanding the contemporary business environment is a starting point. After briefly covering the business of managing, all functional areas of a business are discussed. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of business concepts as a foundation for studying other business subjects. The students will be able to identify potential marketing opportunities, relate how business institutions are operated nowadays, and describe business ownership forms. The course is also designed to expose students to the multitude of career fields in the area of business and it will also help them to obtain information about starting their own businesses, identifying basic long and short term planning techniques.
MICROECONOMICS

Course code

ECON101

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

7
This course involves introduction to economics with the question; What is economics? Micro and Macro Economics, Needs, wants, preferences, scarcity and consumer preferences, Production Possibilities Frontier, Opportunity Cost, Budget Line, Cost-Benefit Principle, Explicit and Implicit costs, Elasticity -Inferior goods, normal goods, luxury goods, complement goods and substitute goods, Demand Curve and Supply Curve, Excess demand and supply, Demand and Supply functions, Equilibrium price and quantity by using functions, Types of taxes and their effects on demand and supply,Types of Costs; Fixed costs and variable costs. Calculating total revenue and total costs, Calculating profit and loss, Calculating Break even quantity, Drawing Break Even chart, Types of Depreciation and calculating depreciation all will be focused on.
READING AND WRITING SKILLS-I

Course code

ENGL141

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

4
This course aims to develop students' listening, speaking, reading - writing and study skills. The course provides students with the opportunity to develop their communication skills through controlled activities and to equip students with the basic study skills necessary to follow the curriculum of English. This course also provides students with the opportunity to process the newly acquired knowledge and to develop their ability to ask questions about how to apply the new knowledge to new situations and ask them to think critically. In addition, this course will enable students to learn about the different strategies required to review the various reading pieces, such as finding the main idea and distinguishing the details from the main idea.
FUNDAMENTALS OF COMPUTING

Course code

ITEC103

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

0
This course serves as an introduction to the basic component of information systems, hardware, software, data, people and networks. Topics covered includes computer networks and communications, systems and application software, computer hardware and its operation, the internet and the world wide web, algorithms, pseudocodes and flowchart. After the completion of the course, students will be able to differentiate between various operating systems and application programs. They will be able to identify computer tools that can be used to assist with various common computer applications. They will also gain the fundamental understanding of the history and operation of computers, programming, and web design.
BASIC MATHEMATICS

Course code

MATH107

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

4
This course is designed for students in several faculties such as pharmacy, architecture, applied sciences and communication. The objective of the course is to introduce the students fundamental principles about basic concepts of mathematics. It gives an introduction to the real number system and continue with inequalities, solution of inequalities and its applications, which are related with each faculty. Rectangular coordinate systems, Pythagoras’ Theorem, finding distance between two points, slope and Mid-Point on XY plane are also covered in this course. Functions such as type of functions, domain and range considerations, and graphical representation of the functions are important topics which are also discussed in this course.
TURKISH LANGUAGE

Course code

TREG100

Credit

0

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

2
This course examines basic areas of language and expression. In the first half of the course, the theoretical approach to language is formed and the spelling rules of the Turkish language are studied. In the latter part of the course, language and narrative errors are studied together with editing. In the second half of the course, formal writing, curriculum vitae, petition, evaluation of the columns in terms of language and style, types of written expression and practice; Turkish production and application of shooting attachments; Turkish grammar structure; It is aimed to teaching subjects like phonetics of Turkish to students.
TURKISH

Course code

TURK100

Credit

0

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

2
This course provides an orientation to modern Turkish language for foreign students who wish to communicate in this language for their needs. It mainly focuses on the differences between Turkish and English Alphabets, especially the sounds and the letters which are not included in the English alphabet (i.e. Turkish letters ç-ğ-i-ö-ş-ü). In addition, basic grammar and sentence structure forms in Turkish are practised. The required grammar and vocabulary will also be developed through their adaptation to daily situations in contexts such as introducing yourselves, greeting, talking about the things they possess by using possessive adjectives, forming positive, negative and question sentences by using present simple, telling the time, talking about their own timetables, using demonstrative pronouns when describing the place of objects and becoming familiar with vocabulary related to family members.
Second Semester
MACROECONOMICS

