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100% Online Mechanical Engineering Controls Graduate Certificate

The newly launched Mechanical Engineering Controls Graduate Certificate is a 9-credit-hour program ideal for engineers of all levels who are interested in expanding their knowledge of the control and optimization of processes and systems.

Designed for working professionals, this program is entirely online and asynchronous. This flexible online format will allow you to view video lectures, complete experiential projects and engage with professors and classmates while continuing to work full-time. Affordable and convenient, our program is a practical way to gain industry-relevant skills that are invaluable for academic and career advancement.

This Mechanical Engineering Controls Graduate Certificate is composed of three courses:

  • ME 381M Statistical Methods for Process Control and Manufacturing
  • ME 386M Modeling, Simulation, and Control of Physical Systems
  • ME 387M Introduction to Automatic Control

All 9 credit hours earned in this graduate certificate program can be applied to the Executive MS in Mechanical Engineering, so long as you are accepted and in good academic standing. Completion of our graduate certificate program does not guarantee admission into our master’s degree program, but it may help satisfy admission requirements.

Graduate Certificate Admission Requirements

The minimum requirements to apply to the graduate certificate program are:

  • A Bachelor of Science in engineering or a related field.
  • A 3.0 GPA.*
  • 12 months of industry experience.
  • A resume and statement of purpose.
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores, if applicable.

*Conditional admission may be possible if your GPA is below 3.0.

For more information about requirements, exceptions, conditional admission and applying with a non-U.S. degree, visit the Admissions page.

Graduate Certificate Tuition

Tuition is $4,200 per course plus fees for all students, regardless of their location.  In total, tuition is $12,600 plus fees. This tuition rate is subject to change.

For more information about options for funding your education, visit the tuition page.


Required Courses (9 Credit Hours)

Credit Hours: 3            Enrollment: Spring

An introduction to statistical monitoring of processes and design of experiments (DOE) techniques.

Credit Hours: 3            Enrollment: Fall

An introduction to analyzing and creating mathematical and simulated models with an emphasis on predicting system behavior and performance.

Credit Hours: 3            Enrollment: Spring

An introduction to automation, this program looks at controlling the behavior of open-loop (non-feedback) and closed-loop (feedback) control systems.

Course Schedule

CourseCreditsSpringFall
ME 381M – Statistical Methods for Process Control and Manufacturing3X
ME 386M – Modeling, Simulation, and Control of Physical Systems3X
ME 387M – Introduction to Automatic Control3X

Application Deadline

Application Deadlines

Spring 2022: November 1st

Fall 2022:  July 1st

Completed applications and supporting materials must be received by the above dates to be considered for admission.

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