for Smarter Decision Making
The world looks toward a future led by IoT. Help integrate groundbreaking technology into everyday life in the IoT degree program at Kettering University.
Becoming a Connected Technology Leader Starts with a Kettering IoT Program
Smart cities. Smart buildings. Smart watches. Smartphones. None of these innovations would be possible without the Internet of Things (IoT).
What is IoT used to accomplish? When smart devices communicate over the internet, they can do everything from monitor and report on traffic patterns to provide data that reduces production time on a manufacturing line.
Today, 14.4+ billion devices connect to the internet across the globe. That number is expected to increase to 27 billion by 2025.
This ever-expanding field creates new career options for skilled engineers and technology professionals. If you’re interested in the future of technology, then a Kettering IoT program is a great place to begin.
What Is IoT?
An Answer to the Common Question: “What Is IoT?”
The Internet of Things is a collective network of smart devices that connect to the internet — and to each other. This connection enables them to capture and share data, be controlled from any location and automate tasks.
Consider a smart refrigerator, for example. It uses a combination of sensors, cameras and artificial intelligence to detect the types of items stored inside and track their usage levels and expiration dates.
Through the internet, the appliance connects to your smartphone — no matter where you are — to share these updates and notify you when filters need to be changed, the temperature gets too warm or something blocks air circulation.
As innovations like augmented reality and artificial intelligence integrate with IoT, smart devices will be able to do even more in the future, such as learn from past decisions.
Why Consider an IoT Program?
Improve Automation in Any Industry
Play a vital role in guiding the Internet of Things industry. The Internet of Things impacts every type of industry, from automotive and agriculture to law enforcement and health care. With this level of ubiquity, an IoT degree program prepares you to apply innovative technology in almost any type of organization.
Help Inform the Future
IoT technology is only as good as the people building it. Savvy engineering pros create the applications that allow smart devices to function, develop strategies around Internet of Things platforms, identify new problems that can be solved through IoT and help businesses integrate technology for better decision making. IOT degree programs help shape how the IoT industry looks now — and in the future.
Become a Trusted IoT Expert
As new technology advances, the world need experts to trust. You’ll be in demand as soon as you graduate. Become an advisor who helps realize the benefits IoT can bring instead of wondering, “What is IoT?” As connected communities, smart buildings and automated homes become the norm, the world will need more engineering professionals to help people understand how to securely apply IoT.
Careers in the Internet of Things Industry
By 2025, according to Statista, the Internet of Things industry will be worth nearly $1.6 trillion. An industry growing this fast — and making this much of an impact — offers engineering professionals brand new opportunities. Many IoT jobs await trained experts from Kettering.
Check out some of today’s top IoT job titles.
IoT Solutions Engineer
Different organizations face different challenges they need to address with IoT. As an IoT solutions engineer, you’ll work closely with consumers and businesses and take a hands-on approach to design an IoT solution that solves their problems — whether they want to conserve more energy or monitor patient health conditions from home.
Lead the development of an organization’s IoT strategy and help define and create unique end-to-end IoT solutions. You’ll play an instrumental role in developing the final architecture — everything from data collection processes to hardware and software — and standardize processes as the organization continues to deploy IoT solutions.
Industrial and electrical engineers design IoT hardware — one of the most important components of Internet of Things — and how users interact with it. Create dashboards and other interfaces to analyze the data collected from IoT systems and add levels of control to smart devices.
Connect with IoT Programs at Kettering
Undergraduate IoT Program Options
At Kettering, you’ll discover a wide variety of degree paths that lead to a career in IoT. Browse our undergraduate engineering degrees and programs.
Graduate IoT Program Options
Kettering University offers specialized engineering degrees at the graduate level that can help you build a future in IoT.
Experience IoT at a New Level
Learn in Our IoT Lab
Kettering’s Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) Laboratory is where you’ll conduct world-class research. See first-hand how IoT devices support automation and smarter decision making in every industry to make life healthier, smarter and better.
Finish Two Programs at Once
Our combined engineering programs let you work toward your bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the same time so you can graduate from an IoT program faster — with less student debt — and start applying your skills where they’re needed most.
Work Experience + IoT Degree Program
Graduate with Internet of Things industry work experience employers are looking for. Our co-op education learning model lets undergraduates earn an engineering degree while alternating between the classroom and full-time employment. Paid, real-world experience lets you apply what you learn while you earn your engineering degree in an IOT program.
Emerging Technology & Internet of Things News
Making Driving Safer
Kettering University Computer Science Associate Professor Dr. Yunsheng Wang is trying to make it safer to drive.
Wang is part of a team that received a three-year, $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation for Cyber-Physical Systems collaborative research. Using the grant, Wang and three professors from Rowan University, Temple University and Stony Brook University hope to make advanced safety technology more accessible to reduce crashes.
Alum Uses Skills Learned at Kettering to Enhance Vehicle Cybersecurity
Kristine Pankow (’16, EE/ME) wanted a job that allowed her to apply her technical skills to serve the needs of others. She found that job at General Motors. Pankow has worked as a cybersecurity engineer since 2017. As a cybersecurity penetration test engineer, she would hunt for automotive vulnerabilities, help develop security threats, and find practical mitigations or remediations for vehicle cyber issues.
Program the Pepperoni, Boot-up the Barista
Kettering grad Shawn Lange ('01, ME and EE) and his company, Lab2Fab are hastening the future of the food service industry with robotics, automation and artificial intelligence.
Your Tech Career Starts with an IoT Program at Kettering
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