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Certificate Programs

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A certificate in a specialized area will deepen your knowledge and skill set, while broadening your professional opportunities. Earning that graduate certificate within one of four offered areas from Purdue will enhance your technical skills. Our graduate certificates are specifically designed for mid-career and late career engineers. 

All certificate programs listed below are exclusively offered to our online students and require that students have their bachelor's degree. Covering any of four innovative specialty areas, and you'll learn from the same faculty who have helped establish Purdue as one of the top universities in the world. Please note that admission to one of our online graduate certificates does not assure you of admission into the Graduate School of Purdue University to pursue an advance degree.

Teaching and Learning in Engineering

This 10-credit program, offered through Purdue Engineering Education and is designed to enhance the preparation in engineering education.  Each course is designed to maximize personalized instruction with extensive feedback from the instructor.  In addition, the courses provide many opportunities for student-to-student interaction, which is so valuable in courses where students have such varied backgrounds and experiences

Applied Heat Transfer

This 12-credit program, through Mechanical Engineering, will position you to examine areas such as intermediate heat transfer, heat transfer in electronic systems, and numerical methods in heat and mass transfers, among others. Once you've earned the certificate, you'll have developed valuable expertise in applied heat transfer and its implementation in emerging technologies.

Digital Signal Processing

This 15-credit program, available from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, will enable you to explore areas such as random variables and signals, optimization methods for systems and control, and lumped system theory, among others. With this certificate, you'll establish yourself as an expert in a field with applications in everything from audio processing and compression to video compression to speech processing, seismology, and biomedicine.

Noise Control

This 12-credit program, through Mechanical Engineering, will provide you with the opportunity to strengthen your knowledge in areas such as engineering acoustics, mechanical vibrations, and vibrations of discrete systems, among others. Earning this certificate will demonstrate that you've developed expertise in a field that impacts communities through solutions for noise from things like traffic, as well as industrial and commercial endeavors.