A certificate program is being offered for students who wish to acquire specific knowledge and skills in the design and implementation of embedded systems. The program is designed for a wide range of students:

  • Current undergraduate students enrolled in BSEE, BSC&EE, or BSME program who wish to earn a Certificate in Embedded Systems along with their BS degree.
  • Working Engineers with a degree in EE, Comp Eng., or ME who wish to specialize in embedded systems.
  • Technologists with a working knowledge of analog electronics, digital electronics, and microprocessors.
Prerequisite Requirements  

Either an academic or a working knowledge of analog electronics, digital electronics, and microprocessors is required. Some familiarity with C++ is also required. If specific knowledge in any of these areas is missing, students who wish to receive the certificate must take one or more of the following prerequisite courses (or equivalents):

  • EEE 2123 Circuits and Electronics (covers analog and digital electronics)
  • EEE 3161 Introduction to EE Labs
  • EEE 2322 Microprocessors
  • MCS 1142 Intro to C Programming
Certificate Requirements  

The Certificate program requires 17 credit hours of coursework.  The following courses are required (11 hours)

  • EEE 3223 Advanced Digital Electronics
  • EEE 3221 Advanced Digital Electronics Lab
  • EEE 4243 Embedded Systems
  • EEE 4241 Embedded Systems Lab
  • EEE 4273 Real Time Systems
Elective courses must be selected from the following list of courses. (6 credit hours)  
  • EEE 4263 Computer Networking
  • EEE 4333 Automotive Electronics
  • EEE 4583 Instrumentation and Sensor Technology
  • EEE 5534 Digital Control Systems
  • EEE 5654 Digital Signal Processing
  • EEE 5444 Digital Communications

Transfer Credits

A maximum of 8 credit hours can be transferred from other institutions, providing the courses being transferred have not been sided to satisfy other degree requirements. Of the 8 credit hours, up to 6 are allowed for recitation courses, and up to 2 are allowed for lab courses.



For more information, contact Lawrence Tech’s Office of Admissions at 800.CALL.LTU or admissions@ltu.edu.

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