About this Specialization

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Three people died after the crash landing of an Asiana Airlines aircraft from Seoul, Korea, at San Fransisco International Airport (SFO) on July 6, 2013. The American National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) established that the crash most probably was caused by the flight crew's (in)actions. Three teenage girls lost their lives; two in the airplane and another was accidentally run over by a firetruck. The human factor is often cause for accidents. NTSB and others report that more than 50 percent of plane crashes is caused by pilot error (and for road accidents it is even 90 perc.) Correctly designed safety and security critical systems can prevent these errors. After following this course successfully, you are able to develop secure embedded systems that are at the core of these safety and security critical systems. You are even challenged to program your own landing guiding system in our capstone project. If you are interested in building secure embedded systems for the benefit of humanity, this specialization is for you! EIT Digital has chosen 3 MOOC topics of industrial interest, namely: 1) Embedded design and hardware, 2) Security in embedded connectivity and 3) Real-Time systems. These MOOCs show what it takes to program Internet-of-Things systems. We focus on tools used in the modern IoT industry, and we push for a practical learn-by-programming approach in which you are exposed to the actual development in an early stage. We hope to see you soon!
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Intermediate Level

Approx. 5 months to complete

Suggested 4 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English
Learner Career Outcomes
60%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
25%
Got a pay increase or promotion.

Shareable Certificate

Earn a Certificate upon completion

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Intermediate Level

Approx. 5 months to complete

Suggested 4 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Embedded Hardware and Operating Systems

4.2
stars
426 ratings
94 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Web Connectivity and Security in Embedded Systems

4.5
stars
127 ratings
16 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Development of Real-Time Systems

4.6
stars
399 ratings
87 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Capstone: Autonomous Runway Detection for IoT

4.7
stars
59 ratings
6 reviews

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  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • Between 6 and 10 weeks

  • Basic C programming, Basic computer architecture, Basic network knowledge, Basic software development

  • No, but the project should be completed last

  • You need to consult with your university

  • Develop IoT systems in practice

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