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Materials Engineering

Objective:

The Materials Engineering Certificate is intended for working engineers in mechanical, materials, or manufacturing engineering. The certificate will provide either an upgrade in materials understanding, or advanced study in a particular aspect of the subject. Completion of the certificate will allow the student to develop a deeper understanding of materials and their applications in design and manufacturing.

Admission:

Applicants must have completed an accredited Bachelor’s degree program in Mechanical or a related engineering discipline. They are expected to have prior course work in basic materials science and strength of materials.

Program Requirements:

Students must complete a total of 16 units as described below, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a grade of C or better in each course.

Required Courses (12 units):

  • MECH 281 Fracture Mechanics and Fatigue (2 units)
  • MECH 330 Structure and Properties of Modern Materials I (2 units)
  • MECH 331 Structure and Properties of Modern Materials II (2 units)
  • MECH 332 Structure and Properties of Modern Materials III (2 units)
  • MECH 333 Experiments in Materials Science (2 units)
  • MECH 345 Modern Instrumentation and Control (2 units)

Elective Courses (4 units):

  • AMTH 210 Introduction to Probability I and AMTH 211 Continuous Probability
  • AMTH 217 Design of Scientific Experiments and AMTH 219 Analysis of Scientific Experiments
  • AMTH 218 Process Troubleshooting and Control
  • MECH 273 Designing with Plastic Materials
  • MECH 274 Processing Plastic Materials
  • MECH 277 Injection Mold Tool Design
  • MECH 350 and 351 Composite Materials I and II

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