Why obtain a graduate certificate from the University of Colorado Boulder's Department of Mechanical Engineering?

  • Working professionals can obtain a credential in a focused area of interest by taking only three or four graduate courses.
  • You'll receive customized guidance on curriculum selection from the professors who built these certificates.
  • You can leverage your newly gained network and credential when seeking career growth opportunities.

Applying for a Certificate

Application deadlines
  • Fall deadline: August 1
  • Spring deadline: December 1

If you are not a degree-seeking student at the university, you may apply for a graduate certificate by submitting a Nondegree Graduate Certificate Application. To be eligible, you must hold an undergraduate degree in engineering, sciences, or mathematics from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. You will be asked to submit: 1) a one-page personal statement, 2) resume/CV, and 3) unofficial undergraduate transcript. International applicants must submit language scores. Our preferred minimum GPA is 3.0.

    Internal applicants who are currently-enrolled BAM or graduate students at CU Boulder in engineering, sciences, or mathematics and have a 3.0 CGPA or higher are eligible to apply. Please complete the mechanical engineering certificate application form. We accept applications on a rolling basis.

    Completing a Certificate

    In the semester that you plan to complete your certificate requirements, please email megrad@colorado.edu with the list of courses that you would like to be applied to your certificate. After graduation, you will receive a certificate at the address on your account.