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Cyber Engineering

  • Bachelor of Science
  • 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.
    • Gain the knowledge needed to take various certification tests and become more marketable in the field.
    • 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


    Join us on the forefront of innovation at Gannon’s newly opened I-HACK, a cutting-edge facility designed to advance cyber education.

    Cyber Attack Lab

    Cyber Attack Lab

    Deploy White Hat Hacking techniques in a controlled environment to ethically simulate and study real-word attacks to prevent them in the future.

    Cyber Defense Lab

    Cyber Defense Lab

    Learn how to protect digital lives by assessing systems for vulnerabilities, detecting scams and designing solutions against emerging cyber threats using well established cyber defense tools

    Cyber Innovation Lab

    Cyber Innovation Lab

    Gain hands-on experience experimenting on IoT connected devices to design and build secure data using next-generation quantum-resistant cryptosystems. Learn how to protect security platforms enabled with AI and ML using cybersecurity.

    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. 

Austin Detzel

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.