The Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) certificate options are not an academic major or minor, but an additional credential that is available to University of Illinois students enrolled in a participating undergraduate or M.S. graduate program. The certificate is program-specific so students are only allowed to take the designed certificate for their home department. Courses taken toward this certificate may also count towards the student’s degree.
Students wishing to pursue the CSE certificate program are required to register and can find more information on either the undergraduate student or graduate student Certificate Option webpage. Note that effective Fall 2016, the Graduate certificate program will **only** be offered to MS students and not PhD students. The old PhD certificate program has been replaced by the transcriptable graduate concentration (which is also available to MS students who want to get a transcriptable recognition).
The CSE Certificate Program does not independently admit students or confer degrees. Students wishing to elect the CSE Option must first be admitted to one of the participating departments before enrolling in the CSE Program. Currently enrolled students can register for the CSE Program by completing the CSE Registration Form (must log in with university credentials). To earn a certificate in Computational Science and Engineering, students must complete the required coursework for their home department.