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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. The most popular certificates for engineers are listed below.

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. An 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 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.

Information Sciences and Information Studies Certificate

The Information Science and Information Studies (ISIS) certificate program offers students an interdisciplinary approach to study the nature of information and its impact on art, culture, science, commerce, society, and the environment.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate

The undergraduate certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) is designed to provide students with a pathway to pursue a rigorous cross-disciplinary study of innovation and entrepreneurship that will be complementary to any major and will enable students to be innovative and entrepreneurial in their of pursuit of knowledge in service of society.

Markets and Management Studies Certificate

This certificate program is designed for students who wish to complement their major program of study with courses that prepare them for careers in business and management, banking, consulting, government, the non-profit sector, and related graduate fields.