Network and Communication Systems Certificate

Enhance your technical expertise

Our graduate on-campus and online certificate develops advanced skills in computer networking analysis and communication systems and provides opportunities to use these skills in engineering applications. Communication systems and networks are ubiquitous to contemporary life where productivity is dependent on efficient management and operation of communication systems. Medical imaging, ATM operations and interbank connectivity, transport networking and security authentication—all these and more—will not be impossible without network and communication systems. 

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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’ll learn.

The advances we see in technology also means that communication networks and systems are complex and there is increasingly need for professionals with the technical expertise to ensure the smooth running of communication systems at the organisational level. Students acquire broad based knowledge for contributing to diverse fields. In addition to automotive and security, graduates of this program can work in manufacturing, power generation and distribution, as well as the various autonomous systems and multi-level control function systems under development. 

What you need to know.

  • This is a 9-credit graduate certificate.
  • Our curriculum is flexible. Students can begin the program in the fall or spring semesters and complete in two or three semesters.

Jumpstart your tomorrow.

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

If you're a current Michigan Tech undergraduate or recent alumni, you can explore a multitude of accelerated certificate options and get started right away. Michigan Tech’s accelerated graduate certificates are a fast, affordable way to add graduate credentials to your bachelor’s degree. You can integrate your bachelor’s experience into a graduate credential in as little as one semester. You can pursue your academic upgrade without interrupting your career. Be more marketable in your industry or prepare for your master's degree.