Graduate Certificate in Materials Science & Engineering


Applicants for the program are evaluated based on the admission requirements of the M.S. of mechanical engineering program. Students currently enrolled in a graduate program can add the certificate to their matriculation - contact the College of Graduate Studies for more information.

Application requirements: 

  • Degree: Applicants must hold a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university 

  • GPA: Applicants must have at least a 3.0/4.0 grade point average from previous undergraduate coursework or a 3.3/4.0 for previous graduate coursework 

  • Application: UToledo application required 

  • GRE:  Not required

  • Transcripts: Required 

  • Statement of Purpose: Required 

  • Letters of Recommendation:  2 minimum; 3 preferred

  • Proof of English language proficiency: Required for students from non-English speaking countries. See University graduate admissions for minimum test score requirements and exceptions. 

Application deadline: 

  • Fall:  No deadline

  • Spring:  Contact Program

  • Summer:  Contact Program 

To complete this 12 cr hr certificate, the students have to complete 4 courses from the following list of courses.  

MIME 5350Advanced Ceramics3
MIME 5370Advanced Materials for Automotive Structures 3
MIME 5380Engineering Polymers and Rubbers3
MIME 5390Failure Analysis of Materials3
EECS 5600Solid State Devices3

This certificate will offer students to learn advanced materials science and engineering in related fields such as metals, ceramics, electronic materials, and polymers. All of these materials are very important and essential components in mechanical and manufacturing engineering fields. Students will have the option to select any 4 courses (12 Cr Hrs) from the list of approved courses that cover the above topics.

  • PLO 1. Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying the properties of materials.
  • PLO 2. Design and produce different devices that meet specified needs based on different materials.
  • PLO 3. Recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in materials science and engineering related to engineering manufacturing.
  • PLO 4. Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions related to materials science and engineering.
  • PLO 5. Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
  • PLO 6. Communicate verbally or in writing through research papers, presentations, and inventions.
  • PLO 7. Manage a technical project related to materials science engineering related technical fields, research projects, or industries.