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The Embedded Systems Engineering Professional Certificate provides technical professionals with the skills to design embedded systems. With increasing levels of hardware integration, faster processing capability and decreasing cost of embedded processors, new and more innovative applications are appearing regularly.

The core curriculum of the Embedded Systems Engineering program covers embedded systems hardware design, fundamental Embedded C controller programming, embedded controller programming for real-time systems, and embedded real-time operating system (RTOS). The hands-on courses combine lectures and discussions based upon student's assignments and class projects. The program electives are designed to complement the core course of study with subjects most appropriate to the individuals personal job requirements and career advancement.

Taught by working professional Embedded Systems Engineers who bring practical real-word applications and experience to this program.

Program Benefits
  • Program can be completed entirely online
  • Online courses provide flexibility for busy schedules
  • Curriculum taught in accordance with industry standards
  • Practicing instructors who bring industry relevance to students
  • New curriculum featuring current case studies
Demand and Job Prospects
  • According to Burning Glass Technologies, job postings for Software Development Engineers with embedded engineering skills have averaged 14,477  job postings between 2016 - 2018
  • Top companies hiring individuals with Embedded skills in the past year nationwide include Amazon, Harris Corp., Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Google, Cisco, BAE Systems, General Electric, Boeing, United Technologies and Qualcomm (source: Burning Glass Technologies)
  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median wages for Software Developers/Engineers is $106,710.00 per year nation wide and $126,470.00 in California
At a Glance
  • Number of courses: Six courses (four required and two electives)
  • Total units: 18
  • Estimated Cost: $4,770.00 (excludes textbooks/materials)
  • Time to complete: Flexible; most students complete the program in 18 months
  • Delivery: All courses offered online, except for FPGA II and Embedded Systems for Robotics which are offered in-class only
Transferring Credits

university of Wisconsin

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The San Diego Regional EDC's Advancing San Diego program is designed to address talent shortages in STEM positions. Students of our program will be eligible for fully-funded internships at San Diego small companies. Learn more about the program by visiting AdvancingSD.com.

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For more information about this program, please email unexengr@ucsd.edu.

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