Dynamic Systems Certificate

  • Programs Offered

    • Certificate
  • Delivery Options

    • Online

    • On-Campus
    • Accelerated
  • Credits

    • 9 credits
  • Timeline

    • One–three semesters

Gain a Strong Foundation in Dynamic Systems with Modeling and Simulation

Michigan Tech's graduate on-campus and online certificate in Dynamic Systems develops a foundation of analytical mechanics and multiphysics modeling that allows you to explore applications suited to your interests in mechanical engineering.

Dynamic systems explain how various intrinsic and extrinsic elements in complex systems —living and nonliving—interrelate to drive change in the system over time. The discipline is used to study vehicle behavior, electromechanics, and human locomotion. While dynamic systems are often explained through mathematical formulation, the emergence of model-based data gathering in machine learning requires engineers to have a foundation in simulation development, verification, and validation in addition to mathematical modeling.

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

With guidance from an industry-connected faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics, students in the graduate certificate Dynamic Systems program develop practical knowledge from experimental and simulation approaches, learn to use state-of-the-art tools and methods, and work individually and in teams to develop the professional skills for successful cross-disciplinary, model-based engineering.


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 Dynamic Systems 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.

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.