To be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate (PGC) in Information Security, a student must acquire a minimum of 12 credit units, in which 3 credit units come from the core (required) course and 9 credit units from the elective courses, including at least 3 credit units of courses in Group I. Each course is worth 3 credit units.
This part-time programme can be completed within one year by studying two courses per semester. The maximum period of study in the programme is 2.5 years.
A typical schedule of study is as follows:
||1 core course
1 elective course
||2 elective courses
Upon graduation, students may further their studies by applying for the Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) programme with credit transfer of a maximum of 9 credit units, or the Master of Science in Electronic Commerce (MSEC) programme with credit transfer of at least 3 credit units.
Alternatively, before graduation, students may opt to further their studies by applying for programme transfer to the MSCS or MSEC programme. If programme transfer is approved, up to a maximum of 4 completed courses would be recognized as fulfilling the MSCS requirements or at least 3 credit units for fulfilling the MSEC requirements.