Why ODU for Cyber Systems Security?

Any industry that relies on information technology needs professionals with the skills and knowledge to protect their systems.

Gain a thorough understanding of the cyber security threats faced by different types of computer systems as well as the knowledge required to defend against these threats in ODU's online certificate. Using an interdisciplinary approach to engineering, this certificate program will train you to analyze cyber security risks and to prevent, detect and recover from cyber attacks.

This program is offered through a collaboration between three departments at ODU: Modeling, Simulation & Visualization Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Engineering Management & Systems Engineering.

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Required Courses

  • 12 credit hours

You will take four predetermined courses to complete this certificate.

Online Learning Environment

Participate in live, regularly scheduled online class meetings and access course materials online from any location. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

Calculating Cost

  • In-state Virginia Residents$547 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-state Students$595 per credit hour

Rates are effective Summer 2019 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

Careers in Cyber Systems Security

This certificate is designed both as a complement to a graduate degree and as a way for professionals in business, healthcare, government, military, and homeland security to expand their knowledge. Explore potential career opportunities below.

Note: earning a degree from ODU does not guarantee employment in the positions listed above. Explore more career information on our Career Coach website.

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How to Apply

You must have a baccalaureate degree in engineering or a relevant STEM field from a regionally-accredited institution. Prerequisite courses are required in college-level mathematics, calculus-based physics, and introductory programming. Note: Current Master of Engineering students at ODU are not eligible to take this certificate.

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You may be able to take up to four courses (12 credit hours) as a non-degree graduate student, before you are accepted into a specific degree program. 

Please contact us to discuss this option with an expert advisor.

Meet your Team

You'll have a dedicated academic advisor for this program. Contact us if you have questions about admission requirements, transferring credits, or application deadlines.