Network Engineering BS Degree

Network Engineer Degree is represented by the image of interconnected nodes forming the hardware and IT systems of a computer network.

Network Engineering Degree

Contribute to the evolution of software with network engineer degree

Today’s increasingly connected digital world has created an Internet/data-dependent society. A society that has grown to need and have a shortage of cyber security program graduates. Our nation needs more highly skilled Network Engineers who can be responsible for the secure design, implementation and maintenance of our networked systems. We simply need more cyber security graduates, coders, software engineers and leaders who can master the administrative level of cyber security and become proficient in the battle ground of both networking and IT systems. This cyber security degree program is focused on the network engineering within cyber security and will provide graduates with a well-rounded knowledge base from which to lead the building of secure networks. A strong foundational knowledge of code, network and systems engineering concepts form the base on which advanced topics are built. Key concepts such as routing, switching, server operating systems, email systems, IP Telephony, wireless and virtualization will be explored in detail.

Information systems and the need for cyber security vary significantly between industry verticals, service providers, mobile data, consumer and business applications. You will investigate the inner workings of each of these network engineering arenas in detail with a focus on cyber security during your Network Engineering degree journey.

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Network Engineering Course Description

Today’s increasingly connected digital world has created an Internet/data- dependent society. Highly skilled Network Engineers are responsible for the design, implementation and maintenance of our networked systems. A strong foundational knowledge of network and systems engineering concepts form the base on which the advanced topics are built. Key concepts such as routing, switching, server operating systems, email systems, IP Telephony, wireless and virtualization will be explored in detail. Contemporary topics such as IT mobilization, virtualization, cloud computing, IP telephony and datacenter design are some of the new and exciting degree focus areas. Graduates will demonstrate a mastery of network architecture and be fluent in systems administration. This degree will prepare you with the skills required to become a successful network engineer, systems engineer, or network or systems administrator.

Network Engineering Degree Objectives

  • Translate physical and organizational needs into network design(s) that encompass logic and infrastructure.
  • Implement, support, and evaluate routed and switched IP wired and wireless network infrastructure that reflects networking concepts and industry best practices.
  • Implement, support and evaluate network systems and services such as active directory, email, DNS, servers, clients and data storage that are consistent with information systems concepts and industry best practices.
  • Produce visualizations and documentation related to network services.
  • Select and architect the most appropriate network, information systems, and technologies to meet the requirements of specific projects and communicate these decisions clearly in written and oral forms.
  • Implement, support and evaluate contemporary IP network–based communications, collaboration, virtualization and mobile systems services.

Network Engineering Program Information

Program Credits: 120
Major Credits: 36
Semesters to completion: 8

Requirements to graduate include a 2.0 CGPA, completed required coursework, Portfolio, Internship, and a Student Innovation Project.

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