Graduate Certificate: Assistive Technology and Inclusive Engineering


A Rehabilitation Engineering Technologist (RET) is a person who applies engineering principles to the design, modification, customization, fabrication, and/or integration of assistive and inclusive technologies for persons with disabilities. RESNA, the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America, offers an Assistive Technology Professional (ATP/RET) certification program for assistive technology professionals including engineers and technologists. 

The Assistive Technology and Inclusive Engineering graduate certificate provides an in-depth introduction to the area of inclusive and assistive technologies for individuals aspiring to either work in the field of technology, disability, and/or aging into disability; and/or to sit for the national RESNA credentialing examination for one of two certifications to recognize assistive technology service providers who have met a national standard of job-based knowledge and experience.

This program directly benefits students and professionals by providing an in-depth introduction to the rapidly growing field of inclusive and assistive technologies and is responsive to industry leaders who have requested this certificate program.

Required courses (15 credits)

  • BIOE 5057 - Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology + Lab
  • BIOE 5067 - Human Factors and Usability Testing for Bioengineers
  • BIOE 5420 - Introduction to Device Design for Disability and Aging: Human Factors
  • BIOE 5420 -  Anatomy, Physiology and Medical Terminology for Bioengineers
  • BIOE 5420 - Rehabilitation Engineering Fieldwork Experiences


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