ECE Focus Area: Internet of Things (Computer)















The Internet of Things (IoT) describes the evolution and integration of the Internet to intelligent devices, sensors, actuators, controllers, and other types of Internet-enabled components. IoT-based applications have started to enable seminal advancements in a wide range of areas, including health and lifestyle; transportation; smart cities; environment; energy; agriculture; and industry. These complex IoT applications are comprised of a variety of sensors, wired/wireless communication technologies, data collection and storage techniques, data analytics and machine learning, decision making, security, and more. IoT applications are also increasingly concerned with issues regarding privacy and ethics. The umbrella of IoT technologies is rapidly growing and is becoming relevant to a wide variety of industries. Students pursing this Focus Area will gain an understanding of the many components that comprise an IoT system and how they might be integrated to benefit almost any organization.

Students interested in this FA are encouraged to consider the course suggestions listed below when completing their Plan of Study Form.

EE Computer Interest Requirement Suggested Options
Interest Computer Interest
Depth Elective
(Select One)
ECE:5550 Internet of Things
Breadth Elective
(Select One)
ECE:3540 Communication Networks
ECE:3330 Software Design
ECE:3350 Computer Architecture and Organization
ECE:3410 Electronic Circuits
5000-Level ECE Elective
(Select Two)
ECE:5450 Machine Learning
ECE:5530 Wireless Sensor Networks
ECE:5500 Communication Theory
ECE:5995 Contemporary Topics in ECE
ECE:5520 Information and Coding Theory
ECE:5820 Software Languages and Tools (Same as CS:5820)
ECE:5460 Digital Signal Processing (Same as IGPI:5460)
Technical Elective
(Select Three)
All breadth, depth, and 5000-level ECE electives listed above and
CS:2230 Computer Science II: Data Structures (Required)
ECE:4480 Knowledge Discovery
ISE:5650 Mechatronics Engnr Smart Device Design 
ME:4145 Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) 
STAT:4580 Data Visualization and Data Technologies
CS:5430 Machine Learning
CS:4400 Database Systems
CS:4980 Topics in Computer Science II
CS:4640 Computer Security
Additional Electives
(Select one 3 s.h. & one ≥2 s.h.)
Any of the above OR course selected in consultation with advisor




















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