Graduate Certificate in Embedded Systems
Embedded systems are dedicated hardware/software controllers that support products such as televisions, appliances, medical devices, smart phones, and vehicles. Embedded systems deal with important and critical tasks we encounter everyday, even though they might not necessarily be visible to end users.
Writing software for embedded systems is more difficult than writing more general computer applications because the systems often have few resources, and often require real-time response. Also, software quality on embedded systems is extremely important because many of them are responsible for critical tasks in our everyday life. This certificate was created due to high demand in the job market for skills in embedded systems.
In response to COVID-19, the University of St. Thomas has made prudent decisions to act on the advice of state and medical professionals. For fall 2020, nearly all of our classes in our Graduate Programs in Software and Data Science which are normally delivered in an on-campus classroom format, will be delivered live online with faculty ready to pivot to have all of our classes online if need be. The classes are still being held during their normal time on weeknights and Saturdays.
We are happy to help you in every way possible on your journey to apply, register, and start classes for fall term. Each of our classes meet once a week or every other Saturday and fall term will begin the week of September 9th.
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To complete the Graduate Certificate in Embedded Systems, the student must complete four required SEIS graduate courses (12 graduate semester credits) with at a GPA of 2.7 or better.
NOTE: Students have the option to use the coursework from the Graduate Certificate in Embedded Systems to continue in the Master of Science degree.
- A bachelor's degree in any discipline from a regionally-accredited educational institution in the U.S. (or international equivalent).
- An overall grade-point-average (GPA) of at least 2.7. (Applicants with a GPA less than 2.7 will be considered for provisional admission with their professional experience factored into the decision.)