Certificate in Computer & Systems Security

This certificate gives professionals current knowledge to address today's cyber-security threats.

Certificate in Computer & Systems Security

Advancement in today’s cyber technology and global economy has brought about tremendous benefits but also unforeseen risks. The Graduate Certificate in Computer & Systems Security is designed for working professionals to advance their knowledge of the technology layer within the cyber-physical security paradigm. Students will learn the fundamental technologies, methodologies, and algorithms needed to ensure trustworthiness and asset protection of hardware and network systems. 

Temple’s Electrical and Computer Engineering department offers access to courses taught by industry experts and exposure to state-of-the-art hardware labs and network equipment.

The Graduate Certificate Program is designed for working professionals who desire to strengthen or update their knowledge in this area. Student who desire to take the next step may apply the credits earned from this certificate towards the master's degree in Computer & Systems Security.

This graduate certificate requires the following three courses (9 credit hours total): 

  • ECE5516 - Introduction to Communication Networks
  • ECE5526 - Engineering Principles of Computer Intrusion and Detection
  • ECE 5528 - Introduction to Cryptography and Information Security

This program has a Fall semester start only. See the Admissions section for information about deadlines and other requirements. The GRE exam is not required for admission into the certificate program. While the program is designed for applicants with an undergraduate engineering degree, those with a background in information technology or computer science may also be considered.  

For more information, please contact the College of Engineering’s Office of Admissions and Graduate Student Services