Graduate Certificates

Certificate in Advanced Composite Materials

The College of Engineering offers a graduate certificate program in the area of advanced composite materials.

This program is designed to equip students with a knowledge of advanced composite materials including materials and processes, manufacturing, and structural analysis and design.

The array of courses is structured to provide extensive information about advanced composite material technologies, analyses associated with composite materials, and processing of composite materials. Program prerequisites:

MATH 555Differential Equations I3
AE 333Mechanics of Materials3
ME 250Materials Engineering3

This program requires satisfactory completion of the following courses (a total of 12 credit hours):

ME 672Manufacturing of Composites3
AE 753Mechanics of Laminated Composites3
ME 762Polymeric Composite Materials3
Select one of the following:3
Advanced Mechanics of Laminated Composites
Graduate level directed studies or special topics course in a composites related area approved by the COE Advanced Composites Committee
Total Credit Hours12

Students seeking this certificate must be admitted to the Graduate School in either a graduate degree program or in a nondegree, Category A status. All Graduate School policies relative to admissions apply. International students will not be issued an I-20 for pursuing a certificate program only, but they may obtain a certificate while concurrently pursuing a graduate degree.

Students pursuing a graduate certificate must submit a plan of study request to complete the certificate. Students may apply certificate coursework toward a degree program.

A cumulative grade point average of 3.000 must be maintained for all courses comprising the certificate program with no grades below C.

Certificate in Engineering Education

The College of Education, in conjunction with the College of Engineering, offers the graduate certificate in engineering education. The graduate certificate in engineering education is designed to:

  1. Provide engineering graduate students with knowledge of contemporary learning theories that can be applied to university-level instruction;
  2. Provide engineering graduate students with knowledge and skills in classroom testing and program evaluation;
  3. Provide engineering graduate students with knowledge of pedagogical skills that can be applied to university-level instruction;
  4. Provide engineering graduate students with the skills to apply knowledge of learning theory, pedagogical theory and measurement theory in an authentic university setting.

This certificate program provides joint mentorship from College of Education and College of Engineering faculty members. Students who plan to apply for university teaching positions after graduation need to be competitive in a market that demands good teaching as well as good research. The engineering education certificate will give WSU graduates a competitive edge.

Admission Requirements

Students seeking this graduate certificate program must be Wichita State University engineering graduate students in good standing either in a degree-bound program or in nondegree, Category A status. Students should contact the Graduate School to determine if they need to apply for admission to this status, or need to reactivate their enrollment file. Students who have not completed graduate coursework at Wichita State University will need to apply for admission to degree status or nondegree, Category A status in an appropriate area of engineering, by submitting an application and application fee to the Graduate School. An official transcript from each school attended must be sent directly to the Graduate School from the institution issuing the transcript, or must be submitted to the Graduate School office in envelopes sealed by the issuing institution, if issued to student.

Program Requirements

The following courses are required for completion of this certificate:

CESP 820Learning Theory & Instruction (spring)3
CESP 811Principles of Measurement and Program Evaluation (spring)3
CI 816Advanced Methods: Developing Critical and Creative Thought (spring)3
CI 816AInternship: Developing Critical and Creative Thought (fall)3
Total Credit Hours12

Completion Requirements

A cumulative graduate GPA of 3.000 for all courses comprising the certificate program is required. No grades below a C (2.000) are allowed in certificate program courses.

Completion process:

  1. Students must notify the program area, in writing, of intent to complete the certificate.
  2. In the semester the certificate requirements are met students must:
    1. With graduate advisor, prepare and submit to the Graduate School a plan of study for the certificate.
    2. Submit to the Graduate School an application for the certificate along with a $15 filing fee.

Deadlines are no later than the 20th day of fall or spring semester, or the 10th day of a summer term.