Curriculum Features and List of Modules

Our curriculum is designed to meet a variety of positions and social needs.
In addition to providing detailed research guidance that respects the background of individual students, we offer a wide range of subjects that teach knowledge and skills in various fields. These fields include Information Science, Information Security Technology, Management and Administration, Laws and Information Ethics.

Curriculum Features

Information security technology and knowledge is not an independent discipline, it is part of the integrated science of IT. In other words, it begins with the basic scientific disciplines of logical mathematics and electromagnetism, then extending to computers, operating systems, software, networks, communication protocols, access control, operational technology, management, organisational theory, law, and even ethics. Therefore, IISEC has developed a curriculum based on the following four aspects of education and research on Information Security: "Technology", "Management and Administration", "Law", and "Information Ethics". We provide cross-disciplinary education from the perspective of information security. More specifically, we offer a range of courses on information security related technologies, such as cryptography, the Internet, information systems and software, as well as information science, risk assessment, management theory, organisational governance, information morale, social and legal systems, and so on. We also provide detailed research guidance for all students, including both new graduates and mature students, based on individual backgrounds and future career plans.

Furthermore, in the Master's Course, there are two compulsory modules in order to develop a common image and a broad perspective on the overall picture of information security, as well as to pursue the knowledge necessary to promote their research, we have set up the following four courses: "Mathematical Science", "System Design", "Security/Risk Management", and "Cyber Security and Governance". Where appropriate, we also provide introductory training in academic writing and basic information science to strengthen their basic knowledge.
PhD students are also encouraged to take modules in the Master's programme if they wish, based on their research theme, and we support them in reinforcing their knowledge in a flexible manner.

List of Modules from 2020

Subject Category Module Title Category Credits Number of credits required for completion
Two-Year Master's Programme One-Year Master's Programme Doctoral Programme
Major Subjects Information Security Presentation Exercise I Required2 2442-
Information Security Special Lectures Required2
Cryptography, Authentication, and Social Systems Optional2
Cryptographic Protocol Optional2
Introduction to Algorithms Optional2
Introduction to Number Theory Optional2
Quantum Computation and Cryptography Optional2
AI and Machine Learning Optional2
Practical IoT Security Optional2
Identification and Privacy Protection Optional2
Cyber Security Technology Optional2
Network Design and Security Operations Optional2
Secure System Architecture Optional2
Information Device Technology Optional2
Information System Architecture Optional2
Operating Systems Optional2
Secure Programming and Secure OS Optional2
Programming Optional2
Software Design Optional2
Information Security Technical Exercises I Optional2
Information Security Technical Exercises II Optional2
Security System Audit Optional2
Security Management and Governance Optional2
Risk Management and Information Security Optional2
Information Security Psychology Optional2
Organisational Behaviour and Information Security Optional2
Statistical Methodology Optional2
Decision Making under Uncertainty Optional2
Presentations for Professionals Optional2
Mass Media and Risk Management Optional2
Law and Ethics in Information Security Optional2
Introduction to Legal Study Optional2
Intellectual Property System Optional2
International Standards and Guidelines Optional2
Legal Practice in Information Security Optional2
Information Security Presentation Exercise II Optional2
Special Lectures (Internet Technology) Optional2
Special Lectures (Data Science and Analytics) Optional2
Special Lectures (Hacking and Malware Analysis) Optional2
Special Lectures (Cyber Intelligence) Optional2
Special Lectures (Blockchain Theory) Optional2
Special Exercises (Information Security Practice I) Optional2
Special Exercises (Information Security Practice II) Optional2
Research Guidance Research Guidance Required6 6--
Project Research Guidance Required4 -4-
PhD Modules Special Studies in Information Security Required6 --8
Information Security Exercise for PhD Students Required2
Advanced Information Security Technology Optional2
Advanced Information Security Management Optional2

Requirements for Programme Completion

Master's Programme (2 years)
  • Duration: 2 years or more
    • 1 year or more for students being admitted by the faculty committee to which the student has made outstanding research achievements
  • Required Credits: Minimum of 30 credits
    • At least 24 credits from major subjects (including 4 credits of required subjects) * From students entering in 2008
    • Research Guidance (6 credits)
  • Master's Dissertation and Final Examination
Master's Programme (1 year)
  • Duration: 1 year or more
  • Required Credits: Minimum of 46 credits
    • At least 42 credits from major subjects (including 4 credits of required subjects)
    • Research Guidance (4 credits)
  • Research Paper (deliverables of the project research guidance) and Final Examination
Doctoral Programme
  • Duration: 3 years or more
    • 1 year or more for students being admitted by the faculty committee to which the student has made outstanding research achievements
  • Required Credits: Minimum of 8 credits
  • Doctoral Dissertation and Final Examination