Electrical and Computer Engineering

Cyber-Physical Systems

Cyber-Physical Systems
Integration of technologies to design, develop, and secure computing systems that interact with the real world, including sensors, actuators, communication protocols, user experience, and microcontrollers. Security analysis of Industrial Control Systems (ICS) and Internet of Things (IoT) systems.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, 2.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesInstructor's consent.
 ProgramsContaining IT&C 548
Course Outcomes: 

Cyber-Physical System Architectures

Understand and explain cyber-physical system component architectures including sensors, actuators, Internet of Things communication protocols, security, user experience, microservices, and cloud.

Industrial Control System Security

Understand and explain the role of industrial control systems (e.g., SCADA systems) in industry and identify unique cybersecurity risks associated with them.

Understand Interdisciplinary Nature of Cyber-Physical Systems

Explain how the fields of Information Technology, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Cybersecurity relate to cyber-physical systems.

Design and Build Cyber-Physical Systems

Design and build cyber-physical systems with heterogenous component technologies including sensors, actuators, interface electronics, web technologies, communication prototocols, cloud, and embedded computing components (e.g., microcontrollers).

Cyber-Physical System Security

Evaluate the security of cyber-physical systems according to industry recognized security frameworks and present findings and recommendations.