Graduate Certificate and Concentration


The graduate certificate program has been approved by the Maryland Higher Education Committee (MHEC). The graduate concentration has been proposed but has not been submitted to MHEC. Upon the completion of the graduate certificate program, students will receive the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Cyber Security. The graduate curriculum takes the 5xx courses and adds three advanced 6xx courses to build a concentration. All of the courses have been developed.


Course Descriptions

EEGR 510 COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS
Three hours lecture; 3 credits. An introduction to communication networks. Includes the OSI layering model of networks with emphasis on the physical, data link, and network layers; and network topologies. Introduction to a variety of computer, satellite, and local-area communication networks, including Ethernet, Internet, packet radio,and the telephone network. SYLLABUS

EEGR580 INTRODUCTION TO CYBER SECURITY
Three hours lecture; 3 credits. This course will provide a basic introduction to of all aspects of cyber-security including business, policy and procedures, communications security, network security, security management, legal issues, political issues, and technical issues. This serves as the introduction to the cyber security program. Prerequisite: EEGR 317. Students must pass EEGR 317 with a grade of "C" or better. SYLLABUS

EEGR581 INTRODUCTION TO NETWORK SECURITY
Three hours lecture; 3 credits. This course will provide the basic concepts in the many aspects of security associated with today's modern computer networks including local area networks and the internet. It includes the fundamentals of network architecture, vulnerabilities, and security mechanisms including firewalls, guards, intrusion detection, access control, malware scanners and biometrics. Prerequisite: EEGR 317. Students must pass EEGR 317 with a grade of "C" or better. SYLLABUS

EEGR582 INTRODUCTION TO CRYPTOGRAPHY
Three hours lecture; 3 credits. This course will provide practical knowledge on a wide range of cryptography mechanisms and will explore their relationship with today's modern communications and networks. It includes the fundamentals of cryptography, classic and modern encryption, decryption, public and private key structures, digital signature and secure hash functions. Prerequisite: EEGR 317. Students must pass EEGR 317 with a grade of "C" or better. SYLLABUS

EEGR583 INTRODUCTION TO SECURITY MANAGEMENT
Three hours lecture; 3 credits. This course will provide a basic background in the many aspects of security management associated with today's modern communications and networks. It includes the fundamentals of Risk Analysis, Risk Management, Security Policy, Security Operations, Legal issues, Business issues and Secure Systems Development. Prerequisite: EEGR 317. Students must pass EEGR 317 with a grade of "C" or better. SYLLABUS

EEGR678 NETWORK SECURITY
Three hours lecture; 3 credits. This course will provide a background in the many aspects of security associated with the protection of computer networks It includes Network attacks and advanced topics in vulnerabilities, networks security management, firewalls, guards, intrusion detection, access control, malware scanners and biometrics. SYLLABUS

EEGR679 SECURITY IN NETWORK AND LINK APPLICATIONS
Three hours lecture; 3 credits. Security Architecture for open, closed and mixed network topologies. Introduction to security mechanism design and implementation. SYLLABUS

EEGR615 HIGH SPEED NETWORKS
Three hours lecture; 3 credits. Introduction to the design of high data rate, integrated services protocols that designed for high speed multi-media applications such as video, voice, data and internet traffic. The TCP/IP, IEEE8O2.x LAN, and Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM). Introduction to Routing and Queuing Theory is included. Topics include switching architectures, network management and control. SYLLABUS


The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering Signals Intelligence Concentration with a Cyber Security Track

This is a Post Graduate degree program. This program consists of 3 core courses plus 7 elective courses as defined by the program under which the student enrolls. The Cyber Security Track within the Signals Intelligence Concentration has a common core of three courses and is designed for accommodating interdisciplinary research. The Signals Intelligence Concentration has been approved MHEC.

See the Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Program page for details regarding the Master's of Science in Electrical Engineering with a Concentration in Signal Intelligence.