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UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY, CALGARY, ALBERTA - PROGRAMS

Calgary, AlbertaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1966Established Year
  30000Enrollment

Certificate (Software Security)

 1 year
 full time
  English
 on campus

Offered by     Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Calgary

$ 12,348 

1st Year
Fees

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Program Description

  • University of Calgary offers a Certificate in Software Security with a duration of 1 year.
  • This program is offered on a full-time basis and delivered on-campus.
  • The program is course-based.
  • The Graduate Certificate in Software Security prepares IT professionals to provide security solutions for software systems, applications, mobile devices and the growing number of smart devices that are part of the IoT.
  • Students will learn theory and practice while gaining hands-on experience in developing secure products, applying threat modelling, and assessing security. 
  • Professionals and recent computer science graduates who complete this program will also gain skills in analyzing and communicating threats and solutions while considering the legal and ethical dimensions of software security.
  • Students will three take courses: 
    • System and Application Security
    • Software Security
    • Mobile and Smart Devices
  • Choose one course from topics including
    • Governance and risk management
    • Policies and Standards
    • Incident Management and Forensics.
  • The University of Calgary ranked in 6th place in Canada by Research Infosource in 2018.
  • The University offers small class sizes that provide close research interaction with their supervision.
  • The Faculty of the department have received global recognition by winning awards like federal awards, Provincial awards, Indigenous awards, etc.
  • The average salary goes up to 102,000 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Certificate
Duration1 year
Fees$ 12,348 for 1 year
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Feb 01)
Language Proficiency IELTS,TOEFL,PTE
Offered by Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Calgary
Program Urlhttps://www.ucalgary.ca/future-students/graduate/explore-programs/software-security-certificate-c...

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Candidate must present a minimum 65 percent in English or equivalent.
  • Candidate must present a minimum 2.00 GPA in a transferrable post-secondary English course.
  • Students should achieve a minimum of 3.00 cumulative GPA.
  • Students must be qualified in IELTS or TOEFL to get admission in this program.

Indian Student Eligibility:

  • The student has graduated from senior secondary school or equivalent.
  • Minimum 4 major subjects in 12th Grade, including English, with an average of 70% and no course less than 65%.


Required Document List

Following are the required Documents:

  • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work and/or volunteer experience.
  • Transcript: A PDF copy of all post-secondary transcripts within the application or in Carleton Central.
  • Two Letter of Reference: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics and that references should submit along with the application system.
  • Statement of Intent: Explain the reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
  • Writing Sample: Students applying for a job, internship, may be asked to provide a writing sample that allows an employer or graduate program to judge student ability to convey a written message.
  • Study proposal: Document proposing a research project, generally in the sciences or academia, and generally constitutes a request for sponsorship of that research.
  • Statement of Purpose: An essay stating the purpose of applying to a particular course at a particular university.
  • Statement of research interests: Student has to fill their interesting research work area in the application form.


Application Deadline

Fall
Feb 01

Winter
May 01


Scores Required

6.5 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

86 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

59 / 90

Avg. Score in

PTE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1
Tuition fees$12348

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing$ 16,480

Ranking

Round University Ranking 2020

Ranked #225/ 750

Engineering [ International ]


Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020

VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • The students need a study visa to study at designated learning institutions (DLI) in Canada.
  • A Study Visa is issued to students by Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and authorizes an individual to study at a designated learning institution in Canada for the duration of the program of study.
  • The Visa is usually valid for the length of the study program, plus an extra 90 days.
  • Students may also need a visitor visa or an electronic travel authorization (eTA).
  • At the time of VISA application, students need to provide various documents:
    • Letter of Acceptance from the University of Calgary 
    • Proof of Financial Support
    • Passport
    • Photograph

Work Study

Students with a valid Study Visa, enrolled full time are eligible to work on-campus and off-campus.

On-Campus: Students registered as full-time and have a valid Study Visa, may work on-campus 

  • There is no legal restriction on the number of hours to work on-campus, so long as the student remains a full-time student can work on-campus. 
  • Students may also work more than one job. 

Off-Campus: Students are enrolled full-time, have a valid study permit, and are in a program that leads to a UCalgary degree that takes longer than 6 months to complete, they may be eligible to work off-campus.

  • The graduate students can work 20 hours per week off-campus during regular academic sessions of Fall and Winter terms.
  • The undergraduate students can work 20 hours per week off-campus full-time during scheduled breaks. 

Work Permit: A work permit that allows international students to work full-time while still being enrolled full-time. Students may only use this work permit to work full-time during their co-op/practicum terms in a work. 


Career and Placement after Course

Career opportunities are:

  • Technology sector
  • Business start-ups
  • Computer Science research
  • Business Analysis
  • Security
  • IT
  • Loss Prevention
  • Employment
  • Advancement Career Change
  • Software Development
  • Product Development.


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