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University of Pittsburgh    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
  Jul 25, 2024
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Engineering Simulation in Design Certificate

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Computational simulation has become an indispensable engineering tool across a broad spectrum of industries and fields of study. Simulation-based approaches provide engineers with the opportunity to extend the boundaries of traditional engineering design processes. However, understanding the role of simulation within the context of an engineering system or process is essential to the successful application of these tools. 

The certificate program in Engineering Simulation in Design fosters a simulation-based problem solving approach and encourages students to identify opportunities to enhance engineering analysis and design through simulation.  The program adopts a mindset that is a synthesis of computational and traditional approaches.  Students will leverage practical simulation skills to explore and study interdisciplinary concepts.  

The certificate is designed for undergraduate students and requires 15 credits to complete made up of the following areas:

Simulation Skills (3 credits)

Students are required to take:

Integrated Skills (3 credits)

Students will choose at least one:

Practical Skills (3 credit total)

Certificate candidates must enroll in the simulation workshop for three terms. The 1-credit workshop will be offered every term and will meet once per week. The workshop will provide a support forum for students engaged in simulation problems across the certificate program courses.

Additional Information

For additional information about the certificate, please contact the following:


David Schmidt


509 Benedum Hall

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