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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog & Student Handbook 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Cybersecurity Engineering

Cybersecurity Engineering

Department Co-Chairs: Dr. Shahram Taj, Professor & Dr. Mary B. Vollaro, Professor

Degree Programs
Cybersecurity Engineering


The Department of Cybersecurity Engineering delivers the degree program, Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity Engineering, through collaboration between the Computer Science Department and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. 

The B.S. in Cybersecurity Engineering prepares engineers to be cybersecurity professionals with the knowledge, skills, and ability to conceptualize, design, engineer, and implement all components of a cyber-physical, network system. The program encompasses computer engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, engineering, science, and mathematics. Graduates with this degree will be valuable in government, military, and private sector, and will have a solid foundation to pursue advanced study in computer science, or electrical, computer, or cybersecurity engineering at the graduate level.

Bachelor of Science, Cybersecurity Engineering

See Bachelor of Science, Cybersecurity Engineering (Program Description)  for full curriculum and additional details.

Florida Common Prerequisites:Cybersecurity Engineering

Students who started as freshmen at Florida Poly (native students) must complete general education requirements and the following courses to enter the degree program as a junior:

  • CHM 2045 Chemistry 1  Credits: 3

  • CHM 2045L Chemistry 1 Laboratory  Credits: 1

  • COP 2271 Introduction to Computation and Programming  Credits: 3

  • EEL 3111 Circuits1  Credits: 4

  • EEL 3112C Circuits 2  Credits: 3

  • MAC 2311 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1  Credits: 4

  • MAC 2312 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 2  Credits: 4

  • MAC 2313 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 3  Credits: 4

  • MAP 2302 Differential Equations  Credits: 3

  • PHY 2048 Physics 1  Credits: 3

  • PHY 2048L Physics 1 Laboratory  Credits: 1

  • PHY 2049 Physics 2  Credits: 3

  • PHY 2049L Physics 2 Laboratory  Credits: 1


Transfer students must meet general education requirements and satisfy the following Florida State Common Prerequisites to enter the degree program as a junior:

CHM 2045/2045L

  • or CHM X045C
  • or CHS X440/X440L(1)
  • or CHS X440/CHMX045L

& COP 2271

& EEL 3111C

  • or EEL X111/X117L

& EEL 3112C

& MAC 2311

  • or MAC X281

& MAC 2312

  • or MAC X282

& MAC 2313

  • or MAC X283

& MAP 2302

  • or MAP X305

& PHY 2048/2048L

  • or PHY X048C
  • or PHY X043/X048L
  • or PHY X053/X053L

& PHY 2049/2049L

  • or PHY X049C
  • or PHY X044/X049L
  • or PHY X054/X054L
(1)  With consent of instructor

Academic Learning Compact: Cybersecurity Engineering

Florida Polytechnic University’s Academic Learning Compact describes what students, who follow the major’s study plan, will know and be able to do. These are listed as core student learning outcomes.

Student Learning Outcomes

The Outcomes Involve These Skills:

Upon completion of the Cybersecurity Engineering Degree, students will possess:


Critical Thinking


1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics




2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors




3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences




4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts




5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives




6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions




7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies