Graduate Certificate Programs

Alternative energy technologies

The Alternative Energy Technology Graduate Certificate requires a minimum of 12 credits. The core course, AET 5120, is required, and a maximum of four credits is allowed in research or directed studied. The program is open to students with a bachelor's degree in engineering, and in other mathematics-based sciences in exceptional cases. Certification procedures in place in WSU's Graduate School will be followed. Should a student become interested later in pursuing the proposed master's degree after completing the graduate certificate, eight of the 12 certificate credits can be transferred toward the master's degree.


Polymer engineering

The Graduate Certificate Program in Polymer Engineering provides specialized formal education for working engineers and scientists. Those enrolled in the program will:

  • Learn the fundamentals of polymer science and engineering.
  • Extend their knowledge of current polymer research topics.
  • Maintain technical competitiveness by broadening their polymer expertise.
  • Earn a graduate certificate that documents their professional advancement.
  • Wayne State University provides gainful employment disclosures for certificate programs that are eligible for financial aid.

Sustainable engineering

The Graduate Certificate Program in Sustainable Engineering provides specialized formal education for graduate students and working engineers and scientists. Those enrolled in the program will:

  • Learn the fundamentals of sustainable science and engineering.
  • Extend their knowledge of current sustainable engineering topics and industrial practice.
  • Earn a graduate certificate that documents their professional advancement.
  • Wayne State University provides gainful employment disclosures for certificate programs.