Graduate certificates are designed to help engineers, scientists, and technical professionals move into leadership and management roles in the engineering and technical sectors. Courses are taught by faculty with significant industry experience whose core commitment is to ensure real-world, job-relevant applicability. Certificates are a great standalone skillset or complement to a degree. Graduate certificate credits may be transferred to the Engineering Management degree; check with other degree programs to inquire about transferability.

Your Certificate, Your Way

Graduate certificates are available directly from the University of Colorado Boulder or online via the Coursera platform.

Traditional, Semester-Based Option:

  • In-person classes; 
  • Distance classes with synchronous, remote live participation
  • Asynchronous via recorded class sessions
  • Any combination of the above

The in-person, on-campus option offers a traditional learning experience with physical classrooms and high levels of direct interaction with peers and faculty. 

Distance learning allows students to attend classes live remotely via Zoom and/or asynchronously via recorded class sessions. This provides students with the most flexibility to meet their busy schedules. Students may enroll in courses as a distance student and attend classes in person, participate via live Zoom as the lecture is taking place, or watch recorded lectures at their convenience.

Learn more about our traditional graduate certificate programs.

Online via the Coursera Platform:

Courses are offered through an innovative partnership with Coursera and include performance-based admissions, flexible 8-week terms, and self-paced courses.

Learn more about graduate certificates on Coursera and how to enroll.

Which option is right for you?

Traditional, Semester-Based

Fully Online via Coursera
  • Attend classes in-person (evenings), remote via
    Zoom, or via class session recordings (not self-paced)
  • Instruction and support by university faculty
  • 15-week terms
  • Short application process
  • Asynchronous, self-paced courses
  • Self-paced learning with facilitator support
  • 8-week terms
  • No application required