The program information below was valid for the fall 2016 term (September 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016). This is the archived version; the most up-to-date program information is available through the current Graduate Studies Academic Calendar.

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  • Delivery mode 
    • On-campus
  • Program type 
    • Diploma
  • Study option(s) 
  • Minimum requirements 
    • The GDip in Computer Networking and Security is earned in conjunction with the Master of Engineering (MEng) in Electrical and Computer Engineering program.

    Coursework option:

  • Courses 
    • Students will be exposed to the fundamental, advanced, and practical aspects of computer networks, security, and distributed computing systems. They will gain knowledge in the field of local and wide area networks - both wired and wireless. Students will learn designing network based systems for parallel and distributed processing; and the security aspects of communication and distributed system applications.
    • To receive the GDip in Computer Networking and Security, students must successfully complete 3 compulsory courses and 2 elective courses:
      • Compulsory courses:
        • ECE 610 Broadband Communication Networks
        • ECE 628 Computer Network Security
        • ECE 655 Protocols, Software, Issues in Mobile Systems
      • Elective courses (choose 2 from the following list):
        • ECE 606 Algorithm Design and Analysis
        • ECE 651 Foundations of Software Engineering
        • ECE 653 Software Testing, Quality Assurance and Maintenance
        • ECE 654 Software Reliability Engineering
        • ECE 656 Database Systems
        • ECE 657 Tools of Intelligent Systems Design
        • ECE 658 Component Based Software
    • Note: Electrical and Computer Engineering MEng requirements allow for only 3 courses to be taken outside the Department.
  • Link(s) to courses