Certificate in Clinical Engineering

100% Online Clinical Engineer Certificate Program

What is Clinical Engineering? Also called BioMeds or Healthcare Technology Management Professionals, Clinical engineers are responsible for the application, implementation, and servicing of medical technology to optimize healthcare delivery.

The influence of medical imaging technology in healthcare is constantly growing. Diseases are detected earlier, and treatments become more effective, significantly contributing to lowering the costs of healthcare. To help Missourians prepare for this high-demand career, the University of Missouri has partnered with healthcare and medical technology companies to create an online credentialing program that can be accessed from multiple pathways – right at home. The Clinical Service Engineering online certificate program is designed to enhance the number of qualified and trained clinical service engineers for rural Missouri. This will help more Missourians find jobs and will help our rural clinics and local healthcare providers find talented, skilled workers in their own backyards.

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Online certificate option

This online, stand-alone, Clinical Service Engineer (CSE) certificate will take 9 – 12 months to complete. The program will provide a mix of formal technical training and customer-focused training, that incorporates medical imaging technology expertise, healthcare business acumen, customer relationship management, and specific imaging equipment training.

The certificate program may be accessed by participants in two different platforms: as a for-credit, stand-alone certificate through the MU College of Engineering, or as a noncredit certificate program offered through MU Extension. The content of the certificate program is the same, high-quality content in both platforms, no matter how the participants access the certificate.


Noncredit certificate seekers must have previously completed:

  • Calculus I, calculus-based Physics I, and algebra or calculus-based Physics II (or equivalents)
  • Or must successfully complete Math 1400 prior to enrolling. Please see course offerings below for more information on Math 1400.

Noncredit certificate eligibility:

Certificate seekers must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Military or work experience in advanced electronics
  • Associate degree in electronics or a similar field
  • Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering
  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM field, such as Physics or Mathematics
  • Working engineers

For-credit certificate eligibility:

Certificate seekers must meet the admissions standards for the University of Missouri or be currently enrolled students within the University of Missouri.

Financial aid

Financial aid can be applied to the for-credit undergraduate certificate.

Traditional financial aid is not available for the noncredit pathway. However, there are two discounts available. Please contact us for eligibility and discount codes.

  • 10% discount for military personnel, veterans, and their families (qualified dependents
  • 10% discount for graduates of Missouri's public, regionally accredited community college who are Missouri residents

The noncredit pathway is eligible for the Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant through the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development. For more information on eligibility and grant requirements for this certificate program, please visit the Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant page.

Course details

There are four core classes required for both the for-credit or noncredit tracks. These 8-week courses must be taken in order.

Note: Certificate seekers enrolled in the for-credit certificate will take two additional elective courses.

  • Course 1: Engineering in Medical Imagining 1: Non-Ionizing Techniques (3 credits)
  • Course 2: Engineering in Medical Imaging 2: Ionizing Techniques (3 credits)
  • Course 3: Medical Image Data Collection and Management (3 credits)
  • Course 4: Applications for Clinical Engineering (3 credits)

Math 1400 is available for noncredit certificate seekers who have not completed the required math prerequisites.

How to enroll

Students pursuing the noncredit certificate can enroll directly on the course pages above. Students enrolling in the for-credit certificate will enroll through Missouri Online. Please visit the Missouri Online page for the for-credit certificate information.

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