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Electrical Engineering Certificates

The Electrical Engineering graduate program at Loyola Marymount University offers two certificate programs, each with a duration of 3 semesters. The time commitment is one course per semester for a total of three courses. For the convenience of working professionals, classes are scheduled on weekday evenings.

Upon completion of one or more certificates, students may formally apply to and enroll in the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering program, and all courses completed toward the certificate will be applied towards that MS degree.

Certificate Program Offerings

  • Machine Learning Certificate

    This program aims at developing skills and understanding for the development of new technologies that take advantage of Machine Learning. Students will first be introduced to the foundational mathematics of Machine Learning and the programming languages for the implementation of these mathematical concepts. Students will then further advance their understanding and programming skills for supervised machine learning. The last course will cover deep learning and the development of a final product in which all programming skills of previous courses will be applied.

    Admission Requirements

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

    Completion Requirements

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

  • Internet of Things Certificate

    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.

    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)

    Completion Requirements

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

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