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Graduate Certificate in 3D Engineering and Additive Manufacturing

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is now offering a Graduate Certificate in 3D Engineering and Additive Manufacturing. This certificate program is meant to supplement the existing Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or any other suitable graduate level degree at UTEP or at another institution. It can also be a stand-alone certificate for a professional engineer wishing to expand his/her résumé. The program requires a 12-month completion period and is a 15 graduate credit hour program consisting of 3 lecture courses and 2 hands-on design studios.  For more information, please contact  GC3D@utep.edu.

On-Campus Instruction

Course Number Course Title Semester Offered Hours
MECH 5351

Introduction to 3D Engineering and Additive Manufacturing (at UTEP) 

Fundamentals of 3D Engineering (3DE) and Additive Manufacturing (AM) across a diverse spectrum of technologies and application areas are introduced, including design principles and computer-aided-design (CAD), reverse engineering, analysis relevant to 3DE/AM, and 3D printing/additive manufacturing and other advanced manufacturing technologies. Upon completion of the course, the student should be capable of making informed decisions about 3DE and AM design and process selection, and understand fundamental materials science behind 3DE and AM performance limitations.

Fall 2017 3
MECH 5352

Design for 3D Engineering and Additive Manufacturing (at UTEP) 

Design fundamentals of 3D Engineering (3DE) and Additive Manufacturing (AM) are presented, including economics of 3DE and AM technologies with respect to design and process selection. Upon completion of the course, the student should be capable of applying engineering tools such as CAD, FEA and CFD to allow students to take advantage of 3DE and AM design freedom for performance optimization within technology performance and materials selection constraints.

Spring 2018 3
MECH 5353

Advanced 3D Engineering and Additive Manufacturing (at UTEP) 

Advanced 3D Engineering (3DE) and Additive Manufacturing (AM) topics are covered and applied to the state-of-the art in design, analysis, process selection, materials, manufacturing, and final part performance with particular emphasis on new design principles available through 3DE and AM.

Spring 2018 3
MECH 5354

Design Studio I (at UTEP) 

This course includes hands-on applications of 3D Engineering and Additive Manufacturing to include 3D design and fabrication across process categories to demonstrate performance characteristics, available materials, and process advantages and limitations.

Wintermester 2017 3
MECH 5355

Design Studio II (at UTEP) 

This course includes advanced hands-on projects that demonstrate the new paradigm in design and fabrication afforded through 3D Engineering and Additive Manufacturing.

Maymester 2018 3
Total Hours 15

Online Instruction (Coming Fall 2018)

Course Number Course Title Semester Offered Hours
MECH 5351 Introduction to 3D Engineering and Additive Manufacturing (online) Fall 2018 3
MECH 5352 Design for 3D Engineering and Additive Manufacturing (online) Spring 2019 3
MECH 5353 Advanced 3D Engineering and Additive Manufacturing (online) Spring 2019 3
MECH 5354 Design Studio I (at UTEP) Wintermester 2018 3
MECH 5355 Design Studio II (at UTEP) Maymester 2019 3
Total Hours 15

Application Requirements

Students entering the certificate program in 3D Engineering and Additive Manufacturing must have at a minimum:

  • A Bachelor Degree in mechanical, aerospace, electrical, civil, industrial, biomedical computer science, leadership and materials engineering, or related field in engineering or science. The degree must be from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or foreign institution providing a provably equivalent education.
  • Either current enrollment in a graduate level engineering program with an official transcript, or a current résumé that demonstrates that the applicant has the sufficient profession preparation for the program.
  • A single letter of recommendation from a supervisor or faculty member, preferably someone knowledgeable in the field of additive manufacturing.

Candidates are expected to have sufficient skills and background in mathematical and physical sciences, and engineering typical of an engineering undergraduate curriculum.


How to Apply

The UTEP Graduate School accepts applications year round, and the deadlines depend on the semester in which applicants wish to begin their coursework. The online application asks for detailed information on the candidate's academic background. Before starting the application process, candidates should have the necessary documents to complete the application process. For more information, visit the Graduate School.


Application Deadlines

Domestic Applicants

  • Fall Semester: August 1st (Mexican Nationals: July 1st)
  • Spring Semester: November 1st
  • Summer Semester: May 1st

International Applicants

  • Fall Semester: March 1st
  • Spring Semester: September 1st

Financial Aid

Financial aid may be requested if a full-time UTEP graduate student is completing this certificate program as part of a Master’s or Doctoral program. A major source of Financial Aid is through Research Assistantships (RA). These are competitive positions that are funded by research based grants and contracts. A limited number of Teaching Assistantships (TA) is also available. Send your résumé to the Mechanical Engineering Department or the W.M. Keck Center for 3D Innovation, to be contacted about open opportunities.

Additional financial support opportunities include:

  • Scholarships, training stipends, and fellowships
  • Need-based assistance of Texas residents or U.S. citizens and permanent residents
  • Employment opportunities through the Cooperative Education Program
  • On-campus and off-campus positions for some students
  • Resident tuition to citizens of Mexico demonstrating financial need

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