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Graduate Certificate in Internet of Things

Earn your Graduate Certificate in Internet of Things

As countless devices such as the smartwatch, home thermostat, or refrigerator are getting connected to the Internet, the Internet of Things (IoT) has become a highly talked about technology trend. These smart devices can collect, transmit data and adapt behavior based on usage—and they continue getting more advanced. The Graduate Certificate in Internet of Things provides an understanding of IoT technologies, architectures, standards, and regulations to build a roadmap that will develop and implement IoT applications and solutions.

Students have the option to use the coursework from their graduate certificate to continue in a Master of Science degree program offered by Graduate Programs in Software.

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How to earn a graduate certificate

Graduate Certificate in Internet of Things Requirements

To complete the Graduate Certificate in Internet of Things, you must complete five courses to include the following four required courses and one elective course (15 graduate semester credits) with at a GPA of 2.7 or better:

Four Required Courses:

  • SEIS 615 DevOps and Cloud Infrastructure
  • SEIS 632 Data Analytics and Visualization
  • SEIS 663 Information Technology Security and Networking
  • SEIS 744 Internet of Things

One Elective Course

Choose one elective from the following:

  • ETLS 675 Digital Signal Processing I
  • ETLS 676 Real Time DSP
  • ETLS 751 Electromagnetic Fields and Waves
  • SEIS 741 Embedded Microprocessor Design

Graduate Programs in Software (SEIS) course catalog

Graduate Programs in Engineering (ETLS) course catalog

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Convenient Schedule

Classes are offered weeknights from 5:45 – 9:00 p.m., Monday – Friday and/or alternating Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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Attend an online information session to learn program details and have your $50 application fee* waived. Our programs serve working professionals with busy lives. Set your own pace and start fall, spring or summer. Classes are offered evenings and weekends. We look forward to meeting you.

* All St. Thomas alumni, St. Thomas returning graduate students, St. Thomas employees and all U.S. active and retired military personnel and veterans are eligible for a full $50 application fee waiver ​regardless of attending an information session.
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All full-time tenured faculty hold Ph.D. degrees and offer extensive industry experience. Adjunct faculty are selected based on professional experience and educational credentials.

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Julie Denning

Ms. Denning's background spans technology, including 10 years as a software developer and 3 years on the infrastructure side before moving into cybersecurity in 2010. Julie's experience has built a solid foundation for understanding technical security risk throughout an organization, as well as the ability to partner with the business to prioritize security.

Dr. Ron Chiang

Dr. Ron Chiang

Dr. Ron Chiang’s research interests include distributed systems, cloud computing, and high-performance computer architectures. He is especially interested in task and resource management algorithms and the design of advanced virtualization systems.

Dr. Ron Chiang
Dr. Manjeet Rege

Dr. Manjeet Rege

Dr. Manjeet Rege is an Associate Professor of Graduate Programs in Software and Data Science and Director for the Center for Applied Artificial Intelligence. He is also the co-host of the "All Things Data" podcast, interviewing data scientists, technologists, business experts and futurists which averages over 60,000 listeners.

Dr. Manjeet Rege