Electrical and Computer Engineering (Z057)

Graduate Certificate Program
College: Engineering

Abstract

The Graduate Certificate in Engineering program is designed to assist engineers and technical professionals in the development of their careers and to provide the expertise needed in the rapidly changing business, government, and industrial environments.

Offered by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, our Master of Engineering program in electrical and computer engineering boasts a unique connection with prestigious institutes, advanced laboratories, and leading faculty. Students also benefit from a team-oriented, multidisciplinary program that helps strengthen professional networks and provides knowledge and experience in areas of communications and networking, signal processing control, computer engineering, and more. Students in this program choose from 1 of 2 tracks: Computer Engineering or Communications and Signal Processing.

Financial Assistance

Students in this program pay a special tuition rate, which does not differ between residents and non-residents of Maryland. This rate is not fully covered by graduate assistantships, fellowships or the tuition remission. Additional graduate student fees are charged. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

This program does not provide departmental assistantships or fellowships. Loans, work-study and need-based grants for citizens and permanent residents with demonstrated financial need may submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by appropriate FAFSA deadlines. For more information on this process, visit: https://fafsa.ed.gov/deadlines.htm.

Contact

Sam Chaplin
Coordinator for Admission and Recruitment
Maryland Applied Graduate Engineering
2105 J.M. Patterson Building
4356 Stadium Drive
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Telephone: 301.405.7200
Email: schaplin@umd.edu

Website: https://mage.umd.edu/

Courses: ENPM

General Requirements

Program-Specific Requirements

  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation are required for anyone with an undergraduate GPA below 3.0. 

*Visa Eligibility: This program is not eligible for I-20 or DS-2019 issuance by the University of Maryland.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Type of Applicant Fall Deadline Spring Deadline
Domestic Applicants
US Citizens and Permanent Residents July 29, 2022 December 15, 2021
International Applicants
F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas; A,E,G,H,I and L visas and immigrants This certificate is not currently accepting applications This certificate is not currently accepting applications

RESOURCES AND LINKS:

Program Website: mage.umd.edu 
Application Process: gradschool.umd.edu/admissions

This program is currently offered in-person at the College Park Campus and at off-campus centers via video-teleconferencing. The Clark School of Engineering’s Distance Education Technology and Services (DETS) office administers a live interactive distance education system and webcast course capture for students to take courses as they are happening or at a time convenient for their schedule. Remote sites around the State of Maryland where our courses can be taken live via DETS are at the Universities at Shady Grove in Montgomery County, and the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center in St. Mary’s County. In addition to lecture dissemination, DETS provides state-of-the-art chat, bulletin board, video chat, group presentation, and discussion technologies that give our distance students the same, if not more access to faculty and their fellow students.

The Clark School’s Engineering Information Technology group also provides access to needed software and computer resources through dedicated virtual computer terminals that allow distance students full access to licensed software, libraries, databases, and specialized programs.