Earn a Project-Based Engineering or Technical Integration & Design Certificate in one semester.
Our students work in teams to address real-world problems on projects that come from industry.
Learn engineering design, technical competency and professional skills while you collaborate closely
with American students and our industry partners. Our educational model emphasizes innovation, creativity, design, experimental techniques, modeling techniques and collaboration.
The Project-Based Engineering Certificate allows upper-division engineering students or engineers from industry to spend a semester working on an industry-sponsored project, further developing their technical, professional and design skills. It's an excellent opportunity for international students. The Project-Based Engineering Certificate program is for students with junior or senior standing in an engineering program in the US or abroad. The 15 credit certificate can be completed in one full-time semester, in either spring or fall. Students will work with a team on an industry-sponsored project and complete 8 credits of technical competency course- work. In this context, they will further develop their skills in engineering technology, design and professionalism. Students should have completed pre-requisites for the integrated engineering program before beginning the certificate program.
The Technical Integration & Design Certificate is for people who want to work with a team of student engineers on an industry-sponsored project to develop communication, entrepreneurial, and project management skills. It's a great opportunity for international students in a wide range of fields. The Technical Integration & Design Certificate and Minor programs are for students with junior or senior standing in their major or graduates (for the certificate) who wish to learn about engineering design processes and gain experience working with and contributing to an engineering design team.
Both the minor and certificate are 16 credits and can be completed in one full-time semester or two part-time semesters. Students will work with a team on an industry-sponsored project and complete 8 credits of technical competency coursework. In this context, they will develop their awareness of engineering technology and design processes while developing professional skills that can be carried forward into a career working with engineers in industry, complementing the expertise developed in their major.
Students must apply for admission. Both the certificate and minor are offered alongside the Twin Cities Engineering (Bloomington, MN) and Iron Range Engineering (Virginia, MN) programs.