Embedded Systems Certificate

Embedded systems are special purpose computer systems commonly found in consumer electronic smart devices, industrial control systems and robots, and military applications, etc. Embedded systems, based on their particular applications, may also be known as: mobile computing, internet-of-things (IoT), system-on-chip (SoC), and cyber-physical system (CPS), etc. Recent developments also bring embedded systems to the medical devices such as portable MRI, robotic prostheses, and health monitors, etc. A common theme of the myriad of applications is the ever advancing embedded hardware and embedded software of the underlying embedded systems. The field of embedded systems involves the disciplines and knowledge of modern computer architecture, embedded system interface and programming, field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), and cyber security. This certificate program provides practicing engineers opportunity to update and renew themselves with the latest knowledge and skills in this ever evolving field.

Admission Requirements

A B.S. degree in computer engineering, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, computer science, or other related fields is required to earn the certificate. To apply to the certificate program, visit the URI Graduate School website for the application procedure.

Upon the completion of the program the students will be awarded with the certificate in embedded systems. Students who enroll in the certificate program before receiving their B.S. degrees will receive the certificate after they earn their B.S. degrees. The earned credits can be applied to the URI M.S. and Ph.D. programs wherever the specific program allows.

Certificate Requirements

A minimum of 12 credits to earn this certificate:

One required course:

ELE547: Embedded Computer Systems and Applications

Two to three from the following elective courses:

ELE438: Information and Network Security

ELE470: Mobile Computing

ELE/ISE500: Project Planning and Management for Systems Engineering

ELE543: Computer Networks

ELE545: Advanced Digital Circuits and Systems

ELE548: Computer Architecture

Program Director

Jien-Chung Lo, Professor 

Jien-Chung Lo

Department of Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering
University of Rhode Island

Phone: 401.874.2996

Email: jclce@uri.edu

Mailing Address:
51 Lower College Rd.
Pastore 127
Kingston, RI 02881

Office: Schneider 208022