University of Connecticut University of UC Title Fallback Connecticut

A certificate program includes three graduate level courses and a capstone project for a total of 12 graduate credits.

Designed for practicing engineers who want to earn a master degree without work day interruptions. Students can earn the degree part time (often sponsored by an employer), or full time.


 

MISSION

 

To train the engineer of the next decade: the one who is not constrained by disciplines, bridges the gap between theory and application in the field of systems engineering and can transform and disrupt industrial engineering practices. The UTC-IASE program of UConn aims to produce these “2020 engineers” at a substantial capacity by adoption of a bold, scalable, interdisciplinary, and modular approach to graduate STEM education that focuses on the application of theory, modern computational methods, state-of-the-art software tools on complex industrial systems.

 


 

WHY SYSTEMS ENGINEERING?

 

The convergence of computation, communications and control enable cyber-physical systems (CPS) to have learning and predictive capabilities capable of adapting to changing situations. Motivated by the increasing complexity of advanced products and the digital revolution, the UTC-IASE trains engineers in urgently needed CPS-related disciplines that are pivotal to innovation and product enhancement in the globally competitive economy. With its industrial base and focus and excellent faculty, the Institute is positioned to advance the science base of CPS and to accelerate its technological translation into sustained industrial growth.

 


 

CYBER-PHYSICAL SYSTEMS FOCUS

 

A recent report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine emphasizes that the future cyber-physical systems (CPS) workforce is likely to include a combination of engineers trained in foundational fields (such as electrical and computing engineering, mechanical engineering, systems engineering, and computer science); engineers trained in specific applied engineering fields (such as aerospace and civil engineering); and CPS engineers, who focus on the knowledge and skills spanning cyber technology and physical systems that operate in the physical world. The future CPS workforce needs to understand the principles that define the integration of physical and cyber aspects in areas such as communication and networking, real-time operation, distributed and embedded systems, physical properties of hardware and the environment, and human interaction. The Academic Program of the UTC-IASE addresses this need with training programs that cut across the areas of systems engineering, modeling, control, communications and networking.