Online Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Designing the System is No Longer Enough — Are You Prepared?

“Securing digital information is one of the most difficult technology challenges in today’s world. Anyone designing computer systems must have a firm grasp on all aspects of cybersecurity.”

— Bradley Cain, Senior Architect, F5 Networks


Engineering leaders know a system’s design is only as strong as its security. Now there’s an online program specifically architected to arm you with the right skills. The online Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering helps you master skills taught in other ECE programs, as well as provides you with the critical insight to secure, protect and implement the systems you create.

UD is one of the few institutions leading this groundbreaking change in engineering design and education. One of the first online programs of its kind, the curriculum for this electrical and computer engineering degree prepares you to lead the development of sophisticated engineering solutions proactively designed to repel cyber threats. You’ll master advanced information processing concepts and application through a cybersecurity lens.

Anticipating cyber threats during engineering design and development can save companies the time, money and effort spent patching holes and retrofitting systems later. This is why leading engineering firms actively recruit those with this unique yet vital skill set. 

“Why wouldn’t the hottest topic in the computer software world be to gain increased insight and understanding of the methods to detect, deter, and eliminate the threats associated with it?”

— Thomas McCormick, President and CEO, American Electrical, Inc.

“The Internet of Things” is putting the importance of cybersecurity in engineering into the spotlight. UD’s online electrical and computer engineering degree anticipates the need for engineers with this skill set by furthering your understanding of signal and information processing and how it intersects with cybersecurity.

The program uses foundational theory and hands-on skill building to challenge you to develop efficient designs and algorithms that incorporate defenses against cyber threats during information exchange.

Developed by a faculty with diverse corporate and research backgrounds, this flexible online master’s degree in electrical engineering is for those with prior degrees in electrical, computer or mechanical engineering, or computer science or mathematics. The program can be completed in as few as two years.

Online M.S. ECE Curriculum

The 30-credit curriculum covers:

  • Information processing, networks, and efficient algorithm design.
  • Advanced wireless communications, Wi-Fi, and 3G/4G/5G cellular.
  • Cybersecurity and cryptography strategies for electrical and computer engineers.


“The intersection of reverse engineering skills, offensive and defensive cybersecurity strategies, and robust hardware and software based toolsets produces the greatest return on investment for internal and external customers.”

— Dr. Charles Johnson-Bey, Senior Manager, Lockheed Martin

Be Ready for a New Focus in Engineering

A master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from UD does more than build skills to help you advance professionally. Our expert faculty intentionally architected a responsive curriculum to anticipate and align with industry trends — one that keeps you on the leading edge of the field and provides you with the tools to engineer dynamic and cyber-secure solutions.

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