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Laser-Materials Processing and Laser-Based Manufacturing

Graduate Credit Certificate Program

Judith A. Todd, Department Head
P.B. Breneman Chair and Professor of Engineering Science & Mechanics
212 Earth & Engineering Sciences Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-863-0771
Fax: 814-865-9974
Email: jtodd@psu.edu

The purpose of this program is to prepare engineers to integrate laser-materials processing into the concurrent design and manufacture of multiscale components and systems of the future. Its objective is to offer a multidisciplinary curriculum drawing upon the strengths of several engineering departments and the Applied Research Laboratory. To be awarded the Laser-Materials Processing and Laser-Based Manufacturing certificate, students must successfully complete with a grade of B or higher 12 credits of graduate course work including E SC 540 and three of the following courses:  E SC 541, E SC 542, E SC 543, or E SC 544, or other courses approved in advance by petition.

Admission Requirements:

Applicants must apply for admission to the certificate program via the Graduate School application for admission. Admission requirements are stated in the GENERAL INFORMATION section of the Graduate Bulletin. International applicants must satisfy the English proficiency requirement.

Graduates in engineering, the sciences, or medicine who present a 3.0 grade-point average will be considered for admission.  Exceptions to the minimum 3.00 GPA may be made for students with professional experience, special backgrounds, abilities, and interests. GRE scores are not required.

 

 

Required Courses

ENGINEERING SCIENCE (E SC)

  • E SC 540. Laser Optics Fundamentals (3)

AND THREE OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • E SC 541. Laser-Materials Interactions (3)
  • E SC 542. Laser Integrated Manufacturing (3)
  • E SC 543. Laser Microprocessing (3)
  • E SC 544. Laser Laboratory (3)

To be awarded the Laser-Materials Processing and Laser-Based Manufacturing certificate, students must successfully complete with a grade of B or higher E SC 540 and three of the following courses: E SC 541, E SC 542, E SC 543, or E SC 544, or other courses approved in advance by petition.

Effective Date: Spring Semester 2016
Expiration Date: Fall Semester 2020

Last Revised Spring Semester 2016

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