Master of Cyber Security Engineering

Rapid growth in the reliance of critical and personal information on cyber infrastructure has made us more vulnerable to cyber threats and cyberattacks. This master's program will educate students with techniques, tools, analysis, policies, and methodologies to solve complex cyber security problems of relevance to the engineering field.

There is a strong demand for security professionals in industries with the increase in cyber threats to their systems. This program will prepare students with extensive knowledge in cyber security, cyber-physical systems, cloud computing security, network engineering and cyber security for smart grid power systems, security vision systems, coding theory, and wireless secure communications.

Admission to the Master of Cyber Security Engineering program normally requires a bachelor of science degree in electrical or computer engineering from an institution accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET). Deficiency courses will be required for students who have not taken prerequisite or equivalent courses of the following: ECE 242 and MATH 374. A student may demonstrate proficiency by successfully completing the courses or by demonstrating satisfactory performance in one or more special examinations administered by the department.

Minimum Credits Required 30
Maximum 400-Level Credit 12
Minimum 500-Level Credit 18
Maximum 700-Level Credit 4
Required Courses (15-16)
ECE 443Introduction to Computer Cyber Security3
ECE 543Computer Network Security3
Select 9-10 credit hours from the following:9-10
Introduction to Computer Networks with Laboratory3-4
Introduction to Computer Networks
Internet of Things and Cyber Physical Systems3
Information Theory and Applications3
Performance Evaluation of Computer Networks3
Advanced Computer Networks3
Wireless Network Security3
Cyber Security Legal and Regulatory Classes (2-6)
Select two to six credit hours from the following:2-6
Cyber Forensics3
Cyber Security Management3
Governance, Risk, and Compliance3
E Commerce2,3
Law of Privacy3
Cyber Fraud-Priv Class Actions2
Data Privacy and Security2
Computer & Network Privacy3
Law of Social Networks2
Freedom of the Internet2
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electives (8-13)
Select 8-13 credit hours from the following:8-13
Digital and Data Communication Systems3
Introduction to Wireless Communication Systems3
Digital Signal Processing I3
Microcomputers and Embedded Computing Systems4
Advanced Logic Design4
Object-Oriented Programming and Computer Simulation3
Computer Organization and Design3
Wireless Communication System Design3
Video Communications3
Analysis of Random Signals3
Communication Engineering Fundamentals3
Digital Communication Principles3
Modern Digital Communications3
Modern Wireless Network Protocols and Standards3
Coding for Reliable Communications3
Design and Optimization of Computer Networks3
Wireless and Mobile Networks3
Computer Vision and Image Processing3
Digital Signal Processing II3
Fiber-Optic Communication Systems3
Special Problems3