Bachelor Degree in computer and network security


Program Description

Purpose of the postgraduate program 'Computer and Network Security'Is to promote the principles of computer security, secure network operation and cybersecurity.

The Program covers the principles of communication networks design, forensic computers and networks, computer security, networks and cyberspace, cryptography issues, security issues in wireless networks as well as issues related to Security Risk Management in Information and Communication Systems. The Program teaches those specialized knowledge required for the design of secure systems and networks.

Students will have the opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge they will acquire through specialized virtual computer, network and cyber security laboratories. It should be noted that the use of virtual workshops does not require the physical presence of students as long as access to them is remote. In the use of virtual laboratories, students will have the opportunity to experiment realistically with real tools related to computer and network security Through their computer, or their smart device. Students deliver work based on laboratory exercises for which they are graduated.

As part of the Program, students will also be able to understand and apply the various research techniques and develop the specific skills they will need to complete the Master's Thesis.

The program is aimed at:

To those who are interested in disseminating their knowledge on issues related to the knowledge of computer and network security.

  • Students with a first degree in computer science, technology, engineering, mathematics, physics and other specialties.
  • Employees in private technology, IT and telecommunications companies.
  • Workers in government departments.
  • Trainers and telecommunication consultants.
  • Managers.
  • People who are career oriented.

Structure of the Program

Topics Semester Compulsory / Optional Prerequisites Co-Required Hours ECTS
ADS 513 Communication Networks 1 Compulsory 250-300 10
ADS 620 Computer and Network Security 1 Compulsory 250-300 10
ADS 621 Cryptography 1 Compulsory 250-300 10
ADS 521 Forensic Computer and Networks 2 Compulsory 250-300 10
ADS 622 Risk Management of Information and Communication Systems 2 Compulsory 250-300 10
SAE 521 Research Methods 2 Compulsory 250-300 10
ΑΔΔ701Α Master's Thesis Ι 3 Compulsory ADY513, ADY620, ADY621, SAE521 ADY521, AD622 375 - 450 10
MAY701B Master's Thesis II 3 Compulsory ADY513, ADY620, ADY621, SAE521, ADY622 AYD701A 375 - 450 20
Total 2250-2700 90

Admission Requirements

  • First degree holder from a recognized higher education institution in Greece or abroad
  • Good knowledge of the English language
  • Computer use skills

Exploiting a Study Title

Graduates of the "Computer and Network Security" may use their degree in technology, IT, mobile telephony, telecom, consultancy, government or other organizations involved in the protection of computers and networks .


Applications for admission to the academic year 2017-2018 Can be submitted by interested parties From 6 July to 5 September. Applications can only be submitted electronically, via the APIKY website, to the following link: Https://

Last updated Mar 2020

About the School

As the second public University, established in 2002, the Open University Cyprus (OUC) aims to fill an important gap in the Cypriot higher education system, offering accredited distance learning degre ... Read More

As the second public University, established in 2002, the Open University Cyprus (OUC) aims to fill an important gap in the Cypriot higher education system, offering accredited distance learning degrees at all levels (undergraduate, master and doctoral). Building on its origins as the country’s only University dedicated to distance education, OUC is growing quickly in academic stature and overall reputation. Today’s challenging realities have widened OUC’s horizons, helping to bring Cyprus near towards its strategic goal: to be established as a regional educational and research center and hub for international scholars and students alike in the Eastern Mediterranean basin. Read less
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