Department and Director
Department: Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Program Director: Dr. Heng Ban
Associate Program Director: Dr. Thomas V. Congedo
Offered On-Campus and 100% Online
Credits and Program Duration
Average Time to Complete Certificate Program: 20 months
Credit Hours Required: 15 credits or five courses
NOTE: Performance dependent, students who intend to apply for the Master of Science Program in Nuclear Engineering can expect all 15 credits to transfer to the MS program if accepted. Admission to one of our online certificates does not guarantee you admission into Pitt’s Swanson School of Engineering Graduate School to pursue an advanced degree.
Who Should Apply?
BS in Engineering from an ABET accredited university program OR BS in other technical disciplines
NOTE: Professional experience will be considered.
Accepts Part-Time and Full-Time Students
- Two Letters of Recommendation
- GRE score required for certificates
- Official transcripts to apply
Domestic students have up to 60 days before the start of the term to apply for admission to the Graduate School of Engineering. International students must meet the following application deadlines:
- March 01 - Fall Semester
- July 01 - Spring Semester
- February 01 - Summer Semester
Identical content to our on-campus curriculum
Taught by the same expert faculty as our on-campus classes
Convenience to attend lectures online after work hours or view a recorded lecture
Online graduate students are offered an in-state, per-credit part-time tuition rate regardless of state of residence. Please contact Stephanie Opalinski at email@example.com for further information on tuition costs for online students. Click here to learn more about Pitt's program tuition rates.
Group tuition rates are available to qualifying organizations. Learn more about Pitt's Corporate Partnerships.