A Professional Certificate in ESE requires successful completion of 9 credit hours (with no lower than a B- in any of these three courses):
- Two of these three ESE core courses plus one other ESE course (core or elective) OR all three of these:
- ECEN 5613 Embedded System Design
- ECEN 5623 Real-Time Embedded Systems
- ECEN 5803 Mastering Embedded Systems Architecture
- Graduate students pursuing an ESE Certificate are not required to matriculate into the ESE program sub-plan through a master's degree, although degree-seeking students enrolled in the ESE program will be given ESE course registration priority.
- All non-degree students must be admitted as Professional Certificate students to enroll in ESE courses.
Students must complete the following sequence of three courses, with a grade of C or higher in each course, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher for all three courses:
- ECEN 5797 Introduction to Power Electronics (Offered every fall. Prerequisite: completion of basic undergraduate courses in circuits and electronics)
- ECEN 5807 Modeling and Control of Power Electronics Systems (Offered in alternate springs. Prerequisite: ECEN 5797)
- ECEN 5817 Resonant and Soft Switching Techniques in Power Electronics (Offered in alternate springs. Prerequisite: ECEN 5797. ECEN 5807 is not prerequisite for this course)
Each semester-long course requires completion of 10 to 12 homework assignments, a midterm exam and a final exam. The graduates of this program will have successfully demonstrated their abilities in the subjects of all three courses listed above, to the satisfaction of the faculty of the Colorado Power Electronics Center. Please note that transfer credit is not accepted in lieu of the above requirements.
Nine hours of graduate-level coursework, made up of any three of the seven core photonics courses, will be required to complete the certificate program. You must earn at least a B in each course, and a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required to remain in good academic standing.
Graduate students pursuing a Photonics Certificate are not required to matriculate into the program sub-plan through a master's degree, although degree-seeking students enrolled in the program will be given course registration priority.
Admission to the Graduate School is not required for students pursuing only the Certificate.
Required Pre-requisite Knowledge
- Technical undergraduate degree: Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering from an accredited university, or Bachelor's degree in a closely related engineering discipline from an accredited university plus completion of all necessary course pre-requisites to the certificate courses with a grade of "B" or better.
- Evidence of mathematical maturity equivalent to completion with a grade of "B" or better for the all of the following college-level coursework:
- Calculus III, Linear Algebra, and Differential Equations
- Physics III (calculus based) and General Chemistry I
- Circuits II, Electronics I, and Linear Systems
- An undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0/4.0 or better.
A grade of "B" or better in each course must be achieved.
Students must complete the follow four courses in the graduate certificate either at the campus listed or through online study: