The Graduate Certificate in the Mechatronics Engineering program is designed to provide students with a unique perspective, essential knowledge, and advanced engineering skills needed by today’s practicing mechanical engineer. The courses are design focused for immediate transference to design applications in current industry and research.
Successful applicants must meet the following criteria for admission into the Mechatronics Engineering Graduate Certificate program.
- Completion of the online graduate application along with the non-refundable application fee.
- Submission of an official transcript of the baccalaureate degree directly from an accredited college or university.
Students who have been admitted to the MSME with an aeronautics focus need to apply for the Mechatronics Engineering Graduate Certificate program (application fee will not be required for those already admitted to the MSME program).
All materials must be received by The Citadel Graduate College office and evaluated by the department to receive consideration to the Mechatronics Engineering Graduate Certificate program. An undergraduate engineering degree from an ABET accredited engineering program is required or approved degree from the department head.
Students are required to complete 12 hours of graduate study within a three-year period from the time of registration in their first mechanical engineering graduate course at The Citadel. Students who fulfill the program requirements will earn a Graduate Certificate in Mechatronics Engineering.
Graduation Requirements (non-credit bearing)
- Darkness to Light Training
- The Citadel’s Principled Leadership Seminar
Graduation Requirements (Course Requirements)
All certificate candidates must:
- File a plan of study outlining the intended area of interest and listing the top four corresponding courses of interest.
- Complete 4 courses (12 hours) from the mechatronics engineering area of study below.
- MECH 650 Modeling, Analysis, and Control Systems
- MECH 655 Advanced Mechatronics
- MECH 750 Introduction to Modern Control Engineering
- MECH 755 Nonlinear Control Engineering
Course/ Certificate Availability: The courses/ certificates will be offered based on student preferences/ overall demand indicated in your plan of study to be submitted after acceptance. Students should be aware course/certificate offerings will be based on minimum class size enrollment. The Mechanical Engineering Program will continually monitor student interest to expedite completion of your program of study.