The School of Systems and Enterprises offers graduate certificates that are designed to meet the continuing educational and professional development needs of practitioners and students who:
- Are interested in improving their current skills and technical competencies
- Are considering new career paths within industry
- Have been out of school for some time and want to resume their studies without committing to a full 30-credit master's degree program, or
- Already hold an advanced degree, but wish to continue their studies in a new or related area
Certificates are offered on-campus, online and at sponsor locations. They can be completed as an individual credential or incorporated into a related master's degree for those meeting the program admission requirements. Certificates are four courses (12 credits) unless otherwise noted.
Students in any of the master’s and doctoral programs in the School of Systems and Enterprises are permitted to apply their courses towards one degree and also towards graduate certificate(s). Courses taken for a graduate certificate cannot be used in more than one graduate certificate. We encourage students to incorporate a graduate certificate in their master's study plan. This policy is effective for enrolled and incoming students.
Admission into a graduate certificate program requires an undergraduate degree in engineering or related disciplines with a "B" average or better from an accredited college or university. Outstanding applicants in other areas may be conditionally admitted subject to the satisfactory completion of several ramp courses or introductory courses within the specific program. The specific requirements are determined on an individual basis depending upon the student's background.