Cybersecurity Engineering

Degree Type

Bachelor of Science


Gain the skills to meet the demand for Cybersecurity professionals.


The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity Engineering (CYSE) program provides knowledge and skills for the development of cyber resilient systems that include the protection of intended human users, hardware and accompanying computing devices, and the network that connects them (i.e. the internet). The program requires a proactive approach in engineering the design of systems, with cyber security incorporated from the beginning of system development. The program provides students with the currently rare combination of highly technical knowledge and skills, cybersecurity expertise, with a system engineering approach. Systems engineering is an interdisciplinary field of engineering and engineering management that focuses on how to design and manage complex systems over their life cycles.

The CYSE program has a specific emphasis on securing Medical Cyber-Physical Systems (MCPS). Degree recipients will be postured to fill most cybersecurity titles, which are in desperate demand today and the foreseeable future. Graduates will be trained to work on emerging trends, designing, and developing comprehensive trustworthy architecture to accommodate MCPS, telecommunication and telemedicine devices.

The program will focus on the following eight University Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Quantitative Literacy
  • Information Literacy
  • Teamwork
  • Ethical Reasoning
  • Reflective Practice

What You'll Learn

Program Student Learning Objectives

Graduates earning the Bachelor of Science degree in Cybersecurity Engineering at Coppin State University will be able to

  1. apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data
  3. design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs between realistic constraints, such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  4. function and contribute to multidisciplinary teams
  5. identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. deliver professional and ethical responsibility
  7. communicate effectively
  8. demonstrate brought education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. recognize the need for an ability to engage in lifelong learning
  10. exhibit knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. employ the techniques, skills, and modern engineering necessary for engineering practices

    Technical Learning Outcomes

    In relation to each of these four key areas, students will be able to:

    • Demonstrate and apply knowledge in core technical areas.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of software and operating systems, hardware, telecommunications networks, and cryptography theory and operation.
    • Apply knowledge to the design, testing, exploitation, and security of devices, systems, and connecting networks.

    • Identify contemporary cybersecurity threats to cyber resilient systems.
    • Examine vulnerabilities in information technology, hardware systems, and software systems to gain experience in engineering cyber resilient systems to mitigate cybersecurity threats. Integrate relevant research findings to improve cybersecurity engineering practices.

    • Apply risk frameworks in the analysis of cybersecurity threats to system and mission design objectives.
    • Conduct qualitative and quantitative vulnerability, threat, and cybersecurity risk assessments to Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) systems, components, and processes.
    • Analyze cyber-physical systems and identify their interdependencies on each other. Conduct economic analyses in the development of cybersecurity engineering recommendations.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the regulatory and standards landscape required to design, protect, and evaluate cyber resilient systems.
    • Apply engineering economic analysis in the assessment of costs/benefits of alternative cybersecurity engineering solutions.

    • Apply Cybersecurity Engineering principles in each phase of the systems development life cycle.
    • Demonstrate critical thinking in the application of cybersecurity engineering principles to identify, formulate, and engineer cybersecurity solutions.
    • Apply commonly used cybersecurity software and tools to identify and mitigate security risks in the systems development life cycle. Design, synthesize, and apply Cybersecurity Engineering solutions within an Enterprise Security Architecture.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the Enterprise Security Architecture process.
    • Identify and evaluate cybersecurity engineering alternatives within the Enterprise Security Architecture.

    Sample Degree Plan

    This plan is to show the program plan for a degree in Cybersecurity Engineering. It is for example purposes only. Your academic journey may be slightly different from another student’s journey, so be sure to always communicate with your academic advisor before finalizing your course schedule.

    Fall Semester (15 credits)

    Course Credits name
    MATH 131 3 College Algebra
    ENGL 101 3 English Composition I
    CYSE 101 3 Introduction to Engineering
    HIST 205 (or HIST 201 or HIST 203) 3 African American History I
    PHIL 102 3 Introduction to Logic

    Spring Semester (17 credits)

    course Credits name
    MATH 132 4 Pre-Calculus
    ENGL 102 3 English Composition II
    CYSE 107 3 Introduction to Cyber Security Engineering
    COSC 220 4 Computer Science I
    HIST 202 (or 204, or 206 3 World History II

    Fall Semester (17 credits)

    Course   name
    MATH 201 4 Calculus I
    MATH 301 3 Linear Algebra
    WLIT 207 (or any 200 level English) 3 World Literature
    PHYS 303 3 Mech and Particle Dynamics
    COSC 221 (or CYSE 221) 4 C and C++ Programming

    Spring Semester (16 credits)

    Course Credits name
    PHYS 304 3 Heat, Electricity & Magnetism
    ECON 103 3 Intro Bus & Ent
    CYSE 391 3 Defensive Programming
    SPCH 105 3 Speech Communication
    MATH 202 4 Calculus II

    Fall Semester (15 credits)

    Course Credits name
    CYSE 301 3 Digital Electronics
    CYSE 386 3 Information Assurance
    CYSE 393 3 Introduction to Network Security
    CYSE 394 3 Network and Protocols
    CYSE 491 3 Hacking of Unix Binaries

    Spring Semester (15 credits)

    course Credits name
    CYSE 411 3 Secure Software Engineering
    CYSE 424 3 Security Artificial Intelligence
    CYSE 425 3 Secure RF Communication
    CYSE 426 3 Secure Medical Info. Systems I
    CYSE 495 3 MIS Digital Forensics

    Fall Semester (14 credits)

    Course Credits name
    CYSE 428 3 Secure Medical Info. Systems II
    COSC 310 3 Systems Programming
    CYSE 459 2 Senior Advanced Design Project
    PSYC 201 3 General Psychology
    SOCI 201 3 Intro to Sociology

    Spring Semester (13 credits)

    Course Credits Name
    CYSE 496 3 Engineering Senior Seminar
    CYSE 497 3 CPS Medical Systems
    CYSE 485 3 Security Tools for Information
    HEED 101 (or HEED 102, 105, 110) 3 Health/Wellness
    CYSE 450 1 Cyber Vulnerability Lab
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    Cybersecurity Engineering is in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science in the College of Arts & Sciences, and Education.