Graduate Certificate Programs
The College of Engineering recognizes the importance of life-long learning and continuing graduate education to practicing engineers. In light of this, the College of Engineering offers several Graduate Certificate Programs to help working engineers enhance their professional skills. Each department has designated specific groups of three courses within some specific technical areas to form the certificate programs. Temple University Graduate Faculty of the College of Engineeing will perform all instruction. In order to make the Certificate programs available to practicing engineers, classes are scheduled in the evening, during the regular Fall and Spring semesters. Students who complete certificate programs in good standing may apply for admission to the M.S.E. degree program.
To be admitted into a Certificate Program, a student must have an engineering or related degree from an accredited institution, with an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.5. The student must complete an application form and submit it along with a statement of professional goals, an official transcript, and at least one letter of recommendation. International students are not admitted to this program.
Each Certificate requires a minimum of 9 semester hours of graduate course work, a GPA in the program of at least 2.5, and no grade in any course below "C."
Admission to the Masterís Program
Admission to the masterís program usually requires a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0. The undergraduate GPA requirement can be relaxed if the applicant completes a Certificate Program with high GPA. For details of admission to a masterís program, please review the general admission requirements for MSE programs.
Credits earned in certificate programs may be applied towards the completion of a masterís degree in the College. For credits to be transferred to a masterís program, the certificate program GPA must be at least 3.0 with no grade below "B." University regulations allow transfer of a maximum of 9 semester-hours of coursework from a certificate program to a masterís program
Electrical Engineering Certificate Programs
to: Musoke H. Sendaula, Graduate Director of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
College of Engineering, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122, 215-204-7819.
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers the following Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Programs:
All course descriptions can be found in this Bulletin under the College of Engineering, Electrical Engineering Program in the College of Science and Technology.
The Professional Certificate in Digital Signal Processing considers the filtering, modulation, and estimation of single and multidimensional discrete signals. Application areas include speech and image compression and recognition, digital radio, and detection of signals in the presence of noise. The professional certificate in Signal Processing requires completion of any three of the following four designated courses:
EE 410: Digital Signal Processing and Analysis
EE 542: Application in Digital Signal Processing
EE 644: Frequency Analysis of Signals
EE 648: Adaptive Signal Processing
Systems Engineering Certificate introduces modern concepts of control system design, analysis, and hardware implementation. Starting with the mathematical tools for linear system analysis, the course sequence introduces the participants to control system design methodologies in continuous time and discrete time domain. The professional certificate in System Engineering requires completion any three of the following five courses:
EE 511: Linear Systems
EE 555: Introduction to Intelligent Systems
EE 620: Computer Control Systems
EE 622: Modern Control
EE 659: Adaptive Control I
The Professional Certificate in Digital Data Communications concentrates on the transfer of digital information using computer networks, modulation, and signal processing. Application areas include telecommunications, cellular and personal communication services. The professional certificate in Digital Communication requires completion of any three of the following five designated courses:
EE 400: Analog and Digital Communications
EE 410: Digital Signal Processing and Analysis
EE 420: Telecommunications Engineering
EE 551: Digital Communications Systems
EE 611: Digital Data Communications
This course sequence provides the participants with advanced knowledge in current practices of computer design, development, and software level testing, hardware realization and integrated circuit layout. The professional certificate in Computer Engineering requires completion any three of the following four designated courses:
EE 435: Advanced Microprocessors
EE 502: Computer Engineering
EE 602: Advanced Computer Engineering
EE 680: Computer Architecture - I
The Professional Certificate in Digital VLSI Design considers the device parameters and fabrication of MOS integrated circuits for high-speed digital data computation and communication. Applications areas include system-chip design methodologies using reusable intellectual property, migration of existing integrated circuit designs to new fabrication processes, minimization of propagation delay in high-speed digital circuits, and thermal dissipation. The professional certificate in Digital VLSI design requires completion of three of the following courses:
EE 455: Microelectronics
EE 475: Introduction to VLSI Logic Design
EE 502: Computer Engineering
EE 600: Advanced VLSI Logic Design
Mechanical Engineering Certificate Programs
to: Jim S. J. Chen, Graduate Director of Mechanical Engineering, College
of Engineering, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122, 215-204-4305.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers the following Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Programs:
All course descriptions can be found in this Bulletin under the College of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Program in the College of Science and Technology.
Reliability and Failure Prevention Certificate
Failure is costly. The extension of service life and the prevention or control of failure are the primary challenge of design. Practicing engineers must understand the phenomena behind reliability and failure of materials before designing a product. This requires a thorough understanding of all the potential modes of failure and their sensitivities. Probabilistic reliability analysis is the key in this process as are the performance and cost. The Certificate Program in Reliability and Failure Prevention requires completion of the following courses:
ENGR 505: Mechanical Behavior of Materials
ME 575: Engineering Reliability
ME 630: Application of FEM
Integration of Manufacturing and Management Certificate
The Certificate in Integration of Manufacturing and Management (IMAM) is a joint program offered by the Mechanical Engineering Department and the School of Business and Management of Temple University. This program features seven courses which include three from the Mechanical Engineering Department and four from the School of Business and Management. A Certificate in IMAM is awarded after successful completion of three or more courses, which must include at least one course from engineering and one from management.
The engineering courses are:
ME 525: Material Processing and Manufacturing
ME 620: Advanced Control of Manufacturing Processes
ENGR 780: CAD/CAM
The courses under the management group offered by the School of Business and Management are:
MSOM 405: Operations Management
MSOM 507: Total Quality Management
MSOM 508: Project Management
MSOM 540: Production & Inventory Management
Finite Element Methods Professional Certificate
Finite element methods have been very powerful and versatile in the analysis and design of various engineering problems. In this program, theory and applications of FEM in various fields, such as biomaterials, dynamics, fluid flow, heat transfer, and structures, will be introduced. Several commercial FEM/CAD/CAM packages will be introduced and used in this program. The certificate requires completion of the following courses:
ENGR 601: Engineering Mathematics II
ME 630: Applications
of Finite Element
ME 780: CAD/CAM
Students without a thorough mathematical background may also require an additional math course:
ENGR 501: Engineering Mathematics I
Civil and Environmental Engineering Certificate Program
to: Bechara E. Abboud, Graduate Director of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
College of Engineering, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122, 215-204-7816.
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers the following Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Programs:
All course descriptions can be found in this Bulletin under the College of Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering Program in the College of Science and Technology.
Construction Management Professional Certificate
The use of construction management or project management technologies on construction/engineering projects has increased significantly in the last decade. Now, it is part of the requirements from clients or project owners. Project engineers/managers and contructors must be familiar with these technologies to guide and control the course of a project to a successful completion. Latest computer applications in project management are included in this certificate program. The Professional Certificate in Construction Management requires completion of the three courses, including these required courses:
CE 400: Engineering Project Management
CE 776: Advanced Engineering Project Management
and one of the following courses:
CE 500: Construction Automation
CE 677: Construction Productivity
STAT 402: Statistical Analysis