Online Cybersecurity Design and Implementation Certificate

College of Engineering

Offered in partnership with Ohio State's Institute for Cybersecurity and Digital Trust, the fully online graduate certificate in Cybersecurity Design and Implementation introduces you to the fundamentals of cybersecurity before helping you master cutting-edge techniques like reverse engineering and designing algorithms to defend against cyberattacks in autonomous control systems

Designed for working adults with bachelor's degrees in engineering or a related field, this cybersecurity design certificate is taught by world-renowned instructors from Ohio State's College of Engineering who help prepare you to apply analytic and mathematic methods across domains to solve various cybersecurity challenges in government and business. This Cybersecurity Design and Implementation Certificate can be paired with the fully-online Cybersecurity Offense and Defense Certificate to further your expertise in this growing field. 

Campus Requirements: NONE – 100% online 

Class Format: Courses are offered synchronously, meaning there are scheduled dates and times you need to log in to attend class. Recorded lectures are available to those with work and time zone constraints. Learn more about different class formats. 

Credit Hours Required: 12 

Cost Per Credit Hour: $1,199.88 (includes instructional and general fees). See the full cost breakdown here.  

Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree in engineering or another STEM field

Time to Completion: 2-4 semesters 

What You'll Learn: Fundamental cybersecurity concepts, reverse engineering techniques, vulnerability discovery, develop and implement algorithms. 

Sample Courses

ECE 5561

Introduction to Cybersecurity (Required)

This course covers the history of cybersecurity, cybersecurity frameworks, cyberattacks and countermeasures and cybersecurity risk management.
ECE 5024

Introduction to Hardware Security (Required)

The course covers security and trust of hardware systems, cryptography principles, security primitives, counterfeiting activities, IP piracy, reverse engineering, malicious change, hardware Trojans, side channel attacks and physical attacks.
ECE 5555

Securing Autonomous Systems (Required)

This course covers different security measures for safeguarding against cyberattacks, detecting cyberattacks and mitigating the effects of cyberattacks on autonomous control systems.
ECE 5567.02

Reverse Engineering & Malware Analysis (Elective)

This course will give students an overview of cutting-edge reverse engineering techniques as well as software security and defense practices. Programming experience in C required.

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