Biomedical, Industrial, and Human Factors Engineering

User Experience (UX) and Design Thinking Graduate Certificate

Why Choose User Experience (UX) and Design Thinking?

The User Experience (UX) and Design Thinking certificate is offered by the College of Engineering and Computer Science and may be completed through Distance Education. Students must be enrolled as a graduate student and no GRE is required. This certificate program is to enhance the technical expertise in User Experience and Design Thinking. Upon completion of this certificate program, the graduate will be knowledgeable in:

  • how to use latest skills and tools to create and evaluate user experience (UX); 
  • concepts related to UX, usability and design thinking;  
  • the application of the iterative process of user-centered design thinking;  
  • techniques related to low- and high-fidelity prototype creation; and
  • user-interface (UI) prototyping tools such as Axure, MIT app inventor.

Academics and Curriculum

This certificate program is 9 credits and can be completed in one year (three semesters).

View the User Experience (UX) and Design Thinking Graduate Certificate program information and requirements in the Academic Catalog.


Admission to the Graduate School is required prior to admission into the certificate program. Students may complete the certificate as a non-degree-seeking student, in addition to another graduate degree program, or embedded within the Master of Science in Industrial and Human Factors Engineering program. 

Once admitted to the Graduate School, students must submit an entrance form to the BIE Department to be entered into the certificate program. During the last semester of the certificate program, students must submit a completion form to the BIE Department. 

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