Critical infrastructure represents one of the great technical challenges of the 21st century. America’s aging infrastructure is crumbling: bridges have collapsed, levees have burst and highways have fallen. Many of our ports, industries and transportation centers need to be better secured. The hurricane disasters along the Gulf Coast and in the North Atlantic have underscored the critical role of infrastructure systems including the complex network of highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, seaports, railroads, public buildings, flood control structures, water supply, power grid, computer and communications systems, energy commodities networks, and waste disposal systems. The certainty of future extreme events — natural disasters, accidents and other threats — demands skilled resources and intelligent investment to:
• create a robust and sustainable infrastructure that is resilient against multiple hazards.
• build operational systems and programmatic capabilities for detection, protection, prevention, mitigation and response.
NJIT’s new MS in Critical Infrastructure Systems draws on the university’s expertise in civil systems, lifecycle planning, asset management, program management, inter-dependent engineered systems, information systems, architecture and management in a unique interdisciplinary curriculum designed to prepare skilled professionals to lead the effort to organize, analyze, manage, restore, upgrade and secure the nation’s infrastructure across its multiple inter-dependent and complex sectors.
How can I find out more?
- Read our Master of Science in Critical Infrastructure Systems brochure (1.1 MB, pdf)
- Read an interview with Fadi Karaa on the MS in Critical Infrastructure Systems
- Attend a graduate student open house
- Request information from our Graduate Admissions Office