A certificate program is being offered for students who wish to acquire specific knowledge and skills in the design and implementation of embedded systems. The program is designed for a wide range of students:

  • Current undergraduate students enrolled in BSEE, BSC&EE, or BSME program who wish to earn a Certificate in Embedded Systems along with their BS degree.
  • Working Engineers with a degree in EE, Comp Eng., or ME who wish to specialize in embedded systems.
  • Technologists with a working knowledge of analog electronics, digital electronics, and microprocessors.


Prerequisite Requirements  

Either an academic or a working knowledge of analog electronics, digital electronics, and microprocessors is required. Some familiarity with C++ is also required. If specific knowledge in any of these areas is missing, students who wish to receive the certificate must take one or more of the following pre-requisite course:

  • EEE 2123 Circuits and Electronics (covers analog and digital electronics)
  • EEE 3161 Introduction to EE Labs
  • EEE 2322 Microprocessors
  • MCS 1142 Intro to C Programming
Certificate Requirements  

The Certificate program requires 20 credit hours of coursework.  The following courses are required (11 hours)

  • EEE 3223 Advanced Digital Electronics
  • EEE 3221 Advanced Digital Electronics Lab
  • EEE 4243 Embedded Systems
  • EEE 4241 Embedded Systems Lab
  • EEE 4xx3 Real Time Systems
Elective courses must be selected from the following list of courses. (6 credit hours)  
  • EEE 4263 Computer Networking
  • EEE 4333 Automotive Electronics
  • EEE 4583 Instrumentation and Sensor Technology
  • EEE 5523 Digital Control Systems
  • EEE 5653 Digital Signal Processing
  • EEE 4xx3 Digital Communications

Transfer Credits

A maximum of 8 credit hours can be transferred from other institutions, providing the courses being transferred have not been sided to satisfy other degree requirements. Of the 8 credit hours, up to 6 are allowed for recitation courses, and up to 2 are allowed for lab courses.



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