Graduate certificates offer in-depth skill building in targeted areas and communicate your expertise to employers. Individual courses are grouped into specializations stack toward 9-12 credit graduate certificates. Students may earn free-standing graduate certificates without pursuing the entire master’s degree; those working toward the master’s degree may earn and apply graduate certificates toward the full online MS-EE.

To earn a certificate, complete the designated course sequence with a 3.0 grade-point average. An official University of Colorado Boulder graduate certificate will be awarded automatically upon successful completion of the course sequence and will appear on your detailed course transcript.

Below is shown a sample graduate certificate diagram.

graduate certificate diagram

Embedded Systems Certificates

View the details on the Embedded Systems curriculum page.

  • Industrial Internet of Things Certificate (9 credits)
  • Embedded Programmable Logic Certificate (9 credits)

Power Electronics Certificates

View the details on the Power Electronics curriculum page.

  • Power Electronics Certificate (9 credits)

Photonics and Optics Certificates

View the details on the Photonics and Optics curriculum page. 

  • Semiconductor Photonics Certificate (9 credits)