Cyber Security Engineering MSc

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Course options

Select year


  • MSc Cyber Security Engineering, home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 1 year
    • Pound 10800 Per year.
  • MSc Cyber Security Engineering, home applicant, part time

    • Home Applicant
    • Part time, 2 years
    • Pound 1800 Per 30 credit module
  • MSc Cyber Security Engineering, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 1 year
    • Pound 15960 Per year.


Course modules

NOTE: Modules are subject to change. For those studying part time courses the modules may vary.

Your future career

Your future career

With your qualifications, you'll be equipped to learn how to meet the current global cyber and systems security demand and national cyber security priorities.  You'll also come away with the professional development and support to accelerate your career as a cyber security professional or mechatronics engineer.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

How we support your career ambitions

We offer dedicated careers support, further opportunities to thrive, such as volunteering and industry networking. our courses are created in collaboration with employers and industry to ensure they accurately reflect the real-life practices of your future career and provide you with the essential skills needed. You can focus on building interpersonal skills through group work and benefit from our investment in the latest cutting edge technologies and facilities.

Career Zone

Our dedicated and award-winning team provide you with careers and employability resources, including:

  • Online jobs board for internships, placements, graduate opportunities, flexible part-time work.
  • Mentoring programmes for insight with industry experts 
  • 1-2-1 career coaching services 
  • Careers workshops and employer events 
  • Learning pathways to gain new skills and industry insight

Mental Wealth programme

Our Professional Fitness and Mental Wealth programme which issues you with a Careers Passport to track the skills you’ve mastered. Some of these are externally validated by corporations like Amazon and Microsoft.

Our Mental Wealth programme

We are careers first

Our teaching methods and geographical location put us right up top

  • Enterprise and entrepreneurship support 
  • We are ranked 6th for graduate start-ups 
  • Networking and visits to leading organisations 
  • Support in starting a new business, freelancing and self-employment 
  • London on our doorstep

What you'll learn


  • Demonstrate originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how established investigative techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in the discipline
  • Be able to analyse, apply and critically evaluate concepts, principles and practices at the forefront of the area of study

Thinking skills

  • Understanding the decapsulation methods and their applications to chip-off forensics 

Subject-Based Practical skills

  • Ability to deploy appropriate theory, practices and tools for the specification, design, implementation, and evaluation of Interconnected Systems (IoT Architect, Integrated Circuit, and Wireless Networks)
  • Analyse the extent to which Integrated Circuits and interconnected systems meet the criteria defined for their current use and future development. 

Skills for life and work (general skills)

  • The ability to critically evaluate and analyse complex problems, including those with incomplete information, and advise appropriate solutions, within a budget's constraints.
  • Maintain an up-to-date critical understanding of the developments, challenges, and opportunities of the professional environment, both nationally and globally.

How you'll learn

The course is taught by experts within academia and experts in the field including guest lecturers from industry and law enforcement agencies. It consists of an integrated set of core and specialised units and micro-credentials delivered through practices, simulations and workshops that will focus on the principles and practice of advanced diplomacy and Diplomacy leadership. This programme will discuss building an advanced professional understanding of the core specialisations.

Guided independent study
When not attending timetabled lectures, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. This will involve reading articles and books, watching videos, undertaking research, working on individual and group projects as well as preparing coursework assignments, in-house practical assignments and presentations. Your independent learning is supported by a range of fantastic, industry-standard facilities.  You’ll also have access to online resources, the library and Moodle.

Academic support
Our academic support team provides help in a range of support services to students to help them during their studies. Our Student Hub is the central point where students can contact to access all services including academic support, and disability support, to mention a few.

Dedicated personal tutor
Our dedicated and specialist staff will support you throughout the course and you’ll be assigned to a personal tutor when you arrive to oversee you. This is the member of staff, who will provide academic guidance, be a support throughout your time at UEL and who will show you how to make the best use of all the help and resources that we offer.

You will spend around 300 hours of timetabled learning and teaching activities during the year. These may be lectures, workshops, seminars and individual and group tutorials. Contact hours may vary depending on each module.  

The approximate percentages for this course are:

  • Year 1: Scheduled teaching - 300 hours; guided independent study - 240 hours.

Your timetable

Your individualised timetable is normally available to students within 48 hours of enrolment. Whilst we make every effort to ensure timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week between 9am and 6pm. Timetables for part-time students will depend on the modules selected.

Class sizes
To give you an indication of class sizes, this course normally attracts 30-50 students a year (this can vary by academic year). Lecture sizes are normally 40 plus students. However, in the classroom, you will do many of the experiential learning activities in small groups of up to 20 students, so you will have a chance to work closely with your peers, practice everything being learned and get feedback.

How you will be assessed

Coursework will include presentations, in-house practical exercises, and assignments.
The approximate percentages for this course are:

  •  Year 1: 100% coursework, (50% in-lab practical assessment and 50% assignments and reporting)

You'll always receive detailed feedback outlining your strengths and how you can improve. We aim to provide feedback on assessments within ten working days. 

Campus and facilities

Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD