Graduate School

Safety and Security of Autonomous Cyber-Physical Systems—Certificate

The Safety and Security of Autonomous Cyber-Physical Systems certificate program is also available online.

Securing the devices of tomorrow

The Graduate Certificate in Safety and Security of Autonomous Cyber-Physical Systems provides knowledge of cyber-physical safety and security strategies arising from modern, advanced system control networks and interconnected system complexes. 

Students who complete this certificate will be able to demonstrate that they understand the cyber-safety and security issues for vehicles and interconnected systems, can apply that understanding to analyze and synthesize safe and secure cyber-physical systems, and effectively work at the intersection of cybersecurity and safety of autonomous systems.

What you need to know

Students accepted into this certificate program should have a working understanding of mobile system components, control systems design and modeling, and computer networking.

The certificate is available to degree-seeking students enrolled in the Graduate School at Michigan Technological University, as well as non-degree seeking students. This certificate requires a minimum total of 15 credits. Students enrolling in this certificate program must have an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or in a closely-related field that is primarily based on physical engineered systems.

Students completing this certificate will demonstrate competencies in the hierarchical design, control, and integration of technologies into cyber-physical components and systems including modern networked and autonomous mobile systems for land, air, and water.

This program complements the existing Graduate Certificate in Automotive Systems and Controls, while focusing on cyber-safety and security aspects and their impact on autonomous vehicles and other systems.

The Departments of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics and Electrical and Computer Engineering established an interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Safety and Security of Autonomous Cyber-Physical Systems.  Graduates of this certificate will have competencies including; threat analysis and vulnerability assessment, risk analysis for cyber-safety issues, systems engineering for safety and security, redundancy, fault-tolerance for modern mobility platforms, and the design and analysis of novel strategies for meeting emerging vehicle and other cyber-physical safety and security threats.