Certificate in Applied Cybersecurity Engineering

Learn to Safeguard Digital Systems


Program Details

  • Location: UW Seattle
  • Duration: 9 months
  • Cost: $12,768

Next start date:

September 25, 2024

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About this Program

From embedded devices and IoT networks to critical infrastructure and autonomous vehicles, cybersecurity engineering plays a critical role in ensuring the resilience and safety of interconnected systems that are part of our everyday lives. This three-course, hands-on certificate program covers the core principles and real-world applications of cybersecurity engineering.

Through project-based learning, you’ll explore both established and emerging application domains and understand how to safeguard digital systems in the context of our modern technological landscape. Beyond acquiring essential skills in threat analysis and mitigation, you'll delve into advanced subjects including adversarial machine learning, countering advanced persistent threats, securing embedded systems, and leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning methodologies for hardware-based cybersecurity.

Designed For

Individuals with a background in computer science, engineering, or a related field who are preparing to pursue graduate study in electrical and computer engineering, as well as engineers and other professionals who want to expand their skills in cybersecurity engineering.


By completing this certificate program, you can earn up to 12 credits toward degree requirements should you later be accepted into the UW Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering’s Professional Master’s Program. To use these credits, you must obtain graduate nonmatriculated status before you register for the first course of the program.

Learn More

For more information, visit the Certificate in Applied Cybersecurity Engineering (ACE) page on the UW Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering website.

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