Course code

ECON102

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

7
This is an introductory course covering money, the monetary system and their relevance to the functioning of the national economy. It covers monetary and fiscal policies, unemployment, interest rates, and inflation as well. It dwells on the measurement of the level of output and its determination. Particular emphasis is placed on the forces that determine the actual and potential level of output and on policies designed to promote economic stability and growth. Important policy debates such as the sub-prime crisis, social security, the public debt and international economic issues are critically explored. The balance of payments is explained. The determination of the exchange rate is presented with reference to the international monetary system.
READING AND WRITING SKILLS-II

Course code

ENGL142

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

4
This course is the continuation of ENG 101. The course aims to improve students' listening, speaking, reading, writing and working skills. In the course, students are guided in writing compare and contrast essays using Venn diagram. In addition, the aim of the course is to learn the necessary conjunctions for composition writing. In addition, the students will be able to write a four-part critical composition by learning the difference between ideas and factual real sentences and how to write the opposing opinion and sentences used to refute it. Thus, the students will be able to distinguish between the compare and contrast essay and discursive essay. Students will also be able to make presentations by using presentation techniques. In addition, this course aims to summarize the reading pieces of the students and to use the strategies of reading and to draw conclusions and meanings using their reading skills.
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION

Course code

HIST100

Credit

0

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

2
The aim of this course is to outline the development of civilizations in the course of history. It firstly focuses on the concepts such as “Civilization”, “Prehistoric”, and “Historic” and on the factors forcing the emergence of the first civilizations. As well as examining the prehistoric periods and their characteristics in the course of human life since the first appearance of human beings on earth, the course mainly focuses on the early civilizations, namely the Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Aegean, Classical Greek, Hellenistic, Indian, Chinese and Roman Civilizations. Political, social, economical, cultural, intellectual, philosophical and scientific aspects in these entities are also examined in this course.
FOUNDATIONS OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Course code

ITEC104

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

6
This course is designed to introduce students to contemporary information systems and demonstrate how these systems are used throughout global organizations. The focus of this course will be on the key components of information systems - people, software, hardware, data, and communication technologies, and how these components can be integrated and managed to create competitive advantage. The necessary topics that will be covered in this course are; how and why information systems are used today, how organizations are using information systems for competitive advantage vs. competitive necessity, information technology concepts such as hardware and software, telecommunication and networks, internet, intranet, extranet, electronic and mobile commerce, enterprise systems, decision support systems and knowledge management.
INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING

Course code

ITSE112

Credit

4

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

6
The course will introduce basic and fundamental programming constructs and techniques through using the C++ programming language in order to generate algorithmic solutions to problems. Topic covered include, introduction to algorithms, solving problems by flowcharts and pseudocodes, header files, data types, arithmetic & logic operators, control statements (if, if/else, switch-case) and use them as inner statements, loop statements (while, do/while, for), functions, standard functions of programming language, random number generation and their area of use. user-defined functions, global and local variables, recursion, arrays, searching algorithms on arrays, sorting algorithms on arrays, pointers, pointer operators, using pointers with arrays and functions. In the laboratory hours, students are writing full programs or modifying existing programs for other solutions.
LINEAR ALGEBRA

Course code

MATH121

Credit

2

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

4
The aim of this course is to introduce the basic operations in linear algebra and applications in engineering problems; matrices, matrix properties and matrix operations: Addition, scalar multiplication, multiplication, transpose, solution of system of linear equations: Elimination method, Gauss Jordan forms, inverse method to solve linear systems, row reduced echelon forms, Gaussian elimination method, inverse and determinants: solving linear equations with determinant (Cramer's rule), use one row to evaluate determinant, minor, cofactor, adjoint matrix, identity matrix, square matrix of the matrices. Real vector spaces, vectors and their properties and applications in engineering: Addition, subtractions, dot product, scalar multiplication, cross product, basis, dimensions and subspaces.
MODERN TURKISH HISTORY

