The Master of Science in Cyber-Physical Systems with a concentration in the Internet of Things (IoT) prepares our graduates for a world of connected devices. This innovative multidisciplinary program is designed to meet the demand for a new kind of specialist, one who can engineer and develop new interactive services; acquire, fuse, and process the data collected from sensors, actuators, controllers, and other devices; and develop architectures to interconnect these elements as part of larger, more diverse systems. It is expected that careers in this rapidly evolving area will encompass industry sectors ranging from energy, healthcare, transportation, infrastructure, to manufacturing.
This concentration integrates the study of wireless networking, protocols, sensor networks, security, software development, embedded systems, data analytics, and big data to provide students with the knowledge and tools to develop IoT applications, to analyze and design IoT architectures for different application domains, and to develop data analytic tools to analyze the large amounts of data generated by the massive deployment of IoT devices.
The program requires that a mix of core required courses and elective courses be taken—16 semester hours of core course work and a minimum of 16 semester hours of elective course work. Although there are some dependencies among the core courses, the program may be started in either the fall or spring semester.
Special topics courses, as well as other courses not in the list of electives, may be used as electives with prior approval of the program director. A maximum of two courses from the Khoury College of Computer Sciences may be used as electives. Before taking any course from Khoury, prior approval is required from the program director.
Independent Study (TELE 5978), usually 1 or 2 semester hours, or a Master's Project in Cyber Physical Systems (TELE 7945) must be carried out under the supervision of a professor and must have prior approval of the program director. Proposals for independent study or a master's project need to be submitted at least one month before the start of the semester.
Graduate Certificate Options
Students enrolled in a master's degree have the opportunity to also pursue one of the many engineering graduate certificate options in addition to or in combination with the MS degree. Students should consult their faculty advisor regarding these options.
Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated. Students may not register for more than 9 semester hours in the fall and spring terms and 4 semester hours in each of the three summer terms. Any exceptions must be approved by the program director.
|TELE 6510||Fundamentals of the Internet of Things||4|
|TELE 6530||Connected Devices||4|
|Choose two of the following three courses:||8|
|Concepts of Object-Oriented Design|
|Data Science Engineering Methods and Tools|
and Lab for TELE 5330
|Any core course not used to meet the required core course requirement may be taken as an elective. Otherwise, complete four of the following. A maximum of 8 semester hours of nontechnical electives may be taken. Students may take elective coursework outside these lists only with the prior approval of the program director. A maximum of 9 semester hours may be taken outside of the College of Engineering.||16|
|Concepts of Object-Oriented Design with C++|
|Network Structures and Cloud Computing|
|Foundations of Parallel, Concurrent, and Multithreaded Programming|
|Deep Learning and Reinforcement Learning in Game Engineering|
|Data Management and Database Design|
|Introduction to Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition|
|Wireless Sensor Networks and the Internet of Things|
|Computer Hardware Security|
|Advanced Machine Learning|
|Data Mining in Engineering|
|Web Design and User Experience Engineering|
|Program Structure and Algorithms|
|Internet Protocols and Architecture|
|IoT Embedded System Design|
|Special Topics in the Internet of Things|
|Engineering Project Management|
|Business Ethics and Intellectual Property for Engineers|
Program Credit/GPA Requirements
32 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required