Jun 15, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Certificate In Mechanical Engineering

Program:  Certificate
Department: Civil and Mechanical Engineering  
College:  Engineering, Technology and Computer Science

Engineering,  Technology and Computer Science Bldg. Rm. 321 ~ 260-481-6965

Manufacturing is Northeast Indiana’s largest sector, involving over 70,000 jobs.  Moreover, according to the In-Demand Career Report by the Purdue University Fort Wayne Community Research Institute (2016), mechanical and industrial engineers are among the top careers in Northeast Indiana with over 100+ openings projected annually and the majority of those positions related to manufacturing.

Over time, the manufacturing sector has undergone significant changes with a current emphasis on “advanced manufacturing” stressing innovation and employing state-of-the-art technologies.  The mechanical engineering program offers a six-course (18-credit hour) certificate in advanced manufacturing engineering.

This curriculum provides students a broad foundation in fundamental manufacturing processes, techniques and principles as well as exposing students to advanced technologies and stressing the integration of new tools into manufacturing processes to raise productivity and enhance value.

Mechanical engineering students interested in a credential to prepare for a career in advanced manufacturing, to update manufacturing expertise, or to move into manufacturing management should consider this certificate.  

For more information contact Dr. Don Mueller (don.mueller@pfw.edu)

* With approval of the mechanical engineering curriculum committee, course substitution may be permitted.

 t Students graduating with a BSME at Purdue Fort Wayne would need only two extra courses to get this certificate.  The other four courses could count for the four technical elective courses required for the BSME degree.

Program Delivery:

  • While the majority of the courses for this certificate program are delivered as on-campus courses, the possibility of taking some courses on-line from the West Lafayette campus of Purdue exists. 

Declaring this Major:

Admission to the certificate program requires that students must have the following requirements:

  • Finished at least 60 credit hours in the BSME degree program.
  • Achieved a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 at the time of application with no course in the certificate below a C-.
  • Proper course pre-requisites.
  • For those who already possess the BSME degree, you need to complete 12 credits in residency with no course below a C- and maintain a 2.0 GPA. 

Interested students should apply: https://www.pfw.edu/departments/etcs/depts/cme/course/AdvManEngr_certificate_program.pdf

Gainful Employment Disclosure:

Information regarding Consumer Information for this program can be found under the Student Information heading at: Consumer Information - Purdue Fort Wayne (pfw.edu)


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Total Credits: 18

Requirements To Obtain Certification

Residency: 12 Credits 
Course GPA Requirements: C- or better in each course 
Program GPA:  2.0 

Student Responsibility

You are responsible for ensuring that you satisfy all graduation requirements specified for each selected program.  Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies, and procedures governing your academic career.  If you cannot complete all program requirements by your stated graduation date but fail to remove those from your plan of study, the Registrar’s Office in consultation with your academic advisor will remove unmet pursuits from your plan of study. Changing curricular records during the graduation term of application may affect state or federal financial aid awards. All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair or dean.