Cybersecurity Engineering

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

18 months
689 USD/credit
689 USD/credit
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A Master of Science in Cybersecurity Engineering degree from Embry-Riddle prepares graduates to either begin or further advance their career in the field of cybersecurity. The program is a cutting-edge degree in a dynamic, growing field. And there’s an accelerated degree option if you happen to be a B.S. in Engineering student looking to earn two degrees simultaneously.


Cybersecurity engineering careers are on the rise in both public and private sectors worldwide. Careers span the financial and healthcare industries, military, government, and corporations ranging in everything from cybersecurity systems to policy and operations.

The Department of Electrical, Computer, Software, and Systems Engineering’s (ECSSE) Industry Advisory Board ensures that curriculum and research activities are aligned with what’s going on in the cyberspace engineering industry. So graduates can be assured that they’ll emerge with the skills needed to tackle the most advanced cybersecurity issues.

Program faculty come from diverse technical backgrounds and offer students plenty of one-on-one attention. Throughout coursework students get to take advantage of hands-on projects and work together in teams that mirror real-world scenarios.

At ERAU, students are not only connected to a network of fellow students and faculty, who are industry professionals, but have the option to get involved with campus activities and organizations. These include the Engineering Design Club, ERAU Mobile Application Development Club, and Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Computers and the services provided by them are ubiquitously available. The number of services provided by networked computers is ever increasing along with increasing penetration of computers into a wide spectrum of products, from microwaves to satellites.

The growing use of computers and their networking and information sharing also brings forth cybersecurity challenges. These issues are of growing importance both nationally and internationally. As the news of a breach can result in severe damage to an organization, cybersecurity considerations take place from design and implementation of systems all the way to the decommissioning of systems.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computer Security
  • System Exploitation and Penetration Testing
  • Software Security Assessment
  • Applied Cryptography
  • Software Engineering Discipline
  • System Safety and Certification

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




25 - 30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants must complete an online application and submit a $50 non-refundable fee in U.S. funds.
  • All international students must provide a copy of his or her valid passport for immigration purposes.
  • One letter of recommendation must be submitted. A letter from an academic source is preferred, but a letter from a professional source will also be sufficient.
  • The SAT and/or ACT scores are optional and must only be submitted if students would like to be considered for scholarships.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    689 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 689 USD per credit and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    689 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 689 USD per credit and a duration of 18 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Cybersecurity Engineering
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