Leading Trends in Information Technology


Stanford School of Engineering



Explore new trends and disruptive technologies in IT and learn how these technologies are used to create a competitive business edge. Top level executives and CIOs of Fortune 1000 companies will serve as guest speakers, sharing their experience and depth of knowledge in the industry. Special emphasis will be on hot topic issues in the IT industry including virtualization, cloud computing, and security.



  • 1 year of college level calculus (through calculus of several variables, such as CME100 or MATH51)
  • Background in statistics
  • An undergraduate degree with a GPA of 3.0 or equivalent

A basic knowledge of Information Technology (computer software and hardware) is also required for the assignments and project work in this course.

Topics include

  • Security
  • Cloud Computing
  • Mobility 
  • Artificial Intelligence 
  • Big Data

Note on Course Availability

The course schedule is displayed for planning purposes – courses can be modified, changed, or cancelled. Course availability will be considered finalized on the first day of open enrollment. For quarterly enrollment dates, please refer to our graduate certificate homepage.