Course code

TARH100

Credit

0

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

2
In this course, Ottoman state and society, factors causing the collapse of the state; Ottoman modernization; Tripoli and Balkan Wars, World War I, Mudros Armistice and Sevres Agreement; parties and associations, the national resistance movement led by Mustafa Kemal, the Havza and Amasya Circulars, the Congresses, the National Pact, the Turkish Grand National Assembly; the rebellions, the regular army and the War of Independence; the Mudanya Armistice, the Lausanne Peace Treaty; Revolution in the political field, secularization of the state and society, abolition of the sultanate, declaration of the republic, abolition of the caliphate; 1921 and 1924 constitutions, constitutional changes; Sheikh Said Rebellion; Multi-party experience, secularization and modernization in law, nationalization and secularization in education, Kemalizm and 6 principles, Turkish foreign policy(1923-1938) are covered.
Third Semester
DIGITAL LOGIC DESIGN

Course code

ITEC221

Credit

4

Theoretical

3

Practical

2

Ects

6
This course presents the basic tools for the design and analysis of digital circuits and provides methods and procedures suitable for a variety of digital design applications in computers, control systems, data communications, etc. The course introduces data representation in binary systems, complements, Boolean algebra, logic gates, truth tables, logic circuits, timing diagrams, De Morgan's law, algebraic manipulation, minterms and maxterms, Sum of Products (SOP) and Product of Sums (POS) forms, Boolean function simplification tools and Karnough Map method, NAND and NOR implementations, don't care conditions, combinational circuit design and analysis procedures, and design of Adders, Subtracters and Code Converters.
ALGORITHMS AND PROGRAMMING

Course code

ITEC223

Credit

4

Theoretical

3

Practical

2

Ects

6
The course mainly focuses on software implementations in C Programming Language. Firstly, basic concepts of algorithms are discussed and then structures of programming are studied. Then, arrays and searching and sorting algorithms on arrays are studied. Fundamentals of basic data structures, which are arrays, structures and unions are discussed together with bitwise operations and enumerations in C. Pointers, functions and file processing are studied in the second part of the course, after midterm examination. Case studies related to searching and sorting algorithms are also studied. Functions, characters and strings are studied as last topics of algorithm developments and course is finalized with complexity analysis of algorithms.
INTERNET PROGRAMMING

Course code

ITEC233

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

6
The aim of this course is to provide the students a comprehensive introduction to start building websites from the ground up. The students will learn how to create web pages using XHTML; including images, links, lists, tables, forms, CSS; which provide the standard way of imposing style on the content specified in XHTML tags and JavaScript; a powerful language that could be used for variety of different applications including object models, control statements, pop-up windows, arrays, functions, constructors and pattern matching. All web content will be hand coded using a simple text editor with a strong emphasis on well-formed valid code.
CYBER SECURITY-I

Course code

ITSE201

Credit

4

Theoretical

3

Practical

2

Ects

0
The course covers basic concepts of cyber security theory and techniques for optimizing security on computers and networks. Students are taught on how to assess the current security landscape, the nature of the threat, the general status of common vulnerabilities, the likely consequences of security failures and the set of information security metrics that can be applied to prevent and mitigate the cyber security issues. At the completion of this course student will be able to Identify potential threats to computer and networks, describe basic incident response techniques and identifies several techniques that provides basic protection to computer and networks.
STATISTICS

Course code

STAT203

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

5
The main purpose of this course is to introduce to fundamentals of probability theory and basic statistical concept. Students will learn the brief information about the statistics and graphical representations of different types of data, measures of central tendency and dispersion (variance and standard deviation) are some of the main topics of statistics. This course will also help the students to understand basic probability concepts and to achieve this aim; the sets and set operations, counting techniques like multiplication rule, permutation and combination, details about events and sample spaces, tree diagrams, statistical dependence and independence, main information about the random variables are given.
Fourth Semester
FOUNDATIONS OF RESEARCH METHODS

