Programs Master’s Master’s Programs Systems Architecting & Engineering Graduate Certificate in Network Centric Systems

Graduate Certificate in Network Centric Systems


Spring 2025:
September 1, 2024

Fall 2024:
December 15, 2023


Network centric systems have evolved from the need to design increasingly complex systems that often require addressing emergent behavior. This graduate certificate was designed in response to industry demand for their practicing engineers. It provides them with the understanding and skills required to create and design complex innovative network centric systems in the aerospace and commercial fields.

Applicants for this graduate certificate should have a strong background in either electrical engineering and/or computer science. In this program, students will be expected to enhance their knowledge in one of the aforementioned areas along with taking the network centric systems architecting and engineering courses to gain a higher level of understanding of the field. With the approval of the Systems Architecting and Engineering director a wide variety of courses can be selected to meet the needs of the individual student.

With departmental approval, the courses taken for the certificate may be applied to the Master of Science in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or Systems Architecting Engineering.

International Students: This program is not eligible for the OPT STEM extension.

Please Note: Requirements for graduation, course offerings, course availability, track offerings, and any other degree requirements are subject to change. Students should consult with an academic advisor prior to registering for any classes.

  • A minimum of 15 units is required to earn the Graduate Certificate in Network Centric Systems
  • 1 Required Courses: 3 Units
  • 1 Required Emphasis Course (either electrical engineering or computer science): 3 Units
  • 3 Required Elective Emphasis Courses (either electrical engineering or computer science): 9 Units
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 is required for graduation
  • With the approval of the Systems and Architecting director, courses taken for this Graduate Certificate may be applied to the MS in Systems Architecting and Engineering if the student is admitted into that program

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Published on July 6th, 2017

Last updated on February 21st, 2024