As a part of our commitment to continuing education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) at University of Michigan-Dearborn offers more than 20 graduate level certificate programs. These certificates provide industry professionals' an opportunity to acquire expertise in a particular focus area. All certificates require a minimum of 12 graduate credit hours of coursework. Students can complete their certificate classes on campus or online through our Distance Learning Network.
Courses completed toward one certificate area may not be double-counted toward additional certificates. Replacement courses may be elected with the approval of the program advisor. Students admitted to a CECS graduate certificate program have 3 years from their first semester of enrollment to complete the required number of credit hours for the certificate. Students have 2 years from the date they complete the last required graduate certificate course to apply for the certificate to be granted.
There are two options available for students to pursue CECS graduate certificates:
Degree Seeking Students - Students already enrolled in a graduate degree program at UM-Dearborn may declare a CECS graduate certificate to supplement their primary field of study or area of expertise. Students must complete at least 6 credit hours in their graduate degree program before applying to a certificate program. In order to declare a certificate, students must fill out a Declaration of Certificate Form and return it to Extend Learning & Outreach located in room 2000 Professional Education Center (PEC).
Please note: For certificates offered in conjunction with majors offered through the Rackham School of Graduate Studies, not more than one-sixth of the credits required for the graduate degree may be double-counted with a certificate. Specific rules regarding the duplicate use of credit hours are available at the Rackham Graduate School website at http://www.rackham.umich.edu/.
Non-Degree Seeking Students - Students may also pursue a graduate certificate as a non-degree seeking student. Students pursuing this option should complete the Application for Non-Candidate for Degree Students . Because of the relatively few credit hours required to earn a certificate, credits earned at another accredited institution, including another University of Michigan campus cannot be transferred into the UM-Dearborn CECS certificate program.
Applicants must possess an undergraduate degree in an engineering or computer science discipline with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. Qualified applicants may also transfer these credits to one of the CECS graduate degree programs. Applicants who wish to pursue the Program & Project Management certificate may also possess a degree in Business, Economics, Math or another Physical Science. A $35.00 fee is required at time of application. Upon completion of a certificate, a $75.00 fee will due to ELO.
CECS Graduate Certificates
For more information about CECS graduate certificates, contact:
Continuing Education Specialist
Extended Learning & Outreach