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Precision Metrology, Graduate Certificate

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The Graduate Certificate in Precision Metrology provides graduate students and professionals with the opportunity to reach a demonstrated level of competence in dimensional metrology theory and application beyond the undergraduate level and “bench experience.” 

Students are introduced to topics directly related to dimensional metrology and its application in industrial settings.  Together, these advanced course topics provide students with broader knowledge of the field of metrology and exposure to advanced techniques in dimensional measurement and analysis of data.

The graduate certificate may act as a standalone graduate option for post-baccalaureate and post-master’s students, or may be pursued concurrently with a related graduate degree program at UNC Charlotte.  The 12 credit hours in the graduate certificate may be applied toward the M.S. in Mechanical Engineering  with approval of the Graduate Program Director.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School, the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science seeks the following:

  • Either:
    • A bachelor’s degree in engineering or a closely related technical or scientific field, or
    • Undergraduate coursework that includes engineering fundamentals (e.g., solids, statics, and dynamics)
  • A GPA of 3.0 (out of 4.0)
  • Applicants should submit written description of any relevant and significant work experience, especially as it pertains to metrology
  • Applicants whose native language is not English need to satisfy the UNC Charlotte Graduate School’s English proficiency requirements

Certificate Requirements

The certificate is awarded upon completion of four graduate level courses (12 credit hours) in the area of metrology.  Requests for related course substitutions may be approved at the discretion of the Graduate Program Director.


Students also enrolled in a Ph.D. program should substitute the following:

Elective Courses (6 credit hours)

Select two of the following:


Students also enrolled in a Ph.D. program should substitute the following 8000-level equivalent courses:

Total = 12 Credit Hours

Transfer Credit

If any of the above courses are taken prior to admission to the certificate program, the student may, with the recommendation of their advisor and the approval of the Graduate School, apply a maximum of 6 graduate credit hours acceptably completed toward the certificate.

Grade Requirements

The cumulative GPA must be at least 3.0 and at most one course with a grade of C may be allowed toward the certificate.

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