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George Mason University Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security Engineering
George Mason University

Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security Engineering

Fairfax, USA

4 Years

English

Full time

Request application deadline *

Aug 2024

USD 4,897 / per semester **

On-Campus

* for International student | Domestic student is 1st of February

** in-state tuition full-time (12-15 credits); USD 16,980 - out-of-state tuition full-time (12-15 credits); USD 1,803 - mandatory student fee

Introduction

Become a cyber superhero. Technology and the sustained flow of information now touch every part of our daily lives. Attacks on our interconnected financial networks, utility systems, and lines of communication, if successful, can be crippling to the pulse of organized society. Concern about the global threat of cyber-terrorism led the Volgenau School of Engineering to design the only degree of its kind in the country. A BS in cyber security engineering focuses on safeguarding existing systems and building resilient new ones.

By integrating areas of expertise (electrical engineering, computer engineering, civil engineering, bioengineering, systems engineering, computer science, and statistics) the program teaches a proactive approach to engineering design of physical systems with cybersecurity incorporated from the beginning.

Students learn in both virtual and physical labs using their strong computational foundation to solve problems. For example, students designed Wi-Fi-based local drone controllers for a lightweight quadcopter and a drone subverter that can hijack the quadcopter and steal the control when someone else is operating it. Students then explore possible security solutions to improve security.

In their final year, students will develop senior capstone projects in conjunction with current industry needs for cyber-resilient systems.

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