The professional master’s program in embedded systems engineering (ESE) provides comprehensive coverage of essential embedded technologies, current tools and trends. It is structured to provide students with a broad, versatile skillset and coupled with industry input for continuous curriculum updates.
Through flexible core course options and electives, students enrolled in the ESE program may pursue a 9-credit hour certificate or a 30-credit hour degree. Many courses offer distance learning options. Please refer to our course schedule for more information.
Currently, CU Boulder leadership is determining many parameters for fall 2020 semester operation. Based on our chancellor’s recent updates on the Road Map to Fall 2020, we expect a highly flexible academic model that provides options for faculty to deliver courses in a variety of modalities, and a COVID-19-ready campus experience. As more details unfold in June/July, ESE course adjustments will be made as needed and posted here.
Meanwhile, our ESE program is moving forward this fall with a new ESE-Global Live extension to accommodate new international students facing challenges brought on by the global pandemic. Our ESE-Global Live pilot will be offered for several ESE courses (see “ESE-GL” notations on the ESE course listing page), and will allow remote students outside the U.S. to directly engage select ESE courses interactively with faculty, TAs and other students, receiving the same quality, rigorous course content and learning objectives. Longer term, based on the outcome of the pilot, we may consider further expansion to more ESE courses and a broader student population.
The ESE courses lead to a Professional Master of Science degree or a Master of Engineering degree through successful completion of 30 credit hours under the rules of the corresponding degree.
ESE program requirements:
The ESE program offers an abundance of courses relative to the program requirements. These courses are also offered frequently, providing great flexibility for degree planning.
A Professional Certificate in ESE requires successful completion of 9 credit hours (with no lower than a B- in any of these three courses):
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