Graduate Certificate in Data Engineering
Northwestern University

Program Details

The Graduate Certificate in Data Engineering is an online data science degree from Northwestern University for those interested in working with data science and analytics.  With the huge amounts of data that companies and organizations use today, the need for professionals who are able to work with this data so that it is easier to understand and use are in demand.  This online computer engineering degree will provide the foundational skills and knowledge needed to understand computer systems and solve problems dealing with data collection, security, and organization.  Courses teach students to utilize system-wide problem-solving skills, choose hardware systems, and build software systems to implement models to scale within information infrastructures.  Graduates are able to organize and manage large quantities of data so it can be used to meet strategic goals, improve outcomes, and help businesses better understand operations.  

This online data science degree is best suited for those with strong undergraduate backgrounds in data science, computer science, mathematics, engineering, and information systems programs.  Credits earned in this certificate can be applied towards Northwestern’s MS in Data Science program.

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School Accreditation & Licensing

Northwestern University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent