COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING & SCIENCE
Cyber Engineering at Louisiana Tech University
Who Are Cyber Engineers?
Cyber engineers protect people, nations, and businesses from dangers in the cyber sphere. They program computers and robots, develop software, administer networks and databases, engineer hardware, and analyze and mitigate dangers in cyberspace. If you’re a problem solver whose goal is to advance technology and protect information, or you’ve ever taken apart and reconfigured a device for fun, this major may be the right fit for you.
What Can Louisiana Tech Cyber Engineers Do?
Graduates of Louisiana Tech’s Cyber Engineering program are well-prepared to begin their careers or to further their education. They work for government agencies, civil service, Fortune 500 companies, and startups. Many start their own cyber security companies. Others go on to earn graduate-level degrees.
Because of the Louisiana Tech College of Engineering and Science’s hands-on curricula, a student without a previous background in cyber engineering can do well in the program. Some of our most successful students join the program with little to no coding experience.
Statics and Dynamics
Theory of Cyber
Fundamentals of Security
What Can Cyber Engineering Students Expect at Louisiana Tech?
You’ll begin Louisiana Tech’s Cyber Engineering program with a series of hands-on, introductory courses. These courses, part of our unique Living with Cyber program, will give you the opportunity to begin coding during your first quarter at Tech.
In the Living with Cyber curriculum, you’ll also work to solve real-world problems by designing algorithms and implementing the solutions you develop using a unique hardware platform. You’ll be so well prepared that, at the end of your first year, you’ll present a working prototype at the College of Engineering and Science Design and Research Conference.
You’ll continue to develop your skills throughout the four-year curriculum. During the course of your academics, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in at least one Cyber Storm during which you and your teammates will try to hack into other teams’ networks while defending your own.
Your hands-on experience will culminate in a year-long senior design project. For this project, you and your team will create a solution or product to meet industry needs. The real-world experiences you’ll get from these projects will give you an advantage when you start your career.
Are You Interested in Learning How to Build Secure Cyber Networks?
As a Cyber Engineering student, you’ll have the opportunity to compete in Cyber Storm, Louisiana Tech’s annual hackathon. For Cyber Storm, you’ll work with a team to build and defend a network while attacking other teams’ infrastructure. Defend! Attack! Adapt!
In Cyber Engineering, I have learned to be a problem solver who utilizes computer programming and other technologies. I have enjoyed learning computer science topics and skills such as data structures, algorithms, and computer programming. Additionally, I’ve gotten the opportunity to study cybersecurity topics like incident response, digital forensics, and cryptography. The Cyber Engineering program here at Louisiana Tech creates individuals who can be easily integrated into a broad range of cyber situations. Because of the program, I have gotten internship and job opportunities doing what I enjoy.