Undergraduate Certificate in Engineering Technology

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Earn Your Engineering Technology Certificate in As Little as 4 Semesters1

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

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 courses 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 tailor your program to your interests.

Engineering Technology Certificate Specializations

Classes Start Every 8 Weeks

Earn your Undergraduate Certificate in Engineering Technology in as little as 1 year + 4 months*—or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.

*Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.


What You'll Learn

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

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    Networking and Security

    Produce, secure, operate and troubleshoot small enterprise networks.
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    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.
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    Solve technical problems using an algorithmic approach, basic programming and coding methods.
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    Operating Systems

    Install and configure operating systems using Command Line Interface (CLI).

Why 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.

Degrees in engineering technology at DeVry prepare for careers to solve technology problems.

Career Opportunities

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

Graduates of our online Engineering Technology Certificate program may consider entry-level career opportunities in position 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

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

  • General Education (Essentials): 4 credits
  • Tech Core: 18 credits
  • Automation and Electronic Systems: 6 credits
  • Career Preparation: 1 credit
  • Specialization: 10 credits

General Education Course


MATH114 Algebra for College Students

Tech Core Courses

Tech Core

CEIS101C Introduction to Technology and Information Systems
CEIS106 Introduction to Operating Systems
CEIS110 Introduction to Programming
CEIS114 Introduction to Digital Devices
NETW191 Fundamentals of Information Technology and Networking
NETW211 Fundamentals of Cloud Computing

Program Courses

Automation and Electronic Systems

ECT226 Electronic Device and System Foundations
ECT286 Automation and Controls

Career Preparation

CEIS299 Careers and Technology

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

MATH221 Statistics for Decision Making

Select two of the following courses:

CEIS308 Systems and Computer Aided Design
CEIS310 Process Improvement with Machine Learning
CEIS312 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Medical Technology and Healthcare Systems

BIOS205 Anatomy and Physiology for Health Careers

Select two of the following courses:

BMET314 Medical Instrumentation
BMET316 Medical Imaging Technology
BMET318 Telemedicine

Renewable Energy and Sustainable Power

SUST210 Renewable Energy: Science, Technology and Management

Select two of the following courses:

REET302 Introduction to Alternative Energy Technologies
REET322 Power Electronics and Alternative Energy Applications
REET326 Electric Machines and Power Systems

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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 put to use now while you’re still pursuing your higher-level degree.

These credentials are gained through flexible 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.2

Our online Engineering Technology 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.

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

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 you 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 that requirement, 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 1 year and 4 months1. If you have any qualifying transfer credits, you may be able to earn your certificate even more quickly.

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1Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.
2At 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.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians, at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/electrical-and-electronics-engineering-technicians.htm (visited January 16, 2022).