Department of Engineering and Design, College of Science and Engineering
The Embedded Systems minor focuses on the parts of Electrical Engineering that embed computing capability into electronic systems through the application of digital systems and embedded microcontroller hardware and software.
It starts with fundamental electrical circuits and then advances to digital systems and embedded microcontrollers. Hardware includes modern microcontroller cores, memories, and IO resources, and FPGA’s. Software includes VHDL/Verilog, Assembly and C programming, and real-time multitasking including the application of an RTOS.
Why Consider an Embedded Systems Minor?
The embedded systems minor is primarily intended to complement computer science or engineering curriculum for students interested in the low-level hardware and software implementation of these systems.
Electrical Engineering Program Director
Engineering Technology 206
How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):
Minor Admissions: Admission to the Embedded Systems minor is a two-phase process. Students must complete the courses listed below in order to apply to the minor. Admission to minor status is determined by academic performance in these course and other factors. Admission to the minor is competitive. Neither completion of the prerequisites nor attainment of any specific GPA guarantees admission. The Embedded Systems minor is not available to Electrical Engineering majors.
Minor Prerequisite courses: MATH 124, MATH 125, PHYS 161, PHYS 162, and CSCI 140 or CSCI 141. Students must obtain at least a C- in the above courses and an overall GPA in them of 2.0 or higher to be considered. AP scores are converted to GPA as follows: 5 = A; 4 = B; 3 = C. Decisions are based primarily on cumulative GPA in the prerequisite courses, but successful completion of other required Minor courses, GPA in a Major, and overall GPA are also considerations.
Minor Application: Applications are due by noon on the first Friday of February. Only complete, on-time applications will be considered. Applicants will be notified by the end of the following week. Students who are accepted must register for Spring quarter EE 111 before the end of Phase II registration. Students who do not register by the end of Phase II registration may lose their minor status.
A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.