Mathematical Concepts of Engineering (Stand-Alone Certificate)

At a Glance: program details

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Are you intellectually curious and eager to expand your knowledge of engineering? You'll enjoy this program's integrated approach, which offers a deeper look at how math and engineering intersect and inform each other.

Program Description

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.

Program Requirements

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.

Enrollment Requirements

ASU degree-seeking students
Students must have completed MAT 265 or MAT 270 with a "C" or higher before enrolling in the certificate program. Students also must be in good academic standing, with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00.

Nondegree-seeking students
Applicants with or without a bachelor's degree are eligible to apply for, and receive, this certificate through the Pathways for the Future 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.

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop teamwork and communication skills, which they will apply to real world problems involving concepts from probability and statistics.
  • Implement simulation algorithms in differential equations and linear algebra with engineering and physics applications.

Career Outlook

The certificate in mathematical concepts of engineering is a specialization that complements a major program of study. Students with this enhanced math background can become more marketable to employers.

Example Careers

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
  Bright Outlook

Computer Systems Engineers/Architects

  • Growth: 9.7%
  • Median Salary*: 98740
  Bright Outlook

Electrical Engineers

  • 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
  Bright Outlook

Mechanical Engineers

  • Growth: 10%
  • Median Salary*: 96310
  Bright Outlook

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

Attend Online

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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