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Tribology Engineering Graduate Certificate

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Credit Hours


$949 Per Credit Hour

10 to 15

Week Terms


Mid August
Early January
Late May


  • Complete three courses (9 credit hours) in mechanical engineering graduate (6000/7000/8000 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

*View a full Mechanical Engineering course list and descriptions. Graduate courses are those listed as level ”6000” and up. Those that are also offered online have a corresponding listing with a course section beginning in "D" (e.g., MECH6230 Dxx). The course section will change from term to term. 

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Why this certificate?

The Tribology Engineering graduate certificate, 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 that can be applied in their area of specialty.

Who is eligible?

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

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 mechanical engineering graduate degree.

How do I apply?