Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Cyber-Physical Systems Engineering (CPSE) is a new undergraduate engineering program offered at the Universities at Shady Grove by the University of Maryland, College Park, A. James Clark School of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The  bachelor's degree is a 2-year program designed for students who have completed all UMD lower-level General Education coursework prior to transferring into the program in the fall of their junior year, either from a public Maryland community college or as an internal transfer students from the University of Maryland, College Park. 

The unique curriculum provides rigorous training in hardware and software with specializations in networks, cybersecurity, and machine learning. Our students develop foundational knowledge in their junior year, including analog circuits, discrete mathematics, computer organization, networks, and microelectronics, and also C, Python, Java, and Verilog coding. Our senior-level coursework includes courses on firmware development, real-time operating systems, network security, hardware security, machine learning focused on embedded systems, and a year-long culminating capstone design project. 

The balance between theory and real-world, hands-on experience firmly grounds our students in solid engineering principles that prepare them to pursue exceptional careers in software and hardware development, data analytics, application development, cybersecurity analytics, and much more.