Cyber-Physical Systems Minor

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Cyber-Physical Systems Minor

With the fourth industrial revolution upon us, physical systems are being designed to have a cyber component, that enables remote access, monitoring and control. In these systems, ubiquitous sensing, and advanced data management capability are taking us from automation to autonomy via a deep interconnection between the cyber and physical entities. Cyber-physical systems (CPS) are becoming abundant in many application sectors including manufacturing, energy, health care, transportation and agriculture. Safety-, time- and life-critical  systems are relying on CPS concepts to become more efficient, robust, resilient, flexible and scalable. As CPS applications become more pervasive, the engineering education system needs to produce a next generation CPS workforce who can design, produce, and maintain these systems.

With this motivation and encouraged by the demand from the industry stakeholders of ISU College of Engineering, this CPS minor will focus on sensing, advanced information processing (data analytics and machine learning), and controls aspects of Cyber-Physical Systems. Specific CPS application sectors such as energy/power systems, manufacturing, biomedical devices, autonomous systems, transportation, and agriculture will be in focus.

The minor requires 15 credits, including at least 6 credits in courses numbered 3000 or above taken at Iowa State University. The minor must include 9 credits that are not used to meet any other department, college, or university requirement.

Required courses:
ME 2800XDesign and Analysis of Cyber-Physical Systems3
CPRE 2870XCyber-Physical System Fundamentals3
AERE 3640XCyber-Physical Systems Application3
Elective courses:6
Engineering Measurements
Automatic Controls
Mechanical Considerations in Robotics
System Dynamics and Control
Machine Vision
Modeling and Simulation
Signals and Systems II
Electronic Systems Design
Machine learning: A Signal Processing Perspective
Control System Simulation
CPRE 2300Cyber Security Fundamentals3
Embedded Systems II: Mobile Platforms
Introduction to Software Systems for Big Data Analytics
Software Tools for Large Scale Data Analysis
Software Analysis and Verification for Safety and Security
Real Time Systems
Embedded Systems Design
Physical Modeling and Control of Dynamic Systems
Instrumentation for Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Electronic Systems Integration for Agricultural Machinery
Stochastic Modeling, Analysis and Simulation
Industrial Automation
Big Data Analytics and Optimization
Applied Formal Methods
Spacecraft Dynamics and Control
Introduction to Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (MDO)
Spacecraft Systems
Structural Health Monitoring
Traffic Engineering
Transportation Data Analysis
Total Credits18