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Graduate Certificates | Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Entrance Exam: None
College of Engineering

The online Graduate Certificate Program in Electrical Engineering (EE) is designed for those who wish to increase their knowledge and skills in electrical engineering either for future career opportunities or in preparation for a graduate degree. This certificate provides the opportunity for students to take graduate courses without the commitment of undertaking a full master’s degree. Some electrical engineering master's programs will let you apply your certificate coursework to degree requirements.


Students must meet ONE of the following requirements for admission into the EE Graduate Certificate Program:

  • Have a BS degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering from a regionally accredited four-year college or university, and have an overall GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale.
  • Have a BS degree in the sciences or engineering from a regionally accredited four-year college or university with an overall GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale.
  • Be a degree-seeking student in good standing in an NC State University graduate program in the sciences or engineering.

Plan of Study

The EE GCP requires a total of 12 credit hours of graduate-level Electrical Engineering courses taken for a letter grade. There is no prescribed list of courses for the certificate; students may take a combination of courses tailored to their interests and needs, subject to course prerequisites. To view a full list of Electrical and Computer Engineering certificate degrees and courses, please visit their department website.

Career Prospects

Electrical engineers are responsible for designing, developing, testing and supervising the manufacturing of electrical equipment. Manufacturers of electric motors, radar and navigation systems, communications systems, computers and electrical systems need skilled engineers with deep knowledge of how electrical systems work and interface with hardware and other systems. Because so many vehicles and structures rely on electrical systems, electrical engineers are in demand. The Graduate Certificate in Electrical Engineering prepares graduates for career advancement in specific specialties.

Additional Resources

For detailed information regarding engineering online programs and how to apply and enroll, please visit the Engineering Online website.