Pratt and Duke offer several undergraduate certificate programs that enable students to pursue more depth in a particular area of interest. Topics range from aerospace engineering to markets and management to information sciences.
Certificate programs that are specifically supported by this department include the following:
Architectural engineering is the discipline concerned with the planning, design, construction, and operation of engineered systems for commercial, industrial, and institutional facilities. Our courses get students beyond the classroom – including case studies of actual construction projects on or near the Duke Campus and hands-on design projects. All civil engineering undergraduates are eligible to participate in the program and qualify to earn the certificate.
Global development engineering combines technical and problem-solving skills with ethical understanding and cultural competency. The Certificate in Global Development Engineering features an innovative curricular pathway that includes training in technical subjects as well as culture and language, ethics, public policy and economics. In addition to course work, those who pursue the certificate get real-world experience, implementing a designed solution either in the United States or abroad, and during a project-focused capstone course.
The Certificate in Energy and the Environment is designed to provide Duke undergraduates with an understanding of the breadth of issues that confront our society related to its need for clean, affordable and reliable energy. An expertise in energy will expand career options in the private, nonprofit, government and academic sectors. The goal of the certificate is to develop innovative thinkers and leaders who understand the energy system as a whole and the important interconnections among policy, markets, technology and the environment. The program is offered through The Gendell Center for Engineering, Energy and the Environment, and is co-sponsored by Pratt and the Nicholas School for the Environment and Earth Sciences.