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Graduate Program

Certificate in Computer Engineering

The department offers a program leading to a certificate in computer engineering jointly administered with the Department of Computer Science.

The certificate requires 15 semester-hour units, and all courses must be at the 100 level or above.

At least five lecture-based courses must be taken from a published list of computer engineering core courses.

From these core courses, at least one course must be taken from each of the following three core areas

  • Computer Networking
  • Computer Architecture
  • Computer Software/Systems

Both bridge courses (e.g. EE 200 and EE 201) may count as one of the five computer engineering core courses.

Certificate in Data Science

The Certificate in Data Science is intended for students who possess a Bachelor of Science in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) field, but who lack sufficient background in Data Science to be admitted to the Master of Science in Data Science.

The Certificate in Data Science requires five courses, including:

  • EE 104 (3 SHUs)
  • COMP 135 (3 SHUs)
  • One elective in each of the following areas:
    • Data infrastructure
      [including COMP 112, 115, 116, 117, 118, 151 (3 SHUs)]
    • Data analytics and/or interfaces
      [including COMP 152, 167, 171, 175, 177 (3 SHUs); ME 150 (3 SHUs); CEE 187 (4 SHUs)]
    • Computational and theoretical aspects of data analysis
      [including COMP 136, 153, 236 (3 SHUs); Math 123, 155, 158 (3 SHUs), Math 126, 128, 152, 161, 162 (4 SHUs); EE 109, 127, 140 (3 SHUs)]

In addition, any undergraduate prerequisites required for these courses may be taken as part of the certificate.

Certificate in Microwave and Wireless Engineering

In today's changing economy, the microwave and wireless engineering industry is moving away from traditional military applications and toward commercial opportunities. With the availability of relatively inexpensive microwave components and improved digital communications, these opportunities have few limits. Radar, satellite, wireless radio and optical communication, and collision avoidance radar are just a few areas, which utilize microwave technology.

In addition, computer hardware researchers and designers are finding that some microwave engineering concepts are necessary to develop faster computer circuits. As engineers explore low microwave frequencies and even lower radio frequencies, this technology will be applied to cable, broadcast, television, medical, and other commercial uses. The certificate program educates professionals in the exciting new uses of microwave and wireless technology, by preparing students through extensive lab and project work.

Who Should Apply?
The program is open to students with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or physics or with equivalent preparation, including a background in general physics and intermediate circuit theory. Students interested in earning a graduate degree can often apply these certificate courses toward a Tufts master's degree in electrical engineering. All of our certificate programs can be taken on a part-time basis.

Program of Study

The certificate requires five courses:

  • Two required courses:
    • EE 107 Communications Systems (4 SHUs)
    • EE 117 Introduction to Microwave Devices (3 SHUs)
  • One or both of the following:
    • EE 118 Microwave Semiconductor Devices and Circuits (3 SHUs)
    • EE 160 Computer-Aided Design of Microwave Circuits (3 SHUs)
  • Two graduate-level elective courses in microwave engineering or related fields
    • EE 108 Wireless Communications (3 SHUs)
    • EE 136 Antennas for Radar, Avionics, and Communications (3 SHUs)
    • EE 137 Radar Engineering (3 SHUs)
    • EE 148 Silicon Radio Frequency IC Design (3 SHUs)
    • EE 161 Microwave Integrated Circuits (3 SHUs)
    • EE 193SBC Satellite-Based Communications (3 SHUs)
    • EE 194W Directed Study: Wireless Communications (3 SHUs)
    • EE 127 Information Theory (3 SHUs)

Students may substitute other Tufts graduate courses, subject to the approval of the certificate faculty advisor.

Please see the Graduate Programs website for information about current tuition rates.

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