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2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Packaging Engineering Graduate Certificate

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Graduate Certificate

The objectives of the certificate program are: (1). For local practitioners in the packaging and distribution industry to refine their knowledge in packaging engineering, (2). For other professionals with no prior packaging knowledge to look for a career change, (3). For current full time graduate students to expand their engineering knowledge or specialize their skills in packaging, and (4). For students with an undergraduate degree for a transition into graduate school.

Admissions Requirements

The certificate program in packaging engineering can be pursued concurrently with other graduate programs at the university. Applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 and satisfy admission requirements of the Graduate School with the classification of “Graduate Certificate.” To apply for admission, the applicant must submit:

  1. Transcripts of undergraduate degree program and any prior graduate study to Graduate Admissions;
  2. A letter describing intent to pursue the certificate and its relevance to career goals to the Graduate Coordinator, Department of Mechanical Engineering;
  3. Two letters of recommendation describing pertinent professional work experience when seeking to waive a course prerequisite to the Graduate Coordinator, Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Program Requirements

Successful completion of 9 hours of graduate credits distributed as follows, maintaining a GPA of at least 3.0 and completing the program within three academic years,

Research Project

3 hours, registered under one of the listed courses and with approval of the program director:


All 9 credit hours may be shared with a Master’s program in the Department of Mechanical Engineering upon the approval of the Advisory Committee.

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Student must file “Apply to Graduate” with Graduate School at beginning of the semester in which he/she will complete the 9-semester hour requirement;
  2. A minimum grade of “B” or “S” in each course applicable to the certificate is required;

Student must also submit a Candidacy Form to the Mechanical Engineering Graduate Coordinator in order to verify information and collect approvals and signatures required for the Graduate School.

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