Smart Cities and Connected Communities Focus Area

This focus area will train students to recognize and assess information management requirements and dependencies to understand, direct, and manage the interoperability of core information management processes and tools supporting the operations and analytics to improve the provision of citizen services by municipal, county, and state governments. Students will be trained to apply concepts and models of e-government to help interpret information policies and government directives, develop information management architecture for system interoperability, use location intelligence methods and tools dimensional data models, emerging smart city technologies and applications, streaming data from the Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and devices to support coordination and innovation among municipal government groups to address challenges and opportunities to improve decision outcomes.

Careers

Graduates are poised for careers as:

  • Smart cities analysts
  • Smart cities engineers
  • Data scientists
  • Application developers
  • City experience engineers
  • Geospatial analysts
  • Urban informatics analysts
  • IoT analysts
Courses

Note: Courses are listed in their estimated semester of being offered.
Current students should speak with their academic advisor and refer to the MIM handbook or MIM Student Portal on ELMS for suggested academic plans.

For students entering MIM without programming experience:

Fall:

  • INST-630: Introduction to Programming for the Information Professional
    • Prerequisites: N/A
  • INST-752: Location Intelligence
    • Prerequisites: INFM-600, INFM-603, INST-630, INST-733 or instructor permission
    • Advanced Technology Elective
  • INST-754: Data Preparation & Integration for Analytics
    • INFM-600, INFM-603, INST-630, INST-733 or instructor permission

Spring:

  • INST-612: Information Policy
    • Prerequisites : N/A
  • INST-630: Introduction to Programming for the Information Professional
    • Prerequisites: N/A
  • INST-733: Database Design
    • Prerequisites: INFM-603
    • Advanced Technology Elective
  • INST-755: eGovernment for Smart Cities
    • Prerequisites: N/A

For students entering MIM with programming experience:

Fall:

  • INST-627: Data Analytics for Information Professionals
    • Prerequisites: N/A
  • INST-737: Introduction to Datacience
    • Prerequisites: INFM-603, INST-627
    • Advanced Technology Elective
  • INST-752: Location Intelligence
    • Prerequisites: INFM-600, INFM-603, INST-630, INST-733 or instructor permission
    • Advanced Technology Elective
  • INST-754: Data Preparation & Integration for Analytics
    • INFM-600, INFM-603, INST-630, INST-733 or instructor permission

Spring:

  • INST-733: Database Design
    • Prerequisites: INFM-603
    • Advanced Technology Elective
  • INST-751: IoT and Streaming Analytics
    • Prerequisites: INST-737
    • Advanced Technology Elective
  • INST-755: eGovernment for Smart Cities
    • Prerequisites: N/A
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