Network Engineering and Security

In the Network Engineering and Security program, you will learn the theory and practice of designing, deploying and managing both wired and wireless network technologies.

As a Network Engineering and Security major, you will gain expertise in protocols and services that enable Internet and LAN services, design and management of local and wide area networks and voice and data network convergence through VoIP technologies.

You will obtain hands-on experience by working with network devices and servers in lab facilities focused on enterprise networks, security and multimedia network services.

The College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM) is located in downtown Chicago, in the heart of the technology and business districts, providing you many opportunities to work professionally with leading companies in information systems. Many CDM faculty members are working professionals, allowing you to learn first-hand from leaders in the industry.


Sample Courses:

  • Best Practices in Security Design
  • Device Configuration
  • Network Design
  • Network Security Technologies
  • Protocols
  • Security Management

Program Concentrations/Tracks:

  • Standard
  • Network Security

Career Options

Common Career Areas:

  • Network design
  • Product/vendor evaluation
  • Programming
  • Security infrastructure design
  • Security management
  • Software development
  • System management


92 percent of 2015 Network Engineering and Security graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment after graduation.

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