Become an Expert

Hone your expertise in the rapidly growing field of modern digital systems design and testing with WPI’s online graduate certificate in Electrical & Computer Engineering. The suite of four courses covers the tools and techniques in component design and system design, modeling, and testing, with a focus on the use of design languages such as C++ and Verilog.


The graduate certificate is comprised of four thematically related courses that may be taken in any order:

  1. ECE 5720. Modeling and Synthesis of Digital Systems Using Verilog
  2. ECE 5724. Digital Systems Testing and Testable Design
  3. ECE 5722. Embedded Core Architectures and Core-based Design
  4. ECE 5723. Methodologies for System Level Design and Modeling

Degree Completion

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

WPI also offers an online MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

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The certificate program is at the graduate level and is for those who have completed a BS degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related fields. Applicants must have an understanding of digital systems and design of combinational and sequential circuits.

Webinar: Open House

View our on-demand webinar to be introduced to our Electrical and Computer Engineering online graduate program. Get an overview of program logistics, what online learning looks like, the application process, and more!