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Graduate Certificate in Composites Engineering

The Graduate Certificate in the Composites Engineering program is designed to provide students with a unique perspective, essential knowledge, and advanced engineering skills needed by today's practicing mechanical engineer. The courses are design focused for immediate transference to design applications in current industry and research.

Admission Requirements

Successful applicants must meet the following criteria for admission into the Composites Engineering Graduate Certificate program.

  1. Completion of the online graduate application along with the non-refundable application fee.
  2. Submission of an official transcript of the baccalaureate degree directly from an accredited college or university.

Students who have been admitted to the MSME with an aeronautics focus need to apply for the Composites Engineering Graduate Certificate program (application fee will not be required for those already admitted to the MSME program).

All materials must be received by The Citadel Graduate College office and evaluated by the department to receive consideration to the Composites Engineering Graduate Certificate program. An undergraduate engineering degree from an ABET accredited engineering program is required or approved degree from the department head.

Program Requirements

Students are required to complete 12 hours of graduate study within a three-year period from the time of registration in their first mechanical engineering graduate course at The Citadel. Students who fulfill the program requirements will earn a Graduate Certificate in Composites Engineering.

Graduation Requirements (non-credit bearing)

  • Darkness to Light Training
  • The Citadel’s Principled Leadership Seminar

Graduation Requirements (Course Requirements)
All certificate candidates must:

  1. File a plan of study outlining the intended area of interest and listing the top four corresponding courses of interest.
  2. Complete 4 courses (12 hours) from the composites engineering area of study below.

Required Course: MECH 604 Advanced Mechanics of Materials

At least three of the following courses:
MECH 605 Materials and Process Selection
MECH 606 Fatigue and Fracture
MECH 702 Theory of Elasticity
MECH 703 Theory of Plasticity
MECH 708 Mechanics of Composite Materials

Course/ Certificate Availability:
The courses/ certificates will be offered based on student preferences/ overall demand indicated in your plan of study to be submitted after acceptance. Students should be aware course/certificate offerings will be based on minimum class size enrollment. The Mechanical Engineering Program will continually monitor student interest to expedite completion of your program of study.

For more information, visit The Citadel Graduate College's website, or click:

You may also contact the Department of Mechanical Engineering at 843-953-0115 or email Dr. Robert J. Rabb, P.E. for more information about the program.

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