Safety and Security of Autonomous Cyber-Physical Systems Certificate

  • Programs Offered

    • Certificate
  • Delivery Options

    • Online

    • On-Campus
    • Accelerated
  • Credits

    • 15 credits
  • Timeline

    • One–three semesters

Securing the Devices of Tomorrow

The Graduate Certificate in Safety and Security of Autonomous Cyber-Physical Systems provides knowledge of cyber-physical safety and security strategies arising from modern, advanced system control networks and interconnected system complexes. The Departments of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics and Electrical and Computer Engineering established an interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Safety and Security of Autonomous Cyber-Physical Systems. 

Demonstrate an understanding the cyber-safety and security issues for vehicles and interconnected systems, apply that understanding to analyze and synthesize safe and secure cyber-physical systems, and effectively work at the intersection of cybersecurity and safety of autonomous systems. Demonstrate competencies in the hierarchical design, control, and integration of technologies into cyber-physical components and systems including modern networked and autonomous mobile systems for land, air, and water.

Who is This Certificate For?

This certificate is for qualified professionals who want to enhance their skill set and can be a foundation to continue toward a graduate degree. It is also valuable for degree-seeking students looking to develop a concentration that gives them an edge in their career path.

What You Need to Know

Students in the graduate certificate in Safety and Security of Autonomous Cyber-Physical Systems program are competent in threat analysis and vulnerability assessment, risk analysis for cyber-safety issues, systems engineering for safety and security, redundancy, fault-tolerance for modern mobility platforms, and the design and analysis of novel strategies for meeting emerging vehicle and other cyber-physical safety and security threats.


To enroll in this certificate program, students must have an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or in a closely-related field that is primarily based on physical engineered systems. See complete admissions requirements.

Accelerated Option

Michigan Tech Bachelor's + 1 Semester = Accelerated Graduate Certificate

Current Michigan Tech undergraduates or recent alumni, get started right away. Our accelerated graduate certificates are a fast, affordable way to add graduate credentials to your bachelor's degree in as little as one semester. Be more marketable in your industry or prepare for your master's degree. Explore accelerated certificate options.

Online Option

Accredited Courses, Convenience

Online learning at Michigan Tech provides greater flexibility and can fit around your busy schedule wherever you are. Upgrade or change your career path.

Prospective students can earn graduate certificate in Safety and Security of Autonomous Cyber-Physical Systems fully online.


This graduate certificate requires a minimum of 15 total credits. Students may apply the credits earned for this certificate toward a graduate degree at Michigan Tech.


Graduate Director

Wayne Weaver

Graduate Assistant

Cindy Wadaga

Application Process and Admissions Requirements

Applications are reviewed on an individual basis using a holistic approach. Fill out our free graduate application online to apply to any of our programs. Official transcripts and scores are not required for the initial application, although you will need to upload them later.

Accredited by HLC

Michigan Tech has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1928. Our Graduate School offers over 125 certificates, master's, and PhD programs to provide our students and the world with what tomorrow needs.