Enterprise Architecture, Certificate

Program Code: ENARCH_UCT

Program Requirements

To earn an undergraduate certificate in Enterprise Architecture, a minimum of 12 credits is required.

A grade of C or higher is required in all courses for the certificate; no course substitutions are permitted. Courses taken more than 10 years ago will not apply automatically towards completion of the certificate but instead will require review by the academic unit.

Prescribed Courses
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
IST 422Enterprise Architecture Foundations3
IST 423Enterprise Information Management and Storage Architecture3
IST 424Architectural Modeling of Organizations3
Additional Courses
Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better
Select one of the following:3
The Engineering of Complex Software Systems
Legal and Regulatory Environment of Information Science and Technology
IST 443
Legal and Regulatory Environment of Privacy and Security
Information Security Management
Overview of Information Security
Spatial Analysis of Risks

Certificate Learning Objectives

  1. KNOW: Demonstrate foundational knowledge of effective Enterprise Architecture, technology stack, modeling, and leadership concepts that align with business strategy.
  2. ANALYZE: Think analytically about the application of concepts and methods in enterprise architecture.

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee’s unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.

READ SENATE POLICY 32-00: ADVISING POLICY

University Park

Undergraduate Academic Advising Center
E103 Westgate Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-865-8947
advising@ist.psu.edu

Career Paths

Enterprise architects are in high demand across. They serve a critical function in helping organization effectively and efficiently align business, technology, and other resources to achieve strategic goals. IST's Office of Career Solutions helps students navigate their internship and career development in the field through coaching, workshops, interview preparation, resume reviews, career fairs, job postings, and networking opportunities.

Careers

Enterprise architects are prepared to play a vital role in organizations across a number of industries, as they work to understand the business strategy and both envision and employ technological solutions to help achieve those goals.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT POTENTIAL CAREER OPTIONS FOR GRADUATES WITH A CERTIFICATE IN ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE

Contact

University Park

COLLEGE OF INFORMATION SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY
E397 Westgate Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-865-8947

https://ist.psu.edu/about/contact