College of Computing

Cybersecurity Accreditation

Michigan Tech's Cybersecurity bachelor of science degree program follows the ACM Cybersecurity Curricular Guidelines (CSEC 2017) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Workforce Framework. The program's goal is to be compliant with the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) Cybersecurity accreditation criteria and the NSA Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD).

Learning Goals

  1. Students will have the theoretical knowledge and technical skills to allow them access to competitive cybersecurity careers.
  2. Students will have the skills to be life-long learners and thus the ability to keep pace with emerging security threats and current best practices in real-world cybersecurity.
  3. Students will have the communication skills necessary for a variety of professional contexts and venues, and for public discussion and policy.
  4. Students will be able to function effectively on a team.

Links

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET): www.abet.org

NSA Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD): www.nsa.gov/resources/students-educators/centers-academic-excellence