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Cybersecurity Engineering Certificate of Graduate Study

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The ever-changing cyberspace and the number of threat actors in cyberspace are growing exponentially as we as a nation, both publicly and privately, become more reliant on technology, data, and a secure cyber arena. This growing area of concern, nationally, from both private and public organizations has reached a point where supply is well short of demand, with no end in sight for the growing need for graduates to enter the space in the fight against the bad actors. Many industries have consistently pointed out over the last several years the lack of supply in this area of expertise, in particular to engineering and hardware aspects of cybersecurity.

The Certificate of Graduate Study (C.O.G.S.) in Cybersecurity Engineering and its companion, the Certificate of Undergraduate Study (C.U.G.S.) in Cybersecurity Engineering, are both designed to meet the growing needs of our students, our industrial partners, and the nation asking for this content, specifically in terms of hardware and engineering aspects of cybersecurity. This graduate-level program consists of four courses, three required and one elective, with projects in each of its required courses. The Cybersecurity Engineering program differs from existing computer science-based cybersecurity programs at Rowan and elsewhere due to its combined focus on the engineering and hardware aspects of cybersecurity, as the required course titles indicate.

Participants who complete this program will be highly sought after by a wide range of industries, including defense, aviation, biotechnology, automotive, aerospace, manufacturing, power and energy, among others.

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The Certificate of Graduate Study in Cybersecurity Engineering  is a full-time or part-time program offered at our Glassboro, NJ campus. It requires the completion of 12 graduate semester hours (4 courses).

  • 4 Courses / 12 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: No
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: Students must obtain a 3.0 (B) GPA over these courses to complete the certificate program. 
Course Number Title S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 9 S.H.
ECE 09585 Advanced Engineering Cybersecurity 3
ECE 09587 IoT Hardware Engineering and Security 3
ECE 09588 Cloud Hardware Architecture and Security
Elective Courses: Choose 3 S.H. 
ECE 09580 Internet of Things 3
ECE 09527 Advanced Model Based Systems Engineering 3
ECE 09504 Special Topics in ECE (must be relevant to cybersecurity) 3
CS 03500 Foundations of Cybersecurity 3
CS 03551 Advanced Cyber Security: Principles and Applications 3
CS 03570 Cyber Defense of Operating Systems and Networks 3
CS 03580 Cloud Computing and Internet of Things - Architectures and Security 3

Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.

Transfer Credit Evaluation Policy

No transfer credit accepted.

Admission Requirements
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The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional actions or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below, a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation, or will indicate any missing items.

  • Completed Application Form
  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
  • Bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
  • Current professional resume
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale)
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