Computational Materials Science Certificate

Innovate material analysis and production with computational techniques.

One of a few in the country, Michigan Tech’s certificate in Computational Materials Science provides you with fundamental knowledge and understanding of the physical principles and practical skills to perform computational materials research.

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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.

What you’ll learn.

Learn to apply computational thermodynamic and kinetic principles, numerical algorithms, and computer programming to simulate the materials processes needed to develop specific microstructures and properties, and study Processing-Microstructure-Property relationships. Build skills in communication, project development, and literature review based on real-world problems.

Computational methods are critical to materials research and engineering, revolutionizing the study of materials by complementing experimental and theoretical analysis with computational methods—machine learning, modeling, and simulation. 

What you need to know.

  • This is a 10-credit certificate. 
  • Students select two primary courses from options including Advanced Computational Materials Science and Engineering, Computational Materials Science and Engineering, Graduate Materials Science and Engineering, and Perspectives on Computational Materials Science.
  • Two elective courses are selected from secondary options including Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Quantum Optical Materials, Numerical Methods for PDEs, Introduction to Finite Element Method, Element Modeling with Biomedical Application, and Finite Element Analysis.

Jumpstart your tomorrow.

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

If you're a current Michigan Tech undergraduate or recent alumni, you can explore a multitude of accelerated certificate options and get started right away. Michigan Tech’s accelerated graduate certificates are a fast, affordable way to add graduate credentials to your bachelor’s degree. You can integrate your bachelor’s experience into a graduate credential in as little as one semester. You can pursue your academic upgrade without interrupting your career. Be more marketable in your industry or prepare for your master's degree.