Earning a certificate in a specialized area of engineering allows you to broaden your knowledge base beyond your primary area of study. Certificate options are available in the following areas. Several of the certificates listed can be obtained via distance education technologies. For more information on distance learning from the College of Engineering and Applied Science, go to Boulder Connect.

Undergraduate Certificates


Undergraduate certificate offered by the ATLAS Institute

Undergraduate certificate in leadership, project management, and/or global perspectives.

The Engineering Management Certificate gives undergraduates the tools to understand the business framework in an engineering and technology environment increases your potential job opportunities and accelerates career development. Refine your interpersonal skills, develop your leadership skills and increase your confidence in working with others.

Undergraduate certificate offered by the Herbst Program for Engineering, Ethics & Society

  • Energy

Undergraduate certificate in Energy and graduate certificate in Energy offered by the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute

Graduate Certificates


A graduate certificate designed to help students interface engineering and medicine with design and problem-solving to improve human health.

A graduate certificate offered by the Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Communities.

  • Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering

Professional certificates in embedded systems, software engineering, and power electronics offered by the Department of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering

Graduate students learn high-level components of finance, accounting, quality management and managing people in a technical or engineering environment. Ideal if you already have a master’s degree in a technical discipline but want to gain business management skills.

A graduate certificate offered by the Engineering Management Program and Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences designed to build leadership and program management skills widely employed by the aerospace industry. Gain insight into the unique combination of relationship-building, business acumen and risk-taking required to successfully complete technically complex, multi-disciplinary projects.

 A graduate certificate offered by the Engineering Management Program designed to provide students an in-depth understanding of management, leadership and strategy deployment to improve performance quality. Discover how to use your own natural strengths to become the best leader you can be.

A graduate certificate offered by the Engineering Management Program designed to prepare students to lead improvement projects in complex systems and to gain problem-solving tools and strategies. Delve deeper into statistical analysis and gain expertise in quality improvement, problem-solving and cost-reduction analysis.

A graduate certificate offered by the Engineering Management Program designed to teach students the cutting-edge Business Performance Excellence system to drive cost reduction, identify revenue-generating “sweet spots,” and develop leadership skills that improve performance quality. Ideal if you aspire to enhance your strategic planning skills for managing processes and people.

A graduate certificate offered by the Engineering Management Program to help students gain the skills and management savvy to take any project from beginning to end. Ideal if you aspire to develop management capabilities that build on your technical expertise.

A graduate certificate offered by the Engineering Management Program to help students gain technical expertise to successfully manage initiatives in quality control, problem-solving and reliability improvement. Ideal if you aspire to lead projects for continuous process improvement in your workplace.

A joint graduate certificate program between Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences and the Department of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering. This certificate fills an industry need in Colorado and beyond for cross-disciplinary, graduate-level education in aerospace and electrical engineering. The program is open to new and current degree-seeking AES and ECEE students. Non-degree students cannot enroll in this program.

A graduate certificate offered by the Engineering Management Program designed to instruct students on the advanced statistical tools that support the Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control methodology. Ideal if you aspire to become a statistical facilitator, applied researcher or plant statistician, designing and conducting experiments to improve performance quality.

A graduate certificate offered by the Engineering Management Program that helps students gain the skills needed to successfully lead a product development team. Ideal for the engineer in any size company (startup to Fortune 500) who aspires to manage strategy and implementation of technology-based product development.

Non-credit, graduate-level online certificate offered by the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering

A graduate certificate offered by the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering (in partnership with the Engineering Management Program) that provides working engineers with the skills they need to lead a team, initiative or division in the water profession. Especially relevant for those working for consulting engineers, utilities, government or regulatory agencies, the program combines technical course with courses that address leadership, communication, financials, governance and water management.