Graduate Certificate in Energy Conversion and Transport

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Program Description   |   Curriculum   |   Course Descriptions
Admission Requirements   |   Graduate Degrees

Program Description:

This certificate program offers an opportunity for professionals to expand their knowledge in energy conversion processes through a flexible graduate education program. The certificate provides a solid foundation in energy conversion techniques with focus on alternative energy methodologies and practices that can be immediately applied to the work place. Emphasis is placed on alternative and appropriate energy technologies that are currently being discussed to meet global energy needs. 

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Admission:

The energy conversion & transport graduate certificate program is open to all individuals holding a BS degree in an engineering or hard scientific discipline who have a minimum of two years of professional experience, or are currently accepted into a graduate degree program at Missouri S&T.

In order to receive a graduate certificate, the student must have an average graduate cumulative grade point of 3.0 or better in the certificate courses taken under this program. Students admitted to the certificate program will have non-degree graduate status, but will earn graduate credit for the courses they complete. If the four courses sequence approved by the graduate advisor is completed with a grade of B or better in each of the courses taken, the student will be admitted to the MS degree program in mechanical or aerospace engineering. The certificate courses taken by students admitted to the program will count toward the MS degree. Once admitted to the program, a student will be given three years to complete the program as long as a B average is maintained in the courses taken. 

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Curriculum:

The Energy Conversion & Transport Graduate Certificate Program consists of 17 courses listed below, which are delivered as part of our regular master’s degree programs in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering. Students will be responsible for prerequisite knowledge as determined by course instructors.  With the approval of the department, appropriate courses may be substituted for a certificate course if that course is not available. A total of four courses from the list below are required for successful completion of the certificate. At least two of these courses must be from core MAE graduate courses (5000-level) and at least one must be an advanced course (6000-level).

Choose two courses from the following twelve:

  • MECH ENG/AERO ENG/NUC ENG 4001 or PHYSICS 3001: Special Topics - Plasma Physics     (Online and Campus)
  • MECH ENG/AERO ENG 4001: Special Topics - Applied Computational Methods     (Online and Campus)
  • MECH ENG/AERO ENG 4001: Special Topics - Alternative Energy Engineering     (Online and Campus)
  • MECH ENG/AERO ENG 4001: Special Topics - Fuel Cell Principal and Application     (Online and Campus)
  • MECH ENG/AERO ENG 5527: Combustion Processes     (Online and Campus)
  • MECH ENG/AERO ENG 5131: Intermediate Thermofluid Mechanics     (Online and Campus)
  • MECH ENG 5541: Applied Energy Conversion     (Online and Campus)
  • MECH ENG/AERO ENG 5139: Computational Fluid Dynamics     (Online and Campus)
  • MECH ENG 5566: Solar Energy Technology     (Online and Campus)
  • AERO ENG 5535: Aerospace Propulsion Systems     (Campus)
  • MECH ENG/AERO ENG 5525: Intermediate Heat Transfer     (Campus)
  • MECH ENG 5533: Internal Combustion Engines     (Campus) 

Choose one course from the following five:

  • MECH ENG/AERO ENG 6123: Viscous Fluid Flow    (Online and Campus)
  • MECH ENG/AERO ENG 6527: Heat Transfer by Convection    (Online and Campus)
  • MECH ENG/AERO ENG 6131: Gas Dynamics I     (Online and Campus)
  • MECH ENG/AERO ENG 6135: Turbulent Flows - Theory, Measurements and Modeling     (Online and Campus)
  • MECH ENG/AERO ENG 6137: Physical Gas Dynamics I     (Online and Campus)

Choose one course from the following seventeen:

  • MECH ENG/AERO ENG/NUC ENG 4001 or PHYSICS 3001: Special Topics - Plasma Physics     (Online and Campus)
  • MECH ENG/AERO ENG 4001: Special Topics - Applied Computational Methods     (Online and Campus)
  • MECH ENG/AERO ENG 4001: Special Topics - Alternative Energy Engineering     (Online and Campus)
  • MECH ENG/AERO ENG 4001: Special Topics - Fuel Cell Principal and Application     (Online and Campus)
  • MECH ENG/AERO ENG 5527: Combustion Processes     (Online and Campus)
  • MECH ENG/AERO ENG 5131: Intermediate Thermofluid Mechanics     (Online and Campus)
  • MECH ENG 5541: Applied Energy Conversion     (Online and Campus)
  • MECH ENG/AERO ENG 5139: Computational Fluid Dynamics     (Online and Campus)
  • MECH ENG 5566: Solar Energy Technology     (Online and Campus)
  • AERO ENG 5535: Aerospace Propulsion Systems     (Campus)
  • MECH ENG/AERO ENG 5525: Intermediate Heat Transfer     (Campus)
  • MECH ENG 5533: Internal Combustion Engines     (Campus) 
  • MECH ENG/AERO ENG 6123: Viscous Fluid Flow     (Online and Campus)
  • MECH ENG/AERO ENG 6527: Heat Transfer by Convection     (Online and Campus)
  • MECH ENG/AERO ENG 6131: Gas Dynamics I     (Online and Campus)
  • MECH ENG/AERO ENG 6135: Turbulent Flows - Theory, Measurements and Modeling     (Online and Campus)
  • MECH ENG/AERO ENG 6137: Physical Gas Dynamics I     (Online and Campus)

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Course Descriptions:

 Course description can be found in the catalog at catalog.mst.edu/graduate.

Graduate Degrees

Graduate certificates were designed as a gateway to a master’s degree. If a student earns a B or better in each certificate course they may continue for the graduate degree (in the corresponding department), without needing to submit GRE/GMAT scores, or letters of recommendation. A student does not need to continue on for the graduate degree, however most do. Graduate certificates were designed for working professionals who have real life work experience and may not have time to take the GRE/GMAT. Admission requirements for the graduate certificate program are also more relaxed than the graduate degree. This graduate certificate may act as a gateway to the following master’s programs:

Aerospace Engineering (MS) 
Mechanical Engineering (MS)

(Applicants must indicate which program they wish to use the certificate as a gateway for when initially applying for the certificate).

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