Program Overview

Become a cyber superhero. Technology and the sustained flow of information now touch every part of our daily lives. Attacks on our interconnected financial networks, utility systems, and lines of communication, if successful, can be crippling to the pulse of organized society. Concern about the global threat of cyber-terrorism led the Volgenau School of Engineering to design the only degree of its kind in the country. BS in cyber security engineering focuses on safeguarding existing systems and building resilient new ones.

Opportunities

Students who earn their degree from the first such program in the U.S. will be uniquely positioned for high-demand careers protecting physical systems from cyber attacks. Graduates will find jobs in government, defense, transportation, telecommunications, or almost any field they choose. The first class entered in 2014 and local employers such as the Advanced Physics Laboratory of Johns Hopkins University and Northrop Grumman are already courting these students for internships.

By integrating areas of expertise (electrical engineering, computer engineering, civil engineering, bioengineering, systems engineering, computer science, and statistics) the program teaches a proactive approach in engineering design of physical systems with cybersecurity incorporated from the beginning.

Students learn in both virtual and physical labs using their strong computational foundation to solve problems. For example, students designed Wi-Fi-based local drone controllers for a lightweight quadcopter and a drone subverter that can hijack the quadcopter and steal the control when someone else is operating it. Students then explore possible security solutions to improve security.

In their final year, students will develop senior capstone projects in conjunction with the current industry needs for cyber-resilient systems.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated July 5, 2019
This course is Campus based
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Sep 2019
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- In-State: $12,462/year Out-of-State: $35,922/year
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