Online Graduate Certificate in Program Protection Planning
Learn techniques for delivering secure, trusted systems
The Department of Defense strongly emphasizes the need for intelligent and effective program protection plans. Organizations who develop high-technology products are at risk from cyber attacks on critical data and infrastructure. Any critical system must have a plan of protection built into its program specifications and design in order to ensure the highest level of security.
The First Graduate-level Program in this Essential Discipline
The courses in this certificate program provide students with practical, actionable strategies for understanding system design and maintenance risks in order to minimize vulnerabilities, and detect and mitigate threats.
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Please see the prerequisites necessary for this program to determine if you have the correct background and experience.
WPI's Graduate Certificate in Program Protection Planning covers the essential topics that systems engineers and the defense industry needs. It is comprised of six courses (18 credits) - five required courses and one elective - taught by subject matter experts who are heavily involved in industry.
Students may transfer all six courses into WPI's MS in Systems Engineering if they choose Operations Risk Management as their elective.
Students with an MS in Systems Engineering Can Earn an Advanced Certificate.
Students who already posess an MS in Systems Engineering can earn an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Program Protection Planning by taking the following courses. SYS 501 will be waived. Only those courses not taken as part of a master's degree program will count towards the advanced certificate. Your academic advisor will help you to determine the appropriate course schedule.
Required Courses (15 credits)
- SYS 501. Concepts of Systems Engineering
- SYS 579D. Engineering Dependable and Secure Systems
- SYS 579#. Supply Chain Risk Management
- SYS 579#. Protection Planning Across the Program Life Cycle
- SYS 579#. Practical Applications of Systems Security Engineering