Manufacturing Engineering Graduate Certificate

Technical Skills for Future Innovations

RPI__039(1)Do you have the technical skills needed to participate in future innovation at UTC? Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise UTC senior management is looking for with the WPI Manufacturing Engineering Graduate Certificate, co-designed by WPI professors and UTC Senior Fellows.

The graduate certificate is custom-designed to provide you with the most current information about manufacturing best-practices. In addition, you’ll learn how to process materials used at UTC, and the processes used by UTC partners, to help you become more efficient in maintaining and meeting standards.

Now Enrolling!


In this 5 minute prerecorded webinar UTC Account Executive Peter Huie gives details about the Manufacturing Engineering Graduate Certificate, how to join, what to expect as a student, and more. Watch the webinar now.


Employees in Texas, Maine, Connecticut, New York and across the U.S. have begun or completed this program thanks to WPI’s convenient online learning service, which enables UTC employees to connect within an interactive learning environment. Of those students who completed the program and responded to our survey:

  • 76% would recommend the program to their co-workers.
  • 100% said they were able to apply their learning to their current position.
  • Students expressed an appreciation for the convenience of online learning.
  • Students found the program provided technical knowledge of UTC processes they had not previously learned on the job or otherwise.

For employees who do not currently have a Master’s Degree, the Graduate Certificate is a great way to get started. Enrollment now being accepted.

Course Structure and Scheduling

  • Each course is 3 graduate credits each, for a total of 12 credits for the certificate.

    • MTE 594. Principles of Metallurgy

    • MFE 594L. Manufacturing Processes I: Heat Treating, Forging/Forming and Powder Processing

    • MFE 594M. Manufacturing Processes II: Casting, Joining and Direct Digital Manufacturing

    • MFE 594N. Manufacturing Processes III: Coating and Surface Treatments

  • Classes are delivered onsite, East Hartford, CT.
  • Four to five optional, online faculty discussion and help sessions will be held for each course.
  • Students take one 10-week course per semester, four semesters per year.
  • The entire certificate is completed in 12 months.


Admission Requirements: Undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required for admission into the graduate certificate program. Preferred degree in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, or Manufacturing Engineering.

Students who complete the program may transfer credit into a future Master of Science or MBA.

For more information about enrolling and admissions process, visit the Admissions and Enrollment page.