Online Graduate Certificate

Four-Course Certificate

WPI’s online graduate certificate in electrical and computer engineering puts you at the forefront of the rapidly growing field of modern digital design and test. The certificate is comprised of four thematically related courses taken in one of two sequences, and is taught by an industry leader in this discipline.

A Complete Toolbox for the Digital Designer

Learn advanced design and test of complex digital systems. This suite of four online courses covers the tools and techniques in component design, and cutting edge methodologies in system design, modeling, and testing. The focus of these graduate level courses is on the use of design languages such as Verilog and C++ for design, design validation, and test.


This certificate program is at the graduate level and is for those who have completed a BS degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related fields. Applicants to the program must have an understanding of digital systems and design of combinational and sequential circuits. Please see course descriptions for individual course prerequisites.

Recommended Order of Courses

All courses below earn three credits each. Current course schedules can be found here.

Students wishing to complete the certificate in one year may take two courses per semester as follows:

Certificate Completion

You must complete the requirements for the online graduate certificate program four years from the date of admission into the program.

Online Learning

Graduate classes are captured as they happen at our Worcester, MA campus then streamed to you on the Internet. Each course has additional web-based content and collaboration tools that help foster interaction among faculty and students.

More specifics about how online learning works, including information on the required technology, can be found by visiting our student resouces Online Learning page.