Concentration in cyber security

The Electrical & Computer Engineering Department offers a bachelor's degree in computer engineering with a concentration in cyber security: the application of measures to protect computers and computer systems from unauthorized access and attack.

With the expanding threat of cyber attacks, cyber security is one of the fastest growing fields in computer engineering.

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As a concentration within UMassD's computer engineering major, your program of study will explore the foundations of cybersecurity—including hardware, software, and information systems—as well as contemporary issues in software reliability, security risk, internet of things, and smart and connected cities.

Your course work will cover:

  • computer forensics: detection and prevention of digital criminal activity; ethical and legal issues in the collection, analysis, and reporting of digital data
  • cyber threats and security management: trustworthy systems, security life cycles, social engineering, risk assessment
  • design and implementation: real-time embedded resource management systems
  • network security: defense of network resources, cryptography, models

As a computer engineering major, you'll be prepared to meet the changing high-technology needs of industry and to continue with graduate studies.

Computer engineers with a background in cyber security will find exciting and challenging work in a variety of fields including banking, communications, e-commerce, government, the military, and social media.


Antonio Costa

Chairperson / Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Science & Engineering 217C