Academics - Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity :: ECE :: UD

Academics - Graduate Program


Faculty Director: Dr. Stephen Bohacek
Administrative Contact: Gwen Looby (302) 831-2406

Requirements for Admission

  1. Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 system.
  2. Applicants must have undergraduate degrees in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, or related disciplines. Applicants with degrees in other disciplines may be admitted depending on their experience in the relevant disciplines.
  3. Applicants must have programming experience in a high-level language (e.g. C, C++, java, python) and familiarity with basic networking protocols and operating systems.
  4. International applicants must demonstrate a satisfactory level of proficiency in the English language if English is not their first language. The University requires an official TOEFL score of at least 550 on paper-based or 79 on Internet-based tests. TOEFL scores more than two years old cannot be considered official. Alternatively, IELTS can be accepted in the place of the TOEFL. The minimum IELTS score is 6.5 overall with no individual sub-score below 6.0.

Program Description

The Certificate in Cybersecurity requires satisfactory completion of three (3) graduate level courses (9 credits) as detailed below. Each certificate program course must be completed with a grade no lower than a B-; the overall GPA of the Certificate in Cybersecurity courses must be no lower than 3.0.

Course Requirements

Three courses selected from the following:

CPEG 665 Introduction to Cybersecurity
CPEG 671 Pen Test and Reverse Engineering
CPEG 672 Applied Cryptography
CPEG 676 Secure Software Design
CPEG 694 System Hardeninig and Protection
CPEG 695 Digital Forensics
CPEG 697 Advanced Cybersecurity

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