Program Overview

Designing the System is No Longer Enough — Are You Prepared?

Anyone designing computer systems must have a firm grasp on all aspects of cybersecurity. 

— Bradley Cain, Senior Architect, F5 Networks

Engineering leaders know a system's design is only as strong as its security. Now there's an online program specifically architected to arm you with the right skills. The online Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering helps you master skills taught in other ECE programs, as well as provides you with the critical insight to secure, protect and implement the systems you create. This is one of the first online programs to present advanced electrical and computer engineering concepts and application through a cybersecurity lens.

Through a combination of foundational theory and hands-on exercises, you'll learn how information processing intersects with cybersecurity, and gain the skills to deliver effective and secure design. With these skills, you'll be among an elite group of engineers ready to tackle this new challenge in the field, and stay ahead of the curve.

Power system grids, processing and plant control, along with SCADA are just as vulnerable as the banking and credit card world – with different and more detrimental outcomes possible.

— Thomas McCormick, President and CEO, American Electrical, Inc.

Program Topics Include:

  • Information processing, networks, and efficient algorithm design.
  • Advanced wireless communications, Wi-Fi, and 3G/4G/5G cellular.
  • Cybersecurity and cryptography strategies for electrical and computer engineers.

Build on your engineering foundation to be ready for the field's growing need for cybersecurity, one of the critical issues affecting systems, software, and networks now and in the future.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education


    • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited four-year university
    • GPA of 3.0
    • Undergraduate degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or related disciplines
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • Resume
    • Statement of purpose
    • Two reference letters
    • GRE completion with minimum quantitative score of 150 and verbal, qualitative score of 300. There may be GRE waivers available for those who qualify. To learn more about qualification please call (844) 237-1338.
    • A TOEFL exam is required for non-native English speakers. A minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based) or 79 (Internet-based); IELTS is also accepted with a score of 6.5 and no individual sub-scores below 6.0

    School Overview

    The University of Delaware is driven by research and innovation.

    Founded in 1743, the land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant university challenges students through research-intensive and technologically advanced degree programs. A faculty of active practitioners, who are highly respected in their fields of expertise, engage both on-campus and online learners.

    The University upholds a long-standing history of honors and recognition, some of which include: 

    • The Carnegie classification for research
    • Distinguished alumni including elected officials, inventors, leaders in industry and service agencies, and signers of both the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution

    Online degrees offer an ideal solution for professional and adult students; affording them much desired flexibility while advancing critical skills needed for today’s competitive job market. Distance education programs extend from associate's to graduate degrees.


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