As the world gets "smarter" and more connected, Wayne State is demonstrating a commitment to innovation in connectivity and influence in transforming how people interact with and manipulate the physical world. This certificate program is the first of its kind in Michigan, focusing on mechanisms known as CPS, which are designed as a seamless network of physical components (also known as the Internet of Things) and computational algorithms instead of as standalone devices.

Research from College of Engineering faculty and input from industry partners provide a framework for the program that provides project-based training using CPS principles and techniques to solve real-world challenges for a wide range of domains.