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    Embedded hardware engineering certificate

    Hi,
    I found the following two certificates via distance learning, so I was wondering if anybody has any specific feedback on the programme, their experience or perhaps they know someone who went.

    Embedded Computer Engineering Certificate - UC San Diego Extension

    Embedded Systems Engineering

    Thank you!

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    I work with a facet of embedded systems.

    UC San Diego's program slightly heaver on the programming , while UCI seems spread nearly evenly.

    I think embedded systems live I die by both, and it is hard to separate one from the other. Looking at the courses, in my opinion UCI would give you a better background for embedded hardware engineering , but definitely for embedded systems engineering .

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhp View Post
    I work with a facet of embedded systems.

    UC San Diego's program slightly heaver on the programming , while UCI seems spread nearly evenly.

    I think embedded systems live I die by both, and it is hard to separate one from the other. Looking at the courses, in my opinion UCI would give you a better background for embedded hardware engineering, but definitely for embedded systems engineering.
    jhp, thank you for your feedback.
    Just to give a bit of background:
    I'm a back-end developer working on enterprise systems (web services, .NET, Oracle, C#). I have a BSc in Transport Engineering and am currently finishing up an MSc in Software Engineering .
    I'm developing an interest in low-level embedded software development but I wouldn't consider myself qualified if I didn't have at least some understand of the hardware.
    My background in electrical and digital topics is rather basic (basic of electricity, basics of digital logic) + I had one course on computer architecture.

    Both certificates seem to have a decent software development component, but I somehow prefer UCSD a bit more because it offers a wider choice in the hardware aspect + it has a dedicated driver development course.

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