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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Certificate & Minor

Page address: http://cset.mnsu.edu/ie/minor.html

Certificate in Project-Based Engineering

The Project-Based Engineering Certificate program is for students with junior or senior standing in an engineering program in the US or abroad. The 15 credit certificate can be completed in one full-time semester, in either spring or fall. Students will work with a team on an industry-sponsored project and complete 8 credits of technical competency course- work. In this context, they will further develop their skills in engineering technology, design and professionalism. Students should have completed pre-requisites for the integrated engineering program before beginning the certificate program.

Certificate and Minor in Technical Integration & Design

The Technical Integration & Design Certificate and Minor programs are for students with junior or senior standing in their major or graduates (for the certificate) who wish to learn about engineering design processes and gain experience working with and contributing to an engineering design team. 

Both the major and certificate are 16 credits and can be completed in one full-time semester or two part-time semesters.  Students will work with a team on an industry-sponsored project and complete 8 credits of technical competency coursework. In this context, they will develop their awareness of engineering technology and design processes while developing professional skills that can be carried forward into a career working with engineers in industry, complementing the expertise developed in their major.

Students must apply for admission. Both the certificate and minor are offered alongside Twin Cities Engineering (Bloomington, MN) and Iron Range Engineering (Virginia, MN).

Application

To apply for the minor or certificate program, download and complete a [PDF] paper application form (107 KiB) which can be mailed, faxed, or scanned/e-mailed in.