Master of Science - Cybersecurity Engineering - Online Auburn University - College of Engineering
The MS-CYBE program prepares students for analyzing, developing, investigating, protecting, and defending the cyber ecosystem of organizations. As such, it focuses on the engineering and technical aspects of cybersecurity. The degree is designed to appeal to practitioners as well as research scholars through the requirement of the capstone experience. Students who complete the MS-CYBE degree also receive the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) designation.
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Applicants should have a baccalaureate degree in computer science, software engineering, or an equivalent technically‐deep software‐oriented equivalent discipline from an institution of recognized standing. Degrees or significant work experience in information technology, electrical engineering, or other related disciplines may also be suitable.
The application will be evaluated on an individual basis by the department's graduate admission committee.
- Complete a minimum of 33 credit hours of graduate-level (6000/7000/8000) coursework such as the following:
- Foundational Courses (9 hours)
- COMP 7270 Advanced Algorithms 3 hours
- COMP 7300 Advanced Computer Architecture 3 hours
- COMP 7500 Advanced Operating Systems 3 hours
- Required Cybersecurity-Specific Courses (9 hours)
- COMP 6350 Digital Forensics 3 hours
- COMP 6370 Computer and Network Security 3 hours
- COMP 7370 Advanced Computer and Network Security 3 hours
- Elective Cybersecurity-Specific Courses 9 hours
- MATH 6180 Cryptography 3 hours
- COMP 6520 Network and Operating System Administration 3 hours
- COMP 6700 Software Process 3 hours
- COMP 6720 Real-Time and Embedded Systems 3 hours
- COMP 7700 Software Architecture 3 hours
- COMP 7710 Software Environments 3 hours
- COMP 7720 Software Re-Engineering 3 hours
- Elective Courses 3 hours
- 6000/7000/8000-level course work relevant to cybersecurity and approved by the major professor
- Required Project Course 3 hours
- COMP 7980 Capstone Engineering Project 3 hours
- Foundational Courses (9 hours)
- Outcome 1: Students have an understanding of fundamental concepts of cybersecurity.
- Outcome 2: Students know prevalent cybersecurity threats, threat models (such as Man-in-the-Middle), and canonical defenses.
- Outcome 3: Students have the ability to identify, assess, and defend against cybersecurity threats; develop defendable and resilient network and software mechanisms; and detect and investigate cybersecurity breaches.
- Outcome 4: Students are versed in techniques for gathering and preserving digital forensic evidence relating to a cyber event.
- Outcome 5: Students possess knowledge of computer science (e.g. algorithms, operating systems, computer architectures, ethics), and have the ability to leverage this knowledge for a deeper contextualized understanding of cybersecurity.
- Outcome 6: Students communicate cybersecurity issues effectively.
- Outcome 7: Students have the ability to apply their cybersecurity capabilities in an integrated manner to address specific cybersecurity problems.
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