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Computing and Security Technology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (ARWU) Online
The online Computing and Security Technology program of Drexel University focuses on educating professionals in a variety of corporate, government and non-profit organizations for critical roles in computer system administration and cyber security.
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Overview

Drexel University’s computing and cyber security program emphasizes practical hands-on education and provides fundamental concepts that are supplemented by work experience. The curriculum of the Computing and Security Technology program of Drexel University is designed for those currently employed in the field of information technology who are seeking a career change or personal enrichment; or working adults who have already earned an associate's degree or completed approximately two years of college work.

Upon graduation, you'll be able to:

  • Analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution
  • Design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs
  • Function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
  • Understand professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities
  • Communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • Analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society
  • Recognize the need for and engage in continuing professional development
  • Utilize current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice

What can I do with a degree in Computing and Security Technology?

Drexel University’s online BS in Computing and Security Technology prepares you with the foundational knowledge you need to fill critical roles in computing system administration and cyber security within corporate, government or nonprofit organizations. Whether you’re just starting out in your career or are looking to change fields, Drexel’s online cyber security degree is designed to help you gain a competitive edge in the workplace.

Graduates with a computing and cyber security degree can hold a number of lucrative positions such as:

  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Information Security Analysts
  • Forensic Computer Analyst
  • IT Security Engineer
  • Security Systems Administrator

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    188 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Network Administration 
  • Server
  • Information Technology Security
  • Systems Analysis 
  • Database Management Systems
  • Social Aspects of Information Systems
  • Human-Centered Design Process & Methods

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • A completed application
  • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions attended (including trade schools)
  • Additional requirements for International Students

Getting a Student Visa

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    530 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 530 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    530 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 530 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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