Graduate School launches new certificate programs in engineering

The Graduate School has launched four new certificates in engineering: Essential Skills for Practicing Engineers, Machine Learning, Renewable Energy Technology and Integration, and Systems Engineering. A certificate in Environmental Engineering was launched in spring 2019.

Designed for the practicing engineer, these certificate programs are offered in person and online with interactive live stream or recorded lectures. Students can blend all three delivery methods depending on their needs throughout the semester. Certificates consist of four courses and takes between 12 to 24 months to complete, based on each student’s individualized plan.

The new certificates were made possible thanks to a $5 million grant from the GHR Foundation. In 2018, the Opus College of Engineering embarked on an ambitious five-year program to fully reimagine its graduate engineering degrees for the first time in decades. The bold new program incorporates multiple subjects beyond engineering, such as law, business and humanities, to provide students with a well rounded degree that reflects the challenges and complexities of the modern world.

“We have long understood the importance of moving beyond the ivory tower to connect academia with the real world of industry and business,” Dr Kristina Ropella, Opus Dean of the Opus College of Engineering, said. “This new program will prepare our graduates to meet global needs across multiple industries. It will provide a richer, more individualized experience for students that will endow them with essential skills as well as specialized knowledge tailored to their interests and career goals.”

The Opus College of Engineering is sponsoring these certificate programs. For more information, including application requirements and deadlines, visit the Graduate School’s website.