Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering offers six graduate level certificate programs.
Who Should Participate?
Working professionals, military members, students at other universities worldwide, and current on-campus students who leave the Gainesville area to complete an internship, externship, or co-op (single or multiple terms) can participate in MAE Certificate Programs through the MAE EDGE distance learning platform.
All courses are offered through the online UF EDGE (Electronic Delivery of Gator Engineering) platform, which makes continuing your education possible no matter where you live or work! There are no campus visits required to earn this UF MAE graduate level certification, and the certificate conferred is identical to that earned as an on-campus graduate student.
What is the Admissions Process?
Distance Learning Professionals
Generally, for MAE certificate program admission, you need a bachelor’s degree (BS) in engineering, science, technology, or a closely related discipline with a 3.0 undergraduate GPA, or you need a minimum of five years of professional employment experience in an engineering discipline (NOTE: a GRE exam score is not required for certificate program admission).
All applicants must apply online at the Office of Admissions: 1) complete the application https://admissions.ufl.edu/apply/more [note there are 2 links on this page and you must select either “currently enrolled UF student” or “new student” link], 2) remit the $30 application fee plus a $7 processing fee, 3) submit official transcripts from your prior BS degree institution, and 4) complete the residency information and verification process. Once the Office of Admissions has reviewed your application, your information will be referred to the MAE Student Services Office for an admission decision.
- For new students, apply here.
UF On-Campus Graduate Students
Currently enrolled UF graduate students may apply for admission to any MAE EDGE graduate certificate program offered to our distance learning professionals. Generally, for admission eligibility, you need a 3.0 graduate GPA in an engineering, science, technology, or a closely related discipline.
All applicants must apply online at the Office of Admissions: 1) complete the application https://admissions.ufl.edu/apply/more [note there are 2 links on this page and you must select either “currently enrolled UF student” or “new student” link]. No application or professing fee is assessed for currently enrolled, degree seeking students. Once the Office of Admissions has reviewed your application, your information will be referred to the MAE Student Services Office for an admission decision.
- You SHOULD APPLY for certificate programs as early as possible to ensure you gain admission into the requested MAE Certificate Program before you complete the first course in fulfillment of certificate requirements.
- You MUST APPLY for certificate programs no later than the Graduate School midpoint deadline in the term you wish to certify. Reference the Graduate School Academic Calendar (Individual Term Calendar) to determine the midpont deadline of your degree candidate term, i.e. the term you are graduating from your current degree program.
- For currently enrolled UF students, apply here. You will need your GatorLink username and password to apply.
NOTE to UF On-Campus Graduate Students: Enrollment in certificate coursework may be on-campus or via the EDGE distance learning platform (for students participating in an internship, externship, or co-op.)
MAE Certificate Programs normally consist of 3 courses, 9 credit hours (required and/or electives and/or a combination). Lectures are available online in streaming and downloadable video, all semester, making it easy for students to review lectures before exams. Degree seeking and Certificate students view courses online, submit coursework online, and interact with professors using e-mail, telephone, and course websites via CANVAS. Students are never required to travel to campus, and course exams are proctored via internal employer supervisor, external testing agency, local 2-year or 4-year higher education institution, etc.
MAE Graduate certificate participants must 1) achieve certificate admission, 2) earn a grade of B or better in eachcourse used to fulfill certificate requirements, and 3) file an application for certificate by the deadline with the Office of the University Registrar at ONE.UF during the final term of enrollment in a certificate course (https://one.uf.edu/dashboard/). To file an application, select Certificate/Degree Application under My Record on the left menu.
MAE Student Services
MAE-A Room 215