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Create the Next Generation of Smart Devices

Learn how to analyze a market opportunity, design and build a working prototype, and propose a business model for connected devices and systems that address challenges in global health, manufacturing, conservation, education, and more.

MSTI Connected Devices Track graduates will work with leading companies and organizations on projects with real-world impact to learn and apply skills including:

  • Using data from sensors with computer vision and machine learning
  • Data management, signal processing, and data display
  • AR/VR development
  • Physical prototyping and hardware iteration
  • User research, user testing, UI/UX, and rapid prototyping
  • Integration between edge devices, cloud computing, and data warehousing.


Connected Devices Track: Develop Smart/IoT Devices for Professional or Consumer Uses

The Connected Devices track prepares graduates to analyze a market for potential business needs, identify the problem space, design and build a series of working prototypes, and propose a business model with go-to-market strategies. Students will learn about data management, signal processing, sensors, to develop the hardware and software fueling the growth of the Internet of Things.

The MSTI Connected Devices track prepares students for roles in rapidly growing fields including:

  • Technical Project Management (TPM)
  • Software development with expertise in AI, machine learning, and cloud computing
  • User experience and human/computer interaction
  • Product design and product development

The MSTI program teaches higher-level design thinking and technology development skills such as:

  • User-centered design
  • Programming for digital and physical user interfaces
  • Developing sensors and circuits
  • Finance and accounting for entrepreneurs
  • Effective hardware/software development
  • Corporate and IP law

Learn more about the MSTI degree

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Take an Inside Look

Check out how MSTI students developed an augmented reality training program for orthopedic residents using the Microsoft HoloLens2. Read the blog.

Quick Facts

18-Month Intensive Program
95% Placement rate for graduates within 6 months of graduation
Cohort Program with Team-based Projects
The global smart home devices market accounted for USD 68.8 Billion in 2020 and is expected to reach 156.6 Billion by 2028.

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