Fundamentals of Materials Engineering Certificate

  • Programs Offered

    • Certificate
  • Delivery Options

    • Online

    • On-Campus
    • Accelerated
  • Credits

    • 10 credits
  • Timeline

    • One–three semesters

Solve Engineering Problems With an Expanded Understanding of Materials

If you are an engineer or a student interested in solid part manufacturing and design, Michigan Tech's on-campus and online certificate in Fundamentals of Materials Engineering provides a basic understanding of the physical principles required to apply the Processing-Structure-Properties-Performance paradigm of the Material Science and Engineering (MSE) discipline.

Understand the concepts for analyzing, designing, and controlling the development and optimization of materials applications, and apply thermodynamic and kinetic principles to design the materials chemistry and manufacturing processes necessary to develop specific materials microstructures. Benefit from world-class faculty, our highly advanced laboratories, and outstanding material processing facilities.

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

The graduate certificate in Fundamentals of Materials Engineering program allows students to develop skills and competencies in materials design and processing techniques. The curriculum builds skills in communication, project development, and literature review focused on real-world problems.


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 Advanced Electric Power Engineering 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

Gina Goudge

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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.

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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.