Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

Embedded & IoT Computing Systems Concentration

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Design and optimize interconnected devices and systems

Are you a big-picture thinker? Do you believe that an innovative solution is not just a sum of its parts, but an interaction of its parts?

The interdisciplinary Embedded and IoT (Internet-of-Things) Computing Systems concentration takes a bird’s eye view of computer engineering to help you understand how electronic devices, software, and networks function together to enable end-to-end solutions.

Take a smart home, for example. Rather than designing one aspect of the solution, such as the temperature sensors on a thermostat, you will design and optimize software and hardware technologies across the entire spectrum to enable an integrated, smart system. 

A growing digital economy, accelerated in particular by the expansion of Internet of Things (IoT), is a driving force behind this projected growth.
The computer engineering courses equipped me with technical knowledge in breadth and trained me to be an independent and disciplined learner.

Concentration Highlights

You will learn: Centering on the science and design of both hardware and software for computing systems, you will work on complex engineering problems such as improving energy-efficiency in mobile devices, integrating artificial intelligence into computing platforms, and developing solutions for reliability and security in safety critical applications. 

Real-world examples of embedded and IoT computing systems: smart grids, connected appliances, smart home security systems, autonomous farming equipment, wearable health monitors, optimization of renewable energy resources, environmental monitoring of wastewater, smart farming, connected healthcare systems, and more. 

Career opportunities: From healthcare to agriculture to space exploration, IoT and embedded systems are advancing nearly every industry. With an expected surge in the number of connected devices, jobs in this area are expected to be in high demand over the next 10 years due to continued growth in the digital economy.

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