Certificate Degrees

The goals of our graduate program are producing graduate students who create new knowledge that projects a significant presence in national and international forums; graduating doctoral students obtain research positions in top academic, industrial, and government institutions; and funding all doctoral and a majority of master's students throughout their studies.

Certificate in Nano-Systems Engineering

Program and Career Focus

The NSF Nano-systems Engineering Research Center (NERC) for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST) offers a Graduate Certificate program in Nano-Systems Engineering. This multidisciplinary certificate is for students who want to develop additional expertise in the field of nano-science and technology. The graduate certificate consists of a sequence of courses that will equip students with the technical skills essential for graduate research in the field. In addition, the certificate teaches entrepreneurship and other relevant skills that will help students to be competitive in the modern engineering environment. The scope of the program is broad enough to include applications of nano-technology in a variety of fields including digital logic, energy harvesting, biomedical applications and others. As such, the certificate includes technical electives from many departments to provide breadth in different topics.

Degree Programs

  • Degree and Non-Degree students

Certificate Coordinators

  • Dr. Mehmet C. Ozturk & Dr. Elena Veety

Multiple Certificates

A student may obtain more than one graduate certificate. Each certificate must have at least 9 credit hours that are unique to it.

Requirements

Minimum Overall and Major (ECE courses) GPA to Graduate: 3.0
Credit Hours Required to Graduate: 15

Certificate in Renewable Electric Energy Systems

Program and Career Focus

The Graduate Certificate in Renewable Electric Energy Systems (REES) provides graduate students, as well as as non-degree graduate level students, with the opportunity to develop expertise in renewable electric energy systems and advanced electric power grid technology, in addition to their major area of graduate study.

Degree Programs

  • Degree and Non-Degree students

Certificate Coordinators

Multiple Certificates

A student may obtain more than one graduate certificate. Each certificate must have at least 9 credit hours that are unique to it.

Requirements

Minimum Overall and Major (ECE courses) GPA to Graduate: 3.0
Credit Hours Required to Graduate: 12

Program Information

All courses must be taken for a grade, and may not be taken for Credit Only. All Graduate Certificate Program (GCP) requirements must be completed within four calendar years, starting with the date the student begins coursework applicable to the GCP. Students must maintain continuous enrollment every academic semester until all coursework has been completed. A one-semester Leave of Absence may be granted if the student is unable to enroll in a course due to extenuating circumstances. The Leave of Absence must be approved in writing by the Certificate Coordinator and the Director of Graduate Programs before the start of the semester.

Financial Aid/Funding

Students enrolled in non-teaching certificate programs are not eligible for Federal Financial Aid.

Transfer Credit

Transfer Credit from other institutions is not allowed for Graduate Certificate Programs (GCP). Students must register for all coursework through NC State University. Up to 12 credits from a GCP may be transferred to a Master’s degree program.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants with appropriate background must satisfy one of the following requirements:

  1. Be a graduate of an accredited four-year college or university and have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study.
  2. Be a degree student in good standing in an NC State University graduate program.
  3. Have a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering.
  4. Non-degree applicants who do not have a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering will be required to take and pass the following courses with a grade of B or above prior to applying to the program: ECE 200, ECE 211, ECE 220, and ECE 305.

Graduate Catalog

The Graduate Catalog contains Graduate School requirements and pertinent information for individual graduate programs, a current list of graduate faculty, and a selection of other resources for new students.

Course Details & Specialty Areas

Find out more about the various specialty areas of research and instruction and the relevant courses offered by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Still have questions?

The staff of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Office is available to answer any questions you may have.

Current students contact us at: ecegradoffice@ncsu.edu
Prospective students contact us at: eceadmissions@ncsu.edu
You can also reach the Graduate Office by phone at 919.515.5460

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