Teaching and Learning in Engineering

Our Program

The Online Teaching and Learning in Engineering certificate is designed for engineering Ph.D. students in academic careers and for current or prospective faculty members in engineering and other STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) fields.

This certificate program is provided in partnership with Purdue University School of Engineering Education, which is the world’s first engineering education academic unit, along with having the world’s first engineering education doctoral program.


Our Curriculum

The certificate program is built around 10 credit hours and requires the four courses briefly described below.  All four courses are available online for spring semester 2019. Beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year, ENE 685 and ENE 695 will be offered in fall semesters and ENE 506 and ENE 687 will be offered in spring semesters.  The entire certificate can be completed in 3-4 semesters.

ENE 50600, Content, Assessment and Pedagogy (3 credit hours), teaches you how to develop a course from beginning to end and guides you through the process of developing a course in your field. 
ENE 68500, Engineering Education Methods (3 credit hours), provides you with a variety of techniques for teaching courses that are both engaging and effective.

ENE 68700, Mentored Teaching in Engineering (1 credit hour), enables you to deepen your understanding of teaching and learning through feedback and reflection as you perform your regularly assigned teaching duties.

ENE 69500, Succeeding as an Engineering Professor (3 credit hours), covers other skills valuable to faculty members such as writing proposals, selecting and mentoring graduate students, and managing projects.


Applying for a Graduate Certificate

You must apply for the Graduate Certificate using the Graduate School’s online application, whether or not you are currently enrolled at Purdue.  It will appear as though you are applying to the Graduate School as a regular graduate student (even though you may already be enrolled in the Graduate School through another department).  Once you reach the question asking for the Enrollment Objective, select the Certificate Program option.  The form will default to the information needed to complete the application.  You will be required to pay the application fee.



To be admitted to the online Engineering Education graduate certificate program in “Teaching and Learning in Engineering”, the ideal candidate must meet ONE of the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled in a graduate degree program in Engineering or other STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) field at an accredited university in the United States or equivalent institution in another country, or
  • Be teaching Engineering or other STEM courses at an accredited post-secondary institution in the United States or equivalent institution in another country, or
  • Hold a post-baccalaureate degree in Engineering or other STEM field with a 3.0 or higher. Students holding a baccalaureate degree in a STEM field and having extensive experience in a technical position in industry, a government agency, or an academic institution will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Note: Acceptance into the Certificate program does NOT assure admission to the Graduate School of Purdue University to pursue an advanced degree.

Applicants must meet the minimum English Proficiency requirements established by Purdue’s Graduate School and documented in the Graduate School’s Policies and Procedures Manual, Section III.B.3.  English proficiency beyond the minimum requirements is strongly encouraged since this graduate certificate program is reading and writing intensive. 


To learn about the application process please continue to the Apply and Register page

To learn more about the on-campus graduate certificate program, visit the School of Engineering Education.