Dec 04, 2022  
Graduate Record 2022-2023 
    
Graduate Record 2022-2023

Cyber-Physical Systems Certificate


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The Cyber-Physical Systems certificate is designed to provide graduate students with specific knowledge and skills regarding the design, application, and ethical dimensions of cyber- physical systems (CPS). Cyber-physical systems integrate computation and communication with physical processes. The technical principles that underlie a CPS education span both the physical (physics, digital signal processing, embedded hardware such as sensors and actuators, control and hybrid systems, wireless communication and dynamic systems modeling) and the cyber (networking, embedded systems programming, machine learning, model-based design and formal methods, privacy and security, real-time systems and software engineering). Students will acquire technical depth and integrative transdisciplinary CPS knowledge in such core application areas as smart cities, smart health, autonomous systems and hardware for the Internet of Things. Students will learn how multiple layers of cyber-physical systems relate to each other, how they are applied and how they interact. Graduates will be able to integrate cyber and physical design elements and improve system performance and security.


Admissions


All students must apply to the certificate program. The following admissions requirements will apply to all applicants:

  • Admission to graduate or doctoral degree program in the School of Engineering and Applied Science; and
  • Application form.

Curriculum Requirements


The curriculum will provide a foundation in the technical principles and skill sets required in the field of cyber-physical systems (CPS). Coursework will provide specific background and education in key facets of CPS, enabling students to develop a deep understanding of the interfaces between the cyber and physical worlds. Students will learn to research, analyze, and integrate the multiple layers of cyber-physical systems. The curriculum also focuses on key policy and security issues in CPS, and the ethics of system design and implementation.


Program Requirements


Number of Credit Hours: 15 credit hours of graduate level courses.

New courses are denoted with an asterisk (*).

Core Course: 3 credits

  • ENGR 6559 - Special Topics in Cyber-Physical Systems - Credits: 3  
  • SYS 6581 - Selected Topics in Systems Engineering - Credits:  
  • CS 6501 - Special Topics in Computer Science - Credits: 3  
  • CE 6500 - Special Topics in Civil Engineering - Credits: 3  
  • MAE 6592 - Special Topics in Mechanical and Aerospace Science: Intermediate Level - Credits:  

Required Cyber-Physical Systems Courses: 6 credits

All students will select two courses.

  • CE 6500 - Special Topics in Civil Engineering - Credits: 3  
  • CS 6501 - Special Topics in Computer Science - Credits: 3  
  • ECE 6501 - Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering - Credits: 3  
  • MAE 6592 - Special Topics in Mechanical and Aerospace Science: Intermediate Level - Credits:  
  • SYS 6582 - Selected Topics in Systems Engineering - Credits:  

Restricted Electives: 6 credits

All students will select two courses.

  • CE 5000 - Management Large-Scale Construction Projects - Credits: 3  
  • CE 5500 - Special Topics in Civil Engineering - Credits:  
  • CE 5400 - Traffic Operations - Credits: 3  
  • CE 6000 - Forefronts of Civil Engineering - Credits: 3  
  • CE 6460 - Introduction to Integrated Transportation Systems Models - Credits: 3  
  • CE 6500 - Special Topics in Civil Engineering - Credits: 3  
  • CS 6111 - Cloud Computing - Credits: 3  
  • CS 6333 - Mobile and IoT Security - Credits: 3  
  • CS 6456 - Operating Systems - Credits: 3  
  • CS 6465 - Robots and Humans - Credits: 3  
  • CS 6501 - Special Topics in Computer Science - Credits: 3  
  • CS 8501 - Special Topics in Computer Science - Credits: 3  
  • ECE 5502 - Special Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering - Credits:  
  • ECE 6332 - VLSI Design - Credits: 3  
  • ECE 6434 - Dependable Computing Systems - Credits: 3  
  • ECE 6465 - Robots and Humans - Credits: 3  
  • ECE 6501 - Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering - Credits: 3  
  • ECE 6502 - Special Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering - Credits:  
  • MAE 6210 - Analytical Dynamics - Credits: 3  
  • MAE 6310 - Fluid Mechanics I - Credits: 3  
  • MAE 6592 - Special Topics in Mechanical and Aerospace Science: Intermediate Level - Credits:  
  • MAE 6720 - Computational Fluid Dynamics I - Credits: 3  
  • SYS 6005 - Stochastic Modeling I - Credits: 3  
  • SYS 6050 - Risk Analysis - Credits: 3  
  • SYS 6021 - Statistical Modeling I - Credits: 3  
  • SYS 6024 - User Experience Design - Credits: 3  
  • SYS 6465 - Robots and Humans - Credits: 3  
  • SYS 6581 - Selected Topics in Systems Engineering - Credits:  
  • SYS 6582 - Selected Topics in Systems Engineering - Credits: