The Universities at Shady Grove (USG) is a partner campus of nine Maryland public universities on one campus in Montgomery County. Its partner universities provide highly sought academic programs and awards. USG’s advanced, innovative and pioneering partnership approach to higher education is designed to link students to the best career opportunities while producing a highly educated and skilled workforce. One of its partners is the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) which was recognized as one of the nation’s top-ranked public research institutions that offers countless connections to academic programs. It offers an exciting and new engineering program, the Bachelor of Science in Embedded Systems and Internet of Things (ESIOT) under the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. It is designed for learners who have completed a University of Maryland, College Park lower-level general education coursework before transferring into the program. The program provides thorough training in machine learning tools, digital logic design, software and hardware with a specialization in networks, and cybersecurity.
Learners will build special skills in hardware and software designs, and be well-versed with digital electronics, analog, and information systems. Throughout the program duration, learners will develop advanced knowledge in analog circuits, intermediate programming concepts and applications, computer organizations, networks, discrete mathematics, microelectronics, algorithms in Python, Java, C, and Verilog coding, as well as firmware development, machine learning focused on embedded systems, real-time operating systems, hardware and network security, web-based applications development, and project design. Graduates from this program will showcase expertise from their foundational and advanced courses, together with their hands-on and practical experience to achieve exceptional careers as engineers, developers, specialists, analysts, and managers in software and hardware development, cybersecurity analytics, application development, data analytics, cloud development, information technology, WiFi technology, IoT solution design, fault detection and classification, embedded systems design, and network security analytics.
The admission requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Embedded Systems and Internet of Things (ESIOT) at the Universities at Shady Grove by the University of Maryland, College Park are a minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA from all previous institutions, completion of MATH141 (Calculus II) with a minimum grade of B-, completion of PHYS161 (Physics I) with a minimum grade of B-, completion of either CHEM 135, CHEM 271 or CHEM134 with a minimum grade of C-, completion of all lower-level General Education requirements, at least 60 transferable credits to UMD, official transcripts, application essay, online application, a non-refundable application fee of $75, English language proficiency, financial certification, and a visa.
The program has a full-time duration equivalent to 2 years with 122 credits. Resident students are required to pay the tuition and mandatory fees amounting to $7,102.00 and $21,220.00 for Non-Resident Students. The university offers several financial benefits and scholarships to students who choose to complete their degree at the Universities at Shady Grove.