ENGR 1110: Introduction to Cyber Security Engineering

July 6 – 25, 2014

We live in an ever increasing digital age full of cyber-attacks, cyber-espionage, and cyber-crimes that impact our nation’s security, economy, and ability to thrive in a networked-world. Financial systems, utility networks, defense databases, industry proprietary information, and intellectual property are constantly at risk of attack. The cybersecurity threat is very real and forever growing. Cybersecurity personnel are in high demand.

This course offers students the opportunity to gain valuable experience investigating computer crimes, processing digital evidence and employing tools and techniques used by federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. Working in Computer Science and Software Engineering laboratories, students will begin with a quick overview of computer basics and then begin learning the science and art of investigating computer crimes. Students will learn how to collect and preserve digital evidence using real-life investigative procedures and practice. Students will also have the unique opportunity to meet digital forensic experts and learn about careers in this fast-growing field.

Students will also acquire introductory grounding in engineering design, engineering teams, graphical presentation, technical writing, and oral presentation. 

This course if offered by the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering and led by David Umphress, Associate Professor and Acting Director, Auburn Cyber Research Center, Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering.

Students will earn 2 hours of college credit.


Open to high school students who will be juniors and seniors in the 2014-2015 academic year. Students should have basic computer skills and be comfortable navigating the windows environment before enrolling.


Program cost is $4,000 which includes tuition, books, supplies, housing, dining, and transportation (program field trips), as well as social and recreational activities. Students will have access to campus facilities to include labs, libraries, and the new Rec and Wellness Center.

Register online or by mail by June 20, 2014. A student interest statement (300 words or less) and a $400 deposit are required to register. The deposit will be credited towards your account which must be paid in full by June 27, 2014. The course is limited to 20 students.

After completing enrollment, you will be asked to complete and return the Summer College Required Form Packet, as well as a copy of the participant's health insurance card (front and back) as proof of health insurance.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

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General Information

Information on IT, safety and supervision, student conduct, getting to Auburn, health services, insurance, students with disabilities, and refund policy is available on the general information page.

Contact Information

For program questions, please contact the coordinator, Jeff Dyal at 334.844.5817.

Last Updated: September 24, 2014