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. 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.
Cybersecurity is a national security issue and an economic concern for Florida and the United States. As more industrial equipment and processes rely on computer-based, remotely controlled systems, such as autonomous vehicles and smart grids, their secure operation is important. Nationwide, demand is growing for engineering jobs, especially in cyber-physical security, and ABET has responded by developing accreditation standards that articulate industry expectations and requirements associated with the broad field of cybersecurity, both software and hardware systems.
Students are educated in the fundamental core of cybersecurity engineering of cyber physical systems and its cutting-edge, high-impact areas focusing on industrial plans, smart grid, and hardware security. The program encompasses computer engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, engineering, science, and mathematics.
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