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Analyze and develop electronic and electromechanical materials.

Electronics Materials and Processing—Graduate Certificate

Electronics Materials and Processing

Develop skills for use in computer engineering or sensor design applications.

Build on your professional expertise in electrical engineering, micro-system technology, or computer engineering. The mean annual computer hardware engineer salary is $147,770, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Learn micromachining and microfabrication techniques. Design VLSI circuits using CAD tools. Study principles of solid-state devices at micro- and nano-scale dimensions.

  • Figures from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), dated May 2023.

This program is no longer accepting applications. Both theDepartment of Electrical and Computer Engineering(ECE) and theCollege of Engineering(COE) offers a variety graduate certificates to meet your needs.

3 courses in 3 semesters.

Department Electrical and Computer Engineering
Admissions requirement Electrical engineering, computer engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science and engineering or related degree.
Contact Paul L. Bergstrom
Length 3 courses in 2-3 semesters
Effort 3 hours per credit per week
Each course 3 credits
Total credits 9
Course type Online or on-campus
Modality Watch class recordings on demand
Cost Based on credits and course type
Already enrolled? Speak with your advisor.


Progress quickly with a compact curriculum.

Work with the program advisor to select courses that fit your interests and pre-requisite skills.

Check your preparation.

Here are some of the pre-requisite courses for this certificate.

Take 9 credits of elective courses.

Some courses have dual offerings in electrical engineering (EE) and materials science and engineering (MSE). Do not take both dual offerings. Take a maximum of three credits at the 4000-level.

The minimum completion time is two semesters.

Here is a typical schedule.

Fall Spring
EE/MSE 4240
EE/MSE 5470
EE/MSE 5480

Interested in taking a single, online course? Enroll as a non-degree seeking student.

Upon completion of the Certificate the student should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of microelectromechanical systems and electronics materials.

Students receiving this certificate will have demonstrated the ability to solve open-ended problems in electronic materials and processing from fundamental principles, and be able to apply their solution to real world problems.

Michigan Tech was founded in 1885.

The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and widely respected by fast-paced industries, including automotive development, infrastructure, manufacturing, and aerospace. Michigan Tech graduates deliver on rapid innovation and front-line research, leaning into any challenge with confidence.

The College of Engineering fosters excellence in education and research.

We set out as the Michigan Mining School in 1885 to train mining engineers to better operate copper mines. Today, more than 60 percent of Michigan Tech students are enrolled in our 17 undergraduate and 29 graduate engineering programs across nine departments. Our students and curriculum embrace the spirit of hard work and fortitude our founders once had. Our online graduate courses are the same, robust classes taken by our doctorate and masters candidates, taught directly by highly regarded faculty, with outstanding support from staff. We invite working professionals to join these courses, bring their own experience and challenges as part of the discussion. Leverage the national reputation of Michigan Tech to advance your career in tech leadership.

Meet the online certified instructors.

Students have the flexibility to review class recordings later.

Paul Bergstrom

Paul Bergstrom

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Teaching Statement

Dr. Bergstrom teaches electronics, introductory MEMS, and advanced MEMS.

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Elena Semouchkina

Elena Semouchkina

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Teaching Statement

Dr. Semouchkina teaches courses in electronic materials and devices, solid state devices, physical electronics, and electromagnetics.

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