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SYSE 569 - Cybersecurity Awareness for Systems Engineers

  • 3 credits
  • Online

Cybersecurity principles, practices, technologies, design approaches, and terminology. Incorporation of cybersecurity principles into effective systems designs. This course is directed to System Engineers and other technical personnel with a need to understand cybersecurity in order to integrate it into a balanced system design.

Course Objectives:
Topics include requirements analysis, cyber risk analysis, secure system architecture and design, secure software development, secure networking, and the basics of cryptography. The course employs team-teaching to ensure students benefit from outstanding expertise in all areas of content. Students will practice the principles taught in the course by developing a project of the individual student's choice.
Successful students will learn to:
• Effectively integrate cybersecurity into the systems engineering process
• Interact with cybersecurity specialists to employ robust and resilient secure systems solutions


ENGR 501 (Foundations of Systems Engineering) or SYSE 501 (Foundations of Systems Engineering); Bachelor's degree required; Credit allowed for only one of the following: ENGR 569, ENGR 580A4, or SYSE 569.

Important Information

Military personnel admitted to a College of Engineering online degree program may be eligible for a 15% tuition discount. Tuition discounts can only be given if you provide the appropriate discount code at the time of registration. Call (877) 491-4336 or email to learn more. (Discounts are not applicable to Denver sections.)

This class is available live via the Internet Tuesdays from 5:15 to 8:00 p.m. Mountain Time. Log into your Canvas account to access the course; directions will be posted.