Certificate Program

Graduate Certificate in Mechanical Engineering

Graduate Certificate in Mechanical Engineering

The Graduate Certificate in Mechanical Engineering is designed to provide a vehicle for the career enhancement of practicing engineers and serve the needs of recent B.S. graduates and graduate students in other programs. Reflecting the diverse nature of mechanical engineering, the program consists of two concentration areas:

a) Design, Mechanics and Robotics

b) Thermo-Fluids

Admission Requirements

The applicants for the Graduate Certificate in Mechanical Engineering must have a B.S. degree in engineering or a closely-related field from an accredited program, and have a GPA of a least 3.0 in the last two years of undergraduate studies, or a GPA of at least 2.5 in conjunction with significant related work experience.

Program Requirements

A total of 18 credit hours (6 three-credit courses) must be completed with a GPA of 3.0 or better (GPA 3.0 UGRAD / 2.5 with work experience) to receive the Graduate Certificate in Mechanical Engineering. Two courses (six-credits) are core courses and must be taken by all students. The remaining twelve credits may be selected from one of the two concentration areas.

Required Core Courses:

  • EGM 5346 Computational Engineering Analysis   3

Select one of the following two courses:

  • EGM 5354 Finite Element Method Applications in Mechancial Engineering  3
  • EGM 6422 Advanced Analysis of Mechanical Systems  3

Elective Courses:

Select four courses either from the (1) Design, Mechanics and Robotics concentration area, or the (2) Thermo-Fluids area:

(1) Design, Mechanics and Robotics Area:

  • EML 5385 Identification Techniques of Mechanical Systems  3
  • EML 5505 Smart Machine Design and Development  3
  • EML 5530 Intermediate CAD/CAE  3
  • EGM 5615 Synthesis of Engineering Mechanics  3
  • EML 5808 Control Technology for Robotic Systems  3
  • EML 6805 Advanced Design of Robots  3

(2) Thermo-Fluids Area:

  • EML 5103 Intermediate Thermodynamics   3
  • EML 5152 Intermediate Heat Transfer  3
  • EML 5606C Advanced Refrigeration and AC Systems  3
  • EML 5709 Intermediate Fluid Mechanics  3
  • EML 6725 Computational Fluid Dynamics  3

Professional Certificate in Aerospace Engineering

Cesar Levy, Professor and Coordinator

  • EAS 4105 Introduction to Flight Mechanics 3
  • EAS 4200 Introduction to Design and Analysis of Aerospace Structures 3
  • EMA 3702L Mechanics and Materials Science Lab 1
  • EML 4419 Propulsion Systems 3
  • EML 4711 Gas Dynamics 3


  • EGM 4350 Finite Elements in Mechanical Engineering 3


  • EML 4721 Introduction to Computational Thermo Fluids 3


  • EAS 4712 Aerodynamic Shape Design 3

Some of these courses may require additional prerequisites or permission of the program coordinator.