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With demand for cybersecurity professionals higher than ever, students can enhance their careers by learning to develop and maintain secure networked systems.
A Master of Science in Cybersecurity Engineering degree from Embry-Riddle prepares graduates to either begin or further advance their career in the field of cybersecurity. The program is a cutting-edge degree in a dynamic, growing field. And there’s an accelerated degree option if you happen to be a B.S. in Engineering student looking to earn two degrees simultaneously.
Cybersecurity engineering careers are on the rise in both public and private sectors worldwide. Careers span the financial and healthcare industries, military, government, and corporations ranging in everything from cybersecurity systems to policy and operations.
The Department of Electrical, Computer, Software, and Systems Engineering’s (ECSSE) Industry Advisory Board ensures that curriculum and research activities are aligned with what’s going on in the cyberspace engineering industry. So graduates can be assured that they’ll emerge with the skills needed to tackle the most advanced cybersecurity issues.
Program faculty come from diverse technical backgrounds and offer students plenty of one-on-one attention. Throughout coursework students get to take advantage of hands-on projects and work together in teams that mirror real-world scenarios.
At ERAU, students are not only connected to a network of fellow students and faculty, who are industry professionals, but have the option to get involved with campus activities and organizations. These include the Engineering Design Club, ERAU Mobile Application Development Club, and Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
About Cybersecurity Engineering at the Daytona Beach, FL Campus
Computers and the services provided by them are ubiquitously available. The number of services provided by networked computers is ever increasing along with increasing penetration of computers into a wide spectrum of products, from microwaves to satellites.
The growing use of computers and their networking and information sharing also brings forth cybersecurity challenges. These issues are of growing importance both nationally and internationally. As the news of a breach can result in severe damage to an organization, cybersecurity considerations take place from design and implementation of systems all the way to the decommissioning of systems.
Cybersecurity professionals are increasingly in demand in both public and private sectors. Housed in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department in the College of Engineering, the M.S. in Cybersecurity Engineering degree program prepares students to address challenges in development of secure systems as well as maintaining secure operations and decommissioning of these systems.
A typical first year will include core courses such as Computer Security, System Exploitation and Penetration Testing, and Software Security Assessment.
ERAU’s Daytona Beach Campus is home to the Cybersecurity Engineering Laboratory (CybEL), which offers state-of-the-art hardware and software for cybersecurity attack and defense exercises. Here, students can also get involved with research from Embedded Systems Security to Aviation and Aerospace Digital Forensics.
The campus also features a Real-Time Systems Laboratory, a Digital Systems Laboratory, and Software Development Laboratory, for more hands-on experience.
The master degree in Master of Science in Cybersecurity Engineering is granted to students who complete the course work described below. The program consists of 18 credits of core courses and 12 credits of advisor-approved electives. The electives can be completed in one of three modes:
All courses: 12 credits of advisory-approved electives;
Courses plus a one-semester capstone: Nine credits of advisory-approved electives, plus the one-semester capstone project leading to a conference paper or technical report equivalent;
Courses plus a six-credit thesis: Six credits of advisor-approved electives, plus a six-credit research thesis by publication based on a journal paper, multiple conference papers, or technical report equivalents.
Program Core Requirements
|CS 527||System Exploitation and Penetration Testing||3|
|CS 529||Computer Security||3|
|CS 532||Software Security Assessment||3|
|CS 538||Applied Cryptography||3|
|SE 500||Software Engineering Discipline||3|
|SYS 505||System Safety and Certification||3|
|CS 700||Graduate Thesis||1-6|
Non-Thesis: Capstone Project Option
|CS 690||Cybersecurity Engineering Capstone Project||3|
Non-Thesis: Course Only Option
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