Graduate Certificate in Engineering Education

The Graduate Certificate in Engineering Education is designed for graduate students interested in pursuing engineering faculty positions upon graduation. This certificate program will prepare students for the instructional aspects of a faculty career and increase their competitiveness for faculty jobs. Courses are active, discussion-based and focused on applying research on learning to the engineering pedagogy.

Graduate students seeking this certificate will gain experience in teaching undergraduate engineering courses, learn more about research on teaching and learning, develop their own ideas and philosophy on teaching and create materials that will help in their faculty job search.

Students can start taking classes now for the new program, which will begin awarding certificates in fall 2017.

Certificate Requirements

  • 3 credits: Teaching Engineering (ME 397)1 or Knowing and Learning in STEM Education (STM 385)2
  • 3 credits: Curriculum Design and Assessment in Engineering (ME 397)3
  • 3 credits: Elective in education or engineering education
  • 6 credits: Teaching Practicum (ME 699T)
  • 1 credit: Teaching Portfolio Prep (ME 199T)

16 credits total

Certificate credits may also be counted toward your degree, with permission from your graduate advisor.


1Offered every spring
2Offered every summer and fall
3Offered every fall

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For more information on the certificate program, contact Maura Borrego, mechanical engineering associate professor, at maura.borrego@austin.utexas.edu.