Safety and Security of Autonomous Cyber-Physical Systems—Graduate Certificate

Typical Schedule

Degree-Seeking Students

It is anticipated that degree-seeking students will take at a minimum one course each semester toward the certificate, since certificate credits can be counted toward a degree. It is expected that students will take additional courses each semester so that the certificate is completed within 3-4 semesters.

Non-degree Seeking Students

It is also anticipated that the majority of non-degree seeking students will be online students who will take one course each semester toward the certificate, hence it is expected that these students will complete the certificate in five semesters. The core and primary focus courses are offered on the following schedule. Elective courses are regularly taught on campus and will be placed online based on demand. Two elective courses must be completed in addition to the Core and Primary Focus courses.

Core (both required)

Fall

MEEM 5300 - Cybersecurity of Industrial Control Systems

General introduction to cybersecurity of industrial control systems and critical infrastructures. Topics include NIST and DHS publications, threat analysis, vulnerability analysis, red teaming, intrusion detection systems, industrial networks, industrial malware, and selected case studies.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: On Demand
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Eng-Eng Mechanics, Engineering Mechanics
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 4901(C) or Graduate Status >= 1

Spring

MEEM 5315 - Cyber Security of Automotive Systems I

Modern automotive control and communications systems from a cyber security perspective. Topics include: V2X communications, vehicle attack surfaces and vulnerabilities, in-vehicle networks, threat analysis and vulnerabilities, security mechanisms and architectures, security requirements analysis, hardware security modules, and standards.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Eng-Eng Mechanics, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 5300 or EE 5455

Primary Focus (one required)

Fall

EE 5365 - In-Vehicle Communication Networks

Course focuses on in-vehicle system domains and their requirements, and in-vehicle communication bus Controller Area Network (CAN) and its related physical layers standards. It also covers other buses such as LIN, FlexRay, MOST, Ethernet, as well as introduction to V2V and V21.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-0-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Summer
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Computer Science, Engineering Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering
  • Pre-Requisite(s): EE 3250 or EE 4250

MEEM 5811 - Automotive Systems

Automotive systems for light duty vehicles are examined from the perspectives of requirements, design, technical, and economic analysis for advanced mobility needs. This course links the content for the automotive systems graduate certificate in controls, powertrain, vehicle dynamics, connected and autonomous vehicles.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Mechanical Eng-Eng Mechanics, Automotive Systems & Controls, Engineering Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering

MEEM 6320 - Cyber Security of Automotive Systems II

This course covers advanced topics in cyber security of automotive systems. Topics covered include modeling and simulation of cyber attacks on vehicle subsystems, communications, security for V2X systems, vulnerabilities in cooperative vehicle infrastructures, threat analysis, and cyber security of SAE level 2, 3, and 4 autonomous driving systems.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Eng-Eng Mechanics, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 5310 or EE 5310

Spring

EE 5367 - Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Technology

Principles, technologies, standards and applications of connected and autonomous vehicles. Topics include vehicular mobility modeling, physical layer considerations, routing protocols, automotive cybersecurity, as well as autonomous vehicles sensors technologies, sensor data fusion techniques, and autonomous vehicles challenges.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-0-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Computer Science, Engineering Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering
  • Pre-Requisite(s): EE 5365 and EE 4272

MEEM 5750 - Model-Based Embedded Control System Design

This course introduces embedded control system design using model-based approach. Course topics include model-based embedded control system design, discrete-event control, sensors, actuators, electronic control unit, digital controller design, and communications protocols. Prior knowledge of hybrid electric vehicles are highly recommended.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-2)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following College(s): College of Engineering; Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Eng-Eng Mechanics, Engineering Mechanics
  • Pre-Requisite(s): (MEEM 4700 or MEEM 4775 or EE 4261 or EE 3261)

EE 5812 - Automotive Control Systems

Introduction to automotive control systems. Modeling and control methods are presented for: air-fuel ratio, transient fuel, spark timing, idle speed, transmission, cruise speed, anti-lock brakes, traction, active suspension systems, and hybrid electric vehicles, Advanced control methodologies are introduced for appropriate applications.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering
  • Pre-Requisite(s): EE 3261 or MEEM 4700 or MEEM 4775