Cybersecurity Engineering (M.A.S.)

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Illinois Tech’s Master of Cybersecurity Engineering degree program will provide students with extensive knowledge, techniques, tools, analysis, policies, and methodologies to solve complex cybersecurity problems of relevance to the engineering field. Students will gain advanced training on critical aspects of cybersecurity including hardware, software, and a strong background in programming.

Enhance your computer science background in such emerging topics as data analytics, machine learning, software engineering, and their applications in cybersecurity. Through a rigorous core curriculum, you will gain a firm grasp on the theories and practices of data security and privacy.
 

Please note that some programs designated as online require in-person coursework such as lab, classroom participation, or a thesis. As such, all courses will be offered fully online for the fall 2020 semester, however, some courses in subsequent semesters may require in-person attendance.

Program Overview

Gain a firm grasp on theories and practices of data security and privacy, while building a strong computer science background in such areas as data analytics, machine learning, and software engineering. Learn aspects of cybersecurity in hardware, software, and programming.

Career Opportunities

Our graduate cybersecurity engineering degree program will prepare you for such careers as:

  • Cybersecurity systems engineer
  • Cybersecurity specialist
  • Network security engineer

The Master of Cybersecurity Engineering curriculum provides students with advanced training on critical aspects of cybersecurity in such areas as hardware and software, in addition to a strong background in programming. This program will prepare students with extensive knowledge in cybersecurity, 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.

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Admission to the Master of Cybersecurity Engineering typically requires a bachelor of science degree in electrical or computer engineering from an institution accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology.

Deficiency courses will be required for students who have not taken prerequisite or equivalent courses as outlined in the course bulletin.