Certificate Programs

Find Focus. Add Depth.

A certificate has lots of upsides—interdisciplinary, yet focused. The achievement deepens your Duke experience, and it’s noted on your official transcript.

Plus, Duke’s certificate programs include a growing number of non-degree options designed especially for working professionals.


Focus and Depth


Undergraduate Certificates

Study more than a major


Graduate Certificates

Focus your master’s or PhD


Professional Certificates

Focus on emerging topics without the commitment of a full degree program.

Undergraduate Certificates

Interdisciplinary by design. Explore hands-on projects and service learning.

Aerospace Engineering

In-depth exposure to computational methods of analyzing the performance of flight systems.

Architectural Engineering

Through hands-on experiences, you’ll explore the planning and design of major structures.

Energy and the Environment

Examine the challenges of meeting society’s need for clean and affordable energy.

Global Development Engineering

Explore how engineering interacts with culture, ethics and public policy.

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Develop the mindset and skills needed to become an impactful designer and leader.

Materials Science & Engineering

From batteries to robotics, explore the impact of materials on technology, public policy and the economy.

Robotics & Automation

Tackle multidisciplinary robotics challenges in a range of professional settings.

Graduate Certificates

For master’s and PhD students. Consume a topic through four courses and a project.

Aerospace Research

Design aircraft, UAVs and turbines with reduced emissions and vibration and improved efficiency.

AI for Materials Science

Develop new materials with the properties needed to solve the biggest challenges.

Biomedical Data Science

Translate biomedical data into actionable health insights.

Biomolecular & Tissue Engineering

Investigate the interaction of proteins, cells and tissues with materials and drugs in natural biological processes, medical diagnosis and therapy.


Gain deep depth knowledge of new techniques to model, analyze and design molecular and cellular systems.

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Understand of the process of innovation and develop solutions to the challenges most important to you.

Medical Device Design

Design devices that improve patient’s lives—prepare for a career in the medical device industry.

Medical Robotics

Design machines that enhance human surgical skill to improve the lives of patients.


Gain an interdisciplinary education in nanoscience and nanomaterials.

Neural Engineering

Discover new tools and approaches to diagnose, study, and treat disorders and diseases of the human nervous system.


Explore light-based technologies as pathways to interdisciplinary research and new device development.

Robotics & Autonomy

Understand the systems that move independent, intelligent machines.

Professional Certificates

Gain career-ready knowledge without having to enroll in a full graduate degree program.

Chief Information Security Officer Executive Certificate

11 weeks, in-person and online. CISOs and c-suite executives learn to navigate and thrive in increasingly complex systems security environments.

AI Foundations Certificate

Designed by Duke especially for working professionals looking for foundational training in artificial intelligence and machine learning. Four graduate courses, taught online.

Business Foundations for Engineers Certificate

Especially for professionals in high-tech industries seeking new skills in marketing, finance and management. Four graduate courses taught online.

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