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Department of Mechanical Engineering

Certificate in Manufacturing Engineering

As the United States continues to compete in global markets, the need for manufacturing engineers who can design, build, operate, and manage competitive production systems has never been greater.

Excellence in three-dimensional design and production—especially knowledge of quality CAD, CAM, CNC machining, and robotics—remains critical as industries strive to reduce labor costs, increase productivity and profitability, tighten performance standards, and improve quality.

The certificate program educates students in the latest technologies through a hands-on, industry-based curriculum, and contributes to the formation of future leaders in manufacturing engineering.

Program of Study

The certificate requires four courses:

  1. Two core courses: required
    • ME-0125 Manufacturing Processes & Materials Technology (3 SHUs)
    • ME-0180 - Digital Control of Dynamic Systems (3 SHUs) or ME-0184 - Robotics (3 SHUs)
  2. Two elective courses from the following:
    • ME-0103 - Micro-Fabrication & Design (3 SHUs)
    • ME-0108 - Statistical Quality Control (3 SHUs)
    • ME-0123 - Mechanics of Composite and Heterogeneous Materials (3 SHUs)
    • ME-0126 - Computer-Integrated Engineering (3 SHUs)
    • ME-0129 - Finite Element Methods in Engineering Systems (3 SHUs)
    • ME-0180 - Digital Control of Dynamic Systems (3 SHUs)
    • ME-0184 - Robotics (3 SHUs)
    • CEE-0188 - Building Informational Modeling (4 SHUs)

Course numbers/titles are subject to change. Descriptions are available on SIS.

State-of-the-Art Manufacturing Labs

Certificate students may interact with emerging technologies to design, build and test at the Mechanical Engineering Department's Bray Lab.


Please see the Graduate Programs website for information about current tuition rates.

Certificate Faculty Advisor:

Professor Anil Saigal, 617.627.2549