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Welcome to the Department of Cyber Security Engineering at Near East University.

The Bachelor's program in Cyber Security Engineering at the Near East University is a four-year program fully taught in English. It has been designed to provide international brilliant skills and venues for our outstanding students in the area of information security, system security, network and web application security. The courses and research studies given in the Cyber Security Program aim to protect important data against cyber attacks.

With technological developments, the usage areas of digital money and cryptocurrencies, which have entered daily life, are expanding. As cyber security threats become increasingly sophisticated, they will also play a critical role in ensuring the security and privacy of these systems. For all these reasons, the need for well-trained Cyber Security Engineers worldwide is constantly increasing.

Cyber security engineers can work in the network security departments of important corporate companies, government institutions, private institutions, companies, banks and hospitals.

They will also have a unique opportunity towards continuing their academic careers in the same area and apply at the Near East University grad program for AI, Software, and Information Systems Engineering, in additon to other top tier universities in the globe.


Prof. Dr. Fadi AL-TURJMAN
Head of the Department of Cyber Security Engineering
[email protected]
Ders İçerikleri

Course Name: Introduction to Cyber Security Engineering

Lecture Hours and ECTS: (3 - 0)   3

Course Description:Provides a comprehensive introduction to the principles and practices of cybersecurity engineering. Students learn the basic concepts and terminology of cybersecurity and how cybersecurity is commonly addressed. Students are introduced to systems engineering and design processes and learn to integrate and apply cybersecurity tools and techniques in these processes.

Course Name: Systems Engineering

Lecture Hours and ECTS: (3 - 0)   5

Course Description: The course explains the content step by step through the system lifecycle, from design to development, production and management. It describes how the different components of a system are interrelated and how each contributes to the goals and success of a project. It covers how complex systems can be successfully developed and implemented, as well as topics such as project management, engineering, quality assurance, logistics support, operations, management and maintenance.

Course Name: Introduction to Computation and Programming

Lecture Hours and ECTS: (3 - 2)   6

Course Description: The course covers the basics of writing, editing and running interactive, graphical programs from an introductory level in a real programming language. Then, how to create 2D graphics using shapes and coordinates and finally how to create interactive graphics are explained.

Course Name: Introduction to Computing for Digital Systems Engineering

Lecture Hours and ECTS: (3 - 2)   5

Course Description: The course introduces students to programming in the context of the System Design process. Students learn to take a systems perspective when approaching problems and designing solutions, how to model the structure and behavior of a system using SysML, and to implement the system model using programming techniques in Python. The course explores a variety of Python modules that extend the core language functionality in ways that are particularly useful for model-based systems engineering. Students apply programming skills to solve commonly encountered Task Automation, Data Mining, Cleansing and Transformation. The course emphasizes the use of appropriate Web Services APIs and technologies commonly encountered in Data Analytics and AI to find, access, and analyze existing data and datasets.

Course Name: Introduction to Engineering

Lecture Hours and ECTS: (3 - 0)   4

Course Description: The course is a basic introduction to engineering for all students. Students who complete this course will learn the concepts necessary to transform their ideas into solutions that will improve our lives. Includes exciting hands-on learning activities such as heart rate data comparison, rating consumer products, destructive testing, and building speakers. This course makes science and mathematics more interesting, interesting, concrete and relevant.

Course Name: Data Communication

Lecture Hours and ECTS: (3 - 0)   5

Course Description: The course enables the student to understand the functioning of components in a data. Gain the ability to analyze, design and develop communication networks and the functional relationships of these components and data communication networks. The course covers how to manage the operations and security of data communications networks.

Course Name: Cryptography Fundamentals

Lecture Hours and ECTS: (3-0)   4

Course Description: Cryptography is an indispensable tool for protecting information in computer systems. This course teaches the inner workings of cryptographic systems and how to use them correctly in real-world applications. The course begins with a detailed discussion of how two parties with a shared secret key can communicate securely when a powerful adversary is eavesdropping and tampering with traffic. It discusses public key techniques that allow two parties to create a common private key by analyzing errors in existing systems. Throughout the course, participants will encounter many exciting open problems in the field and work on programming projects.

Course Name: Operating Systems

Lecture Hours and ECTS: (3-0)   5

Course Description: The aim of this course is to give basic operating systems knowledge to Cyber Security Engineering students. The course provides a comprehensive introduction to process management, data storage systems, input/output control. Thread programming is studied together with laboratory studies.

Course Name: Computer Networking

Lecture Hours and ECTS: (3-0)   5

Course Description: Introduces network concepts; OSI reference model and layering; Data coding; analog/digital communications review; physical layer and data link control; Data Link Layer Control protocols; flow control; error checking; connection management; common connection protocols. LAN and WAN; connection-oriented and connectionless packet switching; circuit switched networks and control signals; congestion control and traffic management; transport layer client-server model; domain name systems, routing methods

Course Name: Industrial Control Systems Security

Lecture Hours and ECTS: (3 - 0)   5

Course Description: Provides an introduction to industrial control systems (ICS). The course covers the basic concepts and main components of the control loop. Human-Machine Interface (HMI) and displays, Remote measurements via networks or telemetry, Diagnostics and maintenance tools, Input-Output servers.,Data historian utility. It includes SCADA systems, ICS Security, Connectivity of the control system network to other networks, Possible security threats, Vulnerability assessments, Multi-layered defense strategies.

