The graduate certificate in automation engineering and PLC is a cross-disciplinary program between chemical engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering.
Choose two courses from the following:
This graduate certificate is open to all persons holding a bachelor's degree in any field of engineering from an ABET-accredited undergraduate program, or a degree in a closely related technical field such as physics or mathematics. Minimum undergraduate GPA ≥ 2.5 is required.
Students who do not have all of the prerequisite courses necessary to take the courses in the certificate program will be allowed to take "bridge" courses at either the graduate or undergraduate level to prepare for the formal certificate.
Once admitted to the program, the student must take four designated courses. In order to receive a graduate certificate, the student must have an average GPA of ≥ 3.0 in the certificate courses taken.
Students admitted to the certificate program will have non-degree graduate status and be given three years to complete the certificate program.
When the graduate certificate is successfully completed, the student can apply for admission to the master's degree program in chemical engineering, electrical engineering, or mechanical engineering, provided that all other program prerequisites and admission requirements are met. The credit earned in the graduate certificate program will count toward the master's degree.
Students applying for a graduate certificate must submit the following:
Unofficial transcripts are sufficient for an admit decision.
Official transcripts should be mailed to Global Learning:
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Office of Global Learning
G8 Norwood Hall, 320 West 12th Street
Rolla, MO 65409
Are you a working professional who wants to earn your master's degree, but you don’t have time to take the GRE/GMAT? Then start in a graduate certificate program. Graduate certificates were designed as a pathway to a master's degree.* The admission requirements are more relaxed and credit earned will count toward your degree. Once you successfully earn your graduate certificate, you can continue with the corresponding master's degree without having to take the GRE/GMAT.
This graduate certificate may act as a pathway to the following master’s programs:
*Completion of a graduate certificate program does not automatically guarantee admission into a corresponding graduate degree program. To continue in a master’s degree program, you must apply.
Dr. Sahra Sedigh Sarvestani
Associate Professor and Distance Learning Coordinator
135 Emerson Electric Co. Hall
Rolla, MO 65409