Graduate Certificate in Electrical Engineering Foundations

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Graduate Certificate in Electrical Engineering Foundations


Build fundamental electrical engineering skills in a nine-month, six-course sequence. Get introduced to tools, industry-standard simulation software and techniques used to solve engineering challenges.

  • Evening, on-campus cohort
  • Part-time enrollment
  • Hands-on lab experience
  • Designed for working professionals
  • Bridge program to a master's degree

Courses are created from critical points of an electrical engineering bachelor’s degree core curriculum at a pace and intensity that is reflective of, and appropriate for, a post-baccalaureate student.

Develop electrical engineering skills

  • Theory, design, analysis, and application of DC and AC circuits
  • Digital logic, including Boolean algebra, Karnaugh maps, and binary, octal and hexadecimal number systems
  • Characteristics and application of electronic devices, including small-signal and large-signal analysis, operational amplifiers and design of digital logic circuits
  • Power system analytical concepts, representation and classifications of continuous and discrete time signals
  • Embedded systems from hardware and software perspectives and how they interact to accomplish real-world tasks

Bridge Your Education Into a Master's Program

Successful completion of the graduate certificate program provides a pathway for admission into the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

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Join us for an overview of the program. Our graduate advisor will answer your questions about the program, admission, and career opportunities.

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Application Deadline 

Autumn  2023

July 5, 2023

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Find out more about the graduate certificate

Alumnus Paul Marsh, GCEEF '16 and MSEE '18, shares his experience as a graduate student and how he leveraged his undergraduate education in plastics engineering and vehicle design to pivot his career into EE.

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Commons Hall UW2-134

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