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College of Engineering / Program / Tribology Engineering Graduate Certificate

Why this certificate?

The Tribology Engineering graduate certificate (pending approval), offered through the Department of Mechanical Engineering, is available to both degree and non-degree-seeking students who are interested in continuing their education, but may not be ready to commit to a master's degree program. A student who earns the certificate will demonstrate an advanced level of understanding in tribology engineering which can be applied in their area of specialty.

You are eligible to apply if...

  • You hold a bachelor's degree in engineering or equivalent from an institution of recognized standing (exceptions may be approved if the student has the background needed to succeed in the graduate engineering courses.)
  • There is no GRE requirement.

To complete the program you must...

  • Complete three courses (9 credit hours) in mechanical engineering graduate (6000/7000 level) course work, including the core courses:
    • MECH 6230 Friction, Wear and Lubrication  3 hours
    • MECH 6240 Boundary and Full-Film Lubrication  3 hours 
    • MECH 6250 Multiscale Contact Mechanics  3 hours

What can you expect?

  • Students who complete the graduate certificate will have an increased specialized knowledge in tribology engineering 
  • If a student chooses to pursue a master's degree, all academic credit earned from the certificate may be applied toward the graduate degree

Applying for the Tribology Engineering Graduate Certificate