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Advanced Manufacturing Graduate Certificate

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Certificate Overview Open Accordion

Grow your career with specialized training in advanced manufacturing

Are you a practicing engineer who wants to work in advanced manufacturing? If so, this certificate will help you get there. Start building the specialized knowledge you need to pursue new opportunities and move into a rapidly evolving field.

Gain fundamental, applied skills

After completing this certificate, you will have a greater body of knowledge that translates directly into a career in advanced manufacturing. Industrial engineers seeking to move up should consider this program as an avenue for professional development. Or, if you already work as an engineer in another sector, this program can help you transition into the manufacturing sector.

Study in a flexible, online format

This online program allows you to earn your graduate certificate from a respected, regionally accredited public research university in Colorado without traveling to a campus. Balance your academic studies with your career, family, and personal obligations. Although this program is entirely online, you will still have opportunities to interact closely with both your instructors and peers.

Apply credits toward your master’s degree

Start on a path towards earning your master’s by earning a graduate certificate first. Completion of this certificate may count toward credit hours required for completion of CSU’s Advanced Manufacturing Master’s Degree after formal admission. However, successful completion of the courses or certificate does not guarantee admission to the degree program.

Curriculum Open Accordion

This certificate may have courses in common with other graduate certificates. A student may earn more than one certificate, but a given course may be counted only in one certificate.

Select 9 credits from the following courses:

Program Total Credits: 9

Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.

How to Apply Open Accordion

Application Deadlines

Fall semester May 15
Spring semester November 1

Start your application online and upload materials directly into the online system. You can save your progress and return any time.

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1Review Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Science, or Engineering-related discipline
  • Strongly recommend (but not required) 3.0 or better on a 4.0 GPA
  • Calculus 1, 2, 3*
  • Ordinary differential equations*
  • Physics 1 and 2 (calculus-based)*
  • International applicants must submit TOEFL or IELTS that meet our minimums

*If you do not meet minimum requirements, please contact to get your transcripts/credentials evaluated before formally applying for the program. Depending on academic background, students without a bachelor's degree in engineering may also be required to take additional courses. Please use the following email subject line: ME Online – Admission Inquiry – YOUR NAME.

2 Prepare Application Materials

Prepare the materials below and upload when you apply online.

  • Resume: Include any previous experience, along with position titles, dates of employment, institutions, and major responsibilities.
  • Statement of purpose: Prepare a short statement of purpose (up to 300 words) stating why you are interested in the certificate and why you think you can successfully complete the certificate

3 Complete Online Application

Complete the online graduate application and pay the nonrefundable application processing fee (payable online). As soon as you have completed the required information, please submit your application. Your application will not be reviewed until it is complete and all required materials have been received.

  • Select "Advanced Manufacturing (Certificate) - Distance" when choosing the Program of Study.

4 Request Transcripts

Request one official transcript of all collegiate work completed from all institutions attended. Transcripts from Colorado State University are not required. Transcripts must be received directly from the originating institution to be considered official.

Electronic (preferred):
Digital Transcripts must be submitted by the originating institution using a secure service such as parchment, eScrip-Safe, the National Student Clearinghouse, or e-Quals. Transcripts received via emails are considered unofficial.

Use institution code 4075 for Colorado State University or if the secure service requires an email address.

Mail (if necessary)
Graduate Admissions
Colorado State University – Office of Admissions
1062 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1062

5 Submit Test Scores (Optional)

GRE test scores are not required, but may be submitted if you feel these will strengthen your application. Submit official GRE General Test scores through the Educational Testing Service (select institution code: 4075, leave the department code blank). Scores are typically received by the University 4-6 weeks after your testing date.

  • All three sections — verbal, quantitative, and analytical — must be submitted. Photocopies are not accepted.
  • CSU graduates do not, generally, need to take the GRE. If you think it will strengthen your application, though, we recommend you do take it.

Check Your Application Status

View your application status at any time to ensure your application checklist is complete or to check on updates.

Once your complete application, including supporting materials, is received, the department admission committee will review your application and promptly notify you of their decision.

For International Applicants

Proof of English language proficiency is required for applicants from countries or United States territories where there are official languages other than (or in addition to) English. This includes the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and Puerto Rico.

Learn more about English language proficiency requirements.


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Program Details

$964 per credit
Same in-state tuition for all.
Learn more about financial aid and scholarships Tuition/fees are just part of the cost to attend CSU. Learn more about the full Cost of Attendance
Certificate Awarded
Graduate Certificate in Advanced Manufacturing
Time Frame
Can be completed in one year
Admission Reqs.
  • B.S. in engineering, life sciences, or natural sciences
  • 3.0 GPA on all undergraduate coursework
  • Calculus 1, 2, 3
  • Physics 1 & 2 (calc-based)
  • Ordinary differential equations

Application Dates

Fall semester
May 15
Spring semester
November 1

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