Scientific Computing Certificate

  • Programs Offered

    • Certificate
  • Delivery Options

    • On-Campus
    • Accelerated
  • Credits

    • 9 credits
  • Timeline

    • One–three semesters

Approximate Solutions to Mathematical Problems Using Computers

Many disciplines in the natural sciences, engineering and economics seek accurate and reliable approximations to mathematical problems where exact solutions are not known to exist. Giants such as Ford Motor Company and Caterpillar utilize scientific computing to complement experimental and theoretical data collected in their manufacturing process. Companies such as Pfizer and AstraZeneca use computational tools to develop the next generation of drug delivery technologies. Because scientific computing falls at the intersection of applied mathematics, computing and domain knowledge, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) professionals with skills in scientific computing are in high demand!

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 for Scientific Computing acquire the skills to approximate solutions to mathematical models using computers, empowering them to address real-world problems in science, engineering, health and social domains. Run your simulations, change the world.


To enroll in this certificate program, students must have a bachelor's degree in any STEM discipline. 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.


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

Melissa Keranen

Graduate Assistant

Kathleen Burke

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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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