Dec 04, 2020  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2019-2020 
    
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Internet of Things Certificate


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This certificate program aims to develop skills in and understanding of the development of new technologies that take advantage of the Internet of Things. Students will first work wireless device connectivity using radio transceivers, sensors, and microcontrollers. Students will then be introduced to internetworking protocols and the cloud, computer programming using these protocols, and wired networks of Raspberry-Pi computers. The last course will consist of the development of a final product in which all programming and hardware skills of previous courses will be applied. Cybersecurity aspects of the Internet of Things will also be covered in the last two courses as well as fog and edge computing.

Upon completion of the certificate program, the student may formally apply and enroll in the Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.) in Electrical Engineering program, and all courses completed toward the certificate will be applied towards the M.S.E. degree.

Graduate Director: Gustavo Verjarano
Doolan Hall, Room 108
310.338-5761

Program Educational Objectives


The Internet of Things Certificate program has established the following program educational objectives:

  1. to provide an opportunity for working professionals to expand and update their knowledge base to facilitate promotion and career advancement
  2. to provide a first step into an advanced degree program

Student Outcomes


The Internet of Things Certificate program has established the following student outcomes. Graduates of the program will be able to:

  1. describe the operation and architecture of wireless sensor networks and their limitations
  2. program and implement wireless sensor networks
  3. explain the architecture of computer networks and the Internet
  4. program and debug communication protocols for computer networks
  5. integrate wireless sensor networks, computer networks, and cloud services from the Internet to deploy IoT solutions
  6. identify cybersecurity threats to IoT solutions

Admission Requirements


  • B.S. degree or higher in any engineering discipline or consent of the program director
  • Basic programming (e.g., Matlab, C, C++, Java, Python)

Graduation Requirements


To obtain a certificate, students must complete the required courses with a 3.0 grade point average of better:

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