2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
    Nov 27, 2021  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog

Combined Computer Engineering, BS & Cyber Security, MS


The combined B.S..in Computer Engineering/M.S. in Cyber Security program allows students to earn a B.S. in Computer Engineering and an M.S. in Cyber Security in a total of 5 years.  Up to nine (9) semester credit hours of graduate electives at the CS/CEG 6000/7000 may be double-counted and applied to both the B.S. and the M.S degree requirements.

Admission Requirements:

  • Full-time student
  • Computer Engineering major
  • Have between 60 and 90 credit hours toward your degree
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2
  • Overall GPA in Computer Science and Engineering courses of at least 3.2

Complete the admission application.

Once admitted to the program the student must complete a program of study for the M.S. in Cyber Security.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Students who complete the Bachelor of Science in computer engineering will have:

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • an ability to communicate effectively
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Graduates of the Master's of Science program in Cyber Security shall:

  • The ability to integrate and apply graduate cybersecurity knowledge to solve complex cybersecurity issues and challenges.
  • The ability to understand and integrate new knowledge within the field of cybersecurity into their professional activities.
  • The ability to recognize the need for, and engage in, life-long learning.
  • A deeper understanding of the breadth and depth of cyberspace and the inefficiencies and shortcomings of our existing evaluation systems to deal with cybersecurity threats.
  • An understanding of the unique characteristics of cyberspace and how these unique characteristics affect/influence cybersecurity threats.
  • The ability to identify social, political, and economic factors/impacts of cyber threats and be able to identify and discuss ethical issues related to cybersecurity and privacy.
  • Recognition of the basic concepts of cyber security defense and be able to use software tools for malware identification and elimination, data encryption and transmission, and key-based authentication.

For additional information:

 

Program Requirements:


I. Wright State Core: 42 Hours


Mathematics: 4 Hours


Global Traditions: 6 Hours


Required

Arts/Humanities: 3 Hours


Social Sciences: 6 Hours


Natural Science: 10 Hours


Required

Additional Core Courses: 7 Hours


  • Credit Hour(s): 4
  • Additional courses in MTH, STT, CHM, BIO, PHY, or EES appropriate for EES appropriate for science or engineering majorsCredit Hour(s): 3

II. Computer Science and Engineering Courses: 59 Hours


A. Required Computer Science Courses: 11 Hours


B. Required Computer Engineering Courses: 25 Hours


C. M.S. Prerequisite Requirement: 3 hours


CEG 3400

D. B.S. - M.S. Dual Credit Electives: 9 hours


E. Other Required Engineering Courses: 11 Hours


III. Required Mathematics/Statistics Courses: 11 Hours


IV. General Electives: 8 Hours


Electives may be from any area of study approved by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering

V. Project Option: 21 hours


A. Cyber Security core courses:


The 9 credit hours of the B.S. - M.S. Dual Credit Electives may be M.S. Cyber Security Core Classes or Cyber Security Electives.

B. Cyber Security Electives:


The 9 credit hours of the B.S. - M.S. Dual Credit Electives may be M.S. Cyber Security Core Classes or Cyber Security Electives.

C. Project: 6 hours


V. Thesis option: 21 hours


A. Cyber Security core courses:


The 9 credit hours of the B.S. - M.S. Dual Credit Electives may be M.S. Cyber Security Core Classes or Cyber Security Electives.

B. Cyber Security Electives:


The 9 credit hours of the B.S. - M.S. Dual Credit Electives may be M.S. Cyber Security Core Classes or Cyber Security Electives.

C. Thesis: 9 hours


Submission of an approved CS Master’s thesis

Total: 141 hours