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Exclusive Summer Pre College Advanced Engineering and IOT Program for High Schoolers on UC Berkeley Campus

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Dive into Smart Tech: Unlock the world of Internet of Things (IoT) – the cutting-edge field making everyday objects smarter!

  • Connect & Innovate: Merge people, processes, data, and things in ways that revolutionize how we live.
  • Hands-On IoT Projects: From smart home devices to connected cars, engage with the gadgets shaping our future.
  • **Explore IoT Applications: **Discover how IoT transforms product development and daily operations.
  • **Master IoT Skills: **Learn about sensors, wireless communications, scripting, and security in practical sessions.
  • **Real-World Engineering: **Go beyond the basics and build IoT projects that solve actual challenges.

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The University of California, Berkeley, is ranked as one of the top public universities in the world!

  • Its faculty has garnered over 70 Nobel Prizes and 14 Pulitzers.

  • Its excellence in academics, alongside its abundant recreation opportunities and prized location in the San Francisco Bay Area, affords the ideal program experience for students.

What's Included

Full Board - Residential Students:

  • Includes: all meals, lodging, excursions, academic course, application fee $99

  • Excludes: optional airport pickup and drop off service (available for an additional fee)

Day Course - Commuter Students:

  • Includes: lunch, academic course, excursions, programming from 9am to 6pm, Monday-Friday, application fee $99

  • Excludes: lodging, breakfast, dinner, and excursions (Weekend excursions can be added on for $125 per day)


Diverse Discovery! Activities and sights to suit every interest await in the vibrant surroundings:

  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Lawn games, and more.


  • Bay Area Exploration: Discover attractions like the Exploratorium and Chabot Space & Science Center, including the NASA Ames Visitor Center.
  • Cultural Richness: Embrace the history, sights, parks, and famous landmarks the Bay Area has to offer.
  • Berkeley Arts & Culture: Dive into the arts and culture scene with UC Berkeley's vibrant community offerings, including parks, stages, and renowned restaurants.
  • California's Great America: A 100-acre amusement park with famous attractions, including the celebrated Gold Striker roller coaster.
  • San Francisco Scavenger Hunt: Discover San Francisco's famous landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf through an interactive scavenger hunt.

Educational Excursions:

  • The opportunity to visit a local IoT engineering company and hear from leading professionals in the industry.


  • Group airport transfers: $95 each way.

  • Transfers outside of the official group pick-up and drop-off time window: $195 each way

  • Unaccompanied minor transportation: $145 total each way

Arrivals During Flight Window:

  • Greeted by campus staff.

  • Stay at the airport with staff until the flight window closes and all students have arrived.

  • Transported to campus after the flight window ends.

  • No immediate meeting by staff; must wait for the official arrival window.

  • For late arrivals(within reason), for those that pay a transfer fee will be met at the airport.

General Departure Information:

  • Students who opt for departure transfer (with a $95 fee) will arrive at the airport at maximum 10:00am.

  • Suitable for flights departing at 12:00pm or later.

  • With additional fee, there might be service for flights departing before 12:00pm.

Lesson Plan

Program Overview:

  • Suited for students with experience in the fundamentals of engineering.
  • Hands-on experience with the fundamental concepts of electricity, electronic circuits and their components, hardware and software, programming, sensors and actuators.
  • Learn the fundamentals of Internet of Things (IoT) and build an IoT project.


Course Schedule:

  • First week: Five 3-hour classes, 9am-12pm, Monday to Friday
  • **Second week: **Four 3-hour classes, 9am-12pm, Monday to Thursday
  • Wednesday afternoons are dedicated to additional academic time (excursions, speakers)

Criteria for Admission:

  • Vaccination Requirements: May be necessary for in-person programs, depending on university policies.
  • Academic requirements:
    • Completion of 8th grade by the program start date.
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA (or equivalent).
  • English Proficiency for International Students: Telephone interview or minimum test scores:
    • TOEFL: 490 (paper) or 60 (iBT).
    • Cambridge: PET-Distinction or FCE-C.
    • SAT: 450 in Reading/Writing.
  • Decisions are emailed within 7 to 10 business days after application review.

Sample Tutor:

  • Rudi Hechfellner - Director of Systems Engineering, Sensors & IoT:
    • 25+ years in product development and systems engineering.
    • Expertise in semiconductors, consumer tech, lighting, and IoT.
    • Brings Silicon Valley experience to Advanced Engineering IoT course.
    • Advocates for collaborative learning and community engagement.
    • Proven track record in mentoring and adjunct professorship.
    • Ready to guide UC Berkeley summer students with hands-on insights.


  • Airport Shuttle service: $95 (Each way)

  • Registration fee: $99 (Included in course fee)

  • Pocket Money: We suggest an extra $100 per week.

Session Dates

Good News! You are not going to pay the full fee today, just a small deposit. After paying today, you will first get an enrollment form, and then receive a booking confirmation.

June - Session 1 - Day Course
Start 6/23/2024
End 7/5/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price $3,297
June - Session 1 - Full Board
Start 6/23/2024
End 7/5/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price $5,897
July - Session 2 - Day Course
Start 7/7/2024
End 7/19/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price $3,297
July - Session 2 - Full Board
Start 7/7/2024
End 7/19/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price $5,897
July - Session 3 - Day Course
Start 7/21/2024
End 8/2/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price $3,297
July - Session 3 - Full Board
Start 7/21/2024
End 8/2/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price $5,897

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