Cybersecurity Engineering BS

Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Delaware


At UD, we know engineering. As one of the top engineering schools in the country, we prepare you to tackle some of the greatest problems our country and planet face—from day one. Join us to make a difference.

The Cybersecurity Engineering undergraduate program will combine rigorous cybersecurity fundamentals with the design and problem-solving skills UD engineers are known for. Students will learn state-of-the-art skills for defending a rapidly changing digital frontier as they gain the expertise needed to analyze, design and build secure devices and systems.

Our degree programs closely integrate theory, design and practice, with the supporting infrastructure of our iSuite student community space, world-class research facilities, award-winning faculty and core facilities such as the Nanofabrication Facility and MakerGym. Students can receive hands-on experience through challenge-based programs such as our Vertically Integrated Projects program, which unites undergraduate education and faculty research in a team-based context.

Our cybersecurity education programs include a bachelor of science, a minor, master’s, doctorate and graduate certificate programs to prepare our students at all career stages with the fundamentals, experience and innovative mindset to lead us to a better future.

Endless Career Opportunities

As computer systems and the Internet of Things become an essential part of everyday lives, protecting their security and privacy is a top priority. In our interconnected world, cyberattacks can affect businesses and communities all over the world, and cybersecurity engineers are the ones defending our rapidly changing digital frontier. Cybersecurity engineers design hardened systems, build secure applications and networks, analyze data breaches and identify vulnerabilities in cyberspace, confronting emerging threats and driving technological innovation. Are you ready to make a difference as a cybersecurity engineer?

After Graduation

UD Cybersecurity Engineering graduates are in high demand as the cybersecurity industry rapidly grows every year. Most graduates pursue exciting careers in the private sector, including technology companies, banking institutions, and telecommunication providers, as well as government agencies, research centers, and the defense industry. Alternatively, cybersecurity engineering graduates choose to pursue graduate education, including master’s or Ph.D. degrees, as well as attend business, medical or law schools. Students who earn advanced degrees in engineering usually advance into leadership positions within their discipline, or pursue a career in advanced research in industry or academia.


  • Digital Forensics & Malware Analysis Engineer
  • Cryptography Engineer
  • Hardware Security Engineer
  • Penetration Tester
  • Information Security Officer
  • Security Analyst
  • Security Operations Officer
students participate in an ethical hacking workshop
  • Mobile Security Officer
  • Incident Response & Threat Intelligence Engineer
  • Security Program Manager
  • Application Security Engineer
  • Offensive Security Engineer
  • Cyber infrastructure Engineer
  • Cryptocurrency Expert
  • Cloud Security Engineer

Graduate Programs

  • Cybersecurity Offense & Defense
  • Hardware Design Security Advanced Computer Design & Architecture
  • High Performance & Cloud Computing
  • Data Sciences & Machine Learning
  • Cyberphysical Systems & Robotics
  • Enterprise Risk Management MBA, Law & Medical School


Whether through internships, connections through the Career Center, faculty and alumni, or by the dedication and perseverance learned at UD, our students succeed. Upon graduation, you’ll take your first step off campus with the confidence that your degree is backed up with a tradition of excellence more than 275 years in the making.


UD’s job and career placement rates have historically been well above the national average, according to data from the National Association of Colleges and Employers. Visit Career Outcomes

The median annual wage for computer and information technology occupations was $91,250 in 2020, which is higher than the median annual wage for all other occupations.2

Total employment for computer and information systems managers is projected to grow 10% from 2019 to 2029, which is much faster than the average for all other occupations.1

Employment growth in cybersecurity careers is driven by the need to bolster cybersecurity used by businesses. Industries will also need to implement more robust security policies as cyber threats increase.1

Pair Your Passions

Today’s biggest issues call for crossing boundaries. And that’s exactly what you’ll do at the University of Delaware.

A student climbing a rock wall at the Bob Carpenter Center
Students at computers at the Esports center in Perkins Student Center
students eating at Caesar Rodney Dining Hall

Think of UD’s campus—The Green, the gym, the student centers, residence and dining halls—as a blank page on which to write your college story exactly as you wish. You’ll find plenty of ways to further your talents or try out new interests. New friends will enter your story, and you will find that Blue Hens are friends for life.

On campus, a range of creativity and interests are waiting to be explored everywhere you turn. Sometimes the surprises are big. Sometimes small. UD is the place to experience those moments that will forever define you.

DHS & NSA Center of Excellence in Cyber Defense Education

DHS and NSA seals

The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated the University of Delaware a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE).

The goal of the program is to reduce vulnerability in the national information infrastructure by promoting higher education and research in cyber defense and producing professionals with cyber defense expertise for the nation. Read the announcement >>



Delaware’s size and diversity offer our students opportunity and connectedness you won’t find anywhere else. That’s because UD and the state power each other. Our united strength through collaboration in manufacturing, research, technology, finance, agriculture and the arts, paired with the state’s high quality of life, make UD an exciting place to live and learn.

What’s more, Delaware’s prime location on the East Coast and connected Blue Hen alumni network open limitless options for internships and employment.

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