Build your knowledge of modern design and manufacturing practices and learn about different methods for experimental design and analysis with UMass Lowell's Graduate Certificate in Design and Manufacturing Engineering.


With this four-course online program — which is aimed at enabling engineers to become effective decision makers and technical leaders — you will explore current best practices related to the design, fabrication and delivery of premium, high-quality products at the lowest possible cost within engineering project budgets and schedules.

Offered by UMass Lowell's Department of Mechanical Engineering, the program's practice-oriented product design and engineering courses are taught by experienced faculty drawn from academia, along with senior engineers and managers of high-tech companies.

This program can serve as both a standalone certificate and as a pathway into a related master's degree program. A bachelor's degree in engineering or a science background is recommended but not required for enrollment in this program.

Program Highlights:

  • 100% online 
  • No GRE required
  • Apply anytime
  • Complete in as little as 9 months
  • One of the most affordable tuitions in the nation

Learn More About This Program
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Type of Fee Amount
Fee Per Credit $600
Registration Fee Per Semester $30
Returned Check Fee Per Semester* $30
Late Fee for Nonpayment $50
Total for Course** $1,830 ($600 x 3 credits = $1,800 + $30 registration fee per semester)

*Applicable when check is returned unpaid.

**Courses can vary from one to six credits; this total represents a standard three-credit course.

For additional registration information, visit UMass Lowell's website.


The University of Massachusetts Lowell is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).


Admission to all graduate programs at UMass Lowell is contingent upon successful completion of a bachelor's degree. In many cases, applicants may register for a course before they have formally applied into the program; however, students requiring financial aid may want to wait until they have been formally accepted into the program to ensure that their course(s) will be covered.

No Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is required for graduate certificate programs. Credits earned from a graduate certificate program may be used towards a related graduate degree with the approval of the graduate program coordinator. Graduate certificate programs must be completed within a five-year period with a minimum 3.0 GPA and not more than one course with a grade below B. Courses completed for one certificate may not be used towards other certificates.

Financial Aid: 

Availability of financial aid varies depending on the certificate, matriculation and course status. Please contact the Solution Center at 978-934-2000 or TSC@uml.edu to determine eligibility.