Dec 05, 2022  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog

Systems Engineering, Certificate (Post-baccalaureate)


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Systems Engineering
Post-baccalaureate Certificate, Purdue University
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering  
College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science

Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science Building 327 ~ 260-481-6362


The Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Systems Engineering is designed to recognize students who have completed a four-course sequence in systems engineering.  The curriculum provides students with a background in system engineering fundamentals, systems architecture, economics and engineering management. The systems engineering body of knowledge prescribes techniques and “best practices” for developing complex or interdisciplinary products. Professional engineers may find the program beneficial in helping them understand modern product development principles and best practices.


Program Delivery:

  • While the majority of the courses for this certificate program are delivered as on-campus courses, the possibility of taking some courses on-line from the West Lafayette campus of Purdue exists.

Admission Criteria:

Admission to the post-baccalaureate certificate program requires that students meet the requirements of the Purdue University Graduate School.

It is expected that candidates to this post-baccalaureate certificate program have earned a bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline.

Graduates with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical sciences, computer science, mathematics or technology will also be considered for admission.

Applicants should have achieved a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0, or have demonstrated an appropriate level of preparation for the post-baccalaureate certificate program.

Application Process:

Interested students should apply on-line through the Purdue University Graduate Application Website.

General Requirements


  1. ETCS Graduate Programs  
  2. Office of Graduate Studies  
  3. Purdue University Graduate School
  4. Graduate Catalog Regulations & Policies  

Program Requirements


Students are required to earn a grade of “B” or better in any four of the five courses listed below:

Total Credits Required: 12


Student Responsibility


Student Responsibility

You are responsible for satisfying the graduation requirements specified for your selected program.  Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies and procedures governing your academic career.  If you cannot complete all program requirements by your stated graduation date but fail to remove those from your plan of study, the Registrar’s Office in consultation with your academic advisor will remove unmet pursuits from your plan of study.    All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the Graduate Director.

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