Start your new career path in the exciting world of cybersecurity, helping to tackle
vulnerabilities and strengthen security.
Today’s computer systems provide critical functionality and services to energy networks,
transportation, health care, and manufacturing infrastructure of our modern society.
Security, reliability and resiliency vulnerabilities make these systems prone to cyber-attacks
and costly denial of service threats to critical infrastructure. The cyber security
program offers an opportunity to be a part of the solution to this growing threat.
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Why study cyber security at UND?
Cybersecurity is an immense priority in today's technology-dependent world. Threats
from home and abroad make it essential to have skilled individuals that can protect
mission-critical infrastructure, defense technologies and other vital systems from
With the cyber security undergraduate program, you'll benefit from a degree that:
Gives you the expertise to be a part of a highly educated technical workforce with
cyber-physical security skills to address the complexity of critical infrastructure
Offers you opportunities to participate in cybersecurity research
Provides the knowledge and technical skills for working in the cybersecurity sector,
along with a strong liberal arts foundation for a well-rounded education
Cyber Security Program
The cyber security program creates new opportunities for interdisciplinary education
and research in areas of strategic importance to our state, region and nation.
Get a broad, high quality undergraduate-level education, along with the specialized
cybersecurity expertise and skills needed to excel in this high-demand field.
Gain access to significant UND computer resources and technologies, including the
Secure Cyber Physical Energy Systems & Data Sciences Laboratory.
Customize your curriculum to focus on specific areas of cybersecurity that interest
you the most.
Careers in Cyber Security
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median salary for an information
security analyst is $92,600.
According to Forbes magazine, the burgeoning cyber security market and employment
is expected to grow from $75 billion in 2015 to $170 billion by 2020. The protection
of data assets, and for the security of our infrastructure and country are vital,
and cybersecurity skills are highly valued. The cyber security undergraduate program
at UND will help you attain the skills sets needed to thrive in this strategically
UND graduates can expect a range of opportunities in careers with many kinds of institutions,
and in many different industries. It is anticipated that students completing this
program will be in demand by:
Local, regional, national, and international cybersecurity-focused businesses
Companies expanding into the Red River Valley, such as Northrup-Grumman and General
Local start-up and emerging companies
Cyber Security Courses You Could Take
EE 611. Emerging Threats and Defenses. 3 Credits.
Cyber-attacks are a serious economic and security threat. To combat both immediate and future dangers, businesses and governments are investing in cyber security. Understanding trends in cyber-security and how machine-learning techniques defenses can respond to threats is a critical component of protecting networks, infrastructure and users. This course explores the growing challenges of securing sensitive data, networks to defend against malicious acts. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. On demand.
EE 612. Spread Spectrum Communications for Cyber Security. 3 Credits.
This course brings students up-to-date in key concept, underlying principles and practical applications of Spread Spectrum Technology. A course that presents timely information that student can immediately put to use in tackling real world cyber threats. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. On demand.
EE 623. Introduction to Smart Grid I. 3 Credits.
This course is an in-depth study of the ways in which information and communication technologies (ICT) are being deployed to modernize the electric energy infrastructure, i.e. "Smart Grid." In this course we will dene Smart Grid as the use of ICT (in combination with power electronics and policy) to make electricity cleaner, less costly, and more reliable. Prerequisite: EE 313 or graduate student standing. On demand.
EE 526. Engineering Systems Reliability. 3 Credits.
This course teaches the basics of reliability engineering concepts and techniques applicable to all engineering disciplines including electrical, mechanical, chemical, geological, aeronautical, and civil. To benefit the most from this course, some basic knowledge of probability and statistics would be helpful but is not necessary as the required background and tools are presented and discussed in the class. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. On demand.
EE 616. Cyber-Physical Energy Systems Security. 3 Credits.
This course discusses the basics of integrated power and communication infrastructures in cyber-physical electrical energy and power systems. In order to understand planning, design and operation of such systems, this course includes both cyber and physical topics related to modern power systems, such as technologies for storing and generating electric power (including renewable energy), layering, networking, packets routing, coding, cellular networks, WLAN, and sensors. Approaches for an integrated operation, management and control of such systems, as well as the application of signal processing techniques in electric power grids are also explored in this course. Implication of such integrated power and communications cyber-physical systems in terms of sustainability, security, resiliency, and reliability will also be reviewed. Prerequisites: EE 313 and EE 423 or consent of the instructor. On demand.
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