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Cyber Engineering

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Minor
  • Erie, Pennsylvania
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  • Embed Your Future in a Secure Career with a Cyber Engineering Degree from Gannon University 

    Gannon’s cyber engineering program will provide you with the knowledge and skills to become a highly sought-after professional of smart devices for automation and controls leveraging Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, and secured embedded devices. You will be prepared to meet in-demand careers in industries including health care, cyber defense, robotics and transportation.

    • Region’s first cyber engineering degree.
    • Increase your marketability and gain the knowledge needed for various certification tests such as CompTIA.
    • Learn from experienced faculty experts who are professionals in their fields.

    Learn to Lead the Way in Cyber Engineering

    • Course and project work emphasize hardware and software design and helps students learn to develop the secure embedded systems for our knowledge economy.
    • Apply protective technologies and forensic techniques to analyze security of systems and maintain operations in the presence of threats to protect data intelligence.
    • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage is approximately $121,000.

    Experience an Exceptional Learning Environment

    • Gannon’s Institute for Health and Cyber Knowledge, or I-HACK, integrates academics and industry to design and protect cybernetic intelligence and data systems worldwide.  
    • Learn within a high-quality facility using leading technology in educational spaces including:
      • Pierre McCormick Cyber Learning Center
      • Cyber Attack Laboratory
      • Cyber Defense Laboratory
      • Cyber Innovation Laboratory
    I-Hack Building


    Find out more about the cutting-edge academic laboratories and classrooms in Gannon’s Institute for Health and Cyber Knowledge. 

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    Inspire Your Academic Success

    Gain real-world knowledge through key cyber engineering courses including:  

    • IT Security: Core concepts needed to secure an organization’s network as an IT security specialist. 
    • Cyber-Physical Systems: Integration of mechanics, electronics and software in a rapid-prototyping system-based approach.  
    • Secured Embedded Systems: Hands-on approach to understanding cyber-attacks using resource-constrained embedded devices, architecting and implementing a root of trust (RoT) embedded system from power-up, firmware launching and boot-loading. 
    • Trusted OS: Gain project experience with a secure system as an administrator and user.

    Achieve Your Possibilities

    Students will gain advanced knowledge and skills in computer network security principles and cyber forensics that will enable the design of software to maintain secure systems. Gannon’s cyber engineering program aims to educate students to:

    • Apply security principles and practices to the design, implementation and operations of the physical, software and human components of cyber systems.
    • Apply protective technologies and forensic techniques.
    • Analyze and evaluate components and systems with respect to security and to maintain operations in the presence of risks and threats.
    • Consider and understand legal, regulatory, privacy, ethics and human behavior topics. 

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
Mikayla Dockweiler

Mikayla Dockweiler '22 Cyber Engineering Graduate

"Cyber engineering professionals create new systems while securing data from its conception. When you’re in the position of doing something like that… - securing data and making an idea a reality - you’re never losing money or time… Companies are beginning to value this work more as technology expands and data needs protecting."
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Austin Detzel Cyber Engineering

“I am proud to be among Gannon’s first class of cyber engineering students. Studying in this one-of-a-kind program has been a unique opportunity as I learn from experienced professors."

  • Receive hands-on learning through real-world courses, projects and valuable internship experiences that prepare you to become a professional in the field.
  • 13:1Enjoy a personalized experience inspired by Gannon’s faculty experts and a low student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1.
  • Apply for generous financial aid packages and scholarship awards.