The Demand for Embedded SystemsTremendous growth in embedded computing has given rise to demand for engineers with experience in designing and implementing embedded systems.
Embedded systems are involved in many facets of modern life:
- Cell phones,televisions, VCRs, CD and DVD players, video game consoles, PCs, and cameras contain embedded processors.
- Late model cars may contain as many as 65 embedded microprocessors which control various tasks from antilock braking to airbag deployment.
Embedded Systems CertificateThe certificate program in embedded systems is designed to enhance your professional knowledge and skills in this high demand field. If you want to:
- develop skills in the design and use of embedded systems technology,
- gain hands-on experience in embedded system design,
- and enhance your career opportunities,
- ECEN 4613 or ECEN 5613, Embedded System Design
- ECEN 4623 or
ECEN 5623, Real-Time Embedded Systems
plus one of the following:
- ECEN 4653/5653 Real-Time Digital Media
- ECEN 4610, Capstone Laboratory (for undergraduate students only)
- ECEN 4532, DSP Lab
- ECEN 4033 (special topics course) or ECEN 5543, Software Engineering of Standalone Programs
- ECEN 4633 or ECEN 5633, Hybrid Embedded Systems
Each course is worth three credit hours.
To earn the certificate, all courses must be taken for a letter grade and the minimum grade for each must be a B-.
For information on how this certificate fits into a graduate degree in electrical and computer engineering, contact our Graduate Advisor, Adam Sadoff.
To register for a graduate-level course through the Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering Department, contact Adam Sadoff, (303) 735-0490. Undergraduates should contact the Undergraduate Advisor, Valerie Matthews, in (303) 492-7671.
To register for a course through CAETE, check the CAETE webpage for schedule and application information.
Applying for the Certificate upon Completion of CoursesOnce all three courses have been completed successfully, please fill out the application form and return it by fax, email, or in person to Adam Sadoff. Certificates may take several weeks to issue. Application deadlines are as follows:
|Fall:||      December 31st|
|Spring:||      May 15th|
|Summer:||      August 15th|
The certificate will be sent to the address on the application form.
If you have taken one or more certificate courses and are interested in pursuing a graduate degree, find application information on the graduate study page.