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Technology Jump-Start Certificate


The Technology Jump-Start Certificate is particularly suitable for persons who need to complete the program in two full-time quarters in order to gain new skills and competencies quickly and to “Jump Start” their careers. This program is highly flexible and becomes a customized program for each student, developed through close consultation between the student and an academic advisor, and is subject to the particular courses available at the time. It is intended for experienced engineers in mechanical or related engineering fields. The certificate will provide a quick retooling of skills and knowledge. Completion of the certificate will allow the student to significantly upgrade competencies, and/or change career directions.


Applicants must have completed an accredited Bachelor’s degree program in Mechanical Engineering or a related field. They are expected to have prior course work relevant to the program that has been designed for them, and mathematics through differential equations.

Program Requirements:

Students must complete a total of 16 units of graduate course work with at least 12 units from the Mechanical Engineering Department and at most 4 units from the Engineering Management Department. The course work must be completed with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a grade of C or better in each course.

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