Certificates & Concentrations

On-Campus Graduate Certificates & Concentrations

Some research centers within Grainger Engineering offer certificate programs to current graduate students. These allow you to develop a breadth of interdisciplinary understanding that complements the depth of knowledge in your major field. You complete the certificate program in parallel with your degree program and are eligible to apply to a certificate program after you have started your graduate degree program. 

Computational Science and Engineering (CSE)

CSE provides the opportunity to gain expertise in advanced computing technology as well as in one or more applied disciplines. In order to complete the CSE certificate, students must be pursuing either a master’s degree or Ph.D. in one of the participating departments.

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Energy and Sustainability Engineering (EaSE)

The EaSE certificate aims to educate students to fill the rising demands of a global workforce and growing need for education and training in the area of energy and sustainability challenges. The purposeful mixture of core, breadth and depth allows students to tackle problems in research, planning, development and implementation of advanced technologies, as well as the interface between technology and society.

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Cancer Scholars for Transitional and Applied Research (C*STAR)

Carle Foundation Hospital's Cancer Center and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign established the C*STAR graduate educational program to foster translational research and near-term benefits to the patients served in the community. Each institution offers expertise and strong programs in cancer that are complementary. In alignment with Carle’s strategic plan, five cancer-based sites have been identified for focus and research. These areas are breast (area of emphasis with the greatest potential), prostate, gastrointestinal, gynecological, and lung.

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