Cyber Engineering

Program Highlights

Cyber engineering is the fusion of computer science, electrical engineering, and mathematics, with the integration of the humanities. Like biotechnology and information technology, cyber engineering is a growth industry with the potential to greatly change the world for the better. The program will prepare graduates with the knowledge and skills to integrate basic computer science, electromagnetic sciences, and mathematics with engineering fundamentals to design and develop useful technology, and will also prepare students to be technical leaders in cybersecurity with a thorough understanding of the associated security concerns, social and political impacts, and ethical consequences. The Louisiana Tech University program is a member of the Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity Community.

The Louisiana Tech Cyber Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, To find out more information about the program mission, educational objectives, student outcomes, and enrollment and graduation data, go to our Accreditation & Enrollment page.

Offical CAE Seal 2023

Job Opportunities (currently one of the fastest-growing, best-paying fields)

  • Cryptographer
  • Forensics expert
  • Vulnerability assessor
  • Security (analyst, architect, administrator, auditor, consultant, director, engineer, manager, software designer/developer)



Interested in Joining Our Program?

Whether you’re interested in joining our program or just have questions, we’re here to help.

Living with Cyber

First- and second-year Cyber Engineering students will take hands-on, immersive courses as part of the Living with Cyber program.


Dr. Sumeet Dua

Executive Vice President for Research, Chief Research Officer, Max P. and Robbie L. Watson Eminent Scholar Chair, President and CEO, Louisiana Tech Applied Research Corporation

Departments: Center for Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Sciences, Computer Science, Cyber Engineering, Office of the President

Office: Wyly Tower 1642

Phone: 318.257.2871


Dr. Miguel Gates

Program Chair, Lecturer

Departments: Computer Science, Cyber Engineering, MALT Center

Office: NETH 145

Phone: 318.257.2147

Fax: 318.257.2562


Marsha Smith

Administrative Assistant 3, Property Custodian

Departments: Computer Science, Cyber Engineering, Electrical Engineering

Office: Nethken 123

Phone: 318.257.4921

Fax: 318.257.2562