College of Engineering

Manufacturing Systems

Graduate Certificate

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Program Summary

FALL 2022 DOMESTIC STUDENTS
Application Dates: 07/22/2022
Start Dates: 08/22/2022
SPRING 2023 DOMESTIC STUDENTS
Application Dates: 12/9/2022
Start Dates: 01/9/2023
FALL 2022 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Application Dates: 03/15/2022
Start Dates: 08/22/2022
SPRING 2023 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Application Dates: 07/15/2022
Start Dates: 01/10/2022
CREDITS AND COST
Credits required: 12
Cost per credit: $715.50

Fazleena Badurdeen

Director of Graduate Certificate in Manufacturing Systems

Professor

College of Engineering

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Advanced your technical knowledge and capabilities as a manufacturing engineer with skills to be efficient, innovative and sustainable in your products, processes and systems. Our certificate provides graduate-level qualifications for engineers and professionals in manufacturing and operations who are interested in expanding their qualifications with less time investment than is required for a full master’s degree. It is structured as a four-course program with all courses available entirely online. Finish in as little as two semesters!

Program Summary

FALL 2022 DOMESTIC STUDENTS
Application Dates: 07/22/2022
Start Dates: 08/22/2022
SPRING 2023 DOMESTIC STUDENTS
Application Dates: 12/9/2022
Start Dates: 01/9/2023
FALL 2022 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Application Dates: 03/15/2022
Start Dates: 08/22/2022
SPRING 2023 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Application Dates: 07/15/2022
Start Dates: 01/10/2022
CREDITS AND COST
Credits required: 12
Cost per credit: $715.50

Be sought after…

Highly skilled manufacturing engineers with advanced technical knowledge and capabilities are essential to the success of organizations. 
 

Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in engineering from an ABET-accredited post-secondary school (or equivalent) or a bachelor’s degree in technology management, business,  chemistry, mathematics, physics, or other related areas
  • 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). 
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume/CV
  • Two Letters of recommendation. The applicant will be asked to supply the name and contact information of recommenders. Once the application is submitted, the system will contact each of these individuals asking that the recommendations be sent on-line directly to the Graduate School

NOTE: 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
[**University scholar students must have senior standing, have completed all University studies requirements --- a minimum of 90 hours, 3.5 GPA in major, 3.2 GPA overall].
 

Course Requirements

  • Four courses are required for the Graduate Certificate in Manufacturing Systems.
  • Two core courses and two electives must be selected from the available courses (see list here for details).

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.
IMPORTANT: The certificate courses can also be transferred towards an MS in Manufacturing Systems Engineering, if you decide to pursue a graduate degree later. A separate application is required for the MS degree.
 

Federal Financial Aid and Certificate Programs

Please note that federal financial aid is not available for certificate programs, but other financial resources may be available on the Financial Aid page.

Contact

Fazleena Badurdeen

Director of Graduate Certificate in Manufacturing Systems

Professor

College of Engineering

State Authorization & Licensure

If you plan to complete a University of Kentucky online program while living outside of Kentucky, you should check the Out-of-State Students page to determine if the University of Kentucky is authorized to provide this program in your state of residence. If you plan to use the degree to seek licensure, you should also determine if the degree meets the educational requirements for licensure in your state.