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.
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.
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 (2 units each)
- AMTH 217 Design of Scientific Experiments and AMTH 219 Analysis of Scientific Experiments (2 units each)
- CENG 211 Advanced Strength of Materials (4 units)
- ENGR 260 Nanoscale Science and Technology (2 units)
- ENGR 262 Nanomaterials (2 units)
- MECH 273 Designing with Plastic Materials (2 units)
- MECH 274 Processing Plastic Materials (2 units)
- MECH 277 Injection Mold Tool Design (2 units)
- MECH 334 Elasticity (2 units)
- MECH 350 and 351 Composite Materials I and II (2 units each)