Cyber-Physical Systems Engineering

The Cyber-Physical Systems Engineering (CPSE) program at the Universities of Shady Grove

​The Cyber-Physical Systems Engineering (CPSE) 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.

CPSE Introduction Video (Formerly Referred to as ESIOT in 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 Cyber-Physical Systems Engineering (CPSE), offered at the Universities at Shady Grove, addresses this demand. The program trains engineers who are informed of the latest trends in circuits and hardware-oriented software who apply this knowledge to real-world problems to develop innovative solutions.
Program Admissions

CPSE Admissions Information

The Cyber-Physical Systems Engineering (CPSE) 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 CPSE prerequisite coursework. 

Watch the CPSE Introduction Video on the left to learn more, and book a meeting with the CPSE Program Coordinator to plan your pathway into the Cyber-Physical Systems Engineering (CPSE) program! NOTE: CPSE is referred to as "ESIOT" (The program's former name) in this video.

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The Bachelor of Science in Cyber-Physical Systems Engineering (CPSE) 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 mixed course instruction of theories 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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