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Postbaccalaureate Certificate in
Electrical Engineering

Program Summary

Obtain skills and knowledge that can support your work as an engineer that designs electrical devices and systems that usher in the future. Courses with grades of ‘B’ or better from this 9-credit certificate can be applied to the World Campus Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering.

How To Apply
Apply by August 3 to start August 23

How To Apply 

Costs and Financial Aid

9 Credits $951 per credit

Costs and Financial Aid 

Earn a Penn State Electrical Engineering Postbaccalaureate Certificate — 100% Online

As technology and its integration into society continue to advance at an unprecedented rate and the energy industry strives to meet ever-increasing demand, skilled electrical engineers will be needed to pioneer the design of electrical devices and systems that usher in the future. This 9-credit certificate can help you become one of those pioneers and has been designed for working engineers who are interested in transitioning to electrical engineering or electrical engineers looking to advance in the field.

Your Electrical Engineering Online Courses

This electrical engineering certificate is offered online through Penn State World Campus and can provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to conceptualize, evaluate, and formulate electrical engineering solutions as well as perform the deep analyses required for defining and solving electrical problems. You can select courses from disciplines including electronic communication systems, control systems, signal processing, and power systems.

Why Pursue a Penn State Certificate Online?

Penn State World Campus offers a flexible, online platform that allows you to learn electrical engineering from a world-class institution while you continue to gain valuable work experience. Our College of Engineering is consistently ranked among the nation's best engineering schools, according to U.S. News & World Report. And when you graduate, you'll receive a certificate identical to those earned by students at one of our physical campuses.

Step Up to a Master’s Degree

The post baccalaureate certificate allows you to simultaneously gain graduate credit and a highly valued skill set, but the learning doesn't have to stop there. While your certificate can be used as a stand-alone credential, you can also apply these credits to "step-up" into the online Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering program. Certificate students who wish to have their courses applied to the master's degree program must apply and be admitted to the master's program, and all completed certificate courses must have a grade of a ‘B’ or higher.

Information for Military and Veterans

Are you a member of the military, a veteran, or a military spouse? Please visit our military website for additional information regarding financial aid, transfer credits, and application instructions.

Note: This program is under review for GI Bill® eligibility, and you may experience delays attempting to use GI Bill benefits toward this program until it has been officially approved.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

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