Information Security


Aalto University

Partner University: Aalto University

Place of Study: Russia, Finland
Outcome (diploma or credits): Master of Science (ITMO University), Master of Science (Aalto University).
Duration: 2 Years (120 credits), including 1-2 semesters at Aalto University.
Language: English
Application Deadline: 15 July 2019
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree in IT or equivalent with good/excellent grades (at least 4.0 of 5); upper-intermediate level of English (IELTS, TOEFL, PTE A, CAE)*
Annual Tuition Fee: 219 000 Rub for Russian students, 239 000 Rub for foreign students (the fee noted is for the first year at ITMO, the fee for the second year will be set by the Partner University)

Career Options: the graduates may hold such positions as Information security experts, information security auditors and analysts, heads and deputy directors for information security. The industry’s demand for experts in this field is very high and it is expected to grow in the future.

In the digital age, information security has become extremely crucial not only for people but also for companies and large corporations. That is why computer security specialists are in such continuous demand both in private and public economic sectors.

The Double Degree Master’s program in Computer System Information Security focuses on training top quality professionals in the area of information security. It is delivered in collaboration with Aalto University which is considered to be one of the leading universities in the field. The students have an excellent opportunity to learn from top quality professionals ready to share their experience in the sphere of information security both from ITMO University and Aalto University.

The Program curricula

1st Semester

 Project Management (Entrepreneurial Culture)

 4 credits

 English for Specific Purposes

 2 credits

 Communication, Conflict Management and Influence Techniques or   

 Emotional Intelligence or

 Business and Science Ethics, Research Management or

 Personal Efficiency and Time Management

 4 credits

 Data Processing and Analysis

 3 credits

 Foundations of Information Security

 3 credits

 Logic and Methodology of Science

 3 credits

 Research Internship

 11 credits 

 

2nd Semester

 English for Specific Purposes                                                      

 2 credits 

 Applied Artificial Intelligence

  3 credits 

 Information Security Laws and Regulations

  3 credits

 Information Security Risk Management

  3 credits 

 Operating Systems

  3 credits

 Web Software Development

  3 credits

 Database Security

  3 credits

 Side-Channel Attacks and Modern Cryptanalysis

  3 credits

 Research Internship

  7 credits

 

3rd Semester (at Aalto University)

 Scalable Cloud Computing

 

 3 credits

 Network Security

 3 credits

 Computer Networks II – Advanced Features

 3 credits

 Seminar on Software Systems, Technologies and Security 

 3 credits

 Cryptography and Data Security

 3 credits

 Mobile Systems Security

 3 credits

 Research Internship

 6 credits

 Tech Project Internship

 6 credits 

 

4th Semester (at Aalto University)

 Senior Internship                                                             

 9 credits

* The applicants are required to pass entrance examination successfully.

The required English proficiency level:

IELTS (Academic IELTS only): 6.5, and 5.5 for Writing

TOEFL:
IBT (Internet-based Test): 92, and 22 for Writing
PBT (Paper-based Test): 580, and 4.0 for Writing
PDT (Paper-Delivered Test) Reading 22, Listening 22, and Writing 24

Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE A): 62, and 54 for Writing

Cambridge English Qualification (CEA):

C1 Advanced (former name Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, CAE): A,B or C
C2 Proficiency (former name Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, CPE): A,B,C or Level C1

Contact

Dr. Alisa Vorobeva, Department of Secure Information Technologies
e-mail: vorobeva@corp.ifmo.ru

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