Smart Cities Data and Infrastructure certificate program

The Smart Cities certificate introduces learners to the concept, reality, and technologies of smart cities – using examples from around the globe. Key course topics include detailing requirements that smart cities aim to achieve, underlying technologies that constitute smart cities' development – the internet of things (IoT) devices, data management. Students learn the importance of utilizing data in a decision-making and its effect on the participants - government, business, and consumers. Students also learn about privacy and regulatory needs in smart cities.

Format: completely online, 6-week courses
Starts: Monday, October 12, 2020
Engagement:  topical discussions on foundational course content, and current articles and media
Commitment:  approximately 5-10h per week; 30-60 hours total for the program
Assessments and certification: successful completion of weekly assignments earns a Certificate of completion from the College of Engineering at WSU (Wayne State University)
Cost

  • WSU enrolled students:  $250/course
  • WSU Alums:  $600/course
  • Others:  $1,200/course

Technology requirement: Any laptop or smartphone with internet access

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Course Materials

Course materials will be available electronically at the start of the course.

Grading

INDIVIDUAL ASSESSMENTS: Individual assessments are not timed and are multiple-choice questions.

ENGAGEMENT: You must make at least 2 posts, per week. Your posts/comments can either be on the Course Feed or Course Help sections. For example, you can make 1 newsfeed and 1 discussion comment, 2 newsfeed comments or 2 discussion comments each week and receive full credit.

Course Schedule by Week

Week Topics Engagement Individual Assessments
1

Introduction: How City Life is Being Transformed by Technology

Engagement-1

Individual Assessment-1

2

Data in Smart Cities: Generation, Collection & Data Management, Sharing & Ownership

Engagement-2

Individual Assessment-2

3

Transportation in Smart Cities: Shared Use Mobility, Vehicular Social Networks, Smart Traffic Systems

Engagement-3

Individual Assessment-3

4

The Environment and Smart Cities - Infrastructure Needs and Designs

Engagement-4

Individual Assessment-4

5

The Economics of Smart Cities- How "Smart" Changes Capital Investments, Quality of Life, and Sustainability

Engagement-5

Individual Assessment-5

6

Smart Cities and Infrastructure

Engagement-6

Individual Assessment-6