Electrical Engineering Graduate Certificate

Stanford School of Engineering

  • Graduate Certificate
  • Fee:
    Fee may apply

Electrical Engineering Graduate Certificate


You can now take Master’s degree courses in EE from the Stanford School of Engineering without the commitment of undertaking a full Master’s degree. The Stanford Electrical Engineering Graduate Certificate program provides you with a way to increase your knowledge and skills in electrical engineering either for career development or in preparation for graduate studies. You have the flexibility to select classes that fit your interests, building upon and applying EE techniques to the basic sciences and as well as major societal challenges.

You can begin your certificate any academic quarter that an applicable course is offered, subject to prerequisites, and tailor the certificate to your interests and career goals.

You Will Learn

  • The fundamental concepts of electrical engineering
  • How to use tools, programs, and simulation techniques to solve engineering challenges and large-scale problems
  • Topics in the study of circuits, software and hardware systems, communications and networking, physical technology and science, and signal processing, control, and optimization

Who Should Apply

  • Engineers, investors, mathematicians, and researchers who use scientific computing or optimization in their work
  • Circuit design practitioners interested in enhancing their skills in the art of analog, RF, and digital design
  • Device, application and system engineers interested in re-focusing their careers toward circuit design
  • Researchers in the natural sciences, interested in understanding the fundamentals and limitations encountered in electronic systems
  • Those who are interested in computational imaging, computer graphics, machine learning, and human vision
  • Those interested in new imaging devices and computational methods for applications in virtual and augmented reality, entertainment and electronic games, robotic assisted technologies, medical imaging, and data visualization

Earning the Certificate

  • Complete any four courses from the list provided. A minimum of two EE courses must be taken
  • Tailor the certificate to your interests and career goals
  • Begin your certificate any academic quarter that an applicable course is offered, subject to prerequisites
  • Take courses for graduate credit
  • Receive a B (3.0) or better in each course
  • Approval is on a course-by-course basis, so please check course pages

Need further planning guidance?

See the Electrical Engineering Graduate Certificate Planning Document.


  • A conferred bachelor’s degree with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better
  • B.S. in science or engineering
  • A college-level understanding of chemistry


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Tuition is based on the number of units you take. See Graduate Course Tuition on our Tuition & Fees page for more information.

Time to Complete Certificate

1-2 years average
3 years maximum to complete


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