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Undergraduate Certificate in Engineering Technology

Earn Your Engineering Technology Undergraduate Certificate on Your Schedule

If you are interested in a STEM career, exploring how technology is used to improve processes, then our Undergraduate Certificate Program in Engineering Technology may be the right place for you to start.

Our Engineering Technology Certificate program arms you with fundamental knowledge of engineering principles, information technology and systems automation. Through hands-on learning, you can build the skills needed to support the maintenance, installation and testing of automated, computer-based and/or distributed systems.

Choose from specializations to explore concepts and develop specialized skills in areas such as Machine Learning and Design Techniques, Medical Technologies and Healthcare Systems, and Renewable Energy and Sustainable Power or leverage the general option to align your program to your interests.

Engineering Technology Certificate Specializations
  • Machine Learning and Design Techniques

    Learn to utilize computer design tools to create three-dimensional models and explore process improvements which includes training data to make predictive analyses. Study such topics as robotics, machine learning, artificial intelligence and computer-aided design, including a variety of hands-on experiences.

  • Medical Technology and Healthcare Systems

    Study technology that powers medical equipment and enables access to healthcare systems. Learn about medical instrumentation that is specific to current medical devices used in healthcare systems, medical imaging technologies such as X-rays, computer tomography (CT), ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and position emission tomography (PET). Explore compliance for medical devices and technical fundamentals of planning and deploying wireless telemedicine systems.

  • Renewable Energy and Sustainable Power

    Explore alternative energy techniques including photovoltaics, solar thermal systems, wind power, fuel cells, hydroelectricity, the smart grid, alternative fuels, geothermal power, waste heat and biofuels. Learn High Voltage Direct Current Transmissions Lines system and utilize cloud-based design and analysis tools to perform various power calculations.

  • General Option

    Create a customized program that works for your unique interests in business and tech, transfer qualifying prior education credits or apply relevant military experience to help you save time.

Classes Start Every 8 Weeks
Why DeVry?

Why Choose the Engineering Technology Certificate at DeVry?

Work With IoT Technologies & Systems

Immerse yourself in the Internet of Things (IoT) world and obtain hands-on experience with IoT, cloud, software and security technologies and systems.

Minimum Completion Time*
12 months
Normal Completion Time
1 year
4 months


In each of these specializations, you can choose the schedule that best fits your goals and commitments. You can earn your Undergraduate Certificate in as little as 12 months.*

Or, follow a normal schedule and complete your program in 1 year 4 months.**


*Minimum schedule does not include breaks and assumes 3 semesters of year-round, full-time enrollment in 13 credit hours a semester per 12-month period.
**Normal schedule does not include breaks and assumes 2 semesters of enrollment in 13 credit hours per semester per 12-month period.

Knowledge & Skills

What You'll Learn

The courses within our core Engineering Technology Certificate program will help you develop skills including:

  • Digital Devices
    Explore digital concepts, devices and connectivity within the realm of the Internet of Things (IoT). Topics include networking, securing and deploying digital devices.
  • Programming
    Solve technical problems using an algorithmic approach, basic programming and coding methods.
  • Operating Systems
    Install and configure operating systems using Command Line Interface (CLI).
  • Networking and Security
    Produce, secure, operate and troubleshoot small enterprise networks.
Stackable Programs

Build Skills with Stackable Degrees

Earn a Credential at Every Step

You don’t have to wait four years to show a credential on your resume.  At DeVry, several programs are designed to stack. You can start with a certificate that takes less time, which is more affordable and helps you earn a credential that you can use now while you’re still pursuing your higher-level degree.


These credentials are gained through courses that help you build your professional skills right away. Best of all, when you enroll in a qualifying program, every course counts toward the next applicable degree at DeVry.1


Our online Engineering Technology Undergraduate Certificate program can serve as a building block to our Engineering Technology Associate Degree program followed by our Engineering Technology Bachelor’s Degree program. If you choose to continue with your education at DeVry upon earning your Engineering Technology certificate, all credits will apply toward your associate and bachelor’s degrees.

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Credit hours remaining
Credit Hours*

*The figures displayed represent the minimum credit hours required for graduation. Additional coursework may be necessary to complete program requirements.


Career Opportunities in Engineering Technology

From industry-relevant insights to professional development services designed with your career goals in mind, our Engineering Technology Certificate program can help you pursue your goals.

