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Certificate Programs

The College of Engineering offers graduate and undergraduate certificate programs in several disciplines.

Undergraduate Certificates

Automotive Engineering

The Certificate in Automotive Engineering is offered by the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department through the Arnold E. Petsche Center for Automotive Engineering. This certificate confirms the student's commitment to automotive engineering and the learning experience gained from being a contributing team member of a student design competition. The Certificate in Automotive Engineering will be awarded concurrently with an undergraduate degree. 

Unmanned Vehicle Systems

The Certificate in Unmanned Vehicle Systems will educate undergraduate students in the knowledge and skills required for design, development and operation of aircraft, ground and maritime systemsThis program aims at the dual goal of providing the UVS industry with a knowledgeable, locally available workforce and developing career opportunities for its participants. To this end, the certificate will be awarded concurrently with an undergraduate degree. 

The certificate program in the Computer Science and Engineering Department will emphasize the common aspects of UVS such as sensors, actuators, communications, and more importantly, decision-making capabilities (autonomy).  

The certificate program in the Industrial, Manufacturing and Systems Engineering Department will emphasize the common aspects of UVS such as sensors, actuators, communications, and more importantly, decision-making capabilities (autonomy).  

The certificate program in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department will emphasize the common aspects of UVS such as sensors, actuators, communications, and more importantly, decision-making capabilities (autonomy), while also covering development of domain-specific mobile platforms such as airplane, rotorcraft, Ackerman steering car and boat.

Nanotechnology

The Certificate in Nanotechnology is offered by the Materials Science and Engineering Department. It provides students the fundamentals, principles and applications of the emerging and exciting field of nanotechnology in the areas of energy, environment, security and human health, with weighted emphasis on the development of new materials and their applications. This program aims at the dual goal of exploring the potential of nanotechnology in addressing current global technological needs while acting as a resource for developing and educating the future workforce. 

Graduate Certificates

Automotive Engineering

The Certificate in Automotive Engineering is offered by the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department through the Arnold E. Petsche Center for Automotive Engineering. This certificate confirms the student's commitment to automotive engineering and the learning experience gained from being a contributing team member of a student design competition. The Certificate in Automotive Engineering will be awarded concurrently with a Master's degree. 

Students wishing to enroll only in the Graduate Certificate Program in Automotive Engineering but NOT a graduate degree program may apply for admission to UT Arlington as a non-degree seeking student. 

Big Data Management and Data Systems

The Graduate Certificate in Big Data Management and Data Sciences is offered though the Computer Science and Engineering Department. It provides students the ability to understand fundamental concepts of big data management and data sciences, such as data storage and management, and data analysis and mining; knowledge of current topics in large scale data analysis, such as relational and non-relational data management, big data analytics, data mining, machine learning, cloud computing, software tools for big data, Web data, and social and information networks; and an ability to apply this knowledge to subject areas such as business analytics, computational science, health informatics and bioinformatics, and social networks data.

Electronic Packaging

The Certificate in Electronic Packaging program is offered by the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department. It provides graduate-level knowledge in the field of electronic packaging, with a concentration on numerical and experimental characterization of thermo/mechanical issues. Courses are taught by faculty of the departments of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering, plus other UTA faculty and adjunct faculty as needed. Technical material covered in the classroom will be complemented by a number of seminars by industry leaders in the packaging field. Completion of the certificate program will provide students a head start for joining industry and skills-enhancement opportunities for current industry employees.

There are two enrollment options: as a student pursuing a graduate degree or as a non-degree-seeking special student. The special student avenue is tailored for individuals currently employed in an electronics-related industry.

Manufacturing

The Graduate Certificate in Manufacturing is offered by the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department. It provides students with advanced manufacturing knowledge and skills required for professional careers in manufacturing engineering, while meeting the requirements for a master’s degree in mechanical engineering. The program is accomplished by augmenting core engineering classes with classes and research in specific disciplines relevant to manufacturing. The certificate program recognizes the broad base of engineering sciences that supports manufacturing processes as well as specialized concepts, theories, and enabling technologies used in modern manufacturing operations. Students completing this program will gain knowledge in key disciplines required in manufacturing engineering ranging from the unit process level up to the operational systems level. 

Unmanned Vehicle Systems

The graduate certificate program in Unmanned Vehicle Systems offered through the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department. It gives students the opportunity to gain practical experience contributing to a larger system by working in a multidisciplinary environment. This program aims at the dual goal of providing the UVS industry with a knowledgeable, locally available workforce and developing career opportunities for its participants.The certificate program will emphasize the common aspects of UVS, including sensors, actuators, communications and more importantly decision-making capabilities (autonomy), while also covering development of domain-specific mobile platforms such as airplane, rotorcraft, Ackerman steering car and boat. After completing this program, students will be familiar with UVS-related concepts, theories and enabling technologies, and their interrelations, and have gained a focused experience in specific areas of his/her choice. 

Vertical Lift/Rotorcraft

The Certificate in Vertical Lift/Rotorcraft is offered by the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department. It provides students the knowledge and understanding required for the analysis, design, development, and operations of vertical lift air vehicles via 15 credit hours of focused, specialized coursework selected from a curriculum that emphasizes core aspects of vertical lift such as rotor aerodynamics, rotor dynamics, flying qualities, simulation and control law development, structures, structural dynamics, materials (i.e. composites), transmission and drive systems design, and most importantly the conceptual and preliminary design and synthesis of advanced concepts. The Certificate in Vertical Lift/Rotorcraft prepares students for careers in the rotorcraft industry. 

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