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Duke Engineering and Duke University offer many undergraduate certificate programs – allowing students to pursue more depth in a particular area of interest. Certificates offered through the Pratt School of Engineering include:

Architectural Engineering Certificate

Architectural engineering is the discipline concerned with the planning, design, construction, and operation of engineered systems for commercial, industrial, and institutional facilities. Our courses get students beyond the classroom – including case studies of actual construction projects on or near the Duke Campus and hands-on design projects. All civil engineering undergraduates are eligible to participate in the program and qualify to earn the certificate.

Aerospace Engineering Certificate 

Aerospace engineering is the discipline concerned with the conceptualization, design, analysis, and performance of aerospace systems for commercial, military, and recreational applications. The Aerospace Certificate Program at Duke offers a rigorous and in-depth exposure to scientific and engineering fundamentals in the broad set of core disciplines required in the aerospace field.

Energy and the Environment Certificate 

The Certificate in Energy and the Environment is designed to provide Duke undergraduates with an understanding of the breadth of issues that confront our society related to its need for clean, affordable and reliable energy. Expertise in energy will expand career options in the private, nonprofit, government and academic sectors. The goal of the certificate is to develop innovative thinkers and leaders who understand the energy system as a whole and the important interconnections among policy, markets, technology, and the environment. The program is offered through The Gendell Center for Engineering, Energy and the Environment, and is co-sponsored by Pratt and the Nicholas School for the Environment and Earth Sciences.

Global Development Engineering Certificate

Global development engineering combines technical and problem-solving skills with an ethical understanding and cultural competency. The Certificate in Global Development Engineering features an innovative curricular pathway that includes training in technical subjects as well as culture and language, ethics, public policy, and economics. In addition to course work, those who pursue the certificate get real-world experience, implementing a designed solution either in the United States or abroad, and during a project-focused capstone course.

Other Opportunities

Engineering students can also pursue certificates offered through the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences »