Graduate Certificates

​The School of Systems and Enterprises (SSE) offers 15 graduate certificates designed to meet the continuing educational and professional development needs of those 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 who

  • 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 sponsored locations. They can be completed as an individual credential or incorporated into a related master's degree for those who meet the program admission requirements. Certificates are four courses (12 credits) unless otherwise noted.

Students are encouraged to incorporate graduate certificates into their graduate and doctoral academic plans. Students who are pursuing a master's or Ph.D. can double count courses taken for their degree requirements toward multiple graduate certificates. Students in standalone SSE graduate certificate programs who are not also getting a master's or Ph.D. cannot double count their courses toward multiple certificates.

Admission into a graduate certificate program requires an undergraduate degree in engineering or a related discipline with a "B" or better average from an accredited college or university. Outstanding applicants in other areas may be conditionally admitted subject to the satisfactory completion of several ramp/introductory courses relevant to the specific program. The  requirements are determined on an individual basis depending on the student's background. 

Students, please be aware that the graduate certificates outlined below are the only graduate certificates offered by the School of Systems and Enterprises for the 2022-2023 academic year.