Network and Communication Systems Certificate

  • Programs Offered

    • Certificate
  • Delivery Options

    • Online

    • On-Campus
    • Accelerated
  • Credits

    • 9 credits
  • Timeline

    • One–three semesters

This program is no longer accepting applications. Both theDepartment of Electrical and Computer Engineering(ECE) and theCollege of Engineering(COE) offers a variety graduate certificates to meet your needs.

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.

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

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 organizational level. Students in the graduate certificate in Network and Communication Systems program 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.


To enroll in this certificate program, students must have a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, or a degree in a closely related field with at least three years of experience working in the electric-power-engineering field. 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 Network and Communication Systems fully online.


This graduate certificate requires a minimum of 9 total credits. Students may apply the credits earned for this certificate toward a graduate degree at Michigan Tech.


Graduate Director

Jin Choi

Graduate Assistant

Lynn McCormick

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.