Professional development and continuing education

Choose from a wide range of convenient, cost-effective ways including technical short courses, lectures, seminars, colloquium, and webcasts.

Short courses

Our short courses give practicing scientists and engineers an opportunity to acquire new skills for the current workplace. Courses are industry focused with an emphasis on workplace applications.

Department seminars, colloquia, and lectures

Many of our departments and centers hold weekly seminars and colloquia in which experts from across the country present on the latest scientific topics, which are generally open to alumni and working professionals.

Seminars, colloquia, lectures, and webcasts

College of Continuing and Professional Studies (CCAPS)

The University’s College of Continuing and Professional Studies offers many educational opportunities in engineering, science, and technology that cater to the needs of working adults. Visit the CCAPS website.

UNITE Distributed Learning

Online courses for professional engineers and scientists delivered through streaming video, downloadable video podcasts, and other web-based technologies are available through UNITE Distributed Learning. Learn more on the UNITE Distributed Learning website.

Online Degree and Certificate Programs from the University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota offers certificate, undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs in a wide range of subjects, including computer science, finance, electrical engineering, business, health care, and more. Learn more and explore programs on the U of M Online website.