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Applied Cybersecurity Engineering (ACE)

Certificate in Applied Cybersecurity Engineering (ACE)

From embedded devices and IoT networks to critical infrastructure and autonomous vehicles, cybersecurity engineering plays a critical role in ensuring the resilience and safety of interconnected systems that are part of our everyday lives. This three-course hands-on certificate program from the UW department of Electrical and Computer Engineering covers the core principles and real-world applications of cybersecurity engineering.

Through project-based learning, you’ll explore both established and emerging application domains, gaining an understanding of how to safeguard digital systems in the context of our modern technological landscape. Beyond acquiring essential skills in threat analysis and mitigation, you’ll delve into advanced subjects including adversarial machine learning, countering advanced persistent threats, securing embedded systems, and leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning methodologies for hardware-based cybersecurity. This program addresses the growing demand for cybersecurity expertise in industries that heavily rely on interconnected devices, networks, and software.

This certificate program is offered in person at the UW Seattle campus.


The certificate program is designed for working professionals in science, engineering, and software industries and current graduate students in STEM disciplines interested in expanding their skillset and deepening their expertise in cybersecurity engineering. 

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Technology Requirements

Students in ECE certificate programs are expected to adhere to the College of Engineering’s technology expectations.


Winter 2024: Machine Learning for Cybersecurity 

Spring 2024: TinyML  Also view course information slides

Autumn 2024: Network and Communication Security 

Earn Graduate Credit

By completing this certificate program, you can earn up to 12 credits toward degree requirements should you later be accepted into the Professional Master’s Program. To use these credits, you must obtain graduate non-matriculated status before you register for the first course of the certificate program.

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