Course code

APSC220

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
Research Methods is an introductory course in information technology. It aims to introduce the student with the basic concepts and problems encountered in an IT and social scientific investigation. Research methods objective is to explain the main concepts related to the methodology of conducting research in IT. Also it explains the importance and limitations of theory and methodology in IT research as well as the purposes of applied research evaluation, analysis techniques, and research ethics. Moreover, the course introduces the field of scientific methodologies by providing basic research techniques and tools to the students. Also, the procedures for writing research papers and reports, literature review for journals and books and doing practical research are introduced
CYBER SECURITY-II

Course code

ITSE202

Credit

4

Theoretical

3

Practical

2

Ects

0
The course aims to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the different types of malware and security breaches and to develop an effective prevention method that will increase overall security in the cyberspace. In this course, students are introduced to various monitoring techniques and protection procedures pertaining to security activities. Students also learn to apply these techniques practically. Topics covered in the course, includes an overview of cyber security infrastructure, cyber security management, wireless networking, organizational policy, information security policy, and defense in depth. At the completion of this course, student will understand the basic principles on how to build a secured computer networks and how to develop a valuable data asset, systems and processes.
COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE AND ORGANIZATION

Course code

ITSE226

Credit

4

Theoretical

3

Practical

2

Ects

6
This course presents the basic tools for the analysis and design of synchronous sequential circuits consisting of both flip-flops and combinational logic. The course introduces flip-flops, synchronous sequential circuit analysis and design methods, registers, shift registers, ripple counters, and synchronous binary counters. Furthermore, the topics binary adders and subtractors, multiplexers, and decoders, which are the combinational circuit building blocks, are included. Lastly, the structure, design, and internal characteristics of processor components are also provided. In the laboratory hours, the students are experiencing the circuit designs discussed in the lecture hours both in software environment by using the simulator program and in hardware environment by using the integrated circuits in order to setup and test their designs.
DATA STRUCTURES AND ORGANIZATION

Course code

ITSE242

Credit

4

Theoretical

3

Practical

2

Ects

0
The objective of this course is to provide the basics of data structures and data organization. The course will introduce C/C++ and algorithms for the implementation of data structures, which are stack, queue, linked list, tree. In addition, the applications of data structures covering stack applications that are parenthesis checker infix to postfix and prefix conversions, recursion, dynamic stack and queue, tree traversals. Linked lists with their types and implementations are also studied in details. Theoretical aspects of most widely used data structures will be covered during the lectures. Programming assignments and lab-works cover the C/C++ implementations of applications of data structures that are discussed in the lectures.
UNIVERSITY ELECTIVE

Course code

UNIEXX1

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

4
UNIVERSITY ELECTIVE
Fifth Semester
OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING

Course code

ITEC313

Credit

4

Theoretical

3

Practical

2

Ects

7
The objective of Object Oriented Programming is to identify the classes (including attributes, behaviours and methods), objects and their relationships by reading the problem descriptions, draw objects diagrams by looking to the defined problem description, implement Java class by looking at the given UML Class Diagram, use existing industry standard coding and formatting conventions, event mechanisms in Java, construct a GUI based applications using Java and Eclipse and debug those applications, technically identify the differences between classes, objects, inheritances, polymorphism, interfaces, aggregation, composition and abstract class. In addition, the issues of code re-use and software quality will be discussed and the use of inheritance will be shown through for code re-use.
DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS I

Course code

ITEC343

Credit

4

Theoretical

3

Practical

2

Ects

7
At the end of this course, students are expected to have experience and knowledge on databases, database design and SQL. Introduction to DBMS (Definition, characteristics, levels of abstraction, advantages, query types), Relational database (relational model, database design), Relational Algebra, SQL, Data Manipulation Language (DML), nested queries, sub-queries, joins, grouping, row functions, aggregate functions, Data Definition Languages (DDL) with constraints like primary key, foreign key and case constraints will be covered. Also, database user management and user rights will be explained.
OPERATING SYSTEMS

