University of Calgary - Faculty of Graduate Studies

Faculty of Graduate Studies
Earth Sciences 1010, 2500 University Dr NW, Calgary AB
Calgary, AB
Canada T2N 1N4

Software Security

Program Information
Faculty: Graduate Studies
Degree: Certificate
Field of Study: Computer and Information Systems Security
Description The Certificate in Software Security introduces students to the tools, techniques, and mindsets necessary to succeed in the increasingly important field of software security. Designed for innovative working professionals looking to specialize or bolster their careers, the curriculum incorporates theory, communication skills, best practices, and practical experiences that allow students to develop marketable skills and foundational knowledge in software security. Students will learn the principles of applications security, how to develop secure products, and gain practical experience developing a secure software system or product while applying threat modelling, security design, and security assessment skills.
Website: Software Security at University of Calgary - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Length: 12 Month(s)
Cost per year:

Cost shown is for the entire duration of study.
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 560] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 80]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
Applicants are required to have a four year baccalaureate degree, or equivalent from a recognized institution in Computer Science. If the baccalaureate is not in Computer Science, the candidate must have successfully completed an undergraduate course in each of the following areas: computer programming with understanding of execution environments, or algorithms and data structures, either operating systems or computer networks. Applicants must also have a minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree. Individuals who do not meet formal academic requirements but who have significant life achievement may be considered for admission to this program. The candidate must provide the Information Security Program Director with evidence demonstrating the potential to successfully undertake this certificate program. Such candidates may also be required to participate in an in-person interview with the Program Director and be required to take additional courses to meet completion requirements. Students who successfully complete one of the post-baccalaureate certificate programs, and who then apply to the other post-baccalaureate certificate program within 5 years of completing the first certificate, will not be required to submit reference letters or transcripts.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: December 19, 2018