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Graduate Certificate in Manufacturing Systems

Become an efficient and innovative manufacturing engineer. You will be trained to design and manufacture sustainable products using more sustainable processes and systems. This online program will prepare you to become a highly skilled engineer that contributes to the success of organizations.

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Fall 2024

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Spring 2025

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Credits and Tuition Cost (2024-2025)

Credits Required: 12
Cost Per Credit: $753.00


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What You'll Learn


Are you interested in pursuing graduate education in manufacturing systems engineering but not ready to commit to a master’s degree yet? Then, consider enrolling in the Online Graduate Certificate in Manufacturing Systems. The certificate is structured as a four-course program with all courses available entirely online. It provides graduate-level qualifications for engineers and manufacturing professionals in industry who are interested in expanding their qualifications with less of a time investment than is required for a full master’s degree.

  • To ensure production processes are efficient and more sustainable and that products are produced at the lowest cost in the shortest time more sustainably.
  • Designing, evaluating, and installing systems in manufacturing equipment.

Course Examples

  • MFS 505 Modeling of Manufacturing Processes
  • MFS 605 Systems for Factory Information and Control
  • MFS 606 Global Issues in Manufacturing
  • MFS 613 Sustainability, Ethics, and Leadership in Manufacturing Organizations
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How to Apply

Application Requirements

Standard graduate application requirements apply.

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume/CV
  • Two Letters of recommendation (Only an email address is required. Our system will ask them to upload their letter.)

NOTE: Any student currently enrolled, or accepted, to the University of Kentucky Graduate School as a graduate student, or in post-baccalaureate or university scholar status**, can be considered for admission
[**University scholar students must have senior standing, have completed all University studies requirements --- a minimum of 90 hours, 3.5 GPA in major, 3.2 GPA overall].

Admissions Criteria

Standard graduate admission requirements apply.

  • A minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA
  • A bachelor’s degree in engineering from an ABET-accredited post-secondary school (or equivalent) or a bachelor’s degree in technology management, business,  chemistry, mathematics, physics, or other related areas
  • Demonstrate (via official transcript) successful completion (grade B or better) in each of 2 courses (minimum total 6 credit-hours) of college mathematics (consisting of differential and integral calculus). 

Program Contact

Fazleena Badurdeen
Director of Graduate Studies


Fall 2024

Application Due Date:
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Spring 2025

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Distance Learning

Licensure & Authorization

Where you live matters when completing distance education activities. If you will live outside of Kentucky while completing your program, please check the Distance Learning Authorization & Licensure page to confirm that the program can be offered in your state or country, and if relevant, that it meets professional licensure requirements in your state. Please note: Admission and enrollment in a fully-online program can NOT lead to the issuance of a J-1 or F-1 student visa. 

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Student Support

Once you become a student, you will have access to a wide variety of academic support services to maximize your success. These services are available completely online to meet the needs of our online students.

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No test scores required.

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Pay the same online tuition rate, no matter where you live.

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