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    Oct 26, 2021  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

Advanced Manufacturing Graduate Certificate

The Advanced Manufacturing Graduate Certificate is offered by the Mechanical Engineering program. The applicants are expected to have a baccalaureate degree in an engineering discipline with a GPA of 3.00. Students from other disciplines may be admitted, but they may potentially be required to take prerequisite courses as described in the Graduate Catalog. Recommended background knowledge includes mathematics (up through calculus and differential equations), mechanics of materials, heat transfer, and materials science. Applicants may be admitted to the certificate or complete the certificate as part of an MS or PhD.

The certificate will enable students to accomplish the following:

  • Students will apply knowledge of conventional manufacturing techniques, their particular benefits, and their shortcomings to guide the adoption of advanced manufacturing technologies.
  • Students will apply knowledge of how the mechanics of materials affect product properties and manufacturability, including in advanced manufacturing technologies.
  • Certificate holders will have accomplished coursework in electives focused on particular segments of the broader field of advanced manufacturing.

Campus Code

Knoxville Campus

Distance Education

Graduate Certificate Type



Credit Hours Required

12 graduate credit hours

Required Courses: (6 credit hours)

Additional Course Requirements: Choose two of the following courses (6 credit hours)

Note: ME 599  Special Topic; Graduate elective in Principles of Composites Manufacturing

Non-Course Requirements

To receive the certificate, students must:
1) complete the Graduate Certificate Course Verification Form (located on the Graduate School webpage under the Forms Central tab) and
2) through MyUTK, apply to graduate from the certificate program.