Extended Learning & Outreach
Graduate Certificate Programs
Graduate Certificate Program

As a part of its commitment to continuing education, Extended Learning and Outreach offers graduate certificate programs which provide participants an opportunity to acquire expertise in a particular focus area. Program topics can also be customized to meet the needs of a particular industry.   Each complete program topic area awards a minimum of 12 graduate credit hours.


 There are two options available for students to pursue a graduate certificate:

Students already enrolled in a graduate degree seeking program at UM-

Dearborn may pursue a graduate certificate to supplement their primary field

of study or area of expertise. Students must complete at least 6 graduate

credit hours in a degree program before applying. 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 master's 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



Students may also pursue a graduate certificate as a non-degree seeking

student. 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 certificate program. Students

pursuing this option should complete the Application for Non-Candidate for

Degree Students.


A bachelor's degree in engineering or computer science, with an overall G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher, is required for entry into the certificate program. Applicants to Program & Project Management may also possess a degree in Business, Economics, Math or another Physical Science.  Students must meet the minimal academic requirements established by the University and the College of Engineering and Computer Science.


Course work applied toward one certificate area may not be double-counted toward a second certificate. 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. 


A $35.00 fee is required at time of application. Upon completion, a $75.00 certification fee will be assessed. Mastercard, VISA, American Express, Discover and personal checks are accepted.


The following program topics are offered through ELO:


Intelligent Control  
Quality Engineering  
Automotive Systems Engineering
Internal Combustion Engines
Vehicle Electronics & Controls
Structural Analysis & Design  
Control Systems
Plastic & Composite Materials  
Digital Signal Processing
Engineering Management  
Automotive Noise, Vibration & Harshness (NVH)
Software Engineering   
Game Design  
Program and Project Management
Electric Energy Technology
Intelligent Systems in Engineering Applications
Embedded System-on-Chip Design  
Multimedia Engineering
Energy Systems Engineering
Systems Engineering  
Programs Not Available Online
Electric Energy TechnologyPlastic & Composite Materials



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