Upgrade your engineering career by becoming a specialist in the world of electrical and computer engineering. Complete the Johns Hopkins Engineering or Professionals graduate ECE program online, in-person, or through a hybrid approach—whichever best works with your schedule and your needs. 

This part-time program offers a variety of online certification courses for computer engineers and electrical engineers. No matter your interest, you can customize your education to your goals. Study Design for Reliability, Testability and Quality Assurance or delve into Principles of Data Communications Networks.

Applications for the graduate electrical and computer engineering certificate are accepted on a rolling basis and do not have a deadline. Once accepted, your acceptance is valid for one year. Please check the academic calendar for term start dates.

Admission Requirements

  • You must meet the general admission requirements that pertain to all graduate certificate candidates.
  • If you decide to pursue a full master’s degree, all courses will apply to the master’s degree provided they meet program requirements and fall within a five-year time limit. The student must declare their intention prior to completing the certificate.
  • If you are an international student, you may have additional admission requirements.

ECE Certificate Requirements

  • Choose any four courses offered from the program which must be completed within three years.
  • At least three of the four courses must be from the Electrical and Computer Engineering (525.xxx) program or the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (520.xxx) in the full-time program.
  • Students are allowed to take one elective.
  • Only grades of B− or above can count toward the graduate certificate.
  • Course selections outside the Electrical and Computer Engineering program requirements are subject to advisor approval.

ECE Graduate Certificate Requirement FAQs

Many students find themselves considering the graduate certificate program and the full master’s program. Which is best depends on your goals. If your goal is to fully delve into electrical and computer engineering to learn more about the field at large, the master’s program may be best. If your goal is to narrow your focus on a select topic, the graduate program will be a better fit. Courses from the graduate certificate can also be used toward the master’s degree.

In addition to the graduate certificate program, Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals also offers a post-master’s certificate in electrical and computer engineering. This program is designed for students who already have a master’s in a related field. 

As a part-time program, the standard recommendation is to enroll in one course initially to get used to the rigor.  And after you demonstrate mastery of balancing the coursework with your other demands, discuss expanding your course load with your advisor.

Yes, you can apply as a non-degree-seeking student.

Yes, we offer courses in the fall, spring, and summer. You can check out the academic calendar here.

Have more questions? See if we answer your question here. If not, please contact us, and we will quickly respond to your concerns. 

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Academic Calendar

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Master's in Electrical and Computer Engineering

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