Are you interested in pursuing graduate education in manufacturing systems engineering but not ready to commit to a masterâ€™s degree yet? Then, consider enrolling in the Online Graduate Certificate in Manufacturing Systems.
The certificate is structured as a four course program with all courses available entirely online. It provides graduate level qualifications for engineers and manufacturing professionals in industry who are interested in expanding their qualifications with less of a time investment than is required for a full masterâ€™s degree.
Course work to satisfy the 12 credit-hour requirement must be selected from the two following categories:
Any student currently enrolled, or accepted, to the University of Kentucky Graduate School as a graduate student, or in post-baccalaureate or university scholar status**, can be considered for admission.
Program specific admission requirements are:
- A bachelorâ€™s degree in engineering from an ABET-accredited post-secondary school (or equivalent) or a bachelorâ€™s degree in technology management, business,Â chemistry, mathematics,Â physics, or other related areas,
- Earned an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or greater,
- Demonstrate (via official transcript) successful completion (grade B or better) in each of 2 courses (minimum total 6 credit-hours) of college mathematics (consisting of differential and integral calculus).
Four courses are required for the Graduate Certificate in Manufacturing Systems. Two core courses and two electives must selected from the available courses (see list for details).Â In addition to those listed, one other course may be selected with approval of the Certificate Director, to satisfy the elective course requirement.
The certificate courses can also be transferred towards a MS in Manufacturing Systems Engineering, if you decide to pursue a graduate degree later (Note: a separate application is required for the MS degree).
Graduate Certificate Completion Requirements:
As required by the University of Kentucky Graduate School, a student must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the set of courses required for completion of the Graduate Certificate.
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|Fall Semester||March 15||August 15|
|Spring Semester||July 15||December 1|
Graduate School portal to submit applications for the Online Graduate Certificate in Manufacturing Systems will be open starting May 15, 2017.
In the meantime, if you have more questions, contact the Director of Graduate Studies or, the Graduate Program Coordinator.