Course code

ITSE351

Credit

4

Theoretical

3

Practical

1

Ects

6
This course examines basic issues in operating system design and implementation. The course will start with a brief historical perspective of the evolution of operating systems over the last fifty years, and then cover the major components of most operating systems. This discussion will cover the trade-offs that can be made between performance and functionality during the design and implementation of an operating system. Particular emphasis will be given to these major OS subsystems: Process management (processes, threads, CPU scheduling, synchronization, and deadlock), memory management (segmentation, paging, swapping), file systems, and networking/distributed systems. In addition, basic Unix programming skills will be given during lab hours.
INFORMATION SECURITY AND ASSURANCE

Course code

ITSE371

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
The main objective of this course is to provide students with the fundamental concept of Information security models and practices that can help in planning, developing and performing security tasks. This course covers security in a broader term that encompasses information security, computer security, communications security, operations security and physical security. The course will address the security issues relating to hardware, software, processes, communications, applications, policies and procedures with respect to organizational IT security and risk management. Topics to be covered include physical security, VPN, SSL, cryptography, digital signature, cyber- security and internet security. Upon the completion of this course, students will be able to understand the various threats and mitigating techniques to information asset.
UNIVERSITY ELECTIVE

Course code

UNIEXX2

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

4
UNIVERSITY ELECTIVE
Sixth Semester
COMPUTER NETWORK FUNDAMENTALS

Course code

ITEC332

Credit

4

Theoretical

3

Practical

4

Ects

7
This is an introductory course in computer networks. It first introduces the use of Computer Networks in Business, Home and Mobile environment.Then, the range of computer networks from the personal area networks to the Internet will be processed. It then studies the implementation principles and design issues at each layer of network models. Lecture topics include: OSI and TCP/IP models, data transmission basics, data-link, application Layer protocols, guided and unguided transmission, satellite communication ( LEO, MEO, GEO) digital modulation and multiplexing, PSTN and Mobile telephone systems. Laboratory work focuses on building and studying a physical network using network devices, wired and wireless medium.
DIGITAL FORENSICS

Course code

ITSE306

Credit

4

Theoretical

3

Practical

2

Ects

0
The main objective of this course is to teach students different techniques and procedures that enables them to perform digital investigation. This course focuses mainly on the analysis of physical storage media and volume analysis. It covers the major phases of digital investigation such as preservation, analysis and acquisition of artifacts that reside in hard disks and random access memory. At the completion of the course, student will be able to create a digital image of physical storage device, they will be able to recovered deleted digital information and they will be able to use common digital forensics tools. Students will also be able to analyze various cases to determine digital actions of a user and perform digital analysis of varieties of files
INFORMATION SYSTEM ANALYSIS AND DESIGN

Course code

ITSE372

Credit

4

Theoretical

3

Practical

1

Ects

0
The main objective of this course is to help students develop a comprehensive understanding of how information systems are developed through the activities of system development life cycle (SDLC) which includes systems planning, analysis, design and implementation. The course will examine the Key modelling concepts applicable to both structured and object-oriented approaches to systems development. Using several cases of organizations problems, the course will determine the requirements for a new or an enhanced system. Tools such as MS access, MS Visio, MS project will then be used to support the planning, analysis, and design of an IS project for each organization.
AREA ELECTIVE

Course code

ITSEXX1

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
AREA ELECTIVE
AREA ELECTIVE

Course code

ITSEXX2

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
AREA ELECTIVE
Seventh Semester
HUMAN COMPUTER INTERACTION

Course code

ITEC427

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

5
This course aims to provide the introduction to the field of human-computer interaction (HCI), an interdisciplinary field that integrates cognitive psychology, design, computer science and others. Examining the human factors associated with information systems provides the students with knowledge to understand what influences usability and acceptance of IS. This course will examine human performance, components of technology, methods and techniques used in design and evaluation of IS. Societal impacts of HCI such as accessibility will also be discussed. User-centered design methods will be introduced and evaluated. This course will also introduce students to the contemporary technologies used in empirical evaluation methods.
SUMMER TRAINING

