Undergraduate Certificate in
Embry‑Riddle's Undergraduate Certificate in Engineering Fundamentals equips each student with the skills necessary to advance their engineering education and career.
About the Undergraduate Certificate in Engineering Fundamentals
Embry-Riddle's Undergraduate Certificate in Engineering Fundamentals is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of essential engineering fundamentals, including courses in math, physics, computer programming and graphic design. This program emphasizes problem-solving techniques that can be utilized by students throughout the entirety of their education and career.
Crafted for students interested in careers or higher education in STEM fields, this program gives students the foundational knowledge necessary to comprehend, analyze and face engineering challenges head on. Upon completion, students have an understanding of the tools and processes they will encounter throughout their professional and educational experiences in engineering.
Student Learning Outcomes
The Undergraduate Certificate in Engineering Fundamentals offers courses that examine topics often encountered engineering fields, such as:
- Engineering ethics
- Mathematical and physical problem-solving
- Computer programming
- Using Computer-Aided Design (CAD) tools for engineering design
- Graphical communications
Engineering Career Opportunities
Careers and Employers
The Undergraduate Certificate in Engineering Fundamentals at Embry‑Riddle Worldwide offers graduates career opportunities that go beyond engineering and development. After program completion, students have the option to utilize the credits earned to further their education — potentially with Embry-Riddle's A.S. in Engineering Fundamentals, which holds a post-graduation placement rate of 85.7%, or B.S. in Engineering, which holds a placement rate of 83.3%.
Students who complete this certificate will be prepared to support, develop and apply advanced technologies when working in roles within the engineering field and beyond. Students from Embry-Riddle's similar A.S. in Engineering Fundamentals have entered careers as aircraft mechanics, electrical systems craftsmen, lead process technicians and more!
Engineering Fundamentals Salary Information
The demand for capable and knowledgeable employees in the engineering industry is growing each day. Earning a certificate — or even further, a degree — from Embry‑Riddle provides the opportunity for competitive salaries, with the median salary in all engineering fields sitting at a healthy $97,000, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. More than 90% of engineers have wages that are higher than the median salary for workers across all fields.
About Engineering Fundamentals at the Worldwide & Online Campus
Worldwide students who complete the Undergraduate Certificate in Engineering Fundamentals will be prepared to support, develop and apply the technologies necessary to support the dynamic needs of the industry. This certificate program is housed in the School of Engineering in the College of Aviation.
Engineering career opportunities are available in nearly every domain. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that between 2016 and 2026, the engineering industry is predicted to create more than 40,000 new jobs, with roles in engineering services (civil, mechanical and electrical) expected to grow the most.
The Undergraduate Certificate in Engineering Fundamentals focuses on the foundations of engineering and its various facets across all industries, with learning examples often based on current standards in aviation and aerospace fields. Students who earn this certificate will have completed 21 undergraduate-level credits.
Engineering Fundamentals Information
This certificate program is available in a variety of modalities:
- Fully online, asynchronously — no synchronous class time or component.
- In an EagleVision Virtual Classroom — courses are taught “live” in virtual meetings among instructors and students.
- At a Worldwide location close to you — with more than 130 satellite locations around the globe, students can choose to attend their classes in person, amongst their peers at the location of their choice.
The Engineering Fundamentals certificate program provides a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of engineering and engineering-science including topics such as mathematics, physics, computer programming, and graphical design technics that will enable students to pursue a professional career in a STEM-related field. The program will emphasize problem-solving techniques that will help students to develop the necessary skills for success in their chosen profession.
Students interested in pursuing a career in a STEM-related field or those who plan to pursue an undergraduate associate or bachelor’s degree in engineering (such as mechanical, electrical, aerospace, etc.) or professional degree in a technical, business, law, or medical field are welcome to apply.
In addition to meeting the Worldwide Campus admissions requirements, applicants for admission into the Undergraduate Certificate in Engineering Fundamentals must:
- Complete the Math Skills Assessment prior to admission to determine academic preparedness for entry into MATH 241 Calculus I.
- Current high school students and recent graduates under the age of 20 must meet established admissions requirements and demonstrate a 3.0 high school CGPA, with coursework that reflects 4 years of college preparatory mathematics and 2 years of college preparatory science, including a laboratory science.
- Transfer applicants must meet established admissions requirements and demonstrate a 2.5 cumulative grade point average (CGPA); transfer credit deemed equivalent to demonstrate academic preparedness for immediate entry into MATH 241 Calculus I, will be considered for admission into the program. Skills Assessment scores will be used for advising purposes if Math transfer credit demonstrates academic preparedness for admission into the program.
Students who fail to satisfy the guidelines for full admission may be considered for conditional admission under circumstances determined by the Admissions Office OR may be considered for admission into an alternate program. A written petition for admission, current resume and other supporting documentation may be requested for consideration of admission. Exceptions will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
Current Worldwide students requesting a change of program to the Undergraduate Certificate in Engineering Fundamentals must demonstrate successful completion of MATH 241 and have an ERAU GPA of a 2.5 or above. Students may then work with their campus advisor to determine eligibility to add or change to the Undergraduate Certificate in Engineering Fundamentals. Exceptions will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
|MATH 242||Calculus and Analytical Geometry II||4|
|PHYS 250||Physics III for Engineers||3|
|PHYS 253||Physics Laboratory for Engineers||2|
|ENGR 101||Introduction to Engineering||3|
|ENGR 115||Introduction to Computing for Engineers||3|
|ENGR 120||Graphical Communications||3|
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