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Computer Engineering Certificate Programs
Certificate programs are designed to provide intensive background in a narrow area at the graduate level. At roughly one-third of the units of a master’s degree program, the certificate is designed to be completed in a much shorter period of time. These certificate programs are appropriate for students working in industry who wish to update their skills or for those interested in changing their career path. All Santa Clara University courses applied to the completion of a certificate program earn graduate credit that may also be applied toward a graduate degree.
The Advanced Studies in Software Engineering certificate program places an emphasis on methodologies used during the development of large, complex software. The program is appropriate for anyone who is developing new software, maintaining existing software, or who is the technical head of a software development project. In addition to the general requirements, students must have two years of industrial experience in software development and prior course work in data structures and analysis of algorithms, software engineering, discrete mathematics, and predicate logic.
Required Courses (10 units)
Elective Courses (select any 6 units)
The Certificate Program in Networking is intended to provide working professionals in computer engineering, network engineering, and engineering management a proficiency in the fundamentals and recent developments in computer networking. Students who complete the program may pursue a professional career in computer networking, with the ability to understand, analyze, design, implement, validate, and maintain networked systems.
Required Courses (12 units)
Elective Courses (select any 8 units)
The Advanced Studies in Information Assurance Certificate program provides education in information assurance to working professionals in engineering and engineering management. Applicants are expected to have previous coursework in Operating Systems and Networks. In addition, applicants must complete all courses in Group 1, and 8 units from Group 2 and additional courses should be chosen from Group 2 or Group 3 for a total of 16 units.
Group1: Required courses (4 units)
Group 2: Select enough courses for 8 units (8 units)
Group 3: Elective courses