Bachelor of Science in Computer and Cybersecurity Engineering

The Bachelor of Science in Computer and Cybersecurity Engineering (CCSE) is a degree program that prepares students for an engineering career that involves design and application of secure and resilient computer hardware and software systems. This is a unique program that combines computer engineering and cybersecurity topics into one major. The program emphasizes the cybersecurity engineering of cyber-physical systems which are becoming more prevalent every day. It is concerned with detection and elimination of vulnerabilities and the safe operation of the Internet of Things, cloud computing, healthcare, smart/micro grid power systems, computer networks, and wireless communications.

Required Courses

Computer and Cyber Security Engineering Requirements (47)
ECE 100Introduction to the Profession I3
ECE 211Circuit Analysis I3
ECE 213Circuit Analysis II4
ECE 218Digital Systems4
ECE 242Digital Computers and Computing3
ECE 308Signals and Systems3
ECE 311Engineering Electronics4
ECE 407Introduction to Computer Networks with Laboratory4
ECE 441Microcomputers and Embedded Computing Systems4
ECE 442Internet of Things and Cyber Physical Systems3
ECE 443Introduction to Computer Cyber Security3
or CS 458 Introduction to Information Security
ECE 444Computer Network Security3
ECE 485Computer Organization and Design3
or CS 470 Computer Architecture
ECE 497Special Problems 13
Computer Science Major Requirements (16)
CS 115Object-Oriented Programming I2
CS 116Object-Oriented Programming II2
CS 330Discrete Structures3
CS 331Data Structures and Algorithms3
CS 351Systems Programming3
CS 450Operating Systems3
Software Engineering/Law Elective (2-3)
Select two to three credit hours from the following courses:2-3
Law of Privacy3
Cyber Fraud-Priv Class Actions2
Data Privacy and Security2
Computer & Network Privacy3
Mathematics Requirements (24)
MATH 151Calculus I5
MATH 152Calculus II5
MATH 251Multivariate and Vector Calculus4
MATH 252Introduction to Differential Equations4
MATH 333Matrix Algebra and Complex Variables3
MATH 374Probability and Statistics for Electrical and Computer Engineers3
Physics Requirements (11)
PHYS 123General Physics I: Mechanics4
PHYS 221General Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism4
PHYS 224General Physics III for Engineers3
Chemistry Requirement (3)
CHEM 122Principles of Chemistry I Without Laboratory3
Science Elective (3)
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Biology3
Introduction to Human Biology3
Principles of Chemistry II Without Laboratory3
Materials Science3
Interprofessional Projects (IPRO) (6)
See Illinois Tech Core Curriculum, section E6
Humanities and Social Sciences Requirements (21)
See Illinois Tech Core Curriculum, sections B and C21
Total Credit Hours133-134

Minimum degree credits required: 133


Bachelor of Science in Computer and Cybersecurity Engineering Curriculum

Year 1
Semester 1Credit HoursSemester 2Credit Hours
ECE 1003MATH 1525
MATH 1515PHYS 1234
CHEM 1223CS 1162
CS 1152Social Sciences Elective3
Humanities 200-level Course3Science Elective13
 16 17
Year 2
Semester 1Credit HoursSemester 2Credit Hours
MATH 2524MATH 2514
PHYS 2214PHYS 2243
ECE 2113ECE 2134
ECE 2184ECE 2423
CS 3313CS 3303
 18 17
Year 3
Semester 1Credit HoursSemester 2Credit Hours
ECE 3083CS 4503
ECE 3114ECE 4074
CS 3513MATH 3743
MATH 333 or 3503IPRO Elective I3
Humanities Elective (300+)3Social Sciences Elective (300+)3
 16 16
Year 4
Semester 1Credit HoursSemester 2Credit Hours
ECE 4414ECE 4423
ECE 485 or CS 4703ECE 4443
ECE 443 or CS 4583ECE 49723
IPRO Elective II3Cyber Security Law Elective32-3
Humanities or Social Sciences Elective 3Humanities Elective (300+)3
 Social Sciences Elective (300+)3
 16 17-18
Total Credit Hours: 133-134