Course code

ITSE300

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

6
A minimum of six weeks of training at an Information Technology related company with an advisor from the similar field. This involves observation of the computer systems, software development and networking. In this period, students should take role in an active project and gain experience. In order to apply for summer training, the student should be successful or registered to at least six third year courses. Students who satisfy this condition can go to summer training in one period. The evaluation of the summer training is done by the daily filled logbook and the summer training report written by the students after the training period
PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Course code

ITSE401

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

1

Ects

0
The aim of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the processes and management practices associated with the profession of managing a project. The course is offered to students who are able to undertake their graduation project. Students are taught basic project management procedures. Several project management tools are also introduced to the students. At the end of the course, students are given a multidisciplinary project topic, where they work in teams with students from other departments. A feasibility study is conducted and students present their work to their supervisor. Then they are evaluated and the project is modified and accepted.
DATA AND NETWORK SECURITY

Course code

ITSE479

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
This course discusses different types of malicious attacks and various methods of mitigating to them. Students learn how to protect computer networks by using security codes. Topics covered includes foundations of network security, IP packet structure and analysis control, routing and access control lists, attack techniques, network defense fundamentals, sign-on solutions and file encryption solutions. At the end, the course students will be able to understand the security problems introduced by the combination of the Internet with Intranets, mobile devices, and sensors networks. Students will also be able to develop a basic understanding of the theoretical and conceptual aspects that are needed to build secure systems.
AREA ELECTIVE

Course code

ITSEXX3

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
AREA ELECTIVE
AREA ELECTIVE

Course code

ITSEXX4

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
AREA ELECTIVE
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION

Course code

MISY409

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
This course is an advanced seminar designed to explore the field of ideas relating to human modes of communication and personal relationships in shaping of our social environment. The course focuses not on developing a particular set of “skills” (communication competence), but to explore the overarching structures that influence interpersonal interaction and investigate research on some of major topics of interpersonal communication. The course instructs students’ practices and principles of interpersonal communication. Topics of the course will involve the communication process; issues addressed include perception, listening, self-disclosure, speech apprehension, ethics, nonverbal communication, conflict, power, and dysfunctional communication. Students will be able to demonstrate interpersonal communication skills in a group discussion manage communication conflicts as well.
Eighth Semester
CAPSTONE PROJECT

Course code

ITSE402

Credit

4

Theoretical

4

Practical

2

Ects

0
The purpose of the capstone project is to evaluate students' ability to complete a project without a given detailed structure usually found in undergraduate courses. The capstone project is multidisciplinary, student from different departments come together to undertake a project that are related to each students department. In the course of the project, students undertake a feasibility study explaining the aims, objectives, tasks, milestones, duration and development of the project. At the end of the project, students will gain knowledge on subjects from other departments. Students will be able to relate their field of expertise to that of others in the departments. After completion of the project they need to submit a report and attend an oral presentation.
ETHICAL HACKING

Course code

ITSE466

Credit

4

Theoretical

3

Practical

2

Ects

0
This course provide student with an advanced knowledge on the various hacking skills and on the ethical use of various "white hat" cyber penetration testing tools and techniques. In this course, students are taught how to apply ethical theories to a cyber-related issue and how to use network tools and techniques in an enclosed "sandbox" environment to how to critically analyze various recon techniques and their effectiveness. Upon the completion of the course, students will be able to differentiate various ethical hacking issues such as hacking, cybercrime, hacktivism and cyber terrorism. Students will also be able to understand the various techniques for launching server attacks, web-based attack, Wireless Access Point attacks, phishing attack and the various measures to prevent and mitigate these attacks.
OPERATING SYSTEMS SECURITY

Course code

ITSE472

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
This course covers both the fundamentals and advanced topics in operating system (OS) security. Access control mechanisms (e.g., SACL/DACL), memory protections, and interprocess communications mechanisms will be studied. Students will learn the current state-of-the-art OS-level mechanisms and policies designed to help protect systems against sophisticated attacks. In addition, advanced persistent threats, including rootkits and malware, as well as various protection mechanisms designed to thwart these types of malicious activities, will be studied. Advanced kernel debugging techniques will be applied to understand the underlying protection mechanisms and analyze the malicious software. Students will learn both hardware and software mechanisms designed to protect the OS (e.g., NX/ASLR/SMEP/SMAP).
AREA ELECTIVE

