Develop Innovative Solutions that Proactively Repel Cyber Threats
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Study Industry-Changing Ideas
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TUITION REDUCED FOR SPRING 2023
- Duration 2 years
- Cost per Credit $979
- Credit Hours 30
Secure, Protect and Implement Cyber Systems for Leading-Edge Careers
UD’s online electrical and computer engineering master’s degree is a one-of-a-kind program that helps you take advantage of growing career advancement opportunities in a crucial field. Our comprehensive program holds research partnerships and networking events with employers in some of today’s fastest-growing industries, including aerospace, government, telecommunications, finance and technology.
What You’ll Learn
After graduating from UD’s online electrical and computer engineering master’s degree program, you’ll be armed with the skills to design sophisticated cyber-secure solutions for a wide variety of potential employers.
Shape Your Future in Computer Engineering Careers
Leading employers recruit applicants with the skills to engineer fully secure cyber solutions. Our electrical and computer engineering master’s degree program gives you these skills so that you can advance in high-paying careers.
- Computer and IT occupations are projected to grow much faster than all other occupations at 11% from 2019 to 2029.1
- This growth comes from a surge in cloud computing, the collection of big data and the need for information security.1
Create Solutions that Protect and Fortify Digital Assets
Our electrical and computer engineering master’s degree program gives you a broader foundation in signal processing and communications with an emphasis on cybersecurity strategies. In 30 credit hours of online electrical and computer engineering courses, you’ll study topics including:
- Applied Cryptography
- Digital Signal Processing
- Search and Data Mining
- The Smart Grid
Fully Online Application
GMAT and Fee Waivers Available
Our graduate application system is designed to put you in control of not only the application but all documents associated with it. We have designated areas within the application where each required document should be uploaded. You’ll need:
|A completed online application|
|A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year university in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or a related discipline|
|A GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale|
|Unofficial copies of your transcripts (we’ll need official versions once you’re admitted)|
|GRE scores (an exam waiver is available)|
We’re Committed to Affordability
$979 Per Credit Hour
We work hard to keep our tuition affordable while maintaining the highest academic standards.
In addition to a variety of scholarships, you could fund your program by receiving a grant, qualifying for federal or private loans, utilizing military benefits or pursuing employer tuition reimbursement. Our dedicated admissions and financial personnel will help you through the process, including enrollment in a payment plan if applicable.Learn More
Chase Cotton, Ph.D., Professor
Chase Cotton (Ph.D. EE, UD, 1984; BS ME, UT Austin, 1975) has been a successful researcher, carrier executive, product manager, consultant and educator for the technologies used in Internet and data services in the carrier environment for over 30 years.
Beginning in the mid-’80s, Dr. Cotton’s communications research in Bellcore’s Applied Research Area involved creating new algorithms and methods in bridging, multicast and many forms of packet-based applications including voice & video, traffic monitoring, transport protocols, custom VLSI for communications (protocol engines and Content Addressable Memories) and Gigabit networking.
In the mid-’90s, as the commercial Internet began to blossom, he transitioned to assist carriers worldwide as they started their Internet businesses, including internet service providers (ISPs), hosting and web services, and the first large-scale commercial deployment of digital subscriber line (DSL) for consumer broadband services.
In 2000, Dr. Cotton assumed research, planning and engineering for Sprint’s global Tier 1 Internet provider, SprintLink, expanding and evolving the network significantly during his 8-year tenure. At Sprint his activities include leading a team that enabled infrastructure for the first large-scale collection and analysis of Tier 1 backbone traffic and twice set the Internet 2 Land Speed World Record on a commercial production network.
Since 2008, Dr. Cotton has been at the University of Delaware in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, initially as a visiting scholar, and later as a Senior Scientist, Professor of Practice and Director of Delaware’s Center for Information and Communications Sciences (CICS). His research interests include cybersecurity and high-availability software systems with funding drawn from the NSF, ARL, CERDEC, JPMorgan Chase and other industrial sponsors. He currently is involved in the educational launch of a multi-faceted Cybersecurity initiative at UD where he is developing new security courses and degree programs including a minor and MS in Cybersecurity.
Dr. Cotton currently consults on communications and Internet architectures for many carriers and equipment vendors worldwide.
Faculty Are Readily Available to You
Earning your degree online at UD is not a solitary journey. In addition to hearty conversations with peers and faculty within discussion posts, you’ll email, text, talk and video chat with peers and professors throughout your courses. You’ll also build relationships and join a supportive professional network, just as you would if you were on campus.
What it’s Like to Study Online
We pride ourselves on teaching and innovation, so you’ll encounter an advanced digital curriculum delivered by experts. Knowledgeable staff members are available to answer questions by phone, chat and email, and you can access technical support 24/7.UD Online Student Experience
Answers to Common Questions
We’ve provided answers to the most commonly asked questions about UD’s online programs. If we missed anything, you can get in touch with a knowledgeable admissions counselor by phone at (844) 237-1338.
Yes, this program accepts up to nine transfer credits with the approval of the program director.
With your master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering, you can pursue several careers that pay over $100,000 yearly, including a computer and information research scientist, computer network architect, software developer, software engineer and information security analyst.
Other potential job titles include:
- Computer or design engineer
- Cybersecurity specialist
- Electrical engineer
- Hardware engineer
- Network systems administrator
- R&D engineer