Engineering Design with Digital Tools, Certificate

Program Code: EDDIT_UCT

Program Description

The Engineering Design with Digital Tools (EDDiT) certificate is a 13-credit certificate that enables students to specialize in digital design tools. This provides students with the opportunity to more fully develop their CAD and design skills, which are highly sought after by industry. Students are required to take at least one section of Engineering Design and Analysis with CAD (EDSGN 468), with each course section offering a different software package, such as SolidWorks, AutoCAD, or Catia. The certificate culminates in the preparation of a portfolio, through which students document and display their design work in a professional manner. Students must earn a C grade or better in each prescribed and additional course or independent study or pursue a replacement option.


To earn an undergraduate certificate in Engineering Design with Digital Tools, a minimum of 13 credits is required.

Required Courses
EDSGN 100Cornerstone Engineering Design3
EDSGN 468Engineering Design and Analysis with CAD3
EDSGN 485Engineering Design Portfolio1
Select 6 credits from the following or from an approved list maintained by the program:6
Spatial Analysis in Engineering Design
Tolerancing and Spatial Models
Introduction to Design for Additive Manufacturing
Engineering Design and Analysis with CAD
Finite Elements in Engineering

Non-Course Requirements:

  • Students must take one but no more than two courses designated EDSGN 468. If taking two courses designated EDSGN 468, each must cover a different software package.
  • No fewer than 7 credits must be completed at the 400-level or above. A list of approved courses will be maintained by the certificate director.