Course code

ITSEXX5

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
AREA ELECTIVE
AREA ELECTIVE

Course code

ITSEXX6

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
AREA ELECTIVE

Optional modules

FUNDAMENTALS OF MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Course code

MISY363

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

6
This course is for students who want an in-depth look at how today’s business firms use information technologies and systems to achieve corporate objectives. Information systems are one of the major tools available for business managers to achieve operational excellence, developing new products and services, improving decision making, and achieving competitive advantage. Students will be able to find here the most up-to-date and comprehensive overview of information systems used by business firms today. When interviewing potential employees, business firms often look for new hires who know how to use information systems and technologies to achieve bottom-line business results. Regardless of whether you are in finance, management, marketing or information systems major, the information and knowledge included in this course will be valuable throughout the entire career.
BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE

Course code

MISY472

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

6
This course provides an introduction to Business Intelligence which includes the processes, methodologies, infrastructure, and recent practices used to transform business data into useful information and support business decision-making. It also provides information technology approach to data collection and data analysis to support a variety of management tasks. Business Intelligence requires foundation knowledge in data storage and retrieval, thus this course will review logical data models for both database management systems and data warehouses. In this course, students will be able to learn analytical components and technologies used to create dashboards and scorecards, data/text/Web mining methods used to develop intelligent systems for decision support.
CLOUD COMPUTING

Course code

ITEC481

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

6
This course aim at introducing the basic concepts of cloud computing. The course will start by explaining the difference between cloud computing and the traditional desktop computing. The course will cover topics such as the cloud service models: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), and Identity as a service. The deployment models of cloud computing such as Public, private, community and hybrid cloud will be explained. Security issues of cloud computing and service provider will also be covered. At the end of the course student will have in depth knowledge of organizations that provide cloud services and the underlying infrastructure
VERİ MADENCİLİĞİ

Course code

ITEC426

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
Data mining has emerged as one of the most exciting fields in Computer Science because of the growth of computerized data collections, which become more and more available in our modern digitalized world. Data mining have roots in the fields of artificial intelligence, machine learning (including classification, prediction, and clustering), statistical data analysis, data visualization and information retrieval. By completion of this course, students learn about different data mining methods such as classification, rule-based learning, decision trees and association rules. Students also learn about data selection and cleaning, machine learning techniques to “learn” about the “hidden” patterns in data, and the reporting and visualization of the resulting knowledge.

TR Applicants

TR Students who are successful in the exams conducted by the Higher Education Council Student Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM) and are entitled to enroll in our university in line with their preferences can complete the registration process with the necessary documents for registration from our Registration and Liaison Offices throughout Turkey or from the Registrar's Office on campus.

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TRNC Applicants

TRNC citizens and TR citizen candidate students who have completed their entire high school education in TRNC. They are placed in undergraduate programs in line with their success in the CIU Student Placement and Scholarship Ranking Exam and the programs they prefer.

Students who are successful in the exam can register from the TRNC Marketing Office.

Applicants can directly apply online to our undergraduate programs using the application portal. Please fill in your details correctly and upload all the required documents listed on the last page of the application form.

Required documents;

  • Completed application form,
  • Higher/Secondary Certificate or equivalents (e.g. O/A’Level, WAEC/NECO),
  • Evidence of English Language competence: TOEFL (65 IBT) or IELTS (5.5). Students without these documents will take the CIU English proficiency exam on campus following arrival,
  • Scanned copy of international passport/birth certificate,
  • Fully completed and signed CIU Rules and Regulations document (which can be downloaded during the online application).

Cyprus International University provides academic scholarships for its students as an incentive for success, with most students benefiting from 50%, 75% or 100% scholarships or discounted tuition fees. Click for more information.

  Non-Scholarship 50% Scholarship
Undergraduate Programs € 5.843,00 € 3.099,00

 

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