College of Engineering

Cybersecurity Certificate

12

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Himanshu Thapliyal

Assistant Professor

Co-director, Cybersecurity Certificate

Zongming Fei

Professor

Co-director, Cybersecurity Certificate

College of Engineering

385 Ralph G. Anderson Building

Lexington, KY 40506-0503

859.218.5170

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Cybersecurity has been recognized as an area of critical importance to national security and economic development. Today, software and hardware security are increasingly important aspects of a computer science or computer engineering profession. 

The Cybersecurity Certificate will offer current (and incoming) degree-seeking undergraduate students in the College of Engineering a curriculum that prepares them to understand the challenges of cybersecurity, identify potential threats and design effective countermeasures. The certificate is affiliated with the BS degrees in Computer Science and in Computer Engineering.

Before you apply:

  • Must be enrolled in an undergraduate program in the College of Engineering at the University of Kentucky. Non-engineering students will be determined on a case-by-case basis, with a focus on the readiness to take the security courses.
  • Must have completed CS270 (with a grade C or higher), or EE287 (with a grade C or higher), or comparable experience to be assessed by the faculty for the certificate.
  • Note that required courses taken before you are admitted into the certificate program can still be counted for meeting the certificate requirements. 

A list of courses to be completed in order to obtain the certificate can be found here.

Apply here.

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Himanshu Thapliyal

Assistant Professor

Co-director, Cybersecurity Certificate

Zongming Fei

Professor

Co-director, Cybersecurity Certificate

College of Engineering

385 Ralph G. Anderson Building

Lexington, KY 40506-0503

859.218.5170