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2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Science, Cybersecurity Engineering (Program Description)

Total Degree Credits: 120

See the Bachelor of Science, Cybersecurity Engineering (Plan of Study)  

Cybersecurity Engineering is a high-quality program focused on education, professional development, and research to prepare outstanding cybersecurity engineering graduates and to provide service to the community. The program is interdisciplinary and encompasses a range of disciplines including computer engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, engineering, science, and mathematics. The program educates students in the fundamental core of Cybersecurity Engineering of physical systems and its cutting-edge, high-impact areas focusing on industrial plans, smart-grid and hardware security. 

Program Educational Objectives

Graduates are expected to be prepared with a solid and competitive foundation focusing on the state-of-the art advances in the specialized concentration area. Graduates are expected to be known for their accomplishments and attain the following within a few years of graduation.

  • Demonstrate competency in developing solutions in a specialized area of electrical and/or computer engineering either individually or through interdisciplinary teams.
  • Demonstrate success in technical or business activities through engineering ability, communication, professional, and ethical skills and knowledge.
  • Be distinguished high-in demand engineering professionals as innovators and entrepreneurs.
  • Demonstrate professional growth through post-graduate education, continuing education, or professional activity.

Student Outcomes

By the time of graduation, students in the Cybersecurity Engineering program should possess the following:

  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.


*Course offering frequency subject to change*


College Skills & Co-Curricular (8)

All majors are required to complete an approved internship/professional experience prior to graduation.

General Education (37)

Click here to view the complete list of General Education offerings. The State of Florida requires a minimum of 36 credit hours of general education for the baccalaureate degree. The following are required for the B.S. in Cybersecurity Engineering.

Arts and Humanities (6-9)

Social Sciences (3-6)

Concentrations (12)

Students choose 12 credits from one concentration area.

Industrial Control Systems Security

Smart-Grid Security

Hardware Security

Capstone Design Sequence (6)