Computational Materials Science Certificate

In the image, graphite forms nodules in ductile cast iron, allowing it to stretch without breaking in this micrograph by Dan Frieberg, Michigan Tech MSE alumnus.

  • Programs Offered

    • Certificate
  • Delivery Options

    • Online

    • On-Campus
    • Accelerated
  • Credits

    • 10 credits
  • Timeline

    • One–three semesters

This program is no longer accepting applications. The College of Engineering (COE) offers a variety graduate certificates to meet your needs.

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.

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 Need to Know

Students in the graduate certificate in Computational Materials Science program 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.


To enroll in this certificate program, students must have a bachelor's degree in material science engineering, or closely related field. 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 Materials Science fully online.


This graduate certificate requires a minimum of 10 total credits. Students may apply the credits earned for this certificate toward a graduate degree at Michigan Tech.


Graduate Director

Doug Swenson

Graduate Assistant

Valentina O'Kane

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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.