Graduates of our online Engineering Technology Certificate program may consider entry-level career opportunities in positions such as:
  • Electrical or Electronics Installer and Repairer

    As an electrical and electronics installer and repairer, you may assist an experienced technician with AC and DC electronics, electronic devices and microcontrollers. Your work might be more theoretical or more hands-on, depending on the specifics of your position.

  • Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technician

    As an entry-level electro-mechanical technician, you may assist an experienced technologist in the operation, testing and maintenance of electromechanical or robotic equipment. You may find yourself reading blueprints, schematics and diagrams to determine the method and sequence of assembly of a machine or piece of equipment.

  • Mechanical Engineering Technician

    Entry-level mechanical engineering technicians help mechanical engineers design, develop and test manufacture machines and other devices. You may also make sketches and rough layouts, record and analyze data, and report your findings.

  • Entry-Level Field Service Technician

    An entry-level field service technician installs, maintains and repairs equipment and may work in virtually any industry. Unlike computer use support specialists, who work mostly from a remote computer, field service technicians spend most of their time traveling to sites where the equipment is housed.

Program Courses

Engineering Technology Certificate Courses

The Engineering Technology Certificate program consists of a minimum of 39 credit hours divided into:

  • General Education (Essentials): 4 credits

  • Tech Core: 8 credits

  • Program Focus: 15 credits

  • Career Preparation: 2 credit

  • Specialization: 10 credits

General Education Course
Algebra for College Students
Tech Core Courses
Tech Core
Introduction to Technology and Information Systems
Introduction to Programming
Introduction to Digital Devices
Program Courses
Program Focus
Electronic Device and System Foundations
Automation and Controls

+ Choose three from below:

Introduction to Computer-Aided Design
Generative Design
Industrial IoT
Manufacturing Processes and Systems
Electromechanical Systems
Fundamentals of Information Technology and Networking
Introduction to Cloud Computing
Career Preparation
Career Development
Specialized Courses
General Option

You will select applicable courses from the College of Engineering & Information Sciences and the College of Business & Management provided prerequisites are met. Courses within other Colleges may be applicable with permission from the appropriate academic administration.

Machine Learning and Design Techniques
Data-Driven Decision Making

+ Choose two below:

Generative Design
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence Applications
Process Improvement
Medical Technology and Healthcare Systems
Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology

+ Choose two below:

Medical Instrumentation
Medical Imaging Technology
Renewable Energy and Sustainable Power
Introduction to Sustainability

+ Choose two below:

Introduction to Alternative Energy Technologies
Power Electronics and Alternative Energy Applications
Electric Machines and Power Systems

Engineering Technology Certificate FAQs

What is an undergraduate engineering technology certificate program?

An undergraduate engineering technology certificate program provides students with a foundational knowledge related to engineering technology and can help them gain readily marketable skills as they prepare to pursue entry-level positions in a variety of technical fields.

How do you earn a certificate in engineering technology?

You can earn an Undergraduate Certificate in Engineering Technology online right here at DeVry. To enroll in this program, you need to have a high school diploma or equivalent, such as a GED, and place standard in English and Math. Additionally, students must meet DeVry University’s admissions requirements. Once you've met those requirements, you can enroll in the program and work to earn your engineering technology certificate. Please see the DeVry Academic Catalog for complete admissions requirements.

How long does it take to get a certificate in engineering technology?

You can earn your Undergraduate Certificate in Engineering Technology at DeVry in as little as 12 months on an accelerated schedule. If you have any qualifying transfer credits, you may be able to earn your certificate even more quickly. Or follow a normal schedule and earn your certificate in 1 year, 4 months.2

2Accelerated schedule does not include breaks and assumes 3 semesters of year-round, full-time enrollment in 13 credit hours a semester per 12-month period. Normal schedule does not include breaks and assumes 2 semesters of year-round, full-time enrollment in 13 credit hours a semester per 12-month period. 

Academic Catalog
2023-2024 Academic Catalog
Program Guides
Program Overview

1At the time of application to the next credential level, an evaluation of qualifying transfer credit will occur and the most beneficial outcome will be applied. Future programmatic changes could impact the application of credits to a future program. Refer to the academic catalog for details.
2Accelerated schedule does not include breaks and assumes 3 semesters of year-round, full-time enrollment in 13 credit hours a semester per 12-month period. Normal schedule does not include breaks and assumes 2 semesters of year-round, full-time enrollment in 13 credit hours a semester per 12-month period.