Online Fundamentals of Materials Engineering Certificate

Micrograph of a Dendrite in a Zn-Ag alloy (as-cast)

Dendrite in a Zn-Ag alloy (as-cast). Micrograph by Ehsan Mostaed, Michigan Tech MSE postdoctoral research associate.

Design new materials based on structure-property correlations or propose processing based on processing-structure correlations. Predict material structure based on fundamental principles of material thermodynamics and kinetics with an online certificate in fundamentals of materials engineering.

From Design to Development

Develop skills and competencies in materials design and processing techniques, build skills in communication and project development, and review literature focused on real-world problems. Understand the concepts for analyzing, designing, and controlling the development and optimization of materials applications, and be able to apply thermodynamic and kinetic principles to design the materials chemistry and manufacturing processes necessary to develop specific materials microstructures.

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This online 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.

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