Engineering Mechanics

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers an undergraduate certificate program in the area of Engineering Mechanics. The program is based on the elective courses of the bachelor of science in engineering degree in mechanical engineering (BSE-ME) program regularly offered by the Department of Mechanical Engineering. The earned credit hours can be applied simultaneously to the certificate program and an undergraduate degree program at the University of Michigan - Dearborn.

The program can be completely entirely on campus, with some courses occasionally offered in the asynchronous online mode.

The Engineering Mechanics certificate is an area of mechanical engineering, which combines the principles of structural mechanics, dynamics, and vibrations with methods of computational analysis and modern applications in automotive and other industries. The certificate program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to deepen their understanding and receive official recognition in the field.

Only courses completed with grade B or better will be counted toward the certificate. A minimum certificate grade point average of 3.0 is required to obtain the certificate.  

Certificate Requirements

The certificate program requires a minimum of 9 credit hours.

Select a minimum of 9 credit hours from the following:
ME 410Finite Element Method wth Appl3
ME 4191Structural Mech & Design4
ME 440Intro to Mechanical Vibrations3
ME 445Sound and Noise Controls4
ME 4461Mech Vibration & Noise Control4
ME 4550Computational Uncertainty Quantification for Engineering Applications3
BENG 370Biomechanics I4
BENG 470Advanced Biomechanics 3


  1. Up to 4 credit hours can be transferred from a degree-granting program at another institution.
  2. Pass/fail courses are not allowed.
  3. All applicable credits earned in the certificate program can be applied toward one University of Michigan – Dearborn degree program.
  4. Credits earned in the certificate program cannot be applied toward another certificate program.