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Situated at confluence of computer science, electrical engineering and mathematics, cyber security has emerged as an important discipline as the number and impact of cyber attack and crimes are in constant increase. The cyber security will remain as important for the foreseeable future. Among the current major topics of interest at Sabancı University are:

- Biometrics

- Blockchain

- Computer and network security

- Cryptography

- Cryptographic engineering

- Efficient and secure implementation of cryptographic algorithms in hardware and software

- Data security and privacy

- Software security

- Wireless System Security


Course Category Min. ECTS Credits Min. SU Credits Min. Courses
Master Thesis - - 1
Required Courses - - 2
Core Electives - 12 4
Area Electives - 9 3
Total 120 21 10

Master Thesis

  Course Name ECTS Credits SU Credits Faculty
     SEC 590 Master Thesis 50 0 FENS

Required Courses

2 non-credit courses are required. Scientific and Technical Communication, and one seminar (SEC 551 or SEC 552) courses are required.

  Course Name ECTS Credits SU Credits Faculty
     GR 555E Scientific and Technical Communication 7 0 FENS
     SEC 551 Graduate Seminar I 1 0 FENS
     SEC 552 Graduate Seminar II 1 0 FENS

Core Electives

Min. 4 courses, 12 credits are required from core elective courses pool.

  Course Name ECTS Credits SU Credits Faculty
     CS 507 Cryptography 10 3 FENS
     CS 516 Biometrics 10 3 FENS
     CS 517 Advanced Cryptography and Data Security 10 3 FENS
     CS 528 Big Data Processing 10 3 FENS
     CS 532 Computer and Network Security 10 3 FENS
     CS 535 Wireless Network Security 10 3 FENS
     CS 546 Deep Natural Language Processing 10 3 FENS
     CS 58007 Special Topics in CS: Internet of Things Sensing System 10 3 FENS
     CS 58008 Special Topics in CS: Automated Program Repair 10 3 FENS
     IE 604 Integer Programming 10 3 FENS
     MATH 68007 Special Topics in MATH: Mathematical Techniques in Cryptography 10 3 FENS
     SEC 530 Malware Analysis and Detection 10 3 FENS
     SEC 532 Blockchain: Security and Applications 10 3 FENS
     SEC 534 Cryptographic Engineering 10 3 FENS
     SEC 537 Cybersecurity Practices and Applications 10 3 FENS
     SEC 540 Wireless System Security and Privacy 10 3 FENS
     SEC 58006 Special Topics in SEC: Decentralized Finance 10 3 FENS

Area Electives

Minimum 3 courses, 9 SU credits are required from area elective courses pool.

The courses may be taken as graduate courses offered by FENS or as 4XX coded undergraduate courses offered by FENS with advisor approval or if the thesis subject of the student necessitates and advisor approves, as graduate and 4XX coded undergraduate courses offered by all faculties at Sabanci University.

(*) Max. total 3 courses of "special topics" and "selected topics" courses as core and area electives.

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**Courses in more than one areas are listed in the area according to order of appearence in Summary of Degree Requirements list. That is, if a course is both area elective and core elective,then it is listed in core elective courses list.

***Undergraduate courses are not listed in graduate area requirements even if they are among them.

****Since graduation requirements may change dependent to the enrollment year to the University, we advise our students who enrolled at SU in previous years and still continue their education, to track their graduation requirements completion via Information System - Degree Evaluation.