The certificate program in mathematical concepts of engineering is designed for students who seek a strong foundation in mathematics to support their studies in engineering.
Combining a core foundation in the quantitative and analytical skills found in mathematics with related skills in engineering, the program provides students with a solid mathematical background well suited for multiple career paths.
The mathematical concepts of engineering certificate requires a minimum of 21 credit hours. At least 12 credit hours must be completed in upper-division coursework and at least nine credit hours must be completed at ASU. MAT 343 and STP 420 must be completed in courses offered by The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. A grade of "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) or higher is required for each course used to fulfill a certificate requirement.
Required Courses -- 18 credit hours
Electives (choose one) -- 3 credit hours
Prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this certificate.
ASU degree-seeking students
Students must have completed MAT 265 or MAT 270 with a "C" or higher prior to enrolling in the certificate program. Students also must be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00.
This certificate is available through the Pathways for the Future program. Applicants with or without a bachelor's degree are eligible to apply for, and receive, this certificate through the Pathways for the Futures program. Applicants must have completed MAT 265 or MAT 270 with a "C" grade or higher (scale is 4.00 = "A"). Applicants who have taken these courses at another institution should use the Transfer Guide course search to determine if a transfer course can fulfill the prerequisite course requirements. Applicants who already hold a bachelor's degree should apply to ASU and this certificate program as a nondegree-seeking graduate student.
The certificate in mathematical concepts of engineering is a specialization that complements a major program of study, and it helps students become more marketable to employers.
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.
Computer Hardware Engineers
- Growth: 4.6%
- Median Salary*: 132360
Computer Systems Engineers/Architects
- Growth: 9.7%
- Median Salary*: 98740
- Growth: 4.2%
- Median Salary*: 103320
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians
- Growth: 0.8%
- Median Salary*: 66390
Electronics Engineers, Except Computer
- Growth: 7.2%
- Median Salary*: 108170
- Growth: 10%
- Median Salary*: 96310
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).
ASU offers this program in an online format with multiple enrollment sessions throughout the year. Applicants may view the program description and request more information here.
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Concurrent degree programs are specially designed academic programs which provide high-achieving undergraduate students the opportunity to complete two distinct but complementary bachelor degrees at the same time. Students must meet minimum admissions standards for both programs and be accepted individually by both colleges offering the concurrent program.
Accelerated bachelor's and master's degree programs are designed for high-achieving undergraduate students who want the opportunity to combine undergraduate coursework with graduate coursework to accelerate completion of their master's degree. These programs feature the same high-quality curriculum taught by ASU's world-renowned faculty.
ASU students may accelerate their studies by earning a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in as little as five years (for some programs) or by earning a bachelor’s degree in 2.5 or 3 years.
Accelerated bachelor's and master's degree programs are designed for high-achieving undergraduate students who want the opportunity to combine undergraduate coursework with graduate coursework to accelerate completion of their master’s degree. These programs, featuring the same high-quality curriculum taught by ASU's world-renowned faculty, allow students to obtain both a bachelor's and a master's degree in as little as five years.
Accelerated bachelor’s degree programs allow students to choose either a 2.5- or a 3-year path while participating in the same high-quality educational experience of a 4-year option. Students can opt to fast-track their studies after acceptance into a participating program by connecting with their academic advisor.
This is only the first required math course. This program may contain additional math courses; See Major Map for details.
The level of intensity represents a measure of the number and academic rigor of math courses required.
The level of intensity represents a measure of the number and academic rigor of math courses required. Courses included in the General level: MAT 142
The level of intensity represents a measure of the number and academic rigor of math courses required. Courses included in the Moderate level: MAT 117, MAT 119, MAT 170, MAT 210, SOS 101, CPI 200
The level of intensity represents a measure of the number and academic rigor of math courses required. Courses included in the Substantial level: MAT 251, MAT 265. MAT 266, MAT 267, MAT 270, MAT 271, MAT 272, MAT 274, MAT 275
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A rolling deadline means that applications will continue to be reviewed on a regular basis until the semester begins. International students should be mindful of visa deadlines to ensure there is time to produce necessary visa documents. Applicants are encouraged to complete and submit application materials as soon as possible for consideration.
A final deadline means that all applications and application materials must be received by Graduate Admissions by the deadline date. Applications that are incomplete may not be considered after the final deadline. Applications that are submitted past the final deadline may not be considered.
A priority deadline means that applications submitted and completed before the priority deadline will receive priority consideration. Applications submitted after the priority deadlines will be reviewed in the order in which they were completed and on a space available basis. An application is complete after all materials are received by Graduate Admissions.