Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/IR) Systems Engineering Certificate

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Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/IR) Systems Engineering Certificate

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Equip yourself with the knowledge and skills to design, integrate, test, and deliver electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) systems within your organization. The EO/IR Systems Engineering Certificate will teach you the basics of EO/IR designs and trades as well as specific designs such as concepts, lasers, missiles, testing, and evaluation of hardware. Upon completion of this certificate, you will be able to create and support a culture of EO/IR system trades with continuous improvement, while aligning and providing measurable goals within your team and the organization.

Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Certificate Requirements

  • Effective January 2015, courses can only be applied to one certificate. If a core course for a certificate has already been applied to a previously-awarded certificate, then an additional elective must be taken.
  • Certificates must be completed within 6 years; courses completed more than 6 years ago may not be applied toward certificate.
  • All courses applied to a certificate program must be taken from Georgia Tech.
  • This certificate does not require an application.

How it works

Your path to achievement is easy! Most certificate courses are offered in classroom locations around the U.S. You can also inquire about training at your location.


  • Course load determines the cost of a certificate program.
  • Calculate your total by identifying the courses needed and tallying individual course fees. Some programs offer discounts for course bundling.


  • Select a certificate program, review the requirements, and determine your timeline for completion.
  • Add courses to your shopping cart for purchase as you are ready to take them, or as a bundle if desired.
  • Proceed to checkout to complete your registration. We accept multiple forms of payment including credit card, purchase order, a private loan (upon request), and VA benefits for certain programs.


  • Certificates must be completed within six years.
  • After successful completion of most individual courses, a Certificate of Course Completion will be sent.
  • After successful completion of all required courses, request a transcript and program certificate audit.
  • Upon verification, GTPE will email your transcript and mail your Certificate of Program Completion. Some programs host a certificate award ceremony during the final course.

Once you earn your Georgia Tech Program Certificate, tout your success on your resume and LinkedIn profile, share with your employer, and celebrate an important career growth achievement!

Why Choose a Certificate?

Why Choose a Certificate?

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Georgia Tech learners master real-world skills and apply them to their career the day after completion.

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A Georgia Tech credential carries the professional weight to give you a competitive edge.

Who Should Attend

This certificate is designed for new or rising EO/IR system developers, managers, designers, program managers, and product leaders of a company or within the Department of Defense. It will also benefit those needing refresher training or any EO/IR manufacturing professional with an interest in designing, developing, and sustaining a culture of continuous product improvements.

How You Will Benefit

  • Learn to lead, support, and sustain continuous improvement efforts for your organization’s long-term operational and business performance.
  • Refine project management skills, process flow, process and technology integration, and more.
  • Respond quickly to the market.
  • Deliver metrics-driven ideas for design and development improvement.
  • Provide valuable figures of merit for designs and understand the most important requirement for programs and products.
  • Develop technology roadmaps and risk assessments.
  • Understand program cost and schedule savings.
  • Enhance customer satisfaction by satisfying expectations.
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