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Master of Science in Systems Security Engineering

The Systems Security Engineering master's degree is designed to prepare both government and private sector systems professionals to thwart both current and emerging threats using systems security engineering methods, tools and processes.

The master's degree requires 10 courses : 6 core courses and 4 advisor directed electives (equivalent to 30 credits). The following 6-course sequence satisfies the core course requirements for a Master of Science degree in Systems Security Engineering. 

Core Courses

Effective Until Spring 2014:

  • SES 602 Secure Systems Foundations
  • SES 603 Secure Systems Laboratory
  • SES 622 Fundamentals of Systems Engineering Security*
  • SES 623 Systems Security Architecture and Design**
  • EM 612 Project Management of Complex Systems
  • SYS 605 Systems Integration

*Note: SES 602 and SES 603 are prerequisites for SES 622
**SES 622 is a perquisite for SES 623

Effective Summer 2014:

Systems Security Core

  • SES 602 Secure Systems Foundation
  • SES 622 Fundamentals of Systems Engineering Security
  • SES 623 Systems Security Architecture and Design

Systems Engineering Core

  • SYS 605 Secure Systems Integration
  • SYS 625 Systems Engineering Fundamentals
  • SYS 660 Decision and Risk Analysis

Graduate Certificate in Systems Security Engineering

The School of Systems & Enterprises offers the following four-course graduate certificates that can be applied towards the Master of Science in Systems Security Engineering.

Development of Secure Systems

  • SSW 556 Software Development for Trusted Systems
  • SSW 567 Software Testing, Quality Assurance, and Maintenance
  • SSW 689 Engineering of Trusted Systems

Systems Security and Information Assurance

  • SES 543 Fundamentals of Information Systems Audit and Control
  • SES 546 Information Security Management
  • SES 548 Risk Analysis and Economics of Security

Systems Security Engineering

  • SES 602 Secure Systems Foundations
  • SES 603 Secure Systems Laboratory
  • SES 622 Fundamentals of Systems Engineering Security
  • SES 623 Systems Security Architecture and Design

 

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