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Industrial Cybersecurity Engineering Technology

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Program Description

ISU's College of Technology offers the nation's first hands-on Industrial Cybersecurity degree, preparing you to secure the systems that control power plants, oil & gas pipelines, and manufacturing facilities. In this program you learn to:

  • Communicate with both industrial operations and IT personnel
  • Ensure safety while performing work orders
  • Maintain industrial control system device inventory
  • Track evolving risks affecting industrial control systems
  • Aid in conducting cyber security assessments
  • Update industrial control systems software and firmware


Graduates Employed or Continuing Education 4 Year Average


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Program Overview

  • This program is currently filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Classroom hours in traditional program are Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Classroom hours for students with a previous ESTEC degree are taught 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Monday through Thursday

Degree Options

Students with no previous experience can complete the program in 2 years. Students with a previous associates degree in an engineering field, can earn a second associates degree in one year.  Contact an an adviser to identify the option that best fits you.


Bachelor of Applied Science (4 Years): Cyber Physical Systems Engineering Technology

Associates Degree in Industrial Cybersecurity Engineering Technology (2 years)

Second Associates Degree in Industrial Cybersecurity Engineering Technology (1 year)

Industrial Cybersecurity Engineering Technology Intermediate Technical Certificate (1 year)


Career Opportunities

  • Industrial control systems security lead
  • Cyber security analyst
  • Cyber security manager
  • Cyber security researcher
  • Cyber security technician
  • Cyber security engineer
  • Cyber security consultant
  • Instrumentation and control specialist

Minimum Test Scores

ACT English: 14 Math: 19
SAT English: 360 Math: 500
ALEKS   Math: 30

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