UCLA Extension

Engineering

Develop technical competency or stay abreast of changes in your field with engineering courses led by practicing experts. Choose from certificates/sequences listed in the menu on the left.

Courses and Instructors approved by UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science.

To secure early-enrollment pricing register no later than 1 month prior to the course start date.

Winter 2018
Enrollment Begins: Mon, November 6th, 2017
Instruction dates: January 8th 2018- March 25th 2018

Program Representative
Torrance Winder | (310) 206-6794 | twinder@unex.ucla.edu 
Advanced Plumbing Systems Design

The ADVANCED PLUMBING SYSTEMS DESIGN CERTIFICATE is to train professionals who would like to receive formal education in advanced topics in Plumbing Systems Design or are currently practicing in the field and would like additional training in advanced design techniques for commercial and industrial structures. The program collaborates with the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE). It is the first comprehensive program in plumbing systems in the United States. The certificate consists of 7 courses, totaling 28-units including six required courses and at least one elective course.

Offered in cooperation with the American Society of Plumbing Engineers.

Astronautical Engineering

The ASTRONAUTICAL ENGINEERING CERTIFICATE is a 28-unit program that provides a broad overview of the key aspects of spacecraft vehicle design and engineering. Topics include systems design, structural considerations, propulsion, orbital mechanics, attitude, dynamics, control, communication systems, electrical power, and thermal management.

Biotechnology Engineering

The BIOTECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING CERTIFICATE provides the knowledge you need to be in-demand in the expanding fields of Biotechnology Engineering. Gain knowledge in Biotechnology fundamentals & manufacturing techniques and know-how. Learn European and FDA regulatory approval requirements and quality engineering.  Acquire theoretical and practical knowledge to apply immediately today. This is a 24 unit Certificate; 4 required core courses (16 units) and 2 elective course (8 units).

Communications Systems

The COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS CERTIFICATE is 5 required course (20-units) program that introduces engineers and other technically-oriented individuals to the fundamentals of communications systems and some of their most common current applications.

Transfer Credits

Apply for your UCLA Extension Certificate candidacy and then transfer credits toward an online M.S. in Engineering with University of Wisconsin—Platteville. In accordance with an articulation agreement with UW–Platteville, completion of our Communications Systems Certificate equates to 9 graduate credits that may be applied toward the UW–Platteville M.S. in Engineering. View their online program here.

Construction Management

The CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE is a 32-unit program that provides a current overview of construction through a broad survey of the management and technological issues of the field.

Transfer Credits

Apply for your UCLA Extension Certificate candidacy and then transfer credits toward an online M.S. in Engineering with University of Wisconsin—Platteville. In accordance with an articulation agreement with UW–Platteville, completion of our Construction Management Certificate equates to 9 graduate credits that may be applied toward the UW–Platteville M.S. in Engineering. View their online program here.

Digital Signal Processing

The DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING CERTIFICATE is a 5 course (20-unit) program that introduces engineers and other technically-oriented individuals to the fundamentals and advanced concepts of digital signal processing.

Integrated Circuit Design

The INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DESIGN SPECIALIZATION provideS a broad overview of design and analysis of analog Integrated Circuits (IC) including CMOS RF ICs used in wireless communication systems and the DA-A/D converters. The sequential program is comprised of four required courses (16 units).

Sustainability

The SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFICATE is a 20-unit program that provides an understanding of sustainability issues and the social, regulatory, business, and technological challenges on both the national and international level. Supported by an advisory board of industry experts, the multidisciplinary curriculum explores sustainability issues and solutions across the often interrelated fields of architecture, design, business, education, engineering, landscape architecture, law, marketing, public policy, real estate, science, technology, and urban planning. The program examines major elements that impact the environment on a daily basis, such as the use of water, air, land, energy, and transportation.

Lean Six Sigma

The LEAN SIX SIGMA SPECIALIZATION provides standards for improving and sustaining quality and productivity throughout business and manufacturing operations. This course of study benefits you with the skills and training to help your organization become more efficient and profitable by generating near-perfect products and services that exceeds customer requirements, cultivate customer loyalty, and achieve even greater returns. This course of study prepares you for the American Society for Quality Green Belt Certification exam and/or Quality Black Belt Certification exam.

Master of Science in Engineering Program (Online)

The MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ENGINEERING (Online) is a 36-unit program that provides a current overview of engineering through a broad survey of the technological, design, and management issues of the field. Visit Henry Samueli School of Engineering for specific program requirements and details. Enrollment predicated upon department approval.

Medical Device Engineering

The MEDICAL DEVICE ENGINEERING CERTIFICATE provides the core knowledge and fundamental skills required for those involved and or entering the field of medical devices design, manufacturing, quality control, biomaterials, biocompatibility, and European and U.S. FDA regulatory approvals. This certificate is good for new graduates in medical device engineering, professionals seeking advancement in their position or to upgrade skills, managers and leaders of technical teams in medical devices, team members who want to understand the scope of their projects, and suppliers to the medical device industry.

Recycling and Solid Waste Management

The RECYCLING AND SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE is a 24-unit program designed for a wide variety of individuals seeking to know the state-of-the-art in recycling and waste management, including industrial managers and engineers, government staff, disposal firm employees, community representatives, public sector employees, and public policy analysts. The program addresses environmental, technological, political, legal, and economic aspects of recycling and waste management policies.

Continuing Education for Registered Environmental Health Specialists (REHS)

UCLA Extension’s Department of Engineering and Technology is authorized by the California Department of Public Health to operate as an Accreditation Agency for continuing education courses for Registered Environmental Health Specialists (REHS). Each of the core courses in this certificate program provides 36 hours of continuing education credit.

Review Courses for Registration Examinations

The following Registration Examination Review Courses prepare enrollees by equipping them with test-taking methods, exam structure insights, and content evaluation methods through in-class work. Practice problem solving and exam-taking strategies. Course materials and sample exams reinforce in-class work.

California Board for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors

For information about applications and exams call the California Board for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors at (866) 780-5370 or visit pels.ca.gov.

Review Courses
801 Traffic Engineering Registration License Review 
809 Mechanical Engineering Review
843 Fundamentals of Engineering
X 434.24 Air Quality Permitting & Enforcement 

Systems Engineering

The Systems Engineering Specialization provides solid understanding of key principles of systems engineering including requirements analysis, architecture and design, modeling, integration, risk management, verification and validation. The program provides life cycle models that can be used to describe the evolution of a system from concept through disposal, the management of the engineering and other disciplines involved to bring a system into being, the system design and analysis process, and finally the importance of operational feasibility analysis as a necessary element during the design process.

Asterisk “ * ” indicates currently offered courses.

X 410.100 Principles of Systems Engineering*
X 410.200 Systems Requirements & Design
X 410.300 Systems Modeling and Simulation & Design Integration
X 410.400 Systems Integration, Verification, and Validation

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