Embedded Systems and Internet of Things

The Embedded Systems and Internet of Things program at the Universities of Shady Grove

The Embedded Systems and Internet of Things (ESIOT) program based at the Universities at Shady Grove is an exciting new engineering program offered by the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. Watch the ESIOT introduction video to learn more!

ESIOT Introduction Video


About "Internet of Things" (IoT)
About "Internet of Things" (IoT)
In a few years, our human senses to "see, hear, touch, smell and taste" and our ability to rearrange our environment will be supplemented with sensors and actuators that collect information and communicate with one another. These devices will be rigidly managed by a control algorithm that will analyze voluminous data and perform appropriate actions to achieve a mission. At the foundation of an “Internet of Things” infrastructure are the microelectronic circuits that perform data acquisition, signal processing, and communications within the device. These are performed by integrated circuits and microcontrollers that are incorporated within the device, commonly referred to as "embedded systems."
Embedded Systems & IoT at Shady Grove
Embedded Systems & IoT at Shady Grove
With the rapid pace of growth in IoT products and applications, there is a pressing need in industry and government for engineers with special skills in hardware and software design who are well-versed with both analog and digital electronics and information systems. The new Bachelor of Science in Embedded Systems and Internet of Things (ESIOT), offered at the Universities at Shady Grove, addresses this demand. The program trains engineers who are cognizant of the latest trends in circuits and hardware-oriented software who are capable of an immediate contribution to the private and public sector institutions in which they will work.
Program Admissions

ESIOT Admissions Information

The Embedded Systems major is a two-year, cohort-based program with a pre-set class schedule starting in the fall semester.  To be eligible for admission into the program,  students must satisfactorily complete all lower-level general education requirements,  A. James Clark School of Engineering LEP admissions requirements, and ESIOT specific prerequisite coursework. 
Interested in learning more? Schedule a time to meet with your ESIOT Program Coordinator, Glenn Kasten-Sportes, to plan your pathway into the Embedded Systems and Internet of Things (ESIOT) engineering program. Book an appointment below today! 

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The Bachelor of Science in Embedded Systems and the Internet of Things (ESIOT)  provides students with a solid foundation in key emerging technologies of the Internet of Things (loT), the ability to integrate devices into complete loT systems, and an understanding of how loT fits within the wider context of information and communications technology, including data analytics and cloud computing. The unique program curriculum trains students in hardware and software design, with specializations in the areas of networks, cybersecurity, and machine learning, and offers a balanced method of course instruction between theory and real-world hands-on experience.

The major requires 122 credits for graduation, of which 60 are transferred into the program and 62 credits are completed within the two years (four semesters) at The Universities At Shady Grove. 

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