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Cyber Engineering

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Minor
  • Erie, Pennsylvania
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  • Connect with Students at Gannon's Cyber, Engineering and Computing Events

    Join us at upcoming virtual events to gain real insight into your field of interest as you navigate the college application and decision process. Ask the questions you want to know and hear from our students sharing their classroom, research, internship and global experiences. Find out more about the current and future industry, career and salary outlooks, and more from our admissions team, professors and students.

    Cyber Camps

    Powering Our Future: Women in Cyber, Engineering and Computing
    Thursday, April 20 | 8 p.m. EST | Virtual
    Meet with women in cyber, engineering and computing at this networking and empowerment event to hear what it’s like pursuing a career in these high-demand industries.

    Understanding Manufacturing Technologies (UTM) Camp
    Tuesday, June 20 - Friday, June 23 | 9 a.m.- 4p.m. EST | I-HACK Gannon University

    Gannon University will be hosting the Understanding Manufacturing Technologies (UMT) Camp in partnership with the upcoming Center for Manufacturing and Technology Makerspace to introduce students to the world of 3D printing, metal fabrication, woodworking, and electronics assembly. Students will learn in this overnight four-day camp the basics of additive manufacturing while also practicing hands on skills in workshops and bootcamps to enhance students education and knowledge in the STEM fields.

  • Embed Your Future in a Secure Career with a Cyber Engineering Degree from Gannon University 

    Gannon’s cyber engineering program will provide you with the knowledge and skills to become a highly sought-after professional of smart devices for automation and controls leveraging Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, and secured embedded devices. You will be prepared to meet in-demand careers in industries including health care, cyber defense, robotics and transportation.

    • Region’s first cyber engineering degree.
    • Gain the knowledge needed to take various certification tests and become more marketable in the field.
    • Learn from experienced faculty experts who are professionals in their fields.

    Learn to Lead the Way in Cyber Engineering

    • Course and project work emphasize hardware and software design and helps students learn to develop the secure embedded systems for our knowledge economy.
    • Apply protective technologies and forensic techniques to analyze security of systems and maintain operations in the presence of threats to protect data intelligence.
    • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage is approximately $121,000.

    Experience an Exceptional Learning Environment

    • Gannon’s Institute for Health and Cyber Knowledge, or I-HACK, integrates academics and industry to design and protect cybernetic intelligence and data systems worldwide.  
    • Learn within a high-quality facility using leading technology in educational spaces including:
      • Pierre McCormick Cyber Learning Center
      • Cyber Attack Laboratory
      • Cyber Defense Laboratory
      • Cyber Innovation Laboratory
    I-Hack Building


    Find out more about the cutting-edge academic laboratories and classrooms in Gannon’s Institute for Health and Cyber Knowledge. 

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    Inspire Your Academic Success

    Gain real-world knowledge through key cyber engineering courses including:  

    • IT Security: Core concepts needed to secure an organization’s network as an IT security specialist. 
    • Cyber-Physical Systems: Integration of mechanics, electronics and software in a rapid-prototyping system-based approach.  
    • Secured Embedded Systems: Hands-on approach to understanding cyber-attacks using resource-constrained embedded devices, architecting and implementing a root of trust (RoT) embedded system from power-up, firmware launching and boot-loading. 
    • Trusted OS: Gain project experience with a secure system as an administrator and user.

    Achieve Your Possibilities

    Students will gain advanced knowledge and skills in computer network security principles and cyber forensics that will enable the design of software to maintain secure systems. Gannon’s cyber engineering program aims to educate students to:

    • Apply security principles and practices to the design, implementation and operations of the physical, software and human components of cyber systems.
    • Apply protective technologies and forensic techniques.
    • Analyze and evaluate components and systems with respect to security and to maintain operations in the presence of risks and threats.
    • Consider and understand legal, regulatory, privacy, ethics and human behavior topics. 

Mikayla Dockweiler

Mikayla Dockweiler '22 Cyber Engineering Graduate

"Cyber engineering professionals create new systems while securing data from its conception. When you’re in the position of doing something like that… - securing data and making an idea a reality - you’re never losing money or time… Companies are beginning to value this work more as technology expands and data needs protecting."
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Austin Detzel Cyber Engineering

“I am proud to be among Gannon’s first class of cyber engineering students. Studying in this one-of-a-kind program has been a unique opportunity as I learn from experienced professors."

  • Receive hands-on learning through real-world courses, projects and valuable internship experiences that prepare you to become a professional in the field.
  • 13:1Enjoy a personalized experience inspired by Gannon’s faculty experts and a low student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1.
  • Apply for generous financial aid packages and scholarship awards.