Graduate Certificates

A Cockrell School of Engineering Graduate Certificate in a career-aligned specialized topics area enables the working engineer a cost-effective post-graduate option to update technical skills and deepen knowledge.

Stackable graduate certificate programs provide students with the opportunity to earn a transcript-recognized, non-degree credential for completing a structured sequence of courses. These programs are specifically designed to meet identified workforce needs and to provide engineers and STEM professionals with skills and knowledge that will be useful for their lives and careers.

Please note that admission to one of our online graduate certificates does not assure you of admission into the UT Austin Graduate School to pursue an advance degree. But if you decide to apply to an associated Master’s Degree program, following successful application and admission, Graduate Certificate coursework may be used to satisfy the requirements of a Master’s degree, thus creating a stackable pathway towards degree.

All the Graduate Certificate programs listed below are exclusively offered online and require that students have their bachelor's degree. You'll learn from the same faculty who have helped establish the University of Texas as one of the top universities in the world.

The Cockrell School of Engineering currently offers the following certificate program for graduate students:

Mechanical Engineering Controls Graduate Certificate

The Mechanical Engineering Controls Graduate Certificate is designed for working mechanical and petroleum engineers who want to boost their skills in the control and optimization of processes and systems and feature courses in statistical methods; modeling, simulation and control; and automatic control.

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Petroleum Engineering Data Analytics Graduate Certificate

The Petroleum Engineering Data Analytics Graduate Certificate is designed for working petroleum engineers who want to master the ability to use analytics on the massive amounts of data being generated in the industry to better inform decision-making. Course topics include data analytics and geostatistics, subsurface machine learning and high-performance computing.

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How to Apply?

Interested participants must apply by providing a resume, transcripts, and a letter indicating why you want to pursue this certificate. For more information or if you would like to apply for the graduate certificate please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..