The certificate program provides education on both Theoretical Foundation (TF) of Data Engineering and Applications (AP) of Data Engineering in specific engineering domains. The certificate requires completing 12 credits of coursework. At least 6 credits must be taken from courses listed under the Theoretical Foundation (TF) category. These courses provide training on the central theory and methods of Data Engineering, informed by physical and dynamical models that generally arise in engineering processes. At least 3 credits must be taken from courses listed under the Applications (AP) category. These courses provide training on applications of Data Engineering methods in specific engineering domains, by tailoring and applying data analysis to specific data acquisition techniques and models that are suitable for a particular engineering domain. The domains currently include Signal and Image Processing, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Systems Engineering. Lists of approved TF courses and AP courses are provided under “Program Requirements”.

Effective Fall 2022

Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.

Theoretical Foundations (TF)
Select a minimum of 6 credits from the following: 16-9
Applications of Random Processes
Optimization Methods--Control and Comm. 1
Engineering Optimization: Method/Application
Estimation and Filtering Theory
Machine Learning and Adaptive Systems
Analytics in Systems Engineering
Applications (AP)
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the following list of courses for specific engineering application domains:3-6
AP: Signal and Image Processing
Digital Signal Processing
Digital Image Processing
AP: Biomedical Engineering
Advanced Optical Imaging
Biological Physics
Biomedical Signal Processing
AP: Computer Engineering
Embedded Systems and Machine Learning
Computer Architecture
Hardware/Software Design of Embedded Systems
Internet Engineering
AP: Systems Engineering
Dynamics of Complex Engineering Systems
Cybersecurity Awareness for Systems Engineers
Program Total Credits12

*This certificate may have courses in common with other graduate certificates. A student may earn more than one certificate, but a given course may be counted only in one certificate. 


ECE 520 and ENGR 510 cannot be both taken to satisfy this requirement.