Additive Manufacturing (AM) in Radio Frequency (RF) & Microwave (MW) applications Certificate Program

This four course (12 credit) certificate consists of courses in Polymer Processing, Composite Materials, Microwave Engineering, Antennas. The interdisciplinary, nature of this certificate necessitates courses from three main departments: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Plastics Engineering.

Application and Admissions Requirement:

Certificate Application Process:

Individuals must complete a simplified application and provide an official undergraduate transcript indicating that a baccalaureate degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, plastics engineering or closely related discipline has been awarded. GRE scores are not required.

The applicant will follow the procedures described on the Graduate Admissions website. All applications will be reviewed by the ECE MS Graduate Coordinator in consultation with Certificate Coordinator, and a decision will be rendered in writing to the applicant.

NOTE: If the applicant's bachelor's degree is from outside the U.S., then the applicant may be required to take the TOEFL/IELTS examination.

Certificate Admission Requirements:

Proof of having earned a baccalaureate degree in electrical engineering, plastics, or mechanical engineering with emphasis on composite and polymer materials with a GPA of 3.0 or greater.

NOTE: Certificate students who wish to pursue a MS degree upon completion of the certificate, should submit their application for the Master's degree prior to completion of four courses, or 12 credits. Transfer credits are limited at twelve (12) credits, and applying before the completion of the certificate will ensure that all courses taken may be considered for credit towards the Master's degree.

Requirements to Complete the Graduate Certificate:

The courses to complete the certificate must be completed with a five-year period, with a GPA > 3.0, and with no more than three credits below B. Courses completed for one certificate may not be used for another certificate.

Curriculum Requirements:

In EECE, one of the following three courses:

  • EECE.5060 Antenna Theory and Design 3 credits
    OR
  • EECE.5310 RF Design 3 credits
    OR
  • EECE.5330 Microwave Engineering 3 credits

In Mechanical Engineering, one of the following two courses:

  • MECH.5970 Processing of Composites 3 credits
    OR
  • MECH.5980 Experimental Characterization of Composites 3 credits

In Plastics Engineering, one of the following three courses:

  • PLAS.5030 Mechanical Behavior of Polymers 3 credits
    OR
  • PLAS.5060 Polymer Structure, Properties, and Application 3 credits
    OR
  • PLAS.5360 Rheology of Polymers 3 credits

Elective Courses:

The student must choose any one from the following list of courses and any of the courses listed above that they may not have been chosen as one of their required courses. The option of substituting another graduate-level course requires the approval of a certificate coordinator.

  • EECE.5070 Electromagnetic Materials and Waves
  • EECE.5710 Radar Systems
  • MECH.5710 Quality Engineering
  • MECH.5740 Design for Reliability Engineering
  • MECH.5750 Industrial Design of Experiments
  • MECH.5760 Engineering Project Management
  • MECH.5910 Mechanical Behavior of Materials
  • PLAS.5130 New Plastics Materials
  • PLAS.5330 Coatings Science and Technology
  • PLAS.5450 Additives for Polymer Materials
  • PLAS.5500 Processing with Elastomers
  • PLAS,5660 Polymer Materials Systems Solution
  • PLAS.5890 Polymer Nanocomposities
  • PLAS.6420 Characterization of Polymers and Plastics

Contact Information

Additive Manufacturing (AM) in Radio Frequency (RF) & Microwave (MW) Applications:

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Department of Plastics Engineering