Bachelor Of Science

Network Engineering and Security



In the BS in Network Engineering and Security, students will learn the theory and practice of designing, deploying and managing both wired and wireless networks technologies, including broadband Internet access technologies, interconnection technologies, network convergence, and network security. The program provides a combined emphasis on both foundational theory and hands-on experience that allow students to design, configure, and manage equipment and services in a variety of network environments. Students gain experience with network devices and servers in lab facilities focused on enterprise network, security, and multimedia network services. The program prepares students for network jobs that are highly in demand.


DePaul CDM is a Cisco Networking Academy (CNA). Our faculty can make use of Cisco online learning resources to supplement their course materials. Students who wish to earn their Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) have access to all Cisco review materials as a part of their coursework. However, unlike many CNA institutions, our courses provide a broad range of learning materials beyond what Cisco offers.

Hands-on Learning

Coursework emphasizes hands-on learning with Cisco equipment. The CDM Network Security lab contains more than 80 routers, 50 switches, 40 firewalls, and a wide variety of servers and specialized network appliances, all of which are available to students in BS in NES courses to practice and perfect their networking skills.

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