Mechanical Engineering Certificates

The College of Engineering offers a graduate certificate program for those interested in developing expertise within materials engineering. With departmental approval and acceptance into the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME) program, 12 credit hours taken for the certificate program may be applied toward the online MSME degree. All courses are offered via the Internet using streaming technology. Please note: 400-level and 500-level courses are offered for graduate credit on the Urbana-Champaign campus.

Program Requirements

To earn a Professional Development Certificate in one of the following areas, students must be accepted by the Mechanical Sciences and Engineering Department and then complete 3 of the specified courses, maintain an overall GPA of 3.0/4.0, and receive a grade of B- or higher in each course.

Certificate Specializations

Materials (choose 3)

GE 411 – Reliability Engineering
ME 430 – Failure Mechanisms in Engineering Materials
ME 431 – Mechanical Component Failure
ME 450 – Modeling in Materials Processing
ME 471 – Introduction to Finite Element Analysis
ME 532 – Fracture Resistant Design
MSE 445 – Corrosion of Metals

Materials Failure Analysis (choose 3)

GE 411 – Reliability Engineering
ME 430 – Failure Mechanisms in Engineering Materials
ME 431 – Mechanical Component Failure
ME 450 – Modeling in Materials Processing
ME 532 – Fracture Resistant Design
MSE 445 – Corrosion of Metals

Application Requirements

Students who wish to apply must have a bachelor’s degree in mechanical or materials engineering from an accredited college in the United States or an approved institution of higher learning abroad (3.0/4.0 GPA required). Please note that a course cannot count toward more than one certificate.

Applying for the Materials Engineering or Systems Engineering Certificate Program

Official transcripts reflecting the total bachelor’s degree program and any other degrees listed under the “Degree Information” section must be sent to the Office of Online and Professional Engineering Programs along with the application before it will be processed. Individuals will be notified of their acceptance by mail.

Application Deadlines
August 1 for Fall Semester
December 1 for Spring Semester

For all other inquiries, contact the Office of Online and Professional Engineering Programs at (217) 333-6634, or e-mail engr-o2pep@illinois.edu.