The main objective of this program is to develop the next generation of Omani students who will be able to lead the security of digital infrastructure of Oman both in public and private organisations. Students who will graduate with the BSc in Cybersecurity will possess skills in digital forensics, ethical hacking cyber-risk management and computer network security. Furthermore, the program is designed to help the learners develop scientific, mathematical and management skills, problem solving, analysis, organization, evaluation and supervision, research and development in information technology and cyber security. The program is in line with Oman Vision 2040, which outlined Oman’s ambitious strategy to move away from oil dependency and to have a diversified economy that can only be attained by the indigenization of the Omani workforce by investing through technology, knowledge and innovation.
Diploma in Cybersecurity
The taught elements of the program comprise an integrated package of University requirements, College requirements, and Major requirements.
English Communication Skills I
English Communication Skills II
Information Technology Fundamentals
Computer Programming I
Computer Programming II
Fundamentals of Cybersecurity
Data Structures and Algorithms
Forensic Fundamentals & Investigations
Database Systems Development
Computer Architecture and Operating Systems
Probability and Statistics
Web Application Development
Computer Networks I
Students seeking admission to this program must fulfill the following minimum entry requirements:
a) General Education Diploma or high school diploma.
b) Certificate issued from outside the Sultanate (need to be equivalent to the Ministry of Education in the Sultanate).
c) High school percentage of 65% or above and obtaining 65 % or above in Pure Mathematics and English.
d) The student must pass the general foundation program (English, mathematics, computer, and learning skills) as a general requirement for all students before starting the program.
e) Students who have studied in other educational institutions recognized by the University may be eligible to transfer if the they earned a grade point average of 2.0 or higher over a four-point grade scale. The head of the academic department or dean in the College in which the student has enrolled shall evaluate all courses taught at the former institution in which the student earned a grade of C or higher.
81.6 OMR / Credit Hour - Total 5385.6 OMR
This program is designed to respond to the needs of a modern economy that is geared towards preparing graduates who can contribute to the future of Oman in the field of digital technology. Graduates in cybersecurity can work in both government and private organizations to ensure data security and protection from cyber-attacks. The program will prepare graduates to have the required skills and competencies to work as :
A’Sharqiyah University (ASU) is a private institution of higher education located in the north of the A’Sharqiyah region of the Sultanate of Oman. It is located in Ibra 150 km from Muscat, the capital. It was established in 2009 by Ministerial Decision (78/2009) issued by the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation.