Computational Fluid Dynamics Certificate

  • Programs Offered

    • Certificate
  • Delivery Options

    • Online

    • On-Campus
    • Accelerated
  • Credits

    • 9 credits
  • Timeline

    • One–three semesters

Become a multiskilled fluid flow expert

Michigan Tech's graduate on-campus and online certificate in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) equips you to be a versatile analyst able to harness skills from diverse fields—including engineering, mathematics, and applied physics—to solve problems related to fluid flow.

Fluid dynamic and heat transfer problem simulations are critical for studying various gas, liquid, or plasma flows. Analytical and experimental approaches previously used to study fluid flows had their limitations—and computing advances provide innovative alternatives. Computational fluid dynamics is an efficient, reliable, and cost-effective approach for examining engineering problems, especially in situations where theoretical analysis and experimental measurements alone are inadequate.

Who is This Certificate For?

This certificate is for qualified professionals who want to enhance their skill set and can be a foundation to continue toward a graduate degree. It is also valuable for degree-seeking students looking to develop a concentration that gives them an edge in their career path.

If you want to develop modeling and simulation skills for problems involving fluid flows and heat transfer, this certificate is for you. The CFD certificate is also ideal if you are focused on research in this field.

What You Need to Know

Through individual and team activities, graduate certificate in Computational Fluid Dynamics program students creatively solve engineering problems that help you master computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer (CFD/CHT). The curriculum incorporates simulation and schemes analysis topics. Build foundational knowledge in mathematical modeling, proper selection of numerical schemes, qualitative and quantitative analyses of results, typical scheme analyses, and associated programming.


To enroll in this certificate program, students must have a mechanical engineering or closely related technical field. Students with degrees in other fields may be required to take preparatory courses. See complete admissions requirements.

Accelerated Option

Michigan Tech Bachelor's + 1 Semester = Accelerated Graduate Certificate

Current Michigan Tech undergraduates or recent alumni, get started right away. Our accelerated graduate certificates are a fast, affordable way to add graduate credentials to your bachelor's degree in as little as one semester. Be more marketable in your industry or prepare for your master's degree. Explore accelerated certificate options.

Online Option

Accredited Courses, Convenience

Online learning at Michigan Tech provides greater flexibility and can fit around your busy schedule wherever you are. Upgrade or change your career path.

Prospective students can earn graduate certificate in Computational Fluid Dynamics fully online.


This graduate certificate requires a minimum of 9 total credits. Students may apply the credits earned for this certificate toward a graduate degree at Michigan Tech.


Graduate Director

Wayne Weaver

Graduate Assistant

Cindy Wadaga

Application Process and Admissions Requirements

Applications are reviewed on an individual basis using a holistic approach. Fill out our free graduate application online to apply to any of our programs. Official transcripts and scores are not required for the initial application, although you will need to upload them later.

Accredited by HLC

Michigan Tech has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1928. Our Graduate School offers over 125 certificates, master's, and PhD programs to provide our students and the world with what tomorrow needs.