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  • Graduate Certificate in Hardware Systems Engineering

    This graduate certificate provides cross functional knowledge in systems engineering, hardware design engineering, and product development. It provides the necessary skills to aid in the design and development of complex systems that require knowledge of digital, RF, and electromechanical design in areas of hardware, software, and firmware design. Upon completion, you will have an enhanced understanding of:

    • Hardware Product Development Experience
    • Systems Engineering Lifecycle Process Implementation
    • Engineering Project Planning & Execution
    • Cross-Disciplinary Technical Design

    The versatile curriculum consists of six courses—three required, and three electives that allow you to tailor the coursework to your specific skill development interests. Upon completion, you may apply the credits from this certificate toward a master’s degree from the College of Engineering.

    Program Features

    • A flexible, completely online program that fits easily into your busy work and personal schedule
    • Taught by Drexel University's distinguished College of Engineering faculty who are experienced and successful professionals in the field
    • Coursework utilizes industry-standard tools and software
    • A highly interactive online learning method allows extensive interaction with faculty and classmates


    State restrictions may apply to some programs.

    Curriculum

    This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.

    Required Courses
     
    SYSE 533 Systems Integration and Test 3.0
    SYSE 685 Systems Engineering Management 3.0
    SYSE 688 Systems Engineering Analysis 3.0
    Systems Engineering Elective - Choose One
    3.0
    SYSE 530 Systems Engineering Design
    SYSE 531 Systems Engineering Architecture
    SYSE 682 Introduction to System Science
    Technical Electives - Choose Two
    6.0
    ECEC 576 Hardware Security & Trust
    ECEC 661 Digital Systems Design
    ECEE 517 Microwave Networks & Transmission Media
    ECEE 619 Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit Design
    ECEE 641 Fiber Optics & Optical Communications
    ECEE 642 Fiber Optics & Optical Communications II
    ECEE T580 Modern Photonics
    ECEP 501 Power System Analysis
    ECEP 502 Computer Analysis of Power Systems
    ECEP 601 Modeling & Analysis of Power Distribution Systems
    ECEP 671 AC-DC and DC-AC Power Electronic Converters
    ECES 631 Fundamentals of Deterministic Digital Signal Processing
    ECET 511 Physical Foundations of Telecommunications Networks
    ECET 512 Wireless Systems
    ET 615 Rapid Prototyping and Product Design
    ET 619 Programmable Devices and Systems
    ET 685 Precision Manufacturing
    ET 730 Lean Manufacturing Principles
    MEM 540 Control Applications of DSP Microprocessors
    MEM 611 Conduction Heat Transfer
    MEM 612 Convection Heat Transfer
    MEM 613 Radiation Heat Transfer
    MEM 671 Mechanical Vibrations I
    MEM 678 Nondestructive Evaluation
    MEM 687 Manufacturing Processes I
    MEM 688 Manufacturing Processes II
    MEM 777 Fracture Mechanics I
    MATE 503 Introduction to Materials Engineering
    MATE 525 Introduction to Composite Materials
    Total Credits 18.0

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    Admissions Criteria

    • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline or related science from an ABET-accredited institution
      • A bachelor’s degree in the sciences (physics, mathematics, computer science, etc.) may also be accepted, however, you may be required to take additional courses
      • Any degree earned abroad must be deemed equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree
    • Minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in your bachelor’s degree as well as any subsequent graduate-level work

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended 
    • Resume
    • Additional requirements for International Students

    Tuition

    The tuition rate for the academic year 2021-2022 is $1342 per credit.

    • This program is not eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University AlumniMilitary members, and members of our Partner Organizations.
      • These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.
      • These rates apply only to fully online courses. Hybrid or on-campus courses may have different rates.
      • Tuition rates are subject to increase with the start of each academic year in the fall term.
      • All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
      • Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.
      • When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.

     

    Academic Calendar

    2021-2022 Academic Year

    Term

    Classes Begin

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    Fall 2021

    September 20, 2021

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    Winter 2022

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    Spring 2022

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    Summer 2022

    June 20, 2022

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    September 3, 2022


    2021-2022 Academic Year

    Term

    Classes Begin

    Classes End

    Exams Begin

    Exams End

    Fall 2021

    September 20, 2021

    December 4, 2021

    December 6, 2021

    December 11, 2021

    Winter 2022

    January 3, 2022

    March 12, 2022

    March 14, 2022

    March 19, 2022

    Spring 2022

    March 28, 2022

    June 4, 2022

    June 6, 2022

    June 11, 2022

    Summer 2022

    June 20, 2022

    August 27, 2022

    August 29, 2022

    September 3, 2022

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