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Associate Diploma in Cyber Security

Key Fact
  • Program name
    Associate Diploma in Cyber Security
  • Program Duration
    1 Year
  • Delivery Method
    On Campus
  • Credit hours
  • Program Cost (VAT Execluded)
    SAR 40,300

Program Overview

The Department of Computer Science at Effat University offers instruction in the theory, foundations, design, and application of digital computers, artificial intelligence, and cyber security systems. The department prepares students to be active participants in the information revolution, and to use computers in solving the problems of modern life using Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Cyber Security technologies. The department offers an Associate Diploma in Cyber Security with a prescribed study plan.​

Associate Diploma in Cyber Security Degree

Upon the completion of the program requirements, Effat University grants students the degree of Associate Diploma in Cyber Security (ASc.CS).​

​Educationbal Objectives

Graduates from the Associate Diploma in Cyber Security (ASc.CS) are expected to attain the following Program Educational Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate a solid understanding of a variety of security approaches;
  2. Apply technical strategies, tools, and techniques to secure data and information for a customer or client;
  3. Apply principles of critical thinking to creatively and systematically solve the problems and meet the challenges of the ever-changing environments of cybersecurity;
  4. Utilize security techniques to improve the security level of computer-based systems;
  5. Demonstrate high ethical and responsibility values; and
  6. Use their communication skills to work effectively in teams.​

Target Audience

Students/Professionals seeking career-oriented requiring cyber security and programming skills. ​

Program Learning Outcomes

By completing the Associate Diploma in Programming and Computin​g program, students will be able to:

Knowledge and Understanding

  • CS-K1 - Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding and critical perspective of the principal theories, concepts, and terminology of Cybersecurity.

  • CS-K2 - Integrate knowledge from different Cybersecurity fields to develop practical solutions that effectively operate in real-world organizations.


  • CS-S1 - Apply cybersecurity theory and software development fundamentals to create secure solutions utilizing relevant skills and techniques.

  • CS-S2 - Analyze complex cybersecurity problems and apply principles of cybersecurity, along with other relevant disciplines, to identify innovative solutions.

  • CS-S3 - Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution that meets specified cybersecurity requirements.

  • CS-S4 - Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts, demonstrating proficiency in articulating cybersecurity concepts and solutions.

Values, Autonomy, and Responsibility

  • CS-V1 - Recognize and uphold professional responsibilities, making informed judgments in cybersecurity practice based on legal and ethical principles specific to the field.

  • CS-V2 - Function effectively as a valuable member or leader within a team engaged in activities relevant to the Cybersecurity and Information Technology domains.

Career Opportunities

  • Security penetration tester
  • Cyber security auditor
  •  Further study for CEH, ISC2, CISSP, Security+, and CompTIA​
  • ​Malware analyst
  • Cyber security specialist​

Admission Requirements:​

High School diploma in Art with a score of 85% or Science with a score of 80% or more and the following standardized tests:

  • 525 TOEFL or 5.5 IELTS minimum.
  • 65% in Saudi Assessment Test (Qudurat).
  • 60% in the Placement Test for Mathematical Skills.​

Study Plan 

Please check the study plan of Associate Diploma in Cyber Security as PDF​

Tuition and Fees​

  • Program Duration
    No. of credit hours
    Tuition per credit hour
    (VAT Excluded)
    Program Tuition per credit hour (VAT Included)
    Program Tuition (VAT Excluded)
    ​Program Tuition (VAT Included)
  • 1 Year (4 Levels)
    SAR 1,300
    SAR 1,495
    SAR 40,300
    SAR 46,345

Courses Tuition Breakdown: ​

  • Course Name
    Credit Hours
    Tuition Course Fee (VAT Excluded)
    Tuition Course Fee (VAT Included)
  • Level 1 (8 weeks)
  • Network Fundamentals
    SAR 3,900
    SAR 4,485
  • Cyber Security Concepts
    SAR 5,200
    SAR 5,980
  • Level Summary
    SAR 9,100
    SAR 10,465
  • Level 2 (8 weeks)
  • English Language
    SAR 1,300
    SAR 1,495
  • Network Security
    SAR 5,200
    SAR 5,980
  • Ethical Hacking
    SAR 3,900
    SAR 4,485
  • Level Summary
    SAR 10,400
    SAR 11,960
  • Level 3 (8 weeks)
  • Programming Essentials
    SAR 5,200
    SAR 5,980
  • Digital Forensics
    SAR 3,900
    SAR 4,485
  • Level Summary
    SAR 9,100
    SAR 10,465
  • Level 4 (8 weeks)
  • Operating Systems’ Security
    SAR 5,200
    SAR 5,980
  • Graduation Project
    SAR 6,500
    SAR 7,475
  • Level Summary
    SAR 11,700
    SAR 13,455
  • Program Summary
    SAR 40,300
    SAR 46,435

​Other Fees

  • Description
    Fees after VAT
  • Application and Admission procedures fees
    SAR 460, non-refundable
  • Placement Test
    SAR 460, non-refundable
  • E-Learning Resources Fees
    SAR 173/month

Impo​rtant notes:

  • Students are required to pay their full tuition fee upon registration.
  • Effat University reserves the right to withhold student services, including Blackboard and Banner access, from students who do not complete their due payment as per their payment plan or if their account status is delinquent.
  • There are no installments allowed for any of the PACE-HIT programs (less than 5 weeks).
  • In the event that the student chooses to pay in installments for the PACE-HIT programs (6 weeks and above).​
    • Upon Registration (First Installment):

      50% of the total training course fees

    • ​Final Instalment:

      The last 50% of the t​otal training course fees

Payme​​​​nt Methods

The payment can be made by:
  • Effat University E-Payment ​System
  • Cash (working hours are from 8:00 Am to 3:00:PM)
  • Cheque payable to Effat University
  • Credit card (VISA, Master Card, American Express)
  • Direct deposit or bank transfer* to EFFAT bank account
    • Wire Transfer Required Information
    • Bank Name:  Saudi National Bank (SNB)
    • Name of Account Holder: Effat University
    • Bank Account Number: 10147135000210
    • International Bank Account number (IBAN): SA9310000010147135000210

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Contact Information
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