39618 USD/year
39618 USD/year
17676 USD/year
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You’ve got a product or mechanization in mind, but it’s impractical to create a range of physical prototypes to run experiments and optimize the design. Instead, you turn to finite element analysis to help you determine the best design moving forward. To learn about that, join the FEA Professional graduate certificate at Colorado School of Mines.

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The FEA Professional graduate certificate at Colorado School of Mines  teaches recent graduates or mid-career professionals advanced skills in finite element analysis for structural and thermal applications and can offer you career opportunities in design, product development or applied research. Leveraging industry-leading software, the program empowers students with the skills and experience to drive innovation in their chosen field.

Career types

  • Consumer product design
  • Medical device design
  • Additive manufacturing process development/optimization
  • Structural analysis/optimization in aerospace, oil/gas, automotive

Programme Structure

Upon completion of FEA Pro, graduates will have the skills to:

  • Use Abaqus FEA software with a high level of proficiency and practical effectiveness (Abaqus is the primary software used in course content)
  • Extend fundamental FEA skills to pursue endorsements for products such as SolidWorks Simulation or ANSYS
  • Drive innovation through the effective application of simulation tools for ideation and design verification
  • Leverage simulation to reduce physical testing in new product development and reduce time to market
  • Exploit parametric simulation, DOE, and optimization to reveal more and better R&D solutions
  • Identify CTQs in key projects and quantify impact on all relevant outcome metrics
  • Execute, review, and manage simulation strategies for your NPD or research pipeline

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


12 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree 
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV) 
  • Statement of Purpose: Not Required. Suggested if GPA is less than 3.0/4.0
  • Transcript(s): Required. Must be submitted for all schools attended (unofficial transcripts accepted for admissions review and must show successful completion of any required prerequisite course(s).

Tuition Fee

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Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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