Embedded Systems and Internet of Things

Program Admissions

The Embedded Systems and Internet of Things (ESIOT) program at the Universities At Shady Grove is a Fall admission-only program. Students who have satisfactorily completed the A. James Clark School of Engineering LEP Admissions Requirements, in addition to the ESIOT program requirements, will be eligible for direct admission into the program. 

For questions about the admissions process or the program requirements, or to schedule a pre-transfer advising appointment, book an appointment or contact the ESIOT Program Coordinator, Ms. Glenn Kasten-Sportes, at es-sg@umd.edu.  


Clark School Admissions Criteria

All students applying to the Embedded System program must first meet the Clark School of Engineering's Limited Enrollment Program requirements:  
Engineering LEP Requirements
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA (from all previous institutions) 
  • Completion of MATH141 (Calculus II) with a minimum grade of a 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-.
Students must adhere to all LEP Admissions policies outlined in the University's LEP Website.
*Students who take an equivalent to CHEM134 must also have completed an equivalent to CHEM131 with a minimum grade of C-.

Additional Admissions Requirements

In addition to the LEP admissions criteria, students applying to the Embedded Systems and Internet of Things major must meet the following requirements:
  • Completion of the following major courses with a minimum grade of a C-
    • ENES100: Intro to Engineering Design
    • PHYS260/261: Physics II 
    • An introductory programming course (see curriculum page for details)
    • One of the following math courses:
      • MATH246: Differential Equations
      • MATH241: Calculus III
      • MATH240: Linear Algebra 
  • Completion of all lower-level General Education requirements (usually satisfied by earning an associate's degree from a community college within the State of Maryland). 
  • At least 60 transferable credits to UMD

For a list of which UMD course prefixes and numbers compare with some Maryland community colleges, view the Prerequisite Equivalencies Chart.

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