Course Name: RF Software Engineering

Lecture Hours and ECTS: (4-0)   6

Course Description: This course provides a foundation for creating secure software by applying security principles to the software development lifecycle. Topics covered include: security in requirements engineering, secure designs, risk analysis, threat modelling, implementation of cryptographic algorithms, defensive coding, penetration testing, fuzzing, static analysis and security assessment. Students will learn practical skills to develop and test secure software. Notes: This course may be of interest to students specializing in the software aspects of cybersecurity engineering. Offered by Cyber Security Engineering. Limited to two attempts.

Course Name: Computer Networking

Lecture Hours and ECTS: (3-0)   5

Course Description: Reviews current Radio Frequency (RF) communications systems and related cybersecurity issues. This course focuses on security issues in wireless networks, such as cellular networks, wireless LANs, Bluetooth, NFC, RFID, mobile security, anti-interference communications, and physical layer security. The course will first provide an overview of wireless networks, then focus on attacks and discuss proposed solutions and their limitations.

Course Name: System Security and Resilience

Lecture Hours and ECTS: (3-2)   5

Course Description: Focuses on modeling and evaluation of engineering systems. It covers architectures and modeling, uses a variety of techniques, creates performance metrics relevant to the operational domain, evaluates the system's security or vulnerability to cyber attacks, and then evaluates its resilience.

Course Name: Human Factors and Cyber Security Engineering

Lecture Hours and ECTS: (3-0)   5

Course Description: This course explores human factors in cybersecurity engineering. The focus is on understanding human performance characteristics and limitations when engineering secure systems and the various research, design, and evaluation methods required to address them.Perception, cognition, memory, situational awareness, decision-making, stress, automation, and human-computer display and interaction design Contains principles.

Course Name: Engineering Senior Seminar

Lecture Hours and ECTS: (3-2)   6

Course Description: This course covers the various responsibilities of cybersecurity engineers, including engineering ethics, laws and regulations affecting cybersecurity engineering, industry practices, and entrepreneurship. Includes global impacts of effective technical communication and cybersecurity engineering. Speakers include invited guests and students from faculty and industry.

Course Name: Senior Advanced Design Project 1 (Must Course)

Lecture Hours and ECTS: (3-0)   5

Course Description: The first semester of a two-term capstone course in the Cyber Security Engineering program. Development of a design project by a team of students. Determining the design and feasibility of the project. The study includes preliminary design and implementation plan development. Projects will aim to integrate technical material learned in various courses and incorporate industry input.

Course Name: Senior Advanced Design Project 2 (Must Course)

Lecture Hours and ECTS: (3-0)   5

Course Description: The second semester of a two-term capstone course in the Cyber Security Engineering program. The project includes designing the cyber-physical security system, writing the necessary software, installing hardware when necessary, conducting experiments or studies, and testing the complete system. Requires verbal and written reports during and upon completion of the project.


Course Name: Mobile Devices and Network Security

Lecture Hours and ECTS: (4-2)   5

Course Description: Built-in security features of handheld wireless devices. Data link layer encryption and authentication protocols implemented in mobile devices. Security factors in decisions regarding the configuration of wireless mobile devices and network infrastructure. Robust encryption required to achieve the highest levels of integrity, authentication, and confidentiality.

Course Name: Embedded and Real Time Systems

Lecture Hours and ECTS: (4-2)   5

Course Description: Provides design methodology, principles, and practices for the development of real-time embedded systems and their application to robotics, mechatronics, sensing, signal processing, and control. Includes automatic sensors, switches and PLCs. Topics include system decomposition, multitasking, task communication and synchronization, system modelling, time analysis, filter and controller implementation principles, 'fuzzy' engineering and multi-microcontroller systems.

Course Name: Power Systems and Smart Grid Security

Lecture Hours and ECTS: (3-0)   5

Course Description: Covers the fundamentals of power systems; basics of electricity, electricity generation, supply and demand economics, and electricity market transactions in regulated and deregulated environment. The other part of the course will cover the Smart Grid and its impact on the energy industry. Also includes Energy policy modeling and analysis

Course Name: Transportation Systems Design

Lecture Hours and ECTS: (3-0)   5

Course Description:Discuss the common elements and differences between the problems that arise in ensuring the security of land, rail, air and sea transportation systems. Covers threats to control systems. Introduces control measures. Discusses the past, present and future of in-vehicle and on-road safety systems and emerging cyber threats to autonomous vehicles. Analyzes cyber threats and existing countermeasures to aviation and shipping security.

Misyon – Vizyon


With the best-trained teaching staff and the best laboratories in the field of Cyber Security, we are proud of offering our students the opportunity to produce world widely accepted scientific work. Near East University is the first rank scientific work publisher in TRNC.


In the light of current scientific knowledge, our vision will be to train students who will carry out scientific studies to be a guide for the future. Their basic task will be to research towards solving problems using analytical thinking, create useful applications as a result and offer them to people in real life.

In order to find solutions to the ever-increasing cyber security problems, our new engineering program, offered to our students as an independent branch of science, will seriously accelerate the scientific studies of our university and our country.

Program Bilgi Paketi

Kazanılan Derece

The students who successfully complete the program are awarded the degree of Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security Engineering.

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Programın Bilgileri

In today's world, where information technologies are increasingly used, Cyber Security experts have a very critical role in ensuring the security of information. Experts to be trained in the field of cyber security; It has become an important requirement for private institutions, commercial companies and states.

In this program, in addition to gaining basic skills such as computer and network security concepts, students also take compulsory courses such as Introduction to Cryptography, Network Security, Application Security. Apart from this, they can also choose from many current elective courses such as Cryptocurrency Technologies, Artificial Intelligence and Cyber security, Internet of Things and Blockchain.

The aim of the Cyber Security Engineering Program is to train cyber security experts who have the theoretical and technological requirements and equipment related to their field and have the ability to follow the developments in their field simultaneously